Author Bios



Heva Jasmine Saadatmand, MPH; Cheng-Chia Wu, MD, PhD; and Tony J. C. Wang, MD

Heva Jasmine Saadatmand, MPH; Cheng-Chia Wu, MD, PhD; and Tony J. C. Wang, MD

Miss Saadatmand is a fourth-year medical student, Dr. Wu is a resident physician in radiation oncology, and Dr. Wang is assistant professor of radiation oncology, all in the Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. Miss Saadatmand and Dr. Wu are co-first authors.

Hilario Yankey; Jordan M. Anaokar, MD; Joshua E. Meyer, MD

Hilario Yankey; Jordan M. Anaokar, MD; Joshua E. Meyer, MD

Mr. Yankey is a fourth-year medical student at Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Anaokar is assistant professor of radiology, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. Also at Fox Chase, Dr. Meyer is associate professor of radiation oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology. Disclosure: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose, and no part of this article has been previously published elsewhere. Acknowledgements: This publication was supported by grant number P30 CA006927 from the National Cancer Institute, NIH. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the National Cancer Institute or the National Institutes of Health.


Hina Arif-Tiwari, MD, Bobby Kalb, MD, Surya Chundru, MD, James Costello, MD, Cary G. Sauer, MD, MSc, Diego R. Martin, MD, PhD, F

Hina Arif-Tiwari, MD, Bobby Kalb, MD, Surya Chundru, MD, James Costello, MD, Cary G. Sauer, MD, MSc, Diego R. Martin, MD, PhD, F

Dr. Arif-Tiwari, Dr. Kalb, Dr. Chundru, Dr. Costello, Dr. Martin, and Mr. Ghishan are at the University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ; Dr. Goldschmid is at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ; and Dr. Sauer is at the Emory University School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

Howard E. Morgan, BS; Maxwell C. McDonald, MD; J. Ben Wilkinson, MD

Howard E. Morgan, BS; Maxwell C. McDonald, MD; J. Ben Wilkinson, MD

Prepared by Mr. Morgan, medical student at LSU Health Science Center, Shreveport, LA; Dr. McDonald, medical oncologist, Willis-Knighton HealthSystem, Shreveport; and Dr. Wilkinson, radiation oncologist, Willis-Knighton Health System.

Ibrahim Abu-Gheida, MD; Christopher Fleming, MD; Paul Ramia, MD; Omar Mian, MD PhD; Rahul Tendulkar, MD; and Jay Ciezki, MD

Ibrahim Abu-Gheida, MD; Christopher Fleming, MD; Paul Ramia, MD; Omar Mian, MD PhD; Rahul Tendulkar, MD; and Jay Ciezki, MD

Dr. Abu-Gheida is a radiation oncology fellow, Dr. Fleming is a first-year resident, Dr. Mian is associate staff, Dr. Tendulkar is the clinical director and residency program director, and Dr. Ciezki is a staff physician, Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Institute, Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Ramia is a second-year resident at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute, Department of Radiation Oncology, Beirut, Lebanon. The authors would like to thank Chirag Shah, MD, and Salim Balik, PhD, for their contributions.


Imad Azouka, MD

Imad Azouka, MD

Prepared by Dr. Azouka while practicing at Al Sharq Hospital, Fujairah, UAE.

Imran H. Chowdhury, MS; Shireen Parsai, MD; Senthilkumar Gandhidasan, MD; Rupesh Kotecha, MD; and John H. Suh, MD, FASTRO

Imran H. Chowdhury, MS; Shireen Parsai, MD; Senthilkumar Gandhidasan, MD; Rupesh Kotecha, MD; and John H. Suh, MD, FASTRO

Mr. Chowdhury is a medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, PA. Dr. Gandhidasan is a fellow at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, Dr. Parsai and Dr. Kotecha are resident physicians at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, and Dr. Suh is a professor and the chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Conflicts of interest: Dr. Suh: consultant and research support from Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA; honorarium from Philips Medical Systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Isabelle Martel-Lafay, MD, Pascal Pommier, MD, Pierre Clavére, MD, PhD, Jean-Paul Labat, MD, PhD, Mohamed Benchalal, MD, Jean-No

Isabelle Martel-Lafay, MD, Pascal Pommier, MD, Pierre Clavére, MD, PhD, Jean-Paul Labat, MD, PhD, Mohamed Benchalal, MD, Jean-No

Dr. Martel-Lafay and Dr. Pommier are Radiation Oncologists, Radiotherapy Department, Center Leon Berard, Lyon, France; Dr. Clavére is Professor and Department Chairman, Radiotherapy Department, University Hospital Limoges, France; Dr. Labat is a Radiation Oncologist, Radiotherapy Department, University Hospital, Brest, France; Dr. Benchalal is a Radiation Oncologist, Radiotherapy Department, University Hospital Rennes, France; Dr. Talabard is a Radiation Oncologist, Radiotherapy Department, University Hospital Saint-Etienne, France; Dr. Teissier is a Radiation Oncologist, Radiotherapy Department, Center Azuréen Mougins, France; Dr. d’Hombres is a Radiation Oncologist, Radiotherapy Department, University Hospital Lyon, France; Dr. Touboul is Professor and Department Chairman, Radiotherapy Department, Tenon Hospital APHP, Paris, France; Dr. Bozonnat is a Statistician, Clinical Research University Institute, Montpellier, France; Mr. Montella is a Statistician, Biostatistics Department, Center Léon Bérard, Lyon, France; and Dr. Fournel is a Lung Specialist, Clinical Oncology, University Hospital, Saint Etienne, France. GFPC is the Groupe Français de PneumoCancérologie, and IFCT is the Intergroupe Francophone de Cancérologie Thoracique, France


Islam Younes, MD; Tzough-Liang Sun, MA; Wendy A. Woodward, MD, PhD

Islam Younes, MD; Tzough-Liang Sun, MA; Wendy A. Woodward, MD, PhD

Dr. Younes is a visiting research fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Mr. Sun is a senior physicist in the Department of Radiation Physics, and Dr. Woodward is a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX. Disclosure: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. None of the authors received outside funding for the production of this original manuscript and no part of this article has been previously published elsewhere.


Jacob A. Miller, BS; Ehsan H. Balagamwala, MD; Alireza Mohammadi, MD; Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD; John H. Suh, MD; Samuel T. Chao, MD

Jacob A. Miller, BS; Ehsan H. Balagamwala, MD; Alireza Mohammadi, MD; Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD; John H. Suh, MD; Samuel T. Chao, MD

Mr. Miller is a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Balagamwala is a resident physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Mohammadi is a staff physician in the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, Dr. Mekhail is a staff physician in the Department of Pain Management, Dr. Suh is chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Dr. Chao is a staff physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology, all at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

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