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
Graduate Group Affiliations

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

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. Poster presentation at Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting. December 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 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2020.05.021.

V.Verma, A. Barsky , W.Haque , P.V.Polamraju , E.B. Ludmir , N.G. Zaorsky, D. M. Trifiletti , S.Grover , J.S. Friedberg , C.B. Simone, II" : Quantitation and Predictors of Short-Term Mortality Following Extrapleural Pneumonectomy, Pleurectomy/Decortication, and Nonoperative Management for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Journal of Thoracic Disease October 2020.

Abdel-Wahab M, Grover S, Zubizarreta EH, Polo Rubio JA. : Addressing the burden of cervical cancer through IAEA Global brachytherapy initiatives. Brachytherapy 20: S1538-4721, September 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.brachy.2020.07.015.

Rick TJ, Habtamu B, Tigeneh W, Abreha A, Grover S, Assefa M, Heemsbergen W, Incrocci L.: Radiotherapy Practice for Treatment of Bone Metastasis in Ethiopia. Journal of Global Oncology 6: 1422-1427, Sep 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1200/GO.20.00204.

Ward ZJ, Grover S, Scott AM, Woo S, Salama DH, Jones EC, El-Diasty T, Pieters BR, Trimble EL, Vargas HA, Hricak H, Atun R. : The role and contribution of treatment and imaging modalities in global cervical cancer management: survival estimates from a simulation-based analysis. Lancet Oncol 21(8): 1089-1098, Aug 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30316-8.

Sims TT, Biegert GWG, Ramogola-Masire D, Ngoni K, Solley T, Ning MS, El Alam MB, Mezzari M, Petrosino J, Zetola NM, Schmeler KM, Colbert LE, Klopp AH, Grover S.: Tumor Microbial Diversity and Compositional Differences Among Women in Botswana with High-Grade Cervical Dysplasia and Cervical Cancer. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 8(30): 1151-1156, August 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2020-001547.

Silverberg MJ, Leyden W, Hernández-Ramírez RU, Qin L, Lin H, Justice AC, Hessol NA, Achenbach CJ, D'Souza G, Engels EA, Althoff KN, Mayor AM, Sterling TR, Kitahata MM, Bosch RJ, Saag MS, Rabkin CS, Horberg MA, Gill MJ, Grover S, Mathews WC, Li J, Crane HM, Gange SJ, Lau B, Moore RD, Dubrow R, Neugebauer RS; North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design of the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS. : Timing of Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation and Risk of Cancer among Persons Living with HIV. Clinical Infectious Diseases 12: ciaa1046, August 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1046.

Seth D, Williams VL, McMahon DE, Regan S, Busakhala N, Wools-Kaloustian K, Mosoajane K, Ralefala TB, Kayembe M, Iregbu K, Kwaghe V, Jedy-Agba E, Oyesiku L, Maurer T, Jaquet A, Bassett IV, Martin J, Grover S, Freeman EE; International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA). : The role of dermatology in Kaposi sarcoma diagnosis across three regions in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 20(4): s0190-9622, August 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.07.114.

Bhatia RK, Sastri Chopra S, Palkonda VAR, Giri GV, Senapati S, Bilimagga RS, Chadha M, Viswanathan AN, Grover S.: Assessing radiation oncology research needs in India: Results of a physician survey. Indian Journal of Cancer 4(157): 457-462, July 2020 Notes: doi: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_518_19.

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