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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Robert T. O'Donnell, M.D., Ph.D. View profile as PDF

Robert T. O'Donnell

Clinical Interests

Dr. O’Donnell develops radio-labeled monoclonal antibodies to treat lymphoma. He also is creating new chemotherapy and radioimmunotherapy combination protocols for treating non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He performs clinical trials in neuro-oncology and directs the Medical Oncology Brain-Tumor clinic.




Cancer, Hematology Oncology, Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


Hematology and Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-5959
Phone: 800-800--362-5566

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-362-5566


M.D., Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood , Illinois, 1987
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1983
B.S., Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, 1977


University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, 1988


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1987-90


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1990-93

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1990
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2002
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, 1994
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, 2002

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Select Honors and Awards:

U.S. Patent 62,180,089: "Avemar and Purified Low Molecular Weight Avemar Proteins for the Treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Joseph Tuscano, MD and Robert O'Donnell, MD, PhD, 2010

U.S. Patent 6,217,871 "Antigenic Epitopes with Lym-1 Reactivity and Uses Thereof": Larry Rose, PhD, Claude Meares, PhD and Robert o"Donnell MD, PhD, 2001

American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship, 1990

University of Illinois Graduate College Fellowship, 1983

Select Recent Publications:

For a comprehensive list of Dr. O'Donnell's publications, please click here (opens new window).

2007 Semrad TJ, RT O'Donnell, T Wun, H Chew, D Harvey, H Zhou, RH White. Epidemiology of venous thromboembolism in 9489 patients with malignant glioma. J Neurosurg 106(4):601-608.

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