Taewoong Choi, MD

Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail 2400 Pratt St Suite 5000, DUMC Box 3961, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-1000
Email address taewoong.choi@duke.edu

Based on my prior experience in basic/translational immunology research and clinical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, I am interested in early phase clinical protocols for novel immunotherapy of hematologic malignancies.

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow on T32 Training Grant, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2016 - 2017
  • BMT Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2015 - 2016
  • Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2012 - 2015
  • Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, St. Luke's Memorial Hospital Center, 2009 - 2012
  • M.D., Seoul National University, 2002


Diwakar, D., T. Choi, T. H. Tawbi, and J. M. Kirkwood. “RE: Differential influence of vemurafenib and dabrafenib on patients' lymphocytes despite similar clinical efficacy in melanoma.” Annals of Oncology 25, no. 8 (August 1, 2014): 1670–71. https://doi.org/10.1093/annonc/mdu196.

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Choi, Taewoong, Stephen T. Ferris, Naoki Matsumoto, Jennifer Poursine-Laurent, and Wayne M. Yokoyama. “Ly49-Dependent NK Cell Licensing and Effector Inhibition Involve the Same Interaction Site on MHC Ligands.” The Journal of Immunology 186, no. 7 (April 1, 2011): 3911–17. https://doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1004168.

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Yoo, Jina H., Su Ahn Jang, and Taewoong Choi. “Sociocultural Determinants of Negative Emotions Among Dementia Caregivers in the United States and in Korea: A Content Analysis of Online Support Groups.” Howard Journal of Communications 21, no. 1 (January 29, 2010): 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/10646170903501195.

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Kim, S., J. B. Sunwoo, L. Yang, T. Choi, Y. -. J. Song, A. R. French, A. Vlahiotis, et al. “HLA alleles determine differences in human natural killer cell responsiveness and potency.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105, no. 8 (February 26, 2008): 3053–58. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0712229105.

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