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Ankit Agarwal, MD, MBA

Co-Chief Resident

Education

  • Undergraduate: BA, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Graduate: MBA, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Medical School: MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Internship:

Honors and Awards

Medical School:

    • First Place for Oral Presentation, American College of Nuclear Medicine/Society of Nuclear Medicine Mid-Winter Meeting, 2012
    • Certificate of Merit, Radiological Society of North America, 2013

Publications (as of 01/28/2020)

  • Agarwal A, Dayal A, Kircher SM, Chen RC, Royce TJ. Analysis of price transparency via National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers’ chargemasters for prostate cancer radiation therapy. JAMA Oncol 2020 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print.] PMID:31944219.
  • Kahn J, Goodman CR, Albert A, Agarwal A, Jeans E, Tye K, Campbell SR, Marcrom S, Colbert LE. Top concerns of radiation oncology trainees in 2019: Job market, board examinations, and residency expansion. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2020 Jan 1;106(1):19-25. PMID: 31648872.
  • Agarwal A, Royce TJ, Goodman CR, Chowdhary M. In reply to Bates et al. Unfilled positions in the 2019 National Resident Matching Program radiation oncology match and Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program. (Letter to the editor.) Pract Radiat Oncol 2019 November-December;9:501-502. PMID: 31685167.
  • Agarwal A, Peterson J, Hoyle LM, Marks LB. Variations in Medicaid payment rates for radiation oncology. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2019 Jul 1;104(3):488-493. PMID: 30944071.
  • Agarwal A, Katz AJ, Chen RC. The impact of the Affordable Care Act on disparities in private and Medicaid insurance coverage among patients under 65 with newly diagnosed cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2019 2019 Sep 1;105(1):25-30. PMID: 31150741.
  • Boyd GH, Rand AE, DeNunzio NJ, Agarwal A, Hirsch AE. The Radiation Oncology Mentorship Initiative: Analysis of a formal mentoring initiative for medical students interested in radiation oncology. J Cancer Educ 2019 May 14. [Epub ahead of print.] PMID: 31087258.
  • Agarwal A, Shah A, Shah B, Koottappillil B, Hirsch AE. The impact of a radiation oncologist led oncology curriculum on medical student knowledge. J Cancer Educ 2018 Dec;33(6):1176-1180 PMID: 28488259.
  • Paracha M, Kim KN, Qureshi MM, Shah A, Agarwal A, Sachs T, Sarfaty S, Hirsch AE. Scholarly impact of student participation in radiation oncology research. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2018 Jul 15;101(4):779-783. PMID: 29748099.
  • Shah NK, Zehr B, Agarwal A, Gupta A, Hirsch AE. In reply to Leddy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Mar 1;100(3):802-803. PMID: 29413291.
  • Shah NK, Zehr B, Agarwal A, Gupta A, Hirsch AE. Review of the first 12 years of the American Society for Radiation Oncology Political Action Committee. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2018 Feb 1;100(2):301-305. PMID: 29353651.
  • Rotenstein LS, Agarwal A, O’Neil K, Kelly A, et al. Implementing patient-reported outcome surveys as part of routine care: lessons from an academic radiation oncology department. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2017 Sep 1;24(5):964-968. PMID: 28339771.
  • Khanna S, Kim KN, Qureshi MM, Agarwal A, et al. Impact of patient demographics, tumor characteristics, and treatment type on treatment delay throughout breast cancer care at a diverse academic medical center. Int J Womens Health 2017 Dec 6;9:887-896. PMID: 29255374.
  • Kan CK, Qureshi MM, Gupta A, Agarwal A et al. Risk factors involved in treatment delays and differences in treatment type for patients with prostate cancer by risk category in an academic safety net hospital. Adv Radiat Oncol 2017 Dec 13;3(2):181-189. PMID: 29904743.
  • Agarwal A, Shah A, Byler S, Hirsch AE. Cultivating interest in oncology through a medical student oncology society. J Cancer Educ 2017 Mar;32(1):31-34. PMID: 26341219.
  • Thaker NG, Agarwal A, Palmer M, Hontiveros R, et al. Variations in proton therapy coverage in the State of Texas: Defining medical necessity for a safe and effective treatment. Int J Part Ther 2016 Mar;2(4):499-508. PMID: 31772962.
  • Agarwal A, Thaker NG, Tawk B, Allen PK, et al. The evolution of radiation therapy for retinoblastoma: The MD Anderson Cancer Center experience. Int J Part Ther 2016 Mar;2(4):490-498. PMID: 31772961.
  • Gupta A, Vernali S, Rand AE, Agarwal A, Qureshi MM, Hirsch AE. Effect of patient demographic characteristics and radiation timing on PSA reduction in patients treated with definitive radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Clin Genitourin Cancer 2015 Aug;13(4):364-369. PMID: 25766484.
  • Agarwal A, Koottappillil B, Shah B, Ahuja D, Hirsch AE.  Medical student-reported outcomes of a radiation oncologist-led preclinical course in oncology: A five-year analysis. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2015 Jul 15;92(4):735-739. PMID: 26104929.
  • Agarwal A, Wong S, Sarfaty S, Devaiah A, Hirsch AE. Elective courses for medical students during the preclinical curriculum: a systematic review and evaluation. Med Educ Online 2015 May 11;20:26615. [ePub].  PMID: 25968131.
  • Hirsch AE, Agarwal A, Rand AE, DeNunzio NJ, et al. Medical student mentorship in radiation oncology at a single academic institution: A 10-year analysis. Pract Radiat Oncol 2015 May-Jun;5(3):e163-e168. [ePub]. PMID: 25413397.
  • Agarwal A, Wong S, Sarfaty S, Devaiah A, et al. Elective courses for medical students during the preclinical curriculum: a systematic review and evaluation. Med Educ Online 2015 Jan;20(1):26615. [ePub]. PMID: 28229705.
  • Parikh DA, Chudasama R, Agarwal A, Rand A, et al. Race/ethnicity, primary language, and income are not demographic drivers of mortality in breast cancer patients at a diverse safety net academic medical center. Int J Breast Cancer 2015;2015:835074. [ePub]. PMID: 26605089.

Book Chapters

  • Agarwal A, Mehta A, Surasi S, Subramaniam RM. Chapter 13: PET/CT: Case 13-3: Base of tongue squamous cell carcinoma. In Sakai, O (Ed.), Head and Neck Imaging Cases, pp. 1158-1159. 2011; New York: McGraw-Hill Medical.
  • Subramaniam RM, Prompers L, Agarwal A, Guermazi A, et al. Part II Oncologic Applications: Hematology. In Peller P, Subramaniam RM (eds.), PET-CT and PET-MRI in Oncology: A Practical Guide, pp. 212225. 2012; New York: Springer.

Meeting Abstracts/Presentations (recent)

  • Agarwal A, Dayai A, Kircher SM, Chen RC, et al. Price transparency in radiation oncology: A prostate cancer patient perspective analysis of NCI designated cancer centers’ chargemasters for intensity modulated radiation therapy.  American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 15-18, 2019. (Oral presentation)
  • Agarwal A, Katz AE, Chen RC. Impact of dependent coverage provision and Medicaid expansion on disparities in insurance coverage among young cancer patients. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, October 21-24, 2018. (Oral presentation.)
  • Agarwal A, Marks LB. Variations in Medicaid payment rates for radiation oncology. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, October 21-24, 2018. (Poster presentation.)
  • Thaker N, Agarwal A, Jones T, Guzman A, et al. How do we define the cost of advanced technology in healthcare: A pilot study of proton and photon therapy in oropharyngeal cancer patients. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX, October 18-21, 2015. (Oral presentation.)
  • Qureshi MM, Agarwal A, Gupta A, Vernali S, et al. Body Mass Index as determinant of treatment choice and time from diagnosis to primary treatment in prostate cancer patients. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX, October 18-21, 2015. (Poster presentation.)
  • Thaker N, Agarwal A, Pugh T, Mahmood U, et al. Quality Improvement in Prostate Brachytherapy Using time driven activity based costing. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX, October 18-21, 2015. (Poster presentation.)
  • Khanna S, Qureshi MM, Agarwal A, Ahuja D, et al. Disparities in time from diagnosis to treatment in breast cancer patients at a diverse academic medical center. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, October 18-21, 2015. (Poster presentation.)
  • Thaker NG, Agarwal A, Palmer M, Hontiveros R, et al. Who defines medical necessity for proton therapy in the state of Texas? Variations in medical coverage policies. Annual Conference of the Particle Therapy Co-operative Group, San Diego, CA, May 18-23, 2015. (Oral presentation.)
  • Khambhati J, Agarwal A, Bediako A, Hirsch AE. Examining outcomes of the medical school summer research program at Boston University School of Medicine. American Medical Association Annual Research Symposium, Dallas, TX, November 7-8, 2014. (Poster presentation.)
  • Agarwal A, Gupta A, Hirsch AE. A ten-year analysis of the American Society for Radiation Oncology Political Action Committee. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 14-17, 2014. (Poster presentation.)
  • Koottappillil B, Agarwal A, DeNunzio N, Ahuja D, et al. Evaluation of a radiation oncologist led dedicated oncology block in the preclinical medical school curriculum. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 14-17, 2014. (Poster presentation.)
  • Rand AE, Agarwal A, Ngo T, Qureshi MM, et al. Demographic disparities in time from prostate cancer diagnosis to definitive treatment in patients at a diverse academic medical center American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA, September 14-17, 2014. (Poster presentation.)
  • Byler S, Agarwal A, Hirsch AE. Student oncology society: A radiation oncologist led approach to exploring careers in oncology for medical students. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 14-17, 2014. (Poster presentation.)
  • Agarwal A, Parikh U, Truong MT, Hirsch A, et al. The utility of FDG PET and PET/CT in radiation therapy planning. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 4-9, 2014. (Poster presentation.)
  • Agarwal A, DeNunzio N, Rand A, Hirsch AE. Mentoring students in radiation oncology: A nine-year retrospective analysis of students participating in a radiation oncology mentorship program Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, December 1-6, 2013. (Oral presentation.)
  • Agarwal A, Coulucci AT, Devita F, Mercier G, et al. Impact of contrast enhanced integrated FDG PET/CT on utilization of CT and MRI in the management of patients with head and neck and lung cancers. American College of Nuclear Medicine/Society of Nuclear Medicine Mid-Winter Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 26-29, 2012. (Oral presentation.)
Ankit Agarwal
  • Radiation Oncology