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Expert in GYN, Head, Neck & Lung Cancer, Bio-Terror Radiation, Radiation Oncology

Expert ID: 726541 New York, USA

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Expert is a Professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical Director and Director of Clinical Investigation in the Dept. of Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. His lab research was the first to discover the relationship between clinical pneumonitis and Interleukin 1 and interleukin 6. He has authored numerous abstracts, manuscripts and book chapters and has one patent on the topic of the prevention of and therapy for radiation toxicity. Expert has several administrative and medical certificates and holds numerous professional leadership and editorial appointments for various national organizations and professional journals including as National Board Examiner for the American Board of Radiology and manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

His research interest in the past years has focused on the translational research of the following areas: radiation normal tissue injury to lung, genotoxicity and bone marrow injury from radiation, chemoradiation interaction, radiosensitization, biomarkers of radiation injury, and radiation terror related investigations.

His laboratory research include studying the interaction between chemotherapeutic agents and ionizing radiation, radiosensitization, radiation bone marrow injury, radiosensitization using chemotherapeutic agents for human cancer and radiation genotoxcity, lung injury and circulating biomarkers. Other translational research include radioprotectors in the prevention of radiation pulmonary injury, genotoxicity and bone marrow injury from radiation in cancer patients receiving radiation and biomarkers for radiation exposure, micronucleus assays, dicentric assays and cytogenetic damage.

Expert's other research activities include clinical research on clinical protocols on large field irradiation (NIH/NSAID), the efficacy and safety of palifermin for dysphagia, chemoradiaotherapy and the consolidation of chemotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer, Efficacy and Safety of Weekly Doses of Palifermin (Recombinant Human Keratinocyte Growth Factor - rHuKGF), Taxotere (docetaxel) with concurrent radiotherapy, Cevimeline Hydrochloride at 45 mg TID, Safety and Efficacy of Benzydamine Hydrochloride 0.15% Oral Rinse, Angiogenic factor and APC DNA as markers for lung cancer, Efficacy and Safety of Cevimeline, and Low-Dose Paclitaxel Radiosensitization.

Expert has provided consultation as a grant reviewer for several universities and national science agencies regarding weapons of mass destruction, specializing in bioterror radiation use and exposure, tobacco-related disease research and radiology and oncology related topics. Expert has provided consultation as an advisory board member on several health and pharmaceutical agencies.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Buffalo, New York - Rochester, New York - Syracuse, New York - Niagara Falls, New York

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1990 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine
Year: 1988 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Experimental Pathology Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine
Year: 1976 Degree: B.S. Subject: Pre-med Institution: National Taiwan University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Medicine Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, American Medical Association, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Southwest Oncology Group, American Association for Women Radiologists, and the Women Against Lung Cancer.
Licenses / Certifications
Expert is board certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology and by the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is licensed to practice in the State of New York and and Massachusetts by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine.
Professional Appointments
Expert’s professional appointments include being Medical Director of the Dept. of Radiation Oncology and Director of Clinical Investigation in the Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Peer Review Committee member, Medical Faculty Council, SMH Quality Counsel Committee member, Co-Chair of JPWCC Faulty Staff Campaign Committee, and Attending Oncologist at various hospitals, with academic appointments as Professor at his institution. Expert serves on numerous different committees including the NCI Lung Intergroup Correlative Sciences Committee, as Moderator and Co-chair of meeting organizers, as Moderator of the Lung Session hosted by the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, as a National Board Examiner for the American Board of Radiology, as a member of the Steering Committee of Disease Site of Lung for the Southwest Oncology Group and the Radiotherapy Oncology Group and as Co-chair of Translational Research Program for lung and the Intergroup Study. He is a Manuscript Reviewer for several biological and oncology journals.
Awards / Recognition
Expert received the Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant by the National Institute of Health, the Medical Student Research Training Grant from the University of Washington and the Teacher of the Year Award from the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology.
Medical / Professional
Expert interned in internal medicine at the Virginia Mason Hospital and was a resident in radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was trained as a clinical fellow at Harvard University School of Medicine.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 1 patent, 8 book chapter publications, and over 40 abstract and manuscript publications regarding Oncology and Radiology.

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