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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Radiation Oncology


Specialty Radiation Oncology Certifications Radiation Oncology Clinical Focus Anal Cancer Colorectal Cancer Esophageal Cancer Gallbladder Cancer Liver Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Radiation Therapy Education MD, University of Pennsylvania PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Residency, Internal Medicine Long Island Jewish Medical Center Residency, Radiation Oncology Mount Sinai Hospital Biography Michael Buckstein, M.D., Ph.D. is a radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of gastrointestinal tumors including the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, bile ducts, rectum, and anus as well coronary brachytherapy. He uses many advanced techniques such Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), and brachytherapy to maximize local control and cure of the cancer while minimizing radiation side effects to healthy tissue. Dr. Buckstein’s primary research focus is attempting to identify causes and limit treatment related toxicity from radiation therapy. In addition to large retrospective reviews identifying factors involved in disease outcomes and toxicity, he is also heavily involved in projects using genomics to identify specific individuals at risk for developing adverse side effects from treatment. He was involved in a novel study identifying genetic factors predictive for the development of erectile dysfunction following radiation for prostate cancer. His work has resulted in multiple presentations at international meetings as well publication in peer reviewed journals.


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