Theresa Medina, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Medical Oncology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2008)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Colorado - Health Sciences Center (CO) (2004)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Internal Medicine (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Medical Oncology

Publications

  • Morton JJ, Alzofon N, Keysar SB, Chimed TS, Reisinger J, Perrenoud L, Le PN, Nieto C, Gomez K, Miller B, Yeager R, Gao D, Tan AC, Somerset H, Medina T, Wang XJ, Wang JH, Robinson W, Roop DR, Gonzalez R, Jimeno A. Studying Immunotherapy Resistance in a Melanoma Autologous Humanized Mouse Xenograft. Mol Cancer Res. 2021 Feb;19(2):346-357. PubMed PMID: 33087417
  • Kondapalli L, Medina T, Groves DW. Practical cardiovascular imaging approach to diagnose immune checkpoint inhibitor myocarditis. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33367684
  • Newell F, Wilmott JS, Johansson PA, Nones K, Addala V, Mukhopadhyay P, Broit N, Amato CM, Van Gulick R, Kazakoff SH, Patch AM, Koufariotis LT, Lakis V, Leonard C, Wood S, Holmes O, Xu Q, Lewis K, Medina T, Gonzalez R, Saw RPM, Spillane AJ, Stretch JR, Rawson RV, Ferguson PM, Dodds TJ, Thompson JF, Long GV, Levesque MP, Robinson WA, Pearson JV, Mann GJ, Scolyer RA, Waddell N, Hayward NK. Whole-genome sequencing of acral melanoma reveals genomic complexity and diversity. Nat Commun. 2020 Oct 16;11(1):5259. PubMed PMID: 33067454
  • Amato CM, Hintzsche JD, Wells K, Applegate A, Gorden NT, Vorwald VM, Tobin RP, Nassar K, Shellman YG, Kim J, Medina TM, Rioth M, Lewis KD, McCarter MD, Gonzalez R, Tan AC, Robinson WA. Pre-Treatment Mutational and Transcriptomic Landscape of Responding Metastatic Melanoma Patients to Anti-PD1 Immunotherapy. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jul 17;12(7). PubMed PMID: 32708981
  • Carmichael H, King BBT, Friedman C, Torphy RJ, Medina T, Gleisner A, McCarter MD, Kwak JJ, Kounalakis N. Frequency and implications of occipital and posterior auricular sentinel lymph nodes in scalp melanoma. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Dec;120(8):1470-1475. PubMed PMID: 31614003
  • Friedman C, Lyon M, Torphy RJ, Thieu D, Hosokawa P, Gonzalez R, Lewis KD, Medina TM, Rioth MJ, Robinson WA, Kounalakis N, McCarter MD, Gleisner AL. A nomogram to predict node positivity in patients with thin melanomas helps inform shared patient decision making. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Dec;120(7):1276-1283. PubMed PMID: 31602665
  • Couts KL, Bemis J, Turner JA, Bagby SM, Murphy D, Christiansen J, Hintzsche JD, Le A, Pitts TM, Wells K, Applegate A, Amato C, Multani P, Chow-Maneval E, Tentler JJ, Shellman YG, Rioth MJ, Tan AC, Gonzalez R, Medina T, Doebele RC, Robinson WA. ALK Inhibitor Response in Melanomas Expressing EML4-ALK Fusions and Alternate ALK Isoforms. Mol Cancer Ther. 2018 Jan;17(1):222-231. PubMed PMID: 29054983
  • Guidry J, Brown M, Medina T. PD-1 inhibitor induced alopecia areata. Dermatol Online J. 2018 Dec 15;24(12). PubMed PMID: 30677804
  • Ribas A, Medina T, Kummar S, Amin A, Kalbasi A, Drabick JJ, Barve M, Daniels GA, Wong DJ, Schmidt EV, Candia AF, Coffman RL, Leung ACF, Janssen RS. SD-101 in Combination with Pembrolizumab in Advanced Melanoma: Results of a Phase Ib, Multicenter Study. Cancer Discov. 2018 Oct;8(10):1250-1257. PubMed PMID: 30154193
  • Couts KL, Bemis J, Turner JA, Bagby SM, Murphy D, Christiansen J, Hintzsche JD, Le A, Pitts TM, Wells K, Applegate A, Amato C, Multani P, Chow-Maneval E, Tentler JJ, Shellman YG, Rioth MJ, Tan AC, Gonzalez R, Medina T, Doebele RC, Robinson WA. ALK Inhibitor Response in Melanomas Expressing EML4-ALK Fusions and Alternate ALK Isoforms. Mol Cancer Ther. 2018 Jan;17(1):222-231. PubMed PMID: 29054983
  • Hintzsche JD, Gorden NT, Amato CM, Kim J, Wuensch KE, Robinson SE, Applegate AJ, Couts KL, Medina TM, Wells KR, Wisell JA, McCarter MD, Box NF, Shellman YG, Gonzalez RC, Lewis KD, Tentler JJ, Tan AC, Robinson WA. Whole-exome sequencing identifies recurrent SF3B1 R625 mutation and comutation of NF1 and KIT in mucosal melanoma. Melanoma Res. 2017 Jun;27(3):189-199. PubMed PMID: 28296713
  • Medina TM, Lewis KD. The evolution of combined molecular targeted therapies to advance the therapeutic efficacy in melanoma: a highlight of vemurafenib and cobimetinib. Onco Targets Ther. 2016 Jun 22;9:3739-52. PubMed PMID: 27382311
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Professional Memberships

  • Colorado Medical Society (CMS), Member
  • American College of Physicians (ACP), Member
  • American Chemical Society, Member

Practice Locations

UCH - Cancer Center
1665 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0300

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology (2011)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2008)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Colorado - Health Sciences Center (CO) (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Internal Medicine (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Medical Oncology
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