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Graduating Brachytherapy Fellows 

2021-2022: Shauna McVorran, MD

  • Education/Training:
    • 2017-2021: Radiation Oncology Residency, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
    • 2020-2021: Chief Resident
    • 2015-2016:  Internal Medicine Preliminary, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, Queens NY
    • 2011-2015:  Doctor of Medicine, St George’s University  School of Medicine, St George’s Granada, Magna Com Laude

2019-2020: Ranjani Padmanabhan, MD

  • Education/Training:
    • 2002: Government Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, Bachelor of medicine and surgery (MBBS), Medical Degree
    • 2004: Graduate Internship - Clinical Management in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecological, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Community Medicine.
  • Research:
    • Padmanabhan R, Pinkawa M and Song DY. Hydrogel Spacers in Prostate Radiotherapy: A Promising Approach to Decrease Rectal Toxicity. Future Oncol. Dec, 2017. 13(29): 2697-2708. [PMID:29168659]

2018-2019 Francis Adumata Asamoah M.D.

  • Education/Training:
    • 2010: University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry, Ghana (M.B. Ch.B.)
    • 2016: Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons – Faculty of Radiology, Oncology and Radiotherapy; Ghana
  • Awards:
    • 1999: National Best Basic Schools Examination Candidate, Western Region, Ghana
    • 2009: National Executive Chairman, Federation of Ghana Catholic Health Trainees
    • 2012: President, Junior Doctors' Association - Tamale Teaching Hospital
  • Research:
    • Asamoah FA, Yarney J, Awasthi S, Vanderpuye V, Venkat PS, Fink AK, Naghavi AO, Abrahams A, Mensah JE, Sasu E, Tagoe SNA, Johnstone PAS and Yamoah K. Contemporary Radiation Treatment of Prostate Cancer in Africa: A Ghanaian Experience. J Glob Oncol. Jul, 2018. 4(1-13. [PMID:30085846]
    • Vulpe H, Asamoah FA, Maganti M, Vanderpuye V, Fyles A and Yarney J. External Beam Radiation Therapy and Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer: The Experience of the National Centre for Radiotherapy in Accra, Ghana. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. Apr 1, 2018. 100(5): 1246-1253. [PMID:29395628]
    • Asamoah FA, Yarney J, Awasthi S, Vanderpuye V, Dadzie MA, Fink A, Naghavi AO, Abrahams A, Mensah JE, Sasu E, Tagoe SN, Dhillon J, Johnstone PAS and Yamoah K. Definitive Radiation Treatment Patterns and Outcomes for Low and Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer Patients: A Cross-Continental Comparative Study. Am J Clin Oncol. Dec, 2019. 42(12): 937-944. [PMID:31584456]
    • Awasthi S, Gerke T, Park JY, Asamoah FA, Williams VL, Fink AK, Balkrishnan R, Lee DI, Malkowicz SB, Lal P, Dhillon J, Pow-Sang JM, Rebbeck TR and Yamoah K. Optimizing Time to Treatment to Achieve Durable Biochemical Disease Control after Surgery in Prostate Cancer: A Multi-Institutional Cohort Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. Mar, 2019. 28(3): 570-577. [PMID:30413401]
    • Awasthi S, Gerke T, Williams VL, Asamoah F, Fink AK, Balkrishnan R, Park JY and Yamoah K. Interrelationship between Health Insurance Status and Prostate Cancer Grade Can Have Critical Impact on Prostate Cancer Disease Control: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Cancer Control. Jan-Dec, 2019. 26(1): 1073274819837184. [PMID:30935222]
    • Coordinated intra-operative and post implant prostate biopsies on MCC protocol 19435 (phase I/II NCT03543189 Trial) studying the benefit of adding Nivolumab to androgen deprivation in Gleason grade group 5 prostate cancers
  • Current Position:
    • 2020: Clinical Oncologist, National Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Center, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

2017-2018 Anupam Rishi, M.D.

  • Education/Training:
    • 2011: Calcutta University, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India (MBBS), M.D.
    • 2015: Senior residency in radiation oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    • 2016: Head and neck clinical fellowship in radiation oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada
    • 2017: Clinical Fellowship in the Future of Radiation Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Awards:
    • 2011: Medal of Academic Excellence in Residency
    • 2013: ASTRO Annual Meeting Scientific Abstract Travel Award
    • 2013: ASTRO Travel Grant
    • 2013: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research Travel Grant
    • 2014: Best Scientific Abstract Award, Indian Society of Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting
    • 2017: Best Poster Award, Moffitt Scientific Symposium
  • Research:
    • Caudell JJ, Torres-Roca JF, Gillies RJ, Enderling H, Kim S, Rishi A, Moros EG and Harrison LB. The Future of Personalised Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer. Lancet Oncol. May, 2017. 18(5): e266-e273. [PMID:28456586]
    • Rishi A, Hui Huang S, O'Sullivan B, Goldstein DP, Lu L, Ringash J, Waldron J, Wells W, Sun A, Hope A, Chung P, Giuliani M, Spreafico A, Tong L, Xu W and Bayley A. Outcome Following Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Basal Cell Carcinoma with 'Aggressive' Features. Oral Oncol. Sep, 2017. 72(157-164. [PMID:28797452]
    • Kayaleh R, Krzyston H, Rishi A, Naziri J, Frakes J, Choi J, El-Haddad G, Parikh N, Sweeney J and Kis B. Transarterial Radioembolization Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Liver-Dominant Metastatic Disease Using Yttrium-90 Glass Microspheres: A Single-Institution Retrospective Study. J Vasc Interv Radiol. Jul, 2020. 31(7): 1060-1068. [PMID:32534978]
    • Krzyston H, Morse B, Deperalta D, Rishi A, Kayaleh R, El-Haddad G, Smith J, Druta M and Kis B. Liver-Directed Treatments of Liver-Dominant Metastatic Leiomyosarcoma. Diagn Interv Radiol. Jul 7, 2020. [PMID:32673206]
  • Current Position:
    • 2020: Radiation oncology resident (PGY3), Moffitt Cancer Center