Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Ikechukwu I. Akunyili, M.D.

General Information

Ikechukwu I. Akunyili, M.D.


  • English


  • American Board of Internal Med-Hematology
  • American Board of Internal Med-Medical Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Hematology/Oncology - Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


  • Asst. Professor of Clinical

Clinical Interests

Lung and GI malignancies



Peter A. Cassileth Award to the outstanding graduating fellow in the department of


2011 Assistant Professor
University of Miami; Assistant Professor Clinical, Division of Hematology and Oncology
2011 Fellowship
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital; Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology
2008 Residency
Howard University Hospital (HUH), Washington, DC.
2005 Residency
Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Hospital, Grimsby United Kingdom;


  • Arango, B, Akunyili I. Newer Agents in Colon Cancer: What’s next? Current Colorectal Cancer Reports March 2013, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 74-84.
  • Akunyili I, Rocha Lima C, Macintyre J, Solis N, Sleeman D et al. EUS-FNA Cytology with Rescue Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) for the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Carcinoma. J Clin Oncol 29: 2011 (suppl; abstr e14641)
  • Akunyili I et al. Sustained response to FOLFOX and Bevacizumab in metastatic bronchial carcinoid – A case report and review of the literature. J Gastointestinal Oncol. Vol. 2, No 2 (2011) 117 - 121. PMID: 22811840
  • Chapman-Fredricks J, Montague N, Akunyili I, Ikpatt O. Extraoral Plasmablastic Lymphoma With Intravascular Component and MYC Translocation. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, 2012 Jan;16(1):48-53. doi: 10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2010.11.002. Epub 2011 Jan 15. PMID: 21239197
  • Hansra DM, Montague N, Stefanovic A, Akunyili I et al. Oral and Extraoral Plasmablastic Lymphoma: Similarities and differences in clinicopathological characteristics. AJCP. Vol 135, No 5 (2010). 710 - 719. PMID: 20959653

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