I am a Board Certified physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS). I completed a Translational Research Fellowship (T32) while serving as an instructor in Radiation Oncology at UMDNJ-RWJMS and CINJ. I previously completed a residency in radiation oncology at RWJMS. Prior to this, I graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in biology (1998), an MD (2002), and MS in clinical investigation (2002).
With a focus on breast cancer, central nervous system/brain tumors, and melanoma and skin cancers, I work closely with medical and surgical oncologists, as well as social workers, nutritionists and others at the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center, the Melanoma and Soft Tissue Oncology Program and the Neuro-Oncology Program at the Cancer Institute in order to provide patients with a comprehensive evaluation of their cancer.
My primary research focus has been in clinical breast cancer, breast cancer treatment techniques and clinical trial development, outcomes measures, identifying patients at risk for side effects of cancer treatment, and the life quality of cancer survivors. By having the resources available that can only be found at a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, our team is able to translate these research findings and directly apply them to patient therapies. I also treat patients with both intra-cranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and extra-cranial stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) programs. SRS & SBRT allows us to deliver radiation with pinpoint accuracy to targets in the brain using a special machines called the GammaKnife PerfexionTM and Tomotherapy. By using the most current treatment planning technology available to "map" tumors, I design radiation treatments with pinpoint accuracy, ensuring that tumors get the most effective dose while healthy tissues and organs are spared. I believe the treatments offered at CINJ, which are of the highest quality and focuses on cutting-edge techniques, is what makes us unique and effective.
In addition, I serve on committees of national oncology organizations such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology committees, American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, the American College of Radiology and I also serve as a reviewer for several oncology journals, including the prestigious International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. These activities help me stay abreast the field of radiation oncology in an effort to deliver the best care to patients.
Breast cancer, prostate cancer, brain tumors, gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery (GKSRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), hypofractionated radiotherapy
- Moderator, Sino-American Network of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, 2010
- Moderator, Addressing Health Disparities in the South Asian Population, 2010
- Faculty, Contouring Learning Lab, American Radium Society Annual Meeting, 2010
- Moderator, Breast Session, American Radium Society Annual Meeting, 2010
- American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) HDR Brachytherapy Fellowship, 2008
- AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop (Vail, Co), 2007
- RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award, 2007
- BEST® 100 Fellowship Award, 2007
- Oncology Fellow Scholarship (NMCR), 2005 & 2006
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