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

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

D Pistenmaa, M Dosanjh, U Amaldi, D Jaffray, E Zubizarreta, K Holt, Y Lievens, Y Pipman, N Coleman for the Workshop Participants, S Grover: Changing the global radiation therapy paradigm. Radiotherapy and Oncology September 2018.

S Grover, F Desir, Y Jing, R Bhatia, D Trifiletti, S Swisher-McClure, J Kobie, R Moore, M Shiels, C Rabkin, M Silverberg, K Salters, W C Mathews, M J Gill, J Thorne, J Castilho, M Kitahata, A Justice, M Horberg, C Achenbach, A Mayor: Reduced cancer survival among adults with HIV and AIDS defining illnesses despite no difference in cancer stage at diagnosis. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes August 2018.

V Verma; C Ahern; C Berlind; W Lindsay; J Shabason; S Sharma; M Culligan; S Grover; J Friedberg; C Simone: Survival by Histologic Subtype of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and the Impact of Definitive Surgery on Overall Survival: Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base. Clinical Lung Cancer August 2018.

M Ju Xu, A Liewen, L Valle, A Olson, N Zetola, S Grover : Organ-specific Toxicities due to Radiation Therapy in Cancer Patients with or without HIV Infection: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Frontiers in Oncology July 2018.

Anna LaVigne, B Gaolebale, G Maifale-Mburu, S Grover: Palliative care in Botswana: current state and challenges to further development. Annals of Palliative Medicine July 2018.

T Robin, S Grover, V Reddy, C Fisher, B Gehl, K Bhattacharya, I Mallick, O Bhattasali, A Viswanathan, S Sastri, U Mahantshetty, P Hardenbergh: Utilization of a web-based conferencing platform to improve global radiation oncology education and quality—proof of principle through implementation in India. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics July 2018.

T Leabaneng, S Grover, M Narasimhamurthy, S Gaseitsiwe, I Kasvosve, G Paganotti: Molecular detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) in highly fragmented DNA from cervical cancer biopsies using double-nested PCR. MethodsX 5: 569-578, June 2018.

R Bhatia1, S Rayne, W Rate, L Bakwenabatsile, B Monare, C Anakwenze, P Dhillon, M Narasimhamurthy, S Dryden-Peterson, S Grover: Patient factors associated with delays in obtaining cancer care in Botswana. Journal of Global Oncology June 2018.

A LaVigne, B Gaolebale, G Maifale-Mburu, E Nwogu, M Sebego, S Chiyapo, E McMenamin, S Grover: Strengthening palliative care delivery in developing countries: a training workshop model in Botswana. Annals of Palliative Medicine June 2018.

Verma Vivek, Sleightholm Richard L, Rusthoven Chad G, Koshy Matthew, Sher David J, Grover Surbhi, Simone Charles B: Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma: National Practice Patterns, Outcomes, and Predictors of Survival. Annals of Surgical Oncology May 2018.

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Last updated: 09/14/2018
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