University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Cancer Center

Bio for Gurpreet S. Lamba, M.D.
Gurpreet S. Lamba, M.D.

Gurpreet S. Lamba, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology/Oncology Division, Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
University of Vermont, Given College of Medicine Building, Suite E-214, Burlington, VT 05405

Clinical Expertise

- Evaluation and management of patients with hematologic malignancies including leukemia and its complications.
- The care of patients with hematologic malignancies with an emphasis on tailoring treatments for an individual patient (personalized medicine) with novel agents when appropriate.
- Evaluation and management of non-malignant disorders of red cells, white cells, and platelets.

Academic Interests

These include clinical research for treatment options and supportive care for patients with leukemia, lymphomas and other hematologic malignancies. Dr. Lamba also participates in numerous national cooperative group trials. His research has opened doors to innovative therapies for patients with blood-related cancers through his involvement in the design and conduct of Phase I, II and III clinical trials. His current projects include a study to compare complete remission rates of high dose cytarabine - mitoxantrone and hyper CVAD in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and burtkitt’s lymphoma.  He has also just finished working on a randomized double blind trial of chlorhexidine bathing to reduce health care associated infections among ncology patients with Dr. M Montecalvo at NYMC.

He is also interested in using novel agents so as to reduce the toxicity without compromising on efficacy in patients with hematologic malignancies.


Medical School - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India 

Postdoctoral Training

Internal Medicine Residency - New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Hematology / Oncology Fellowship - New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Certification/Board Eligibility

American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2009
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, 2012
American Board of Internal Medicine,  Hematology, 2012

Professional Societies

American Society of Hematology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Medical Association
American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT)
Member of cooperative cancer groups (Alliance, CTEP


Rafiyath SM, Lamba G, Singh P, Rasul M and Liu D. Comparison of liposomal doxorubicin versus conventional anthracyclines: A meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Oncology (Meeting Abstracts) 28 (15_suppl), e13128.

Bitetto AM, Lamba G, Cadavid G, Shah D, Forlenza T, Rotatori F and Rafiyath SM. Colonic perforation secondary to chronic lymphocytic leukemia infiltration without Richter transformation. Leukemia & lymphoma 52 (5), 930.

Lamba G, Rafiyath SM, Kaur H, Khan S, Singh P, Hamilton AM and Ang DC. Malignant glomus tumor of kidney: the first reported case and review of literature. Human pathology 2011; 42(8):1200-3.

Lamba G, Kaur H, Adapa S, Shah D, Malhotra B.K, Rafiyath S.M, Thakar K, Fernandez A.C.  Use of Conjugated Estrogens in Life-Threatening Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Hemodialysis Patients—A Review. Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis 2012 Mar 12 PMID: 22411999

Lamba G, Ambrale S, Gupta R, Lee B, Rafiyath SM and Liu D. Recent advances and novel agents for gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) Journal of Hematology & Oncology 5 (1), 21

For a complete list of Gurpreet S Lamba’s publications, please visit  Google Scholar