Maria Amaya, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Hematology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2015)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Internal Medicine (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Hematology and Oncology (2020)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Hematology

Publications

  • Cherry EM, Abbott D, Amaya M, McMahon C, Schwartz M, Rosser J, Sato A, Schowinsky J, Inguva A, Minhajuddin M, Pei S, Stevens B, Winters A, Jordan CT, Smith C, Gutman JA, Pollyea DA. Venetoclax and azacitidine compared with induction chemotherapy for newly diagnosed patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Blood Adv. 2021 Dec 28;5(24):5565-5573. PubMed PMID: 34610123
  • Amaya M, Inguva A, Pei S, Jones CL, Krug A, Ye H, Minhajuddin M, Winters AC, Furtek SL, Gamboni F, Stevens BM, D'Alessandro A, Pollyea DA, Reigan P, Jordan CT. The STAT3-MYC Axis Promotes Survival of Leukemia Stem Cells by Regulating SLC1A5 and Oxidative Phosphorylation. Blood. 2021 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34525179
  • Abbott D, Cherry E, Amaya M, McMahon C, Schwartz M, Winters A, Schowinsky J, Jordan CT, Smith C, Gutman JA, Pollyea DA. The propriety of upgrading responses to venetoclax? ?azacitidine in newly diagnosed patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2021 Jun;62(6):1466-1473. PubMed PMID: 33375853
  • Ye H, Minhajuddin M, Krug A, Pei S, Chou CH, Culp-Hill R, Ponder J, De Bloois E, Schniedewind B, Amaya ML, Inguva A, Stevens BM, Pollyea DA, Christians U, Grimes HL, D'Alessandro A, Jordan CT. The Hepatic Microenvironment Uniquely Protects Leukemia Cells through Induction of Growth and Survival Pathways Mediated by LIPG. Cancer Discov. 2021 Feb;11(2):500-519. PubMed PMID: 33028621
  • Pei S, Pollyea DA, Gustafson A, Stevens BM, Minhajuddin M, Fu R, Riemondy KA, Gillen AE, Sheridan RM, Kim J, Costello JC, Amaya ML, Inguva A, Winters A, Ye H, Krug A, Jones CL, Adane B, Khan N, Ponder J, Schowinsky J, Abbott D, Hammes A, Myers JR, Ashton JM, Nemkov T, D'Alessandro A, Gutman JA, Ramsey HE, Savona MR, Smith CA, Jordan CT. Monocytic Subclones Confer Resistance to Venetoclax-Based Therapy in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Cancer Discov. 2020 Apr;10(4):536-551. PubMed PMID: 31974170
  • Amaya ML, Jimeno A, Kamdar M. Polatuzumab vedotin to treat relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, in combination with bendamustine plus rituximab. Drugs Today (Barc). 2020 Apr;56(4):287-294. PubMed PMID: 32309823
  • Ye H, Minhajuddin M, Krug A, Pei S, Chou CH, Culp-Hill R, Ponder J, De Bloois E, Schniedewind B, Amaya ML, Inguva A, Stevens BM, Pollyea DA, Christians U, Grimes HL, D'Alessandro A, Jordan CT. The hepatic microenvironment uniquely protects leukemia cells through induction of growth and survival pathways mediated by LIPG. Cancer Discov. 2020 Oct 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33028621
  • Jones CL, Stevens BM, Pollyea DA, Culp-Hill R, Reisz JA, Nemkov T, Gehrke S, Gamboni F, Krug A, Winters A, Pei S, Gustafson A, Ye H, Inguva A, Amaya M, Minhajuddin M, Abbott D, Becker MW, DeGregori J, Smith CA, D'Alessandro A, Jordan CT. Nicotinamide Metabolism Mediates Resistance to Venetoclax in Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia Stem Cells. Cell Stem Cell. 2020 Nov 5;27(5):748-764.e4. PubMed PMID: 32822582
  • Abbott D, Cherry E, Amaya M, McMahon C, Schwartz M, Winters A, Schowinsky J, Jordan CT, Smith C, Gutman JA, Pollyea DA. The propriety of upgrading responses to venetoclax? ?azacitidine in newly diagnosed patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2020 Dec 30;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33375853
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Practice Locations

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045
303-399-8020

UCHealth Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Medical Oncology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Leukemia (Adult Acute)
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Leukemia (Adult Chronic)
  • Cancers - Myelodysplastic Syndrome

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2015)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Internal Medicine (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Hematology and Oncology (2020)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Hematology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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