Dr. Bazhenova is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Lung Cancer Unit Leader and a Director of the Hematology Oncology training program. Dr. Bazhenova’s clinical practice and research concentrate on lung cancer. Dr. Bazhenova has vast experience in clinical trial management, design and implementation. She serves a vice chair of UC San Diego Protocol Review and Monitoring committee. Dr. Bazhenova is a member of Alliance Respiratory Committee. She is a recipient of NCI Clinical Trial Leadership Award, San Diego Best Doctors awards and Women Who Mean Business Award. Her main research interest is drug development. Dr. Bazhenova completed her M.D. at Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, where she was Chief Resident and completed a research fellowship in 1994. She completed a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology at Scripps-Green Hospital in La Jolla in 2005 and has been in practice at NCI designated UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center since 2005.