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

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, R Wegner, E Ludmir, S Hasan, A Colonias, S Grover, J Friedberg, C Simone, II: Management of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in the Elderly Population. Annals of Surgical Oncology January 2019.

S Shin, C Carpenter, M Ekstrand, Q Wang, S Grover, N Zetola, K Yadav, S Sinha, A Nyamathi: Cervical cancer awareness and presence of abnormal cytology among HIV-infected women on ART in Rural Andhra Pradesh, India. International Journal of STD & AIDS January 2019.

C Slaught, V Williams, S Grover, E Bigger, M Kayembe, S Chiyapo, N Jackson, S Dryden-Peterson, C Kovarik, K Wanat,: A retrospective review of patients with Kaposi’s sarcoma in Botswana. The International Journal of Dermatology December 2018.

R Hernández-Ramirez, L Qin, H Lin, W Leyden, R Neugebauer, K Althoff, C Achenbach, N Hessol, G D’Souza, K Gebo, M J Gill, S Grover, M Horberg, J Li, W C Mathews, A Mayor, L Park, C Rabkin, K Salters, A Justice, R Moore, E Engels, M Silverberg, R Dubrow: Association of immunosuppression and HIV viremia with non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk overall and by subtype in persons living with HIV in the United States and Canada: a multi-center cohort study. The Lancet HIV December 2018.

Grover S, MacDuffie E, Wang Q, Bvochora-Nsingo M, Bhatia R, Balang D, Chiyapo S, Luckett R, Ramogola-Masire D, Dryden-Peterson S, Lin L, Shin S, Zetola N: HIV infection is not associated with initiation of curative treatment in women with cervical cancer in Botswana. Cancer November 2018.

R Luckett, K Kalenga, F Liu, K Esselen, C Awtrey, M Mmalane, T Moloi, H Ricciotti, S Grover: Pilot of an International Collaboration to Build Capacity to Provide Gynecologic Oncology Surgery in Botswana. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer October 2018.

Christa Slaught, V Williams, S Grover, E Bigger, M Kayembe, S Chiyapo, N Jackson, S Dryden-Peterson, C Kovarik, K Wanat: A Retrospective review of patients with Kaposi’s sarcoma in Botswana. International Journal of Dermatology October 2018.

D Mahato, G De Biase, H Ruiz-Garcia, S Grover, S Rosenfeld, A Quiñones-Hinojosa, D Trifiletti: Impact of Facility Type and Volume on Post-Surgical Outcomes Following Diagnosis of WHO grade II Glioma. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience October 2018.

C Anakwenze, R Bhatia, W Rate, L Bakwenabatsile, K Ngoni, S Rayne, P Dhillon, M Narasimhamurthy, A Ho-Foster, D Ramogola-Masire, S Grover : Factors Related to Advanced Stage of Cancer Presentation in Botswana. Journal of Global Oncology October 2018.

S Rayne, K Schnippel, S Grover, K Fearnhead, D Kruger, C Benn, C Firnhaber: Unraveling the South African Breast Cancer Story: The Relationship of Patients, Delay to Diagnosis, and Tumor Biology With Stage at Presentation in an Urban Setting. Journal of Surgical Research October 2018.

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