Christos Colovos, MD

Research Fellow

Christos Colovos, MD

Research Fellow

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Awards and Scholarships

  • 2011 Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ “Look to the Future” Scholarship

Current Employment

  • Assistant Professor, Trauma and Critical Care, Rochester University Hospital, Rochester, NY


  • Adusumilli PS, Cherkassky L, Villena-Vargas J, Colovos C, Servais E, Plotkin J, Jones DR, Sadelain M. Regional delivery of mesothelin-targeted CAR T cell therapy generates potent and long-lasting CD4-dependent tumor immunity. Sci Transl Med. 2014;6(261):261ra151.
  • Nitadori J, Colovos C, Kadota K, Sima CS, Sarkaria IS, Rizk NP, Rusch VW, Travis WD, Adusumilli PS. Visceral pleural invasion does not affect recurrence or overall survival among patients with lung adenocarcinoma </= 2 cm: a proposal to reclassify T1 lung adenocarcinoma. Chest. 2013;144(5):1622-31.
  • Kadota K, Colovos C, Suzuki K, Rizk NP, Dunphy MP, Zabor EC, Sima CS, Yoshizawa A, Travis WD, Rusch VW, Adusumilli PS. FDG-PET SUVmax combined with IASLC/ATS/ERS histologic classification improves the prognostic stratification of patients with stage I lung adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012;19(11):3598-605.
  • Colovos C, Villena-Vargas J, Adusumilli PS. Safety and stability of retrovirally transduced chimeric antigen receptor T cells. Immunotherapy. 2012;4(9):899-902.
  • Servais EL, Colovos C, Rodriguez LA, Bograd AJ, Nitadori JI, Sima CS, Rusch VW, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. Mesothelin overexpression promotes mesothelioma cell invasion and MMP-9 secretion in an orthotopic mouse model and in epithelioid pleural mesothelioma patients. Clin Cancer Res. 2012;18(9):2478-89.
  • Kadota K, Suzuki K, Colovos C, Sima CS, Rusch VW, Travis WD, Adusumilli PS. A nuclear grading system is a strong predictor of survival in epitheloid diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma. 2012;25(2):260-71.
  • Bograd AJ, Suzuki K, Vertes E, Colovos C, Morales EA, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. Immune responses and immunotherapeutic interventions in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2011;60(11):1509-27.
  • Servais EL, Colovos C, Kachala SS, Adusumilli PS. Pre-clinical mouse models of primary and metastatic pleural cancers of the lung and breast and the use of bioluminescent imaging to monitor pleural tumor burden. Curr Protoc Pharmacol / editorial board, SJ Enna. 2011;Chapter 14:Unit14 21.
  • Servais EL, Colovos C, Bograd AJ, White J, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. Animal models and molecular imaging tools to investigate lymph node metastases. J Mol Med (Berl). 2011;89(8):753-69.
  • Schuchert MJ, Adusumilli PS, Cook CC, Colovos C, Kilic A, Nason KS, Landreneau JP, Zikos T, Jack R, Luketich JD, Landreneau RJ. The impact of scoliosis among patients with giant paraesophageal hernia. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011;15(1):23-8.
  • Servais EL, Suzuki K, Colovos C, Rodriguez L, Sima C, Fleisher M, Rusch VW, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. An in vivo platform for tumor biomarker assessment. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e26722.