Member Biography


Roberto Pili, M.D.
Roberto Pili

Roberto Pili, M.D.

535 Barnhill Drive
RT 473
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 944-0920

Research Program Membership

Full member:

Robert Wallace Miller Professor of Oncology
Department of Medicine
IU School of Medicine

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
IU School of Medicine

Professor of Urology
Department of Medicine
IU School of Medicine

Co-leader, Indiana Genitourinary Cancers Research Consortium
IU Simon Cancer Center

Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
IU School of Medicine

Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences
Purdue University

Roberto Pili, MD, is the Robert Wallace Miller Professor of Oncology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He also is the director of genitourinary oncology, co-leader of the Experimental and Developmental Therapeutics research program at the IU Simon Cancer Center and co-leader of the Indiana Genitourinary Malignancies Research Consortium.

Dr. Pili is a translational researcher and a nationally recognized expert in prostate, renal and bladder cancers. His research focuses on the development of novel therapeutic agents, including epigenetic agents such as histone deacetylase inhibitors and understanding their immunomodulatory effects. He also conducts phase I/II clinical trials of novel agents for the treatment of genitourinary malignancies.

Dr. Pili received his medical degree from the Catholic University in Rome, his internal medicine training from Albert Einstein-Montefiore Medical Center, and he completed a fellowship in medical oncology at the Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Pili is the recipient of research grants from the National Cancer Institute and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research. He serves as a reviewer for study sections of the NCI and the Department of Defense, and he has authored or co-authored more than 190 journal publications and book chapters.

Dr. Pili's research interests include:

Drug discovery and drug development for genitourinary malignancies

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Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University 1997-2000

Residency - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 1994-1997

Post-doctoral Fellowship - National Institute of Aging, NIH, Baltimore, MD 1991-1994

Residency - Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy 1989-1994

Fellowship - University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 1989

M.D. - Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy 1982-1989