Georgios Pongas, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Georgios Pongas

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 480
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Pamela Hansen

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation


MD, University of Crete, Faculty of Medicine, Greece

Internal Medicine Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland


Dr. Pongas is an Oncologist focusing on hematologic malignancies. He has a special clinical interest for indolent and aggressive B-cell lymphomas. As a clinical researcher, Dr. Pongas designs and conduct clinical trials in lymphoid malignancies and collaborates with translational scientists to develop better cancer therapeutics. 


  • Aggressive and Indolent B cell Lymphomas

Awards & Recognition

  • Lymphoma Abstract Award: American Society of Hematology (2016)
  • Abstract Achievement Award: American Society of Hematology (2012) 

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology


Research Summary/Interests

  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cancer Therapeutics
  • Tumor Immunology 


  • Pongas G, Annunziata C, Staudt L. PI3K? inhibition causes feedback activation of PI3K? in the ABC subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Oncotarget; 2017; 8(47):81794-81802.
  • Pongas G, Cheson B. PI3K signaling in normal b-cells and B-cell malignancies. Seminars in Oncology; 2016;43(6):647-654.


Academic Interests and Focus

My on campus teaching involves case based training and teaching in the medical oncology clinic as well as within the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program. He is also involved in the training of the medical students by teaching the pathophysiology of lymphoid malignancies



Clinics and Surgery Center

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Aggressive and Indolent B Cell Lymphomas; Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Hospital Privileges

Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Lakes Medical Center; Fairview Northland Medical Center, Fairview Southdale Hospital; University of Minnesota Medical Center