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Assistant Professor Research Collaborator


Gastrointestinal cancer
Brain tumor research and treatment
Diffusion-weighted imaging


BS, Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
PhD, Neuroscience, Columbia University, New York, NY
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Residency, Columbia University—New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY (Chief Resident 2016–2017)

Honors and Awards

2005–2012 National Institutes of Health, Medical Scientist Training Program
2015 State of the Art Radiation Therapy Travel Grant Award Recipient, Las Vegas, Nevada
2013 (December) Employee of the Month: New York Presbyterian Hospital—Columbia University Medical Center
2017 Radiological Society of North America Resident/Fellow Annual Institutional Research Award

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  • Radiation Oncology