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Rahul Parikh, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Tel: 732-253-3939  
Emai: parikhrr@cinj.rutgers.edu

Education:

    • B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy , NY                
    • M.D., Albany Medical College , Albany , NY
    • Residency, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Rutgers University

Academic Appointments:

    • Assistant Professor

Honors/Certificates:

    • Certificate of American Board of Radiology (Board Certified)
    • Travel Grant
      ASTRO Travel Grant to 57th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
      October 2015

    • St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospitals Associate Trustee Award entitled “Educational Support for Patients Undergoing Stereotactic Radiosurgery & Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy”

      June 2013

    • UMDNJ/RWJMS Dean’s Research Award – Best Publication by Resident In-Training, May 2011
    • 2010 National Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award Recipient, June 2010

    • 1st Place Award for Commission on Cancer (COC) 2009 Cancer Paper Competition, American College of Surgeons, May 2009

    • UMDNJ/RWJMS Dean’s Research Award – Best Publication by Resident In-Training, May 2009

    • Resident Appreciation Award by Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Foundation, May 2009

    • Travel Grant to American Radium Society, Annual Meeting, Vancouver, CA. April 2009

    • Educational Grant Awarded to attend NCCN Fellows Recognition Program at the NCCN 14th Annual Conference, Hollywood, FL.  March 2009

    • ASTRO Travel Grant to 50 th Annual Meeting, Boston , MA . September 2008
    • ASTRO Travel Grant to Translational Research in Radiation Oncology, Physics, and Biology Symposium, September 2006
    • Research Accomplishment Award – RPI/AMC Physician - Scientist Program, September 2003
    • Awarded “The Dean's Certificate for Outstanding Research Endeavors” at Albany Medical College – May 2003
    • Awards earned at Eastern Student Research Forum (ESRF), Miami , FL. February 2003:

      “Outstanding Molecular Medicine Presentation”

      “Outstanding Basic Science Oral Presentation – 1 st place”

      “Best Overall Basic Science Presentation”

      Awarded trip to represent AMC & ESRF at National Student Research Forum (NSRF), University of Texas – Medical Branch in Galveston , TX . April 2003

Clinical Interests:

    • Lymphoma
    • Hematologic Malignancies
    • Brain Tumor, Skull Base Tumor
    • Head & Neck Cancer
    • Re-Irradiation
    • Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer
    • Proton Therapy
    • Total Body Irradiation
    • Total Skin Irradiation
    • General Radiation Oncology

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications for the Recent 5 Years

    • R.R. Parikh, K. Hu, O. Cahlon, B. Chon, H. Tsai, E. Hug, L.B. Harrison. Re-irradiation of Head and Neck Cancer with Proton Beam Therapy: Feasibility and Early Clinical Outcomes. Manuscript submitted for review to Brachytherapy.
    • R. Rhome, R. Fisher, A. Hormigo, R.R. Parikh. Improvements in Overall Survival and Disparities in Receipt of Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Glioblastoma. Manuscript submitted for review to Journal of Neuro-Oncology
    • R.R. Parikh, R. Rhome, E. Sudentas, F. Trichter, L.B. Harrison, R.R. Goodman, W. Choi.  Linear Accelerator-based Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia: Feasibility and Patient-Reported Outcomes. Accepted for publication in Practical Radiation Oncology.
    • R. R. Parikh, M. L. Grossbard, L. B. Harrison.  The Association of IMRT on Overall Survival for Patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma.  Manuscript under review for publication in Radiotherapy & Oncology.
    • R. R. Parikh, M. L. Grossbard, L. B. Harrison, J. Yahalom.  Delays in Definitive Treatment for Patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma Affects Overall Survival: A National Cancer Database Study. Leuk Lymphoma. 2015 Sept 16: 1-25 [Epub ahead of print]
    • R.R. Parikh, R. Rhome, E. Hug, H. Tsai, O. Cahlon, B. Chon, A. Goenka. Adjuvant Proton Beam Therapy in the Management of Thymoma: A Dosimetric Comparison and Acute Toxicities.  Manuscript submitted for review to Clinical Lung Cancer.
    • Goenka, H. Fontanilla, O. Cahlon, B. Chon, H. Tsai, E. Hug, C. Brown, C. Vargas, R.R. Parikh. Patient Reported Quality of Life Following Proton Beam Therapy for Prostate Cancer: The Impact of Prostate Size. Manuscript submitted for review to International Journal of Particle Therapy.
    • R. R. Parikh, M. L. Grossbard, L. B. Harrison, J. Yahalom.  Early-Stage Nodular Lymphocyte-Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma: The Impact of Radiotherapy on Overall Survival.  Leuk Lymphoma. 2015 Aug 14: 1-29 [Epub ahead of print]
    • R. R. Parikh, M. L. Grossbard, L. B. Harrison, J. Yahalom.  Early-Stage Hodgkin's Disease: The Utilization of Radiation Therapy and Its Impact on Overall Survival. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Jul 6 [Epub ahead of print]
    • R. R. Parikh, M. L. Grossbard, B. Lee Green, L. B. Harrison, J. Yahalom.  Disparities in Survival by Insurance Status in Patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma.  Cancer. 2015 Jun 8. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29518. [Epub ahead of print]
    • R.R. Parikh, B. Moskowitz, E. Maher, D.D. Rocca, R.D. Rocca, B. Culliney, I. Shapira, M. Grossbard, L.B. Harrison, K. Hu.  Long-term Outcomes and Patterns of Failure in Orbital Lymphoma Treated with Primary Radiotherapy.  Leuk Lymphoma. 2015 Jan28: 1-5.       
    • M. Ashamalla, M. Teng, J. Brody, E. Demicco, R.R. Parikh, K. Dharmarajan, R. Bakst.  A Case of a Laryngeal MALT Lymphoma in a patient with a history of Gastric MALT.  Case Reports in Hematology. 2015 Jan 18.
    • J Khan, R. R. Parikh, Neboori H.J, S. Goyal, B. G. Haffty, M. S. Moran.  The Relative Benefits of Tamoxifen in Older Women with T1 Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treated with Breast-Conserving Surgery and Radiation Thearpy.  Breast Journal. 2013 Sept-Oct; 19(5):490-5.  Epub 2013 Jun 26.
    • M.L. Grossbard, M.S. Hanna, M. Ghesani, R.R. Parikh, S. Patel.  A 78 year-old woman presents with diplopia and ptosis.  HemOnc Today. Healio.com. Sept 9 2013.
    • R. R. Parikh, B. G. Haffty, D. Lannin, M. S. Moran.  Ductal Carcinoma in Situ with Microinvasion: Prognostic Implications, Long-term Outcomes, and Role of Axillary Evaluation.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jan 1;82(1):7-13. Epub 2010 Oct 13.
    • N.K. Taunk, S. Goyal, M.S. Moran, Q. Yang, R.R. Parikh, B.G. Haffty.  Prognostic significance of IGF-1R expression in patients treated with breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy.  Radiother Oncol. 2010 Aug;96(2):204-8. Epub 2010 Mar 24.
    • R. R. Parikh, B. G. Haffty.  Local Therapy Matters; Editorial for: ‘Effective Local Therapy and Long Term Survival in Breast Cancer’ by K. M. Winkfield & J. R. Harris.  UMDNJ – Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham & Women’s Harvard Medical School – Dept of Radiation Oncology.  Journal of Oncology.  2009 July 1.
    • S. Goyal, R. R. Parikh, C. Green, D. Schiff, M.S. Moran, Q. Yang, B.G. Haffty.  Clinicopathologic Significance of Excision Repair Cross-Complementation 1 Expression in Patients Treated with Breast-Conserving Surgery and Radiation Therapy.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 May 21.

Book Chapters:

    • K. Smith, R.R. Parikh, A. Chiu, J. Yahalom, A. Younes (2015). Chapter 74: Hodgkin Lymphoma: Clinical Manifestations, Staging, and Therapy. In: Hoffman: Hematology, Basic Principles and Practice: 7th Edition. In Press.
    • R.R. Parikh, B.S. Hoppe (2015). Chapter 18: Proton Therapy for Lymphoma. In: Principles and Practice of Proton Therapy. In Press.
    • R. R. Parikh, B. G. Haffty (2008).  Chapter 10: Management of Local Recurrence.  In: Breast Conservation Surgery: An Oncoplastic Approach, London, UK: Elsevier Limited. 
    • R. R. Parikh, H. Smith (2007).  Chapter 17: Radiopharmaceuticals.  In: McCleane G and Smith H, eds. Clinical Management of Bone & Joint Pain. Binghamton, New York: The Haworth Press, Inc.  (978-0-7890-3145-7).

Presentations at Scientific Meetings:

    • Oral Presentation. R. R. Parikh, M. L. Grossbard, L. B. Harrison, J. Yahalom.  Early-Stage Nodular Lymphocyte-Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma: The Impact of Radiotherapy on Overall Survival: A National Cancer Database Study. ASTRO 57th Annual Meeting, October 2015.

    • Oral Presentation. R. R. Parikh, M. L. Grossbard, L. B. Harrison The Impact of IMRT and Proton Beam Therapy on Overall Survival for Patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma. ASTRO 57th Annual Meeting, October 2015.

    • Poster Presentation. R. R. Parikh, M. L. Grossbard, B. Lee Green, L. B. Harrison, J. Yahalom. Overall Survival in Patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma: Disparities by Insurance Status. ASCO Annual Meeting. May 2015.

    • Oral Presentation.  Clinical Trials Session.  R. R. Parikh, J. Yahalom, J. A. Talcott, M. L. Grossbard, L. B. Harrison.  Early-Stage Hodgkin's Disease: The Utilization of Radiation Therapy and Its Impact on Overall Survival.  ASTRO 56th Annual Meeting. September 2014.

    • Poster Presentation.  A. Goenka, H. Fontanilla, O. Cahlon, B. Chon, H. Tsai, E.B. Hug, C. Brown, C. Vargas, R.R. Parikh.  The Impact of Prostate Size on Patient-reported Quality of Life following Proton Beam Therapy. ASTRO 56th Annual Meeting. September 2014.

    • Poster Presentation.  A. Goenka, C. Chang, O. Cahlon, H. Tsai, R.R. Parikh, H. Fontanilla, B. Chon.  Early Clinical Experience with Proton Radiotherapy for Stage I and II Seminoma.  ASTRO 56th Annual Meeting. September 2014.

    • Oral Presentation.  S. Ghatan, A. Dash, R.R. Parikh, D.S. Gordon, A. Berenstein. Management of Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformations: Multimodality Approaches. American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (ASPN) – 37th Annual Meeting.  Costa Rica.  January 2014.

    • Poster Presentation.  Long-term Outcomes and Patterns of Failure in Orbital Lymphoma Treated with Primary Radiotherapy.  American Society for Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) – 55th Annual Meeting.  Atlanta, GA.  September 2013.

    • Poster Presentation.  Feasibility of Linac-based Flattening Filter Free (FFF) Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) for Trigeminal Neuralgia.  The Radiosurgery Society (RSS) Scientific Meeting.  San Diego, CA.  February 2013     

    • Poster Presentation.  Extent of Axillary Dissection Predicts Survival in pN0 Early Stage Breast Cancer.  American Society for Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) – 52nd Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA.  November 2010.    

    • Poster Presentation.  Tamoxifen Confers a Limited Benefit in Older Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer.  American Society for Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) – 52nd Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA.  November 2010.    

    • Poster Discussion Presentation.  Yttrium-90 Microspheres for the Treatment of Unresectable Liver Tumors:  Comparison of Response by FDG-PET with CT.  American Radium Society – Annual Meeting.  Cancun, MX.  May 2010.

    • Poster Presentation.  Mucinous (colloid) Carcinoma of the Breast: Clincopathologic Features & Long-term Outcomes of Women treated with Breast-conserving Therapy.  American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) – 51st Annual Meeting.  Chicago, IL.  November 2009.            

    • Oral Presentation.  Long-term Outcomes in Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer as a Function of Age.  American Radium Society – Annual Meeting.  Vancouver, CA.  April 2009.