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
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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

R. Luckett , D.Masire , A.G.Seiphetlheng, P.Vuylsteke, B.Monare, S.Davey, S.Chiyapo : Gynecological Cancer: New and Follow-Up Patient Appointments in Botswana During Covid-19 Pandemic Journal Gynecology Oncology 7: 45-454, April 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1200/GO.20.00590.

Travis T.S., Greyson W.G.B., Doreen R.M., Kebatshabile N., Travis S., Matthew S.N., , Molly E.A., Melissa P.M., Joseph P., Lois R., MD, Amir J., Michael F., Anuja J., Kathleen M.S., Lauren E.C., Surbhi G., Ann H.K.: An analysis of tumor microbial diversity and composition between women with cervical cancer in Botswana and the United States. The Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer March 2021 Notes: poster.

Tawe L, Grover S, Zetola N, Robertson ES, Gaseitsiwe S, Moyo S, Kasvosve I, Paganotti GM, Narasimhamurthy M. : Promoter Hypermethylation Analysis of Host Genes in Cervical Cancer Patients With and Without Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Botswana. Front Oncol 11 (560296), Feb 2021 Notes: doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.560296.

Rodin D, Tawk B, Mohamad O, Grover S, Moraes FY, Yap ML, Zubizarreta E, Lievens Y.: Hypofractionated radiotherapy in the real-world setting: An international ESTRO-GIRO survey. Radiother Oncol. 157: 32-39, January 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2021.01.003.

Lewis PJ, Amankwaa-Frempong E, Makwani H, Nsingo M, Addison ECDK, Acquah GF, Yusufu S, Makufa R, Edusa CE, Dharsee NJ, Grover S, Court LE, Palta JR, Kapoor R, Aggarwal A.: 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. JCO Glob Oncol 7: 10-16, January 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1200/GO.20.00188.

Shawna T, Jessica G, Barati M, Memory B-N, Katie L, Sebathu C, Dawn B, Lisa B-M, Sanghyuk S, Nicola Z, Surbhi G: Treatment toxicities of cervical cancer with or without HIV infection in Botswana 2013-2020 Poster presentation at ESTRO 2021 (Digital)(E21-0727), 2021.

Klingner TF, Mitra N, Wiebe DJ, Rebbeck TR, McCarthy AM, Grover S.: Biological and Demographic Factors Influencing Late Stage at Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer in Botswana. Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, Virtual-COVID 19 December 2020 Notes: poster.

Abdel-Wahab M, Grover S, Zubizarreta EH, Polo Rubio JA. : Addressing the burden of cervical cancer through International Atomic Energy Agency Global brachytherapy initiatives. Brachytherapy 19(6): 850-856, Nov-Dec 2020.

Wright C, Verma V, Barsky AR, Haque W, Polamraju PV, Ludmir EB, Zaorsky NG, Lehrer EJ, Trifiletti DM, Grover S, Friedberg JS, Simone CB 2nd.: Quantitation and predictors of short-term mortality following extrapleural pneumonectomy, pleurectomy/decortication, and nonoperative management for malignant pleural mesothelioma. J Thorac Dis 12(11): 6476-6493, Nov 2020.

Barsky AR, Ahern CA, Venigalla S, Verma V, Anstadt EJ, Wright CM, Ludmir EB, Berlind CG, Lindsay WD, Grover S, Cengel KA, Simone CB 2nd.: Sex-Based Disparities in Receipt of Care and Survival in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Clinical Lung Cancer 6(21): e583-e591, November 2020.

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