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Dr. Antoinette Wozniak

Dr. Antoinette Wozniak

Medical Oncologist

Medical oncologist Dr. Antoinette Wozniak is the director of the Lung Cancer Disease Unit at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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About Antoinette Wozniak

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    Pleural and Lung Cancer

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    Excellence in Research

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    Board Certified in Medical Oncology

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    20+ Years of Experience

Wozniak, who handles patients with malignant mesothelioma, also is the co-director of the UPMC Lung Cancer Center of Excellence and the associate director of Clinical Research.

She joined the Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh in 2018 after more than 25 years at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.

She is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology, and she is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, Presbyterian and Magee-Women’s hospitals.

Her primary clinical interests are in small cell and non-small cell lung cancers, pleural mesothelioma and thymus gland cancer.

Extensive Research

While at Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wozniak did extensive research, including one study involving the plasma biomarker enrichment of clinical prognostic indices in pleural mesothelioma. The Journal of Thoracic Oncology published the study.

Among her co-authors were Dr. Michele Carbone from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and Dr. Anne Tsao of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, two highly-regarded specialists in mesothelioma.

Wozniak has had considerable success using a combination of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) and platinum-based chemotherapy to treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Her work helped that combination receive FDA approval in 2018 and move it closer to standard of care.

Keytruda, a novel immunotherapy drug, is now being tested — and seeing success with select patients — in clinical trials for pleural mesothelioma.

In 2018, Wozniak co-authored three lung cancer studies published in Translational Lung Cancer, Clinical Lung Cancer and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, respectively.

Top Notch Program

The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute in the region, offering patients multidisciplinary treatment and access to clinical trials.

Its Lung Cancer Program includes thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, pathologists and a support staff to handle every aspect of care.

Wozniak earned her medical degree from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. She completed her residency at SUNY Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals and did her fellowship at the University of Florida Department of Medicine.

During her years at Karmanos, she earned the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2011, 2016 and 2018 from nearby Wayne State University School of Medicine. She also earned a Top Doctor ranking from Hour Magazine in Detroit in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

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Last Modified July 24, 2020

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