Dipti Patel-Donnelly, MD

Virginia Cancer Specialists Physicians

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Our understanding of the mechanisms and driving mutations of cancer are rapidly evolving. We use our medical knowledge, judgement, and vast experience to offer the most personalized, comprehensive, and compassionate care to guide every person through this challenging journey together.

Work and Credentials:

Primary Location

Fairfax Office


Medical Oncologist

Board Certification

Medical Oncology, Hematology


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Oncology and Hematology


Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Medical School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Binghamton University

Special Interests

Hematological malignancies (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma), brain tumors

Dipti Patel-Donnelly, MD

Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Patel-Donnelly is dual board-certified in medical oncology and hematology. She completed her fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Patel-Donnelly received her Doctorate of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine Internship and Residency from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York, and she is a magna cum laude graduate in biochemistry with honors and independent research from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York.

Dr. Patel-Donnelly is the President of Virginia Cancer Specialists and has played an active role in the local and medical communities. Dr. Patel-Donnelly holds memberships and appointments in multiple organizations. Dr. Patel-Donnelly is currently an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the Medical Society of Virginia. Focusing on a special interest in hematologic malignancies, brain tumors, and stem cell transplant, Dr. Patel-Donnelly has become highly involved in local tumor boards and has served as Section Chief of Hematology/Oncology at Inova Fairfax Hospital and has held a Hematology/Oncology Faculty Clerkship appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Patel-Donnelly has also received multiple awards and honors which include the Harvard Partners in Excellence Award, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Relentless for a Cure” award, Excellence in Teaching Awards, National Institutes of Health Research Fellowship, NASE Achievement Scholarship, and Distinguished Honors and Independent Research in Biochemistry. Dr. Patel-Donnelly has been consistently named as a Top Doctor in publications such as Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian magazine. Additionally, she has been listed as a “Castle Connolly Mid-Atlantic Top Doctor and a Washington Post Super Doctor”. Dr. Patel-Donnelly is a published author and has spoken both at local educational events and at national and local news interviews.

Dr. Patel-Donnelly is a member of several, prestigious, national committees. She is Chairwoman of the highly-selective, national panel tasked with writing/selecting Oncology Board questions for the American Board of Internal Medicine, which certifies that medical oncologists have a competent fund of knowledge to be board-certified and practice. She has also been selected to serve on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Leukemia Guideline Committee, which reviews current research evidence and makes uniform guidelines on treating leukemia.

Dr. Patel-Donnelly lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, running, traveling, and reading.

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Practice Blog

November 28, 2023

Brentuximab Vedotin: A Promising Frontline Therapy for Older Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

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October 2, 2023

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) - Team Virginia Cancer Specialists!

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Physician Publications

November 1, 2023

Brentuximab vedotin with dacarbazine or nivolumab as frontline cHL therapy in older patients ineligible for chemotherapy

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January 22, 2022

Safety and Efficacy of a DNA Oligonucleotide Therapy in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

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December 6, 2020

Frontline Brentuximab Vedotin As Monotherapy or in Combination for Older Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

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More Publications by Dipti Patel-Donnelly, MD

December 6, 2020

Hodgkin Lymphoma and T/NK Cell Lymphoma—Clinical Studies: Clinical Studies in Hodgkin Lymphoma

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August 1, 2019

Entospletinib Monotherapy in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Previously Treated With B-cell Receptor Inhibitors: Results of a Phase 2 Study

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January 20, 2019

Initial Diagnostic Work-Up of Acute Leukemia: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Endorsement of the College of American Pathologists and American Society of Hematology Guideline

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January 11, 2019

Entospletinib monotherapy in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia previously treated with B-cell receptor inhibitors: results of a phase 2 study

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January 1, 2019

An open-label phase 2 trial of entospletinib in indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma and mantle cell lymphoma.

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December 3, 2018

Initial Diagnostic Work-Up of Acute Leukemia: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Endorsement of the College of American Pathologists and American Society of Hematology Guideline

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August 18, 2018

An Open-label, Phase II Trial of Entospletinib (GS-9973), a Selective Spleen Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor, in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma.

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December 28, 2017

Frontline brentuximab vedotin in combination with dacarbazine or bendamustine in patients aged ≥60 years with HL

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April 1, 2017


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January 16, 2014

Replacement of bortezomib with carfilzomib for multiple myeloma patients progressing from bortezomib combination therapy

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June 2, 2013

Results of a phase I/II study (NCT01365559) of carfilzomib (CFZ) replacing bortezomib (BTZ) in BTZ-containing regimens for BTZ-treated patients (pts) with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma (MM).

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November 15, 2012

Phase I/II trial assessing bendamustine plus bortezomib combination therapy for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.

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December 11, 2011

Bendamustine Combined with Bortezomib Has Efficacy in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma: A Phase 1/2 Study

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October 20, 2009

Multicenter randomized phase II study of weekly or twice-weekly bortezomib plus rituximab in patients with relapsed or refractory follicular or marginal-zone B-cell lymphoma.

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January 1, 2003

The dynamics of GPIIb/IIIa-mediated platelet-platelet interactions in platelet adhesion/thrombus formation on collagen in vitro as revealed by videomicroscopy

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Clinical Trials (1)

Clinical Trial 11-282

A phase 2 open-label study of brentuximab vedotin in front-line therapy of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) in adults age 60 and above