Department of Radiation Oncology

Surbhi Grover

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

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

V.Verma, A. Barsky , W.Haque , P.V.Polamraju , E.B. Ludmir , N.G. Zaorsky, D. M. Trifiletti , S.Grover , J.S. Friedberg , C.B. Simone, II" : Quantitation and Predictors of Short-Term Mortality Following Extrapleural Pneumonectomy, Pleurectomy/Decortication, and Nonoperative Management for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Journal of Thoracic Disease October 2020.

M.Abdel-Wahab, S. Grover, E. Zubizarreta, and A.Polo.: Addressing the burden of cervical cancer through IAEA Global brachytherapy initiatives. Brachytherapy September 2020.

D.Seth, V.L.Williams, D.E.McMahon, S.Regan, N.Busakhala, K.Wools-Kaloustian, K.Mosoajane, T.B.Ralefala, M.Kayembe, K.Iregbu, V.Kwaghe, E.Jedy-Agba, L.Oyesiku, T.Maurer, A.Jaquet, I.V.Bassett, J.Martin, S.Grover, E.E.Freeman, and the International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA). : The role of dermatology in Kaposi sarcoma diagnosis across three regions in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology August 2020.

Z.J Ward, S.Grover, A.M. Scott, S.Woo, D.H. Salama, E.C. Jones, T.El-Diasty, B.R. Pieters, E.L. Trimble, H.A. Vargas, H.Hricak, R.Atun: The role and contribution of treatment and imaging modalities in global cervical cancer management: survival estimates from a simulation-based analysis. The Lancet Oncology August 2020.

T.J.Rick, B.Habtamu, W.Tigeneh, A.Abreha, Y.van Norden, S.Grover, M.Assefa, W.Heemsbergen, and L.Incrocci.: Radiotherapy Practice for Treatment of Bone Metastasis in Ethiopia. JGO August 2020.

M.J.Silverberg, W.Leyden, R.U.Hernández-Ramírez, L.Qin, H.Lin, A.C.Justice, N.A.Hessol, C.J.Achenbach, G.D'Souza, E.A.Engels, K.N.Althoff, A.M.Mayor, T.R.Sterling, M.M.Kitahata, R.J.Bosch, M.S.Saag, C.S.Rabkin, M.A.Horberg, M.J.Gill, S.Grover, W.C.Mathews, J.Li, H.M.Crane, S.J. Gange, B.Lau, R.D. Moore, R.Dubrow, R.S.Neugebauer : Timing of Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation and Risk of Cancer among Persons Living with HIV. Clinical Infectious Diseases August 2020.

R.K.Bhatia, S.Sastri (Chopra), V.A.R.Palkonda, G.V.Giri, S.Senapati, R.S.Bilimagga, M.Chadha, A.N. Viswanathan, S.Grover: Assessing radiation oncology research needs in India: Results of a physician survey. Indian Journal of Cancer July 2020.

M.Mutebi, R.Bhatia, O.Salako, F.Rubagumya,S.Grover, N.Hammad : Innovative use of mHealth and Clinical Technology for Oncology Clinical Trials in Africa. Journal of Global Oncology July 2020.

T.T.Sims, G.W.Biegert, MasireD, kebatshabile, T.N.Solley, M.S.Ning, MBEl, M.Mezzari, J.Petrosino, N.Zetola, K.Schmele, L.Colbert, A.Klopp, S.Grover: Tumor Microbial Diversity and Compositional Differences Among Women in Botswana with High-Grade Cervical Dysplasia and Cervical Cancer. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer June 2020.

P.Lewis,E. Amankwaa-Fempong, H.Makwani, M.Bvochora-Nsingo, E.Addison, G.Acquah, S.Yusufu, R.Makufa, C.Edusa, N.Dharsee, S.Grover, L.Court, J.Palta, R.kapoor, A.Aggarwal : Radiotherapy Planning and Peer Review in Sub-Saharan Africa – A Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study of Cloud Based Technology to Enable Remote Peer Review and Training Journal of Global Oncology June 2020.

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