- MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, 1999
1. Bernstein, J.A. Undergraduate Honors Thesis: Search for RAD9 mutants that separate cell arrest function from its DNA repair role. In the Special Collections Library at the University of Arizona. May 1995.
2. Khomenko, T., Kolodney, J., Pinto, JT, McLaren, GD. Deng, X., Chen, L., Tolstanova, G., Paunovic, B., Krasnikov, BF, Hoa, N., Cooper, A., Szabo, S. New mechanistic explanation for the localization of ulcers in the rat duodenum: Role of iron and selective uptake of cysteamine. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 525(1):60(21012).
AWARDS AND HONORS
Frist Compassionate Doctor Nomination 2014
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Award for Outstanding Performance in Breast Cancer Research, 4/2007
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Award for Excellence in Clinical Trials, 5/2006
Cum Laude, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1995
Golden Key National Honor Society, 1992
Honors College, University of Arizona, 1995-1999
Award for Leadership in Community Service, 5/1999
Student Representative, LCME Accreditation Site Visit, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1996
Member, Biochemistry Curriculum Committee, 1995
American Society of Hematology, 2004-present
American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2005-present
About Joanna Kolodney
Dr. Joanna Kolodney received her undgraduate degree in 1995, at the University of Arizona in Tucson with a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a B.A. in Judaic Studies, both with honors. She graduated from Medical School in 1999, at the University of Arizona College Of Medicine in Tucson. Dr. Kolodney completed two years of Residency in Pediatrics: University of Texas Southwestern – in Dallas (2000) and New York University – in New York City, NY (2001). She then switched fields to Internal Medicine and completed the Residency at Legacy Good Samaritan and Emanuel Hospitals in Portland, OR. She went on to pursue a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the University of California, in Irvine (2007).
Dr. Kolodney, came to West Virginia University in 2016, as an Assistant Professor in the Section of Hematology/Oncology at the WVU Cancer Institute. Prior to her appointment at WVU, she worked at the Lewis-Gale Hospital at Salem in Salem Virginia and the Lewis-Gale Hospital at Pulaski in Pulaski, Virginia.
During her academic and professional career, Dr. Kolodney performed several years of volunteer service: Participant in the Homeless Shelter, Teenager Medical Education and Refuge Clinic, Family Planning Night, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Minority Pre-Medical Interview, Mini-Medical School and served as Coordinator of the Phoenix CUP(Commitment to Underserved People) Clinic, to name a few. In addition, she received several awards and honors and has several publications and abstracts to her credit.
Dr. Kolodney is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Grants and Research
7/2005-7/2006 1. Studies of the role of iron in the early pathogenesis of cysteamine-induced duodenal ulceration in rats. 2. Detection of iron deficiency by total body iron estimation in a primary care population. Preceptor: Gordon D. McLaren, M.D., Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine.
5/1994-5/1995 Alleles of the checkpoint RAD9 that separates its checkpoint arrest function from its DNA repair function. Preceptor: Ted Weinert, Ph.D., Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona.
1/1992-5/1994 Discovery of the optimum conditions for achieving the highest yield of polymer with zinc chloride. Preceptor: Henry Hall, Ph.D., Dept. of Chemistry, University of Arizona.
Patient Care Information
- Hematology/Oncology (Cancer)
- Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
New York University, New York City, NY, 2001
Residency, Internal Medicine
Legacy Good Samaritan and Emanuel Hospitals, Portland, OR, 2004
Fellowship, Hematology and Oncology
University of California, Irvine, CA, 2007