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Amol J Ghia, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Unit Number: 0097
Houston, TX 77030

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2004 University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, MD, Medicine
2000 Duke University, Durham, NC, BS, Cum Laude, BS with Distinction in Psychology and Neuroscience Certificate

Postgraduate Training

7/2008-6/2012 Clinical Residency, Radiation Oncology, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Dennis C. Shrieve, M.D., P.D.
7/2006-6/2008 Research Fellowship, Physician Scientist Training Grant (T-32), University of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Madison, WI, Paul M. Harari, M.D.
7/2004-6/2006 Clinical Residency, Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Robert J. Dempsey, M.D.

Honors and Awards

2011 Roentgen Resident Research Award, Radiological Society of North America
2007 AACR-Eli Lilly Travel Award, AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference
2006 Physician Scientist Training Program in Cancer Medicine (Grant T-32), University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center
2001 Exceptional Summer Student Award, NINDS (NIH)
2000 Community Action Award (Lars Lyon Volunteer Service Award Dinner), Duke University
2000 Howard Hughes Fellowship and Forum for Neuroscience, Duke University

Professional Memberships

American Brachytherapy Society (ABS)
Member, 2009-present
American Radium Society (ARS)
Member, 2009-present
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
Member, 2009-present
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
Member, 2009-present
American Society for Radiology Oncology (ASRO)
Member, 2008-present
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Member, 2007-present
Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO)
Member, 2008-present
Radiation Research Society (RRS)
Member, 2009-present
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Member, 2009-present
Utah Medical Association (UMA)
Member, 2009-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Ghia AJ, Gonzalez VJ, Tward JD, Stroup AM, Pappas L, Gaffney DK. Primary vaginal cancer and chemoradiotherapy: a patterns-of-care analysis. Int J Gynecol Cancer 21(2):378-84, 2/2011. PMID: 21270620.
2. Ghia AJ, Neeley ES, Gaffney DK. Postoperative radiotherapy use and patterns of care analysis for node positive or parametria positive cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 119(3):411-6, 12/2010. e-Pub 9/2010. PMID: 20817225.
3. Ghia AJ, Shrieve DC, Tward JD. Adjuvant radiotherapy use and patterns of care analysis for margin-positive prostate adenocarcinoma with extracapsular extension: postprostatectomy adjuvant radiotherapy: a SEER analysis. Urology 76(5):1169-74, 11/2010. e-Pub 8/2010. PMID: 20709371.
4. Li C, Iida M, Dunn EF, Ghia AJ, Wheeler DL. Nuclear EGFR contributes to acquired resistance to cetuximab. Oncogene 28(43):3801-13, 10/2009. e-Pub 8/2009. PMCID: PMC2900381.
5. Ghia A, Tomé WA, Thomas S, Cannon G, Khuntia D, Kuo JS, Mehta MP. Distribution of brain metastases in relation to the hippocampus: implications for neurocognitive functional preservation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 68(4):971-7, 7/2007. e-Pub 4/2007. PMID: 17446005.

Abstracts

1. Ghia AJ, Jensen RL, Shrieve AF, Shrieve DC. Analysis of factors which influence local control following SRS for brain metastases. 10th Biennial Congress and Exhibition of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, Paris, France, 2011.
2. Ghia AJ, Fischbach AJ, Kringlen MW, Harker CP, Watson GA. Yttrium-90 Microspheres (Therasphere) in the Treatment of Primary and Metastatic Liver Tumors: A Retrospective Analysis. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 78(3 (Supp)):S322, 11/2010.
3. Ghia AJ, Shrieve DC, Tward JD. Adjuvant Radiotherapy Use and Patterns of Care Analysis for Margin Positive Prostate Adenocarcinoma with Extracapsular Extension. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 75(3 (Supp)):S309, 11/2009.
4. Ghia AJ, Tome W, Thomas S, Cannon G, Mehta M, Kuo J. Distribution of brain metastases in relation to the hippocampus. AANS/CNS Section on Tumors Seventh Biennial Satellite Symposium, Washington D.C. 2007.
5. Ghia AJ, Tome W, Thomas S, Cannon G, Mehta M, Kuo J. Distribution of brain metastases in relation to the hippocampus. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 2007.
6. Ghia AJ, Harari PM, Jaradat HA, Connor NP, Tome WA. Normal tissue avoidance and target coverage for oropharynx cancer: radiation technique and patient perceptions regarding quality of life. Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, Palm Springs, CA, 2007.
7. Wheeler DL, Ghia AJ, et. al. Role of Src family kinases in acquired resistance to cetuximab. AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, San Francisco, CA, 2007.
8. Ghia AJ, Theodore W. Imaging 5-HT1A Receptors in Epilepsy: [18F]FCWAY PET and Volumetric MRI. Summer Research Fellowship Poster Day, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 7/2001.

Book Chapters

1. Ghia AJ, Gaffney DK. Radiotherapy for vulvar and vaginal cancer. In: Textbook of Gynaecological Oncology, 2nd. Ed(s) A Ayhan, M Gultekin, P Dursun. Gunes Publishing: Ankara, 2011.
2. Ghia AJ, Proctor M. Pediatric Spinal Infection. In: Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Ed(s) AL Albright, IF Pollack, PD Adelson. Thieme Medical Publishers: New York, 2007.

Last updated: 8/14/2013