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

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.

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.

Tapela N, Peluso M, Kohler R, Setlhako I, Botebele K, Gabegwe K, Nkele I, Narasimhamurthy M, Mmalane M, Grover S, Barak T, Shulman L, Lockman S, Dryden-Peterson S: A step towards timely referral and early diagnosis of cancer: Implementation and impact on knowledge of a primary care-based training program in Botswana. Frontiers in Oncology May 2018.

C Brown, R Kohler, O John, G Motswetla, M Mmalane, N Tapela, S Grover, S Dryden-Peterson, S Lockman, S Dryden-Peterson: Multi-level factors affecting time to cancer diagnosis and care quality in Botswana. The Oncologist May 2018.

Grover Surbhi, Bvochora-Nsingo Memory, Yeager Alyssa, Chiyapo Sebathu, Bhatia Rohini, MacDuffie Emily, Puri Priya, Balang Dawn, Ratcliffe Sarah, Narasimhamurthy Mohan, Gwangwava Elliphine, Tsietso Sylvia, Kayembe Mukendi K A, Ramogola-Masire Doreen, Dryden-Peterson Scott, Mahantshetty Umesh, Viswanathan Akila N, Zetola Nicola M, Lin Lilie L: Impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection on Survival and Acute Toxicities From Chemoradiation Therapy for Cervical Cancer Patients in a Limited-Resource Setting. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 101(1): 201-210, May 2018.

S Shaaban, V Verma, I Choi, J Shabason, S Sharma, E Glass, S Grover, S Badiyan, C Simone : Utilization of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in the United States. Clinical Lung Cancer April 2018.

V Verma, C Ahern, C Berlind, W Lindsay, S Grover, M Culligan, J Friedberg, C Simone, II: Facility Volume and Postoperative Outcomes for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: a National Cancer Data Base Analysis. Lung Cancer March 2018.

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