Department / Division
Radiation Oncology / Radiation Onc-Clinical Sup
Durham, NC 27710
Treatment of malignant and benign tumors of the brain, spine, base of skull, and prostate; intensity-modulated radiation therapy; stereotactic radiosurgery
I specialize in the treatment of malignant and benign tumors of the brain, spine, base of skull, prostate, and breast. I am particularly interested in using highly conformal techniques, such as intensity modulated radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery, to minimize radiation exposure to normal tissues.
My research interests include optimization of radiosurgical techniques and rational integration of novel imaging modalities (e.g., functional MRI, PET) and targeted agents (e.g., bevacizumab) into oncologic care.
Beyond technology, patient care requires compassion, judiciousness, collaboration, clear and open communication, and commitment to safety. And while I treat cancers aggressively, I believe strongly in the importance of quality of life. The cancer journey is complicated and involves difficult decisions. I consider it a privilege to be able to help guide my patients and their families along this path.
Selected Honors and Awards
•Member, ASTRO Guideline Subcommittee, Clinical Affairs and Quality Committee, 2010-present
•LDR Brachytherapy Fellowship Award, American Brachytherapy Society, 2011
•National Comprehensive Cancer Network Fellows Recognition Program, NCCN 16th Annual Conference, 2011
•Ralph Snyderman MD GME Research Award, Duke University Medical Center, 2011
•Philips Healthcare/RSNA Research Resident Grant, 2010-2011
•First Place (clinical section), Resident Poster Recognition Award, ASTRO 52nd Annual Meeting, 2010
•Intern of the Year, St. Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco, 2007
•Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, UCSF, inducted 2006
•Junior Investigator Award, 4th S. Takahashi Memorial International Workshop on 3D Conformal Radiotherapy, 2004
•Roy W. Howard Fellow, UCSF, 2004
•UCSF School of Medicine Dean’s Scholar, 2001-2002
•Fulbright Scholar, 2000-2001
•Awarded Summa on senior honors thesis, Harvard University, 2000
•John V. Kelleher Prize, Harvard University, 2000
•Harvard College Research Program Fellow, Harvard University, 1999-2000
•John Harvard Scholar, Harvard University, 1996-1997, 1998-2000
•Harvard College Scholar, Harvard University, 1997-1998
•Detur Book Prize, Harvard University, 1997
•National Merit Scholar, 1996
•AP National Scholar, 1996
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.