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Daniel Catenacci MD


Meet The Doctor

  • Over 15 years of experience diagnosing & treating patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.

  • Past-Director of clinical care and research of GI cancers at the University of Chicago Medicine. 

  • Past-Assistant Director of Translational Research at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Past-Recipient of National Institute of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research Grants

  • More than 100 peer-reviewed publications on clinical care and research findings for GI cancers

  • Internationally-known leader for the treatment and research of gastroesophageal cancer and other GI cancers

  • Past-Associate Editor for the Journal of American Medical Association Network Open (JAMA Network Open)

  • Past-Editorial Board Member for the journals Cancer, Cancers, Journal of Clinical Oncology  Precision Oncology (JCOPO)

  • Past Grant reviewer for NCI/NIH and DOD

  • Past-Vice Chair of GI Translational Medicine Subcommittee for Southwestern Oncology Group (SWOG) 

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) member and past Annual Meeting scientific program committee member

  • Hope for Stomach Cancer Foundation Patient Advocate Meetings Moderator and Dr. Dan's Educational Videos

  • Tree of Life Medical Award: Debbie's Dream Foundation for Stomach Cancer, 2018

  • Named on Chicago's Top Doctor List

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Daniel Catenacci MD Education

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Canada

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (BSc). The University of Waterloo is often referred to as the 'MIT' of Canada. Dr. Catenacci graduated on the Dean's Highest Honor List for each Undergraduate Years I-IV.

  • Nominated for the Governor General’s Silver Medal and Alumni Gold Medal for highest academic standing in Faculty of Science, 1999

  • Recipient of Sony of Canada Science Scholarship for highest academic standing, Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo, 1998

Daniel Catenacci MD Education


Wayne State University

School of Medicine

Detroit, Michigan

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Honors with Highest Distinction

(Summa Cum Laude), Years I to IV.

  • Alpha Omega Alpha AΩA Honor Medical Society, Inducted Yr II, 2001


Harvard Medical School/Harvard Institute of Medicine (Medical School):


UCLA School of Medicine

Westwood, Los Angeles, California

Internal Medicine Internship and Residency Training. 

  • Distinguished Teacher Award for UCLA Interns and Medical Students, 2004-2006


Medical Oncology Fellowship Training. 

  • ASCO 2009 Young Investigator Award (YIA), 07/2009-06/2010.

  • Amgen Hematology & Oncology Fellowship Grant Support Program, 04/2008-03/2009

Daniel Catenacci MD Education


University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Master of Science in Biostatistics, Clinical & Translational Investigation (MSc)

  • Training in Biostatistics and Clinical Trial Design

Daniel Catenacci MD Education
Daniel Catenacci MD Education
Daniel Catenacci MD ASCO GI 2020 Oral Abstract Discussant

Academic Appointments

Daniel Catenacci Chicago

Clinical Care of GI Cancer Patients;

Basic/Translational/Clinical Research;

Teaching Fellows, Residents, Medical Students, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students


Instructor of Medicine

University of Chicago Medicine

  • Member Institution Review Board (IRB) for clinical trials

  • Member of Scientific Review Comittee (SRC) for clinical trials

  • Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Award (CRF YIA).   (10/2010-09/2011)

  • K-12 Scholar. Paul Calabresi Career Development in Clinical Oncology. (10/2010-09/2013)

  • NCI/CTEP Career Development LOI Awarded – A Randomized Discontinuation Trial of OSI-906 in metastatic Colorectal Cancer After Two or More Lines of Prior Therapy (10/29/2010)

Daniel Catenacci Chicago


Daniel Catenacci MD Chicago
Daniel Catenacci MD Chicago

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Chicago Medicine


Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Chicago Medicine

  • Associate Director of GI Medical Oncology

  • ALLIANCE for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation YIA 07/2012-06/2013

  • Esophago-Gastric NCI Task Force, ALLIANCE New Investigator (06/2012-11/30/17)

  • K23 Scholar Awarded 9/2014-8/2017.

  • Named on the “Chicago’s Top Cancer Doctors’ List. December, 2016

  • Tree of Life Medical Award. Debbie’s Dream Foundation for Stomach Cancer. April, 2018

  • Interdisciplinary Director of GI Oncology

  • Assistant Director Translational Research Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • P30CA014599: 2021 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award (CCITLA)

  • SU2C: Early Detection and Interception of Diffuse and Intestinal Gastric Cancer Award.

Daniel Catenacci MD Chicago
Daniel Catenacci MD Chicago
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