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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Radiation Oncology

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Specialty Radiation Oncology Certifications Radiation Oncology Clinical Focus Breast Cancer Esophageal Cancer Throat Cancer Thyroid Cancer Tongue Cancer Education MD, New York University School of Medicine Internship, Internal Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital Residency, Radiation Oncology Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Biography I am a board-certified radiation oncologist whose clinical practice is focused on the personalized treatment of patients with head and neck cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. I work closely with my colleagues in surgery, pathology, radiology, and medical oncology to develop a treatment plan that minimizes both the risk of cancer recurrence and the risk of treatment-associated toxicity. My goal is to implement radiation therapy only when needed, and to use advances in technology to target radiation to areas at risk while minimizing radiation exposure to nearby normal tissues. I completed my residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where I served as chief resident. I have published numerous peer-reviewed papers on a broad range of oncological topics. I serve as a reviewer for a number of cancer journals. My research interest include investigating mechanisms by which cancer invades and spreads along nerves, salivary gland cancers, optimizing the technical delivery of radiation for breast cancer patients to minimize toxicity, and investigating the optimal utilization of radiation for hematological malignancies. Awards 2012 - ASTRO Annual Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Award 2011 - Mortimer J. Lacher Lymphoma Fellowship 2011 - National Comprehensive Cancer Network Fellows Recognition Program 2007 - Medical Degree Conferred with Honors in Physiology and Neuroscience 2007 - Alpha Omega Alpha 2007 - Samuel Spiegel Award for Academic Achievement 2003 - Summa Cum Laude 2003 - Organic Chemistry Achievement Award 2003 - Phi Betta Kappa 2001 - New York University Presidential Honors Scholar 2000 - National Society of Collegiate Scholars

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