Department of Radiation Oncology

Neil K Taunk

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Neil K Taunk, M.D., M.S.

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

Contact information
Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-6515
Education:
BA (Economics and Biology (Dual Major))
Cornell University, 2007.
MS (Clinical and Translational Science)
Robert Wood Johnson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rutgers University, 2011.
MD (Distinction in Research)
Robert Wood Johson Medical School, Rutgers University, 2012.
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Selected Publications

Grewal AS, Freedman GM, Jones JA, Taunk NK.: Hypofractionated radiation therapy for durable palliative treatment of bleeding, fungating breast cancers. Practical Radiation Oncology March 2019.

Kennedy C, Freedman G, Taunk N, Scheuermann R, Dong L, Metz JM, Li T: Whole Breast Irradiation with Halcyonâ„¢ 2.0: Workflow and Efficiency of Field-in-Field Treatment with Dynamic Beam Flattening Technique and kV Cone Beam Computed Tomography. Cureus Oct 2018.

Golden DW, Kauffmann GE, McKillip RP, Farnan JM, Park YS, Schwartz A; Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group. Hirsch AE, Warren LE, Spektor A, Rudra S, Jimenez RB, Colbert LE, Gunther JR, Das P, Wu AJ, Du K, Kruser TJ, Nabavizadeh N, Thomas CR Jr, Hara W, McDonald A, Chang EM, Braunstein S, Chmura SJ, Amsbaugh MJ, Yechieli R, Takita C, Dean M, Asher D, Taunk NK, Vargo JA, Beriwal S, Ye JC, Ballas L, Ballo MT, Brower JV, Bradley KA, Rao YJ, Stahl JM, Higgins SA.: Objective Evaluation of a Didactic Curriculum for the Radiation Oncology Medical Student Clerkship. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 101(5): 1039-1045, Aug 2018.

Wojcieszynski Andrzej P, Hullett Craig R, Medlin Erin E, Taunk Neil K, Shabason Jacob E, Brower Jeffrey V, Chen Shuai, Bekelman Justin E, Barroilhet Lisa M, Bradley Kristin A: The role of radiation therapy in the treatment of Stage II endometrial cancer: A large database study. Brachytherapy 17(4): 645-652, Jul-Aug 2018.

Taunk Neil K, Oh Jung Hun, Shukla-Dave Amita, Beal Kathryn, Vachha Behroze, Holodny Andrei, Hatzoglou Vaios: Early posttreatment assessment of MRI perfusion biomarkers can predict long-term response of lung cancer brain metastases to stereotactic radiosurgery. Neuro-oncology 20(4): 567-575, Mar 2018.

Moraes Fabio Y, Mendez Lucas C, Taunk Neil K, Raman Srinivas, Suh John H, Souhami Luis, Slotman Ben, Weltman Eduardo, Spratt Daniel E, Berlin Alejandro, Marta Gustavo N: Funding source, conflict of interest and positive conclusions in neuro-oncology clinical trials. Journal of neuro-oncology 136(3): 585-593, Feb 2018.

Bakhoum Samuel F, Ngo Bryan, Laughney Ashley M, Cavallo Julie-Ann, Murphy Charles J, Ly Peter, Shah Pragya, Sriram Roshan K, Watkins Thomas B K, Taunk Neil K, Duran Mercedes, Pauli Chantal, Shaw Christine, Chadalavada Kalyani, Rajasekhar Vinagolu K, Genovese Giulio, Venkatesan Subramanian, Birkbak Nicolai J, McGranahan Nicholas, Lundquist Mark, LaPlant Quincey, Healey John H, Elemento Olivier, Chung Christine H, Lee Nancy Y, Imielenski Marcin, Nanjangud Gouri, Pe'er Dana, Cleveland Don W, Powell Simon N, Lammerding Jan, Swanton Charles, Cantley Lewis C: Chromosomal instability drives metastasis through a cytosolic DNA response. Nature 553(7689): 467-472, Jan 2018.

Murshed H. Updated by Taunk N: Gynecologic Cancer. Clinical Fundamentals for Radiation Oncologists 2018.

Taunk NK, Goyal S: Spine Radiosurgery. Precision Radiation Oncology. Rutgers University Press, 2018.

Cohen Gil'ad N, Episcopia Karen, Lim Seng-Boh, LoSasso Thomas J, Rivard Mark J, Taggar Amandeep S, Taunk Neil K, Wu Abraham J, Damato Antonio L: Intraoperative implantation of a mesh of directional palladium sources (CivaSheet): Dosimetry verification, clinical commissioning, dose specification, and preliminary experience. Brachytherapy 16(6): 1257-1264, Nov - Dec 2017.

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