Thalachallour Mohanakumar (Kumar), PhD


Research Professor (Affiliate), COM Phoenix Interdisciplinary Oncology
Director of Research, Norton Thoracic Institute Research Laboratory, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

Professional Bio: 

A world-renowned research expert in transplant immunology, Dr. Mohanakumar joins St. Joseph’s from Washington University School of Medicine, where his research emphasis included lung transplant rejection, lung transplant immunology, and vaccination as a treatment strategy for breast cancer. At the Norton Thoracic Institute, one of the largest and most advanced lung disease programs in the Southwest, he will oversee research initiatives dedicated to improving lung transplantation as well as the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lungs, chest and esophagus.

Dr. Mohanakumar has been published extensively and has received a number of research-related awards and recognitions. He is a member of several national and international societies and committees, including the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, American Society for Transplantation, and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Research Information

Research Program: 
Therapeutic Development