Surbhi Grover, M.D. M.P.H

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Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiation Oncology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-207-6977
Fax: 215-349-8975
B.A. (Economics (Magna Cum Laude))
Columbia University, 2004.
M.D. (Medicine)
Harvard Medical School, 2009.
M.P.H. (Public Health)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2013.
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Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Grover is interested in addressing the growing global cancer burden by focusing on public health endeavors and cost-effective clinical initiatives to improve access to care and outcomes of care in developing countries. Her research interests include racial and ethnic disparities in cancer care and outcomes, HIV-related malignancies, implementation and up-scaling of prevention and treatment programs in low resource settings. Since 2011 she has been working with the Botswana-UPENN partnership in developing an oncology program in Botswana. Her research will be focused on epidemiology of HPV related cancers (cervical, head and neck and anal) and treatment outcomes in patients with HIV and malignancies in Botswana.

Selected Publications

E.Gabriela Chiorean, G.Nandakumar, T.Fadelu, S.Temin, A.Efrain Alarcon-Rozas, S.Bejarano, A.-Emilia Croitoru, S.Grover, P. V. Lohar, A.Odhiambo, S.Hoon Park, E.Ruiz Garcia, C.Teh, A.Rose, B.Zaki, and M.D. Chamberlin: Treatment of Patients with Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer Resource-Stratified Guideline ASCO March 2020.

S. Grover: Radiation Oncology Rotation in Botswana: Resident experience and career interests. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and physics 2020.

E. Gabriela Chiorean, G.Nandakumar, T.Fadelu,S.Temin, A.Efrain Alarcon-Rozas, S.Bejarano, A.Emilia Croitoru, S.Grover, P.V.Lohar, A.Odhiambo, S.Hoon Park, E.Ruiz Garcia, C.Teh, A.Rose, B.Zaki, and M.D.Chamberlin.: Treatment of Patients With Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer: ASCO Resource-Stratified Guideline JCO Global Oncology 2020.

T. B. Ralefala, S.Davey, N.Bonner, B.Monare, G.Dhaliwal, S.Grover: Use of an OP Care smartphone application to improve care of gynecology cancer patients in a low-resource setting. Applied Radiation Oncology December 2019.

S.Grover , N.Zetola, D.Ramogola- Masire, M.Bvochora- Nsingo, A.F Schnader, Rosemarie Mick, L.Gabaitiri, Keikantse Matlhagela, H.Shen, S.Chiyapo, D.Balang, N.Phaladze, O.Nkomazana, H.Friedman, J.Jemmott, B.Chilisa, E.S Robertson: Building research capacity through programme development and research implementation in resource- limited settings - the Ipabalele study protocol: observational cohort studies determining the effect of HIV on the natural history of cervical cancer in Botswan. BMJ journals November 2019.

V L Williams, M Narasimhamurthy, O Rodriguez, K Mosojane, T Bale1, K Kesalopa1, M A Kayembe, S Grover: Dermatology Driven Quality Improvement Interventions to Decrease Diagnostic Delays for Kaposi Sarcoma in Botswana. Journal of Gynecologic Oncology October 2019.

C E Brickman, K J Propert, J S Merlin, J C Liu, S Eady, A Mcghee-Jez, C Ragin, S Grover, R B Cohen, and R Gross : Treatment and Outcomes of Oropharyngeal Cancer in People with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses October 2019.

N. Vapiwala, C. R. Thomas, Jr., S. Grover, M. L. Yap, T. Mitin, L. N. Shulman, M. K. Gospodarowicz, J. Longo, D. G. Petereit, R. D. Ennis, J. A. Hayman, D. Rodin, J. C. Buchsbaum, B. Vikram, M. Abdel-Wahab, A. H. Epstein, P. Okunieff, J. Goldwein, P. Kupelian, J. B. Weidhaas, M. A. Tucker, J. D. Boice, C. D. Fuller, R. F. Thompson, A. D. Trister, S. C. Formenti, M-H Barcellos-Hoff, J Jones, K. V. Dharmarajan, A. L. Zietman, C. N. Coleman: Enhancing Career Paths for Tomorrow’s Radiation Oncologists. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics September 2019.

R. K. Bhatia, M. Narasimhamurthy, Y. M. Martei, P. Prabhakar, J. Hutson, S. Chiyapo, I. Makozhombwe, M. Feldman, M. K. A. Kayembe, K. Cooper, S. Grover: Report of clinico-pathological features of breast cancer in HIV-infected and uninfected women in Botswana. Infectious Agents and Cancer September 2019.

O. Rodriguez, M. Sowash, K. Mosojane, T. Ralefala, S. Grover, P. Haun, C. Kovarik, V. Williams: A retrospective review of cutaneous lymphoma in Botswana. International Journal of Dermatology August 2019.

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