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Assistant Professor Director, Adult Oncology Research, UNC Project Malawi

Areas of Interest

Global oncology; Multicentric Castleman disease; HIV-associated lymphoma; Kaposi sarcoma; Data science; Cost effectiveness analysis


Matthew Painschab, MD, bridges two worlds as a clinician and researcher, treating patients with hematologic malignancies in Chapel Hill and at our partner site in Malawi, UNC Project Malawi. His primary research interest is in HIV-associated cancers, especially virally mediated cancers including multicentric Castleman disease, lymphoma and Kaposi sarcoma. Dr. Painschab’s research and training is based at our partner site in Malawi, UNC Project Malawi, where he primarily lives. His teaching focus at UNC Project Malawi is focused on training domestic and international researchers to work in global oncology, with a specific focus on clinical research skills and modern data management and analysis techniques to improve data sharing and research reproducibility.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate University of Minnesota
  • Medical School Washington University in St. Louis
  • Residency Northwestern University
  • Fellowship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill