Manmeet Ahluwalia

Deputy Director, Chief Medical Oncology and Chief Scientific Officer

Personal profile


Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D., FACP, M.B.A., is the chief of solid tumor medical oncology, deputy director and chief scientific officer at Miami Cancer Institute. As a neuro-oncologist, Dr. Ahluwalia’s primary areas of research and patient care are primary tumors and brain metastases. He joined Miami Cancer Institute from the Cleveland Clinic, where he was the Dean and Diane Miller Family Endowed Chair in Neuro-Oncology and the Head of Operations in the Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center (BBTC). He also served as a professor in the Department of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Ahluwalia helped develop a world-class clinical trials program for brain tumors at the Cleveland Clinic. These trials involved immunotherapy and precision medicine-based approaches to target genetic alterations that drive disease. His research has been published in over 175 peer-reviewed publications, including the JAMA, JAMA Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Discovery, Nature Reviews Neurology, Nature Reviews and Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. In 2016, he was selected to participate in the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Leadership Development Program. This prestigious year-long program allowed Dr. Ahluwalia to work with the top leaders in oncology from all over the world. He and his colleagues designed research for patients, caregivers and other oncologists to help them advance the field of oncology. As part of this program, he also met with members of Congress on Capitol Hill to promote funding for cancer research.

Dr. Ahluwalia is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi.  In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Ahluwalia holds a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve and the Cleveland Clinic.

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Education/Academic qualification

M.B.A., Business Administration (Healthcare track), Case Western Reserve University


Fellowship Program - Hematology Oncology, Roswell Park Center Institute


Cleveland Clinic Health System, Residency Program - Internal Medicine, Fairview Hospital


Department of Pathobiology & Laboratory Medicine, Research Fellowship, University of Toronto


Maulana Azad Medical College, Medicine & Surgery, M.B.B.S., University of Delhi


Senior, Secondary Examination, Delhi Public School


External positions

Program Director, Neuro-Oncology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic , Cleveland, Ohio

Jan 1 2017Jan 1 2020

Head of Operations, Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, Cleveland Clinic , Cleveland, Ohio

Jan 1 2015Jan 1 2020

Director, brain metastasis research program, brain tumor and neuro-oncology center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Jan 1 2014Jan 1 2020

Associate Director Clinical Trials, Operations, brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Jan 1 2013Jan 1 2020

Section Head , Neuro-Oncology Outcomes, Brain Tumors and Neuro-Oncology Center, Cleveland Clinic , Cleveland, Ohio

Jan 1 2009Jan 1 2020


  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Neurology
  • Oncology