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Expert in Gamma Radiation

Expert ID: 735720 Texas, USA

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Board-Certified Radiation oncologist Six licenses (AZ, IL, FL, TX, NV, NJ) 6 years of experience in benefits management with requested services denied sometimes for good and sometimes for bad reasons. Graduated in 2000 from Washington University.

Patient-oriented physician with superb bedside manners and clinical expertise. Pioneering career utilizing state-ofthe-art technologies with extensive experience in 3DCRT, IMRT, IGRT technology as well as experience with SBRT, SRS, RapidArc. Expert in utilizing HDR brachytherapy for the treatment of breast and GYN cancers.

Spearheaded the development of multidisciplinary conferences and tumor boards to improve the quality of care. Co-founder of nonprofit organizations to assist the uninsured and disadvantaged. Creator of educational and support groups to drive cancer awareness in the community.

Key Strengths:
Effective Communicator
Sought-After Public Speaker
Strong Work-Ethic
Excellent Bedside Manners
Practice Builder
Dynamic, Engaging Personality
Team Player
Advocate for Evidence-Based Medicine Educator
Demonstrated Track Record of Clinical Success, Innovation and Leadership

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: houston

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: MD Subject: Radiation Oncologist Institution: Washington University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Medical Director Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: Altus Baytown Cancer Center Title: Greater Triangle Radiation Oncology Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Title: Independent Contractor Department: Responsibilities: ❖ Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Faculty
❖ Conroe Regional Cancer Center, Houston, TX
❖ Spring Branch Radiation Therapy Center, Houston, TX
❖ Radiation Oncology Associates, P.A., Falls Church, VA
❖ Oncology Associates of Virginia, P.C. Norfolk, VA
❖ VA Medical Center, Washington D.C.
Years: 2003 to 2009 Employer: Greater Houston Radiation and Oncology Title: Partner and Associate Department: Responsibilities: ❖ Six years of experience as an expert in the treatment of breast and GYN cancers within the Greater Houston area.
❖ Initiated treatment programs utilizing IMRT, 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy and the MammoSite Balloon at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, and at both Conroe and Tomball Regional Cancer Centers.
❖ Secured staff privileges at Houston Northwest Medical Center, Bayshore Hospital, Memorial Hermann
Southeast Hospital and St. Luke’s Community Hospital.
❖ Founded Breast and General Tumor Boards at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, and multiple educational and support groups for patients and the community.
❖ Collaborated in the development of the Breast Disease Regional Group of North Houston.
❖ Recognized as the only physician in North Houston utilizing radioactive iodine ablation for the treatment of thyroid cancer.
❖ Cofounded the only free clinic providing care to uninsured in North Houston.
❖ Initiated and led Genetic Counseling and Testing in North Houston.
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: Loyola University Medical Center Title: Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities: ❖ Chief of Breast, GYN, and Brachytherapy Services.
❖ Participated in the research and development of the MammoSite Balloon leading to FDA approval and later utilized it as a standard option for the treatment of breast cancer.
❖ Implemented GYN HDR Brachytherapy program, treated 700+ patients with breast and GYN cancer, and performed 200+ HDR procedures.
❖ Assisted in the research and development of Endovascular Brachytherapy.
❖ Managed Total Body Irradiation and lymphoma program.
Years: 1986 to 1993 Employer: Private Clinic & Emergency Department Title: Family Practitioner Department: Responsibilities: ❖ Successfully fulfilled national service obligation working at clinics and emergency centers in underprivileged areas of the country.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: to Present Agency: VA Hostpital DC Role: Radiation Oncologist Description:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional Associations:
❖ American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology
❖ American Medical Association

❖ Co-founder (Nonprofit raising funds and encouraging physicians to volunteer at The Community Clinic)
❖ Board Member, Cancer Counseling (Nonprofit health agency offering free professional counseling & community education)
❖ Representative, North Houston, Breast Health Collaborative of Texas (Addresses service gaps and improves access to breast cancer treatment for women)
❖ Chair, Healthcare Initiative Committee for Relay for Life of South Montgomery County
❖ Co-founder, Cancer Education Group
❖ Founder, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Cancer Family Support Group
❖ Founder, Stage IV Cancer Support Group for Relatives & Caregivers
❖ Founder, Yoga for Cancer Survivors
❖ Trainer, CanCare (interfaith cancer support network)
❖ Member, Cancer Resource Ministry, Fellowship of The Woodlands
❖ Member, Power of Purse, the Women’s Initiative of the United Way of Greater Houston
❖ Grants Review Panel, Komen Houston Affiliate Grants Program
❖ Volunteer, The Rose (Houston’s leading nonprofit breast cancer org
Licenses / Certifications
❖ Radiation Oncology Board (original certification 2001, recertification 2012)
❖ Texas State Medical Licensure
❖ Illinois State Medical Licensure
❖ Florida State Medical Licensure
❖ Arizona State Medical Licensure
❖ New Jersey State Medical Licensure
❖ Nevada State Medical Licensure
Professional Appointments
Lectures, Seminars, & CME Programs:
❖ Guest Speaker, “Breast Cancer”, In the Pink of Health Luncheon, Woodlands Marriott Waterway
❖ Role of MRI in the Treatment of Breast Cancer
❖ Hereditary Colon & Endometrial Cancer
❖ Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer
❖ Partial Breast Irradiation
❖ IMRT Technology
❖ Debate: Accuracy on Sentinel Node Biopsy after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
❖ Role of Radiation Therapy in Management of Endometrial Cancer
❖ Role of Radiation Therapy in Management of Breast Cancer
❖ Role of Radiation Therapy in Management of Colon Cancer
❖ “What is Cancer” & “New Advances in the Treatment of Cancer” (Fellowship of the Woodlands annual cancer fair, CanCare training and refresher courses)
❖ Genetic Counseling & Testing for Hereditary Cancers
❖ Houston’s Annual Breast Summit, Panel Member
❖ Speaker's Bureau: Myriad Genetics

Media Appearances:
❖ Great Day Houston KHOU Channel 11 (CBS) “Inflammatory Breast Cancer”
❖ Great Day Houston KHOU Channel 11 (CBS) “Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer”
❖ KPRC Channel 2 (NBC) Local News “Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer”
❖ Radio Sedaye Iran (KRSI) Houston, Texas Monthly Cancer Program
❖ Open Journal Pacifica Radio KPFT Houston: Panel Discussion
❖ Authored articles for The Houston Chronicle, The Villager & The Conroe Courier

Research:
❖ 3-D Conformal Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Cancers of Paranasal Sinuses
❖ Toxicity & Outcomes of Treatment in Patients with Post-operative Radiation for Carcinoma of the Cervix (Winner of American Brachytherapy Society Travel Award)
❖ Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Floor of the Mouth
❖ Role of IMRT in Treatment of GYN Cancers—Poster Presentation at ASTRO
Medical / Professional
Clinical Experience:
❖ 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy: expert (18 years of experience)
❖ Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): expert (16 years of experience)
❖ Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy (LDR): expert (16 years of experience)
❖ High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR): expert (16 years of experience)
❖ Radioactive Iodine Ablation: expert (16 years of experience)
❖ Breast Brachytherapy (MammoSite & Contura): expert (12 years of experience)
❖ GYN Brachytherapy (LDR and HDR): expert (16 years of experience)
❖ Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT): very strong (6 years of experience)
❖ Clinical Cancer Genetics Counseling and Testing: expert (9 years of experience)
❖ Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT): familiar (One year of experience)
❖ Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS): familiar (One year of experience)

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, Resident, Radiation Oncology • St. Louis, MO 1996-1999
Episcopal Hospital, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Internship, Internal Medicine • Philadelphia, PA 1995-1996
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, Research Fellowship, Radiation Oncology • St. Louis, MO 1994-1995
Jorjani Medical Center, Resident, Radiation Oncology • Tehran, Iran 1993-1994
Ghaem Hospital, Internship, Transitional Medicine • Mashad, Iran 1985-1986
Shiraz University Medical School, Medical School (M.D.) • Shiraz, Iran 1977-1986

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Proficient
Farsi Native language

Fields of Expertise

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