Author Bios



Jeffrey C. Buchsbaum, MD, PhD

Jeffrey C. Buchsbaum, MD, PhD

Dr. Buchsbaum is Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, Departments of Radiation Oncology, Pediatrics, and Neurological Surgery, Indianapolis; Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics, Bloomington.

Jeffrey C. Buchsbaum, MD, PhD, AM

Jeffrey C. Buchsbaum, MD, PhD, AM

Dr. Buchsbaum is an Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, Departments of Radiation Oncology, Pediatrics, and Neurological Surgery, IU Health University Hospital, IU Health Proton Therapy Center, Bloomington, IN.


Jeffrey C. Hellinger, MD, MBA, FACC, Nicole Mendelson, Varsha Pujata, MD, Zain Kassam, MD, Caren Jahre, MD

Jeffrey C. Hellinger, MD, MBA, FACC, Nicole Mendelson, Varsha Pujata, MD, Zain Kassam, MD, Caren Jahre, MD

Dr. Hellinger, Ms. Mendelson, Dr. Pujata, Dr. Kassam, and Dr. Jahre are with the New York Cardiovascular Institute, Lenox Hill Radiology and Medical Imaging, New York, NY.

Jeffrey C. Hellinger, MD, MBA, FACC; Zain Kassam, MD; Nicole Mendelson

Jeffrey C. Hellinger, MD, MBA, FACC; Zain Kassam, MD; Nicole Mendelson

Dr. Hellinger, Dr. Kassam, and Ms. Mendelson are with the New York Cardiovascular Institute at Lenox Hill Radiology and Medical Imaging in New York, NY.

Jennifer Vogel, MD; Sriram Venigalla, MD; Sonam Sharma, MD; Robert A. Lustig, MD; Christine Hill-Kayser, MD; Jacob E. Shabason, MD

Jennifer Vogel, MD; Sriram Venigalla, MD; Sonam Sharma, MD; Robert A. Lustig, MD; Christine Hill-Kayser, MD; Jacob E. Shabason, MD

Dr. Vogel is an assistant professor, Department of Radiation Oncology,Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Dr. Venigalla is an instructor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Dr. Sharma is an assistant professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY. Dr. Lustig is a professor, Dr. Hill-Kayser is an associate professor, and Dr. Shabason is an assistant professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Disclosure: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. None of the authors received outside funding for the production of this original manuscript. Prior presentation: This manuscript was presented in abstract form at the American Society for Radiation Oncology 2018 meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 21-24.


Jerry T. Liu, MD; Jessica Niakan, MD; Mary B. Beasley, MD; Paul Stelzer, MD; Robert G. Maki, MD, PhD; and Michael Buckstein, MD,

Jerry T. Liu, MD; Jessica Niakan, MD; Mary B. Beasley, MD; Paul Stelzer, MD; Robert G. Maki, MD, PhD; and Michael Buckstein, MD,

Dr. Liu is chief resident, Department of Radiation Oncology; Dr. Niakin is a fellow and Dr. Beasley is associate professor of pathology, Department of Pathology; Dr. Stelzer is professor of cardiovascular surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Dr. Maki is professor of medicine, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology; and Dr. Buckstein is assistant professor of radiation oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology; all at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York, NY.

Jessica Chan, MD, MPH; Alfredo Polo, MD, PhD; Eduardo Zubizarreta, MD; Jean-Marc Bourque, MD, MScPH; Amanda J. Sheppard, MSc, PhD; Robert Olson, MD, MSc; Kristopher Dennis, MD, PhD; Michael Brundage, MD, MSc; Ben Slotman, MD, PhD; May Abdel-Wahab, MD, PhD

Jessica Chan, MD, MPH; Alfredo Polo, MD, PhD; Eduardo Zubizarreta, MD; Jean-Marc Bourque, MD, MScPH; Amanda J. Sheppard, MSc, PhD; Robert Olson, MD, MSc; Kristopher Dennis, MD, PhD; Michael Brundage, MD, MSc; Ben Slotman, MD, PhD; May Abdel-Wahab, MD, PhD

Dr. Chan is a medical resident at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa, Canada; a PhD student at Amsterdam UMC – Vrije University Medical Center, The Netherlands; and a former intern at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria. Dr. Polo, Dr. Zubizarreta and Dr. Abdel-Wahab are radiation oncologists at IAEA. Dr. Bourque is a radiation oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa; a consultant at IAEA; and a research affiliate at the Institute of Cancer Policy, Kings College London, United Kingdom. Dr. Dennis is a radiation oncologist, at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. Dr. Sheppard is a scientist at the Indigenous Cancer Care Unit, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, and assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Dr. Olson is a radiation oncologist, BC Cancer Centre for the North, Prince George, Canada. Dr. Brundage is a radiation oncologist at the Cancer Research Institute at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. Dr. Slotman is a radiation oncologist at the Amsterdam UMC – Vrije University Medical Center. 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. Prior presentations: Chan J, Polo A, Abdel-Wahab M, Hirata D, Bourque JM, Zubizarreta E. Access to radiotherapy among indigenous populations in Canada. Poster presented at: 1) American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting; Oct. 21-24, 2018; San Antonio, Texas. 2) Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting; Sept. 12-15, 2018; Montreal, Canada. 3) Toronto Global Cancer Control Conference; March 1-3, 2018; Toronto, Canada.


Jessica G. Zarzour, MD, Rupan Sanyal, MD, and Cheri L. Canon, MD

Jessica G. Zarzour, MD, Rupan Sanyal, MD, and Cheri L. Canon, MD

Dr. Zarzour is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, Dr. Sanyal is an Associate Professor and the Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology, and Dr. Canon is a Professor and the Chair of Radiology, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL.

Joel Yarney, MD; Hannah Ayettey Anie, MD; Verna Vanderpuye, MD; Francis Adumata Asamoah, MD; Baffuor Awuah, MD; Clement Edusa, MD; Samuel Tagoe, PhD; Samuel Denyo, BTech; Pearl Aba Scott, MD; Francis Doughan, MPhil; Kofi Adesi Kyei, PhD; Charles Aidoo, HND; Bismark Dwobeng, MD; Rebecca Wong, MD; Horia Vulpe, MD; Shivanshu Awasthi, MPH, PharmD; Angelina Fink, MPH; Stuart Wasserman, MS; Peter Johnstone, MD; Louis Harrison, MD; Kosj Yamoah, MD, PhD

Joel Yarney, MD; Hannah Ayettey Anie, MD; Verna Vanderpuye, MD; Francis Adumata Asamoah, MD; Baffuor Awuah, MD; Clement Edusa, MD; Samuel Tagoe, PhD; Samuel Denyo, BTech; Pearl Aba Scott, MD; Francis Doughan, MPhil; Kofi Adesi Kyei, PhD; Charles Aidoo, HND; Bismark Dwobeng, MD; Rebecca Wong, MD; Horia Vulpe, MD; Shivanshu Awasthi, MPH, PharmD; Angelina Fink, MPH; Stuart Wasserman, MS; Peter Johnstone, MD; Louis Harrison, MD; Kosj Yamoah, MD, PhD

Dr. Yarney, Dr. Ayettey Anie, Dr. Vanderpuye, Dr. Asamoah, Dr. Awuah, Dr. Tagoe, Mr. Denyo, Dr. Scott, Dr. Doughan, Dr. Kyei, and Dr. Aidoo are with the National Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Center, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana. Dr. Edusais at Sweden Ghana Medical Center. Dr. Dwobeng is at the National Center for Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana. Dr. Wong and Dr. Vulpe are at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Awasthi, Ms. Fink, Dr. Wasserman, Dr. Johnstone, Dr. Harrison, and Dr. Yamoah are at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. 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.


John A. Vargo, MD, and Sushil Beriwal, MD

John A. Vargo, MD, and Sushil Beriwal, MD

Prepared by Dr. Vargo and Dr. Beriwal while at the Magee Women’s Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

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