• Dr. Kimo Bachiashvili is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. His clinical interests include Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, and Aplastic Anemia.

    Dr. Kimo Bachiashvili graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University in 2007. He then moved to the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York as a Research Assistant in Dr. Timothy Damron’s laboratory. There he studied the role of hedgehog pathway inhibition in human alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. He then started Medicine residency in Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut which he graduated in 2015. During residency, he focused on the CREB pathway as a target in AML while working in Dr. Stephanie Halene’s laboratory. During residency, he received Intern of the Year Elected by Peers award in 2013, Excellence in Ambulatory Care award in 2014, and Outstanding Efforts in Research award in 2015. After graduation in 2015, he joined Hematology and Oncology fellowship program in the Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York under directorship of Dr. Rasim Gucalp. His research focus during fellowship was TGF-beta signaling in low-grade MDS which he conducted in Dr. Amit Verma’s laboratory. He also served as a Chief fellow in the last year of training: 2017-2018 academic year. In 2018, he received Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Medical Students award by Leo M. Davidoff Society of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In August 2018, Dr. Kimo Bachiashvili joined UAB, Division of Hematology and Oncology as a faculty.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Hematopoietic growth factors, version 1.2020: Featured updates to the NCCN guidelinesJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.  18:12-22. 2020
    2018 Visualization of the bone marrow biopsy needle trackAmerican Journal of Hematology.  93:E60-E61. 2018
    2018 Macrocytosis and dysplastic anemia is associated with the cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 inhibitor palbociclib in metastatic breast cancer 2018
    2018 Targeting the anterior superior iliac spine yields significantly longer bone marrow coresJournal of Clinical Pathology.  71:172-173. 2018

    Research Overview

  • 1. Characterization of the MDS abnormal clone
    2. Alteration of bone marrow microenvironment in MDS
    3. Acute Myeloid Leukemia therapy in the elderly
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, 2007
  • Full Name

  • Kimo Bachiashvili