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Dr. Sewa S. Legha, M.D.

Dr. Sewa S. Legha, M.D. Get a Second Opinion

Attending Physician, Oncology & Hematology

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, TX

Areas of expertise

Hematology/ Oncology, Cancer Chemotherapy

Bio

Dr. Legha graduated from the Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India before completing his Internship in Internal medicine at the St. Francis General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County General Hospital, Milwaukee, WI. Following a two year Fellowship in Cancer Therapy at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, M.D., Dr. Legha began his long association with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX, first as a Clinical Fellow in the Department of Developmental Therapeutics and thereafter as a Faculty Associate, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medical Oncology and Chief of Melanoma/Sarcoma.

Since 1999, he has served as Clinical Professor of Medicine, Hematology-Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston. TX and since 2007, he has also served as Senior Director of Field Medical Relations, Medical Affairs-Oncology at Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.

Education

School
Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India
Fellowship
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Developmental Therapeutics, Houston, TX
Residency
Internal Medicine: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County General Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
Internship
Internal Medicine: St. Francis General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Medical Degree
M.D., F.A.C.P.

Awards

Executive Positions held at MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX Faculty Associate (1977-1978)
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Internist, Developmental Therapeutics (1978-1980)
Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Internist, Developmental Therapeutics (1980-1985)
Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Internist, Medical Oncology (1985-1987)
Professor of Medicine, Internist, Medical Oncology (1987-1998)
Chief, Melanoma Section, Medical Oncology (1991-1992)
Chief, Melanoma/Sarcoma Medical Oncology (1993-1996)
Executive Secretary, Chemotherapy Council (1981-1982)
Member, Investigational Drug Company (1981-1986)
Coordinator, Therapeutics Research Conferences (1983-1987)
Coordinator, Melanoma/Sarcoma Weekly Research Conference (1987-1996)
Alternative Chairman, Research Committee (1982-1984)
Chairman, Surveillance Committee (1992-1994)
Member, Executive Committee of Faculty Senate (1992-1995)
Member, Executive Committee of Medical Staff (1992-1996)
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, TX (1999- )
Member, Institutional Review Board, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX (2000-2003)
Member, Cancer Committee, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX (2000-2006)
Director, Melanoma Center, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, TX (2001-2006)
Member, Program Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Co-Editor, Text Book on Chemo-radiation 1993
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Member, American Society for Cancer Chemotherapy
Member, European Society of Medical Oncology
Senior Director, Field Medical Relations, Medical Affairs-Oncology, Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, Delaware

Publications

Available on request