Surbhi Grover, MD, MPH

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Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of Global Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Oncology Lead Botswana , Botswana Upenn Partnership
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

Kinza Meghani, Priya Puri, Lisa Bazzett-Matabele, Peter Vuylsteke, Rebecca Luckett, Barati Monare, Sebathu Chiyapo, Rebecca Ketlametswe, Tlotlo B. Ralefala, Memory Bvochora-Nsingo, Nicola Zetola, Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Surbhi Grover: Significance of HIV status in cervical cancer patients receiving curative chemoradiation therapy, definitive radiation alone, or palliative radiation in Botswana. Cancer: An International Interdisciplinary Journal of the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society, March 2024.

Jessica George BS, Shawna Tuli BS, Palak P. Patel MD, Barati Monare MPH, Doreen Ramogola-Masire MD, Lisa Bazzett-Matabele MD, Memory Bvochora-Nsingo MD, Sebathu Chiyapo FCRadOnc, Tlotlo Ralefala FCRadOnc, Peter Vuylsteke MD, Katharine A. Rendle PhD, Surbhi Grover MD: Delays in cervical cancer treatment initiation for patients living with or without HIV in Botswana: An observational cohort analysis (2015-2019). International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. Elsevier March 2024.

Sharmila Anandasabapathy, Chite Asirwa, Surbhi Grover, Chemtai Mungo : Cancer burden in low-income and middle-income countries. Nature Reviews Cancer. Nature, February 2024.

Eugene Ngabonziza, Rahel Ghebre, Rebecca J Deboer, Diomede Ntasumbumuyange, Urania Magriples, Jessica Marie George, Surbhi Grover, and Lisa Bazzett-Matabele : Outcomes of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radical hysterectomy for locally advanced cervical cancer at kigali university teaching hospital, Rwanda. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer November 2023.

Sierra Silverwood, Katie Lichter, Alexandra Conway, Taylor Drew, Kyra N. McComas, Siqi Zhang, Gauthami Moorkanat Gopakumar, Hasan Abdulbaki, Kali A. Smolen, Osama Mohamad, Surbhi Grover: Distance Traveled by Patients Globally to Access Radiation Therapy: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics November 2023.

Rebecca Luckett, Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Annika Gompers, Natasha Moraka, Sikhulile Moyo, Leatile Sedabadi, Leabaneng Tawe, Thanolo Kashamba, Kelebogile Gaborone, Anikie Mathoma, Farzad Noubary, Maduke Kula, Surbhi Grover, Greta Dreyer, Matthys H. Botha, Joseph Makhema, Roger Shapiro, Michele R. Hacker: Triage of HPV positivity in a high HIV prevalence setting: A prospective cohort study comparing visual triage methods and HPV genotype restriction in Botswana. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics November 2023.

S. Muya , MD, J. Ndumbalo , MD, MMED, MBA, S. Kutika Nyagabona , MD, MMED, S. Yusuf, MS, D. Joo Rhee , PhD, B. Paul Mushi, MD, MPH, B. Li, MD, MBA, L. Zhang, PhD, S. Grover, MD, MPH, M. Feng, MD, I. Hsu, MD, E. Mmbaga, MD, PhD, K. Van Loon, MD, MPH, L. Court, PhD, M. Xu, MD: Feasibility and Clinical Acceptability of Automation-Assisted 3D Conformal Radiotherapy Planning for Patients with Cervical Cancer in a Resource-Constrained Setting. JCO Global Oncology September 2023.

S. Silverwood, K. Lichter, T. Drew, A. Conway, O. Mohamad, S. Grover: Distance Traveled by Patients Globally to Access Radiotherapy: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. Elsevier, September 2023.

Chidinma Anakwenze Akinfenwa, Emma Allanson, Agnes Ewongwo, Christian Lumley, Lisa Bazzett-Matabele, Susan C. Msadabwe, Paul Kamfwa, Tarek Shouman, Dorothy Lombe, Fidel Rubagumya, Alfredo Polo, Atara Ntekim, Verna Vanderpuye, Rahel Ghebre, Lofti Kochbati, Munir Awol, Freddy Houéhanou Rodrigue Gnangnon, Leon Snyman, Joël Fokom Domgue, Luca Incrocci, Ntokozo Ndlovu, Malala Razakanaivo, May Abdel-Wahab, Edward Trimble, Kathleen Schmeler, Hannah Simonds, Surbhi Grover: Mapping of radiation oncology and gynecologic oncology services available to treat the growing burden of cervical cancer in Africa. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics September 2023.

Samantha Batman, Ricardina Rangeiro, Eliane Monteiro, Dercia Changule, Siro Daud, Magda Ribeiro, Edgar Tsambe, Celso Bila, Nafissa Osman, Carla Carrilho, Andrea Neves, Hira Atif, Celda De Jesus, Arlete Mariano, Renato Moretti-Marques, Marcelo Vieira, Georgia Fontes-Cintra, Andre Lopes, Jean Claude Batware, Elvira Luis, Surbhi Grover, Ellen Baker, Bryan Fellman, Jane Montealegre, Philip E Castle, Jose Jeronimo, Elizabeth Chiao, Cesaltina Lorenzoni, Kathleen Schmeler, Mila P Salcedo: Expanding Cervical Cancer Screening in Mozambique: Challenges Associated With Diagnosing and Treating Cervical Cancer. JCO Global Oncology September 2023.

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