Congratulations to Jonathan Chatzkel, M.D., an assistant professor in the division of hematology and oncology in the University of Florida College of Medicine, who has received the Positive Impact Award from the UF adult hematology and oncology fellows.
Each year, the fellows select a faculty member who has gone above and beyond in education and mentorship. Chatzkel leads the Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Clinical Investigator Track, a clinical research training program supported by the UF Health Cancer Center.
Chatzkel has been an incredible resource who is committed to the fellows’ success, even regularly buying lunch to create a comfortable teaching environment, said Leighton Elliott, M.D., chief fellow.
“His humble spirit provides fellows the confidence to approach him with any question,” Elliott said. “When he is not preparing interesting research discussions for us, Dr. Chatzkel is teaching us how to provide fantastic patient care in genitourinary cancer. He is kind, patient and intellectual, and his commitment to my personal success has already made a huge impact as a future physician-scientist.”
Chatzkel is an early-stage investigator at the UF Health Cancer Center whose clinical interests include the care of patients with genitourinary cancers, including cancers of the kidney, bladder, prostate and testis. He is currently serving as a co-investigator on a $2.5 million R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study novel therapeutic strategies to treat renal clear cell carcinomas.