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Sharad Goyal, MD

Associate Professor
Tel: 732-253-3929 
Email: goyalsh@cinj.rutgers.edu  

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Education:

1999 – 2002

Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation, University of Virginia

1998 – 2002

Doctorate of Medicine, University of Virginia

1994 – 1998

Bachelors of Arts in Biology, University of Virginia

Training:

2006 – 2008

Radiation Oncology, UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS)

2004 – 2006

Radiation Oncology, Howard University Hospital

2002 – 2004

Internal Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland (CWRU)

Academic Appointments:

2014 – Present

Associate Professor, Rutgers University /RWJMS & Cancer Institute of New Jersey

2010 – 2014

Assistant Professor, UMDNJ/RWJMS & The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

2008 – 2010

Instructor, UMDNJ/RWJMS & The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

2008 – 2009

T32 Research Fellowship (NCI Funded), The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

2006 – 2008

Chief Resident, Dept of Radiation Oncology, UMDNJ/RWJMS

Research Interests:

    • Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation
    • Image Guided Radiotherapy
    • Hypofractionation

Clinical Interests:

    • Breast & Genitourinary malignancies

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications for the Recent 5 Years:

    • Kim LH, Goyal S, Haffty BG, Taunk NK, Yue NJ.  Using Respiratory Motion to Guide Planning Target Volume Margins for External Beam Partial Breast Irradiation.  Accepted by Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.
    • Khan AJ, Vicini FA, Beitsch PD, Keisch M, Goyal S, Quiet C, Keleher A, Garcia D, Snider H, Gittleman M, Zannis V, Kuerer H, Whitacre E, Whitworth P, Lyden M, Fine R, Haffty BG .  Local control, toxicity, and cosmesis in women 70 or older enrolled on the American Society of Breast Surgeons Mammosite RTS Registry Trial.  Accepted by Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.
    • Khan AJ, Arthur D, Vicini FA, Beitsch PD, Kuerer H, Goyal S, Lyden M, Haffty BG. Six-Year Analysis of Treatment Related Toxicities in Patients Treated With Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation on the American Society of Breast Surgeons MammoSite® Breast Brachytherapy Registry Trial.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Nov 23. (E-Pub).
    • Moran MS, Haffty BG, Harris ER, Arthur DW, Bailey L, Carey L, Goyal S, Halyard MY, Horst KC, Macdonald SM. Conservative Surgery & Radiation – Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (ACR Appropriateness Criteria®). The Breast Journal. 2011 Nov 23. (E-Pub).
    • Vicini FA, Keisch M, Goyal S, Khan AJ, Beitsch PD, Lyden M, Shah C, Haffty BG. Factors Associated with Optimal Long-Term Cosmetic Results in Patients Treated with Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) Using Balloon Based Brachytherapy.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Nov 11. (E-pub).
    • Macdonald SM, Haffty BG, Harris ER, Arthur DW, Bailey L, Bellon JR, Carey L, Goyal S, Halyard MY, Horst KC, Moran MS. Locally Advanced Breast Cancer (ACR Appropriateness Criteria®). The Breast Journal.  2011; ;17(6):579-585.
    • Bellon JR, Haffty BG, Harris ER, Arthur DW, Bailey L, Carey L, Goyal S, Halyard MY, Horst KC, Macdonald SM, Moran MS. Conservative Surgery & Radiation – Stage I&II Breast Carcinoma (ACR Appropriateness Criteria®). The Breast Journal.  2011; 17(5):448-455.
    • Taunk NK, Goyal S, Wu H, Moran MS, Chen S, Haffty BG.  DEAD box 1 (DDX1) Expression Predicts for Local Control and Overall Survival in Early Stage, Node Negative Breast Cancer.  Cancer.  2011; Jul 14 (Epub).
    •  Aburabia M, Roses RE, Kuerer HM, Fine R, Beitsch PD, Goyal S, Haffty BG, Lyden M, Vicini FA. Axillary Failure in Patients Treated with MammoSite Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2011; May 3 (Epub).
    •  Azu M, Goyal S, Patel U, Haffty BG, Kearney T.  Has Placement of Surgical Clips in the Lumpectomy Bed Fallen out of Favor? Ann Surg Oncol. 2011; 18(6):1529-32.
    •  Taunk NK, Haffty BG, Chen S, Khan AJ, Nelson C, Pierce D, Goyal S.  Comparison of Radiation-Induced Fatigue Using 3 Radiotherapeutic Methods in Early Stage Breast Cancer Radiotherapy.  Cancer.  2011; March 1 (Epub).
    •  Daroui P, Gabel M, Khan AJ, Haffty BG, Goyal S.  Utilization of Breast Conserving Therapy in Stage 0, I, II Breast Cancer Patients in New Jersey: An American College of Surgeons National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Analysis. Am J Clin Oncol. 2011; Feb 15 (Epub).
    •  Motwani S, Goyal S, Moran MS, Patel A, Haffty BG.  Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS) Treated with Breast Conserving Surgery & Radiotherapy: Comparison with Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Study 5194.  Cancer. 2011; 117(6):1156-62.
    •  Moran MS, Yang Q, Goyal S, Harris L, Chung G, Haffty BG.  Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) as a Prognostic Marker for Local Relapse in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Breast Conservation Therapy (BCT). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010; Nov 17 (E-Pub).
    •  Goyal S, Vicini F, Beitsch P, Kuerer H, Keitsch M, Motwani S, Jeruss J, Lyden M, Haffty BG. Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS) Treated with Breast Conserving Surgery & Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI): Comparison of the Mammosite Registry Trial with Intergroup E5194.  Cancer. 2011; 117(6):1149-55.
    •  Yue NJ, Goyal S, Zhou JH, Khan AJ, Haffty BG.  Intra-fractional Target Motions and Uncertainties of Various Treatment Setup Reference Systems in Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011;79(5):1549-56.
    •  Goyal S, Osusky K, Gabel M, Yue NJ, Narra V. A Novel Method of Island Blocking in Whole Abdominal Radiotherapy using a Modified Electronic Tissue Compensation Technique. Med Dosim. 2010; 35(3):220-5.
    •  Haffty BG, Goyal S, Green C, et al.  Evaluation Of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP) In The P53 Binding Protein Gene (TP53BP1) In Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Breast Conserving Surgery And Whole Breast Irradiation (BCS+RT). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Jun 18. (Epub).
    •  Shaikh T, Chen T, Khan AJ, Yue NJ, Kearney T, Cohler A, Haffty BG, Goyal S.  Improvement in Inter-Observer Accuracy in Delineation of the Lumpectomy Cavity Using Fiducial Markers. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010; 78(4):1127-34.
    •  Haffty BG & Goyal S.  Molecular Subtyping of Breast Cancer: Implications for Radiation Therapy.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010; 77(5):1293-1295.
    •  Rao M, Khan AJ, Moran MS, Hirshfield KM, Ganesan S, Haffty BG, Goyal S.  Clinicopathologic Presentation of Asian-Indian American (AIA) Women with Stage 0, I & II Breast Cancer. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011;13(1):42-8.
    •  Patel A, Goyal S, Wu H, Schiff D, Moran MS, Haffty BG.  Mediator of DNA Damage Checkpoint Protein 1 (MDC1) expression as a prognostic marker for nodal recurrence in early-stage breast cancer patients treated with breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy.  Breast Cancer Res Treat.  2010; May 15 (E-Pub).
    •  Goyal S, Rao M, Khan AJ, Huzzy, L, Mcdonald C, Haffty BG.  Evaluation of Acute Toxicity in Patients Treated With Concurrent Bevacizumab & Radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011; 79(2):408-13.
    •  Zhou J, Kim S, Jabbour SK, Goyal S, Haffty BG, et al. A Deformable Model-based 3D Registration Algorithm for Prostate Radiotherapy. Med Phys.  2010; 37(3): 1298-308.
    •  Taunk N, Goyal S, Yang Q, Moran MS, Parikh RR, Haffty BG.  Prognostic significance of IGF-1R expression in patients treated with breast conserving surgery and radiation therapy.  Radiother Oncol. 2010; 96(2):204-8.

Book Chapters :

    • Goyal S, Haffty BG, Buccholz T, Perez C.  Early Stage Breast Cancer. Principles & Practice of Radiation Oncology. 6th edition.
    • Jardines L, Goyal S, Fisher P, Weitzel J, Royce, M.  Breast Cancer Overview.  Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 12th edition. CMPMedica: New York (2009-2011).
    • Jardines L, Goyal S, Royce M. Stages 0 & I Breast Cancer. Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 12th edition. CMPMedica: New York (2009-2011).
    • Jardines L, Goyal S, Royce M. Stage II Breast Cancer.  Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 12th edition. CMPMedica: New York (2009-2011).
    • Jardines L, Goyal S, Royce M, Jaiyesimi I.  Stages III & IV Breast Cancer. Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 12th edition. CMPMedica: New York (2009-2011).
    • Goyal S, Khan AJ, Haffty BG.  Advances in Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer.  Emerging Cancer Therapeutics.  Demos Medical: New York, NY (2010).
    • Goyal S & Zannis V.  Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation.  Kuerer’s Breast Surgical Oncology.  Kuerer H (ed), 1st Edition.  McGraw-Hill: New York, NY (2010).
    • Goyal S & Jabbour S.  Gastric Cancer.  Handbook of Radiation Oncology. Haffty BG, Wilson LD (eds), 1st Edition. Jones and Bartlett: Boston, MA (2008).

Presentations at Scientific Meetings:

    • Poster Presentation.  Optimal PTV Margin in Patients with Fiducial Markers Treated with Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) using 3D-CRT:  Final Results of CINJ 040801. American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Miami, FL 2011
    • Appropriateness Criteria as Substrate for Practice Quality Improvement. American College of Radiology. Washington DC, 2010.
    • Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS) Treated with Wide Excision with >1cm Margins & Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI). American Radium Society. Cancun, 2010
    • Development of a Web-Based Radiation Oncology Quality Improvement Initiation (ROQII) using the ACR Appropriateness Criteria®: Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Pre-Treatment Screening and Treatment Planning. American Radium Society. Cancun, 2010.
    • Development of a Web-Based Radiation Oncology Quality Improvement Initiation (ROQII) using the ACR Appropriateness Criteria®: Hodgkins Lymphoma Staging. American Radium Society. Cancun, 2010.
    • Low Risk Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS) Treated with Breast Conserving Surgery & Accelerated Partial Breast Irradation (APBI): Comparison of the Mammosite Registry Trial with Intergroup E5194.  San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  San Antonio, TX, 2009.
    • Optimal Time for Initiation of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) Using 3-D Conformal Radiotherapy (3D-CRT) – Preliminary Analysis of CINJ 040801. American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Chicago, IL, 2009.
    • A Free Form Deformation-based 3D Registration Algorithm for Image Guided Breast Radiotherapy. American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Chicago, IL, 2009.
    • Clinicopathologic significance of ERCC-1 expression in patients treated with breast conserving surgery and radiation therapy. American Radium Society . Vancouver, April 2009.
    • Evaluation of Acute Toxicity in Patients Treated With Concurrent Bevacizumab & Radiotherapy. American Radium Society . Vancouver, April 2009. (Poster Presentation)
    • Factors Associated with Optimal Cosmetic Results in Patients Treated With Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) by the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) MammoSite ® Breast Brachytherapy Registry Trial. Society of Surgical Oncology . Phoenix , AZ , March 2009.
    • A Historical Overview of the Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer. Presented with Eli Glatstein, MD. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Chicago, IL , May 2008. 
    • Improvement in Dose Homogeniety with Electronic Tissue Compensation Over IMRT and Conventional RT In Whole Brain Radiotherapy. 2008 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey . Piscataway, NJ , May 2008. (Poster Presentation)
    • Dynamic Multileaf Collimation (dMLC) with Fluence Modulation for Whole Brain Radiotherapy. American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) , Los Angeles , CA , November 2007. (Poster Presentation).
    • A Historical Overview of the Treatment of Prostate Cancer.  Presented with Anthony D'Amico, MD & Svetlana Jezdic, MD.   Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology .   Chicago , IL , June 2007
    • Gamma knife surgery for the treatment of intracranial metastases from breast cancer. Doctoral Student Research Forum . Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia , Charlottesville , VA , May 2002.

National Committees:

      • ASTRO Constitution/Bylaws Committee of the ASTRO Board of Directors, 2011 – Present
      • Annual Meeting Education Committee of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee, 2011 – Present
      • Breast Cancer Appropriateness Criteria Panel Member (ACR), 2010 – Present
      • Education Products Subcommittee (ASCO), 2010 – Present
      • Constitution/Bylaws Committee of the Standings Committee (ASTRO), 2009 – Present
      • Education Sessions Subcommittee of the Education Council (ASTRO), 2009 – Present
      • Leadership Development Committee Working Group (ASCO), 2008 – 2009
      • Career Development Committee (ASCO), 2006 – 2009
      • Professional Development Committee (ASCO), 2007 – 2008

Local Committees:

    • Breast Cancer Services Leadership Team (RWJ University Hospital), 2009 – Present
    • Curriculum Working Group - Cancer: Bench to Bedside (UMDNJ), 2009 – Present
    • Scientific Review Board (Cancer Institute of New Jersey), 2008 – Present

Honors:

    • Proton Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG) Travel Fellowship (2009)
    • UMDNJ Career Development Travel Award (2008)
    • American Brachytherapy Socienty (ABS) HDR Brachytherapy Fellowship (2008)
    • ACR Grant ($20,000) to develop a Radiation Oncology Practice Quality Initiative (2007)
    • AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research (2007)
    • RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award (2007)
    • Peer Reviewer, ASCO Medical Oncology Self Evaluation Program (2007)
    • ACRO Annual Meeting Travel Award (2007)
    • BEST 100 Fellowship Award (2007)
    • NMCR Oncology Fellow Scholarship (2005&2006)
    • Graduated from a 4 year Joint MD-MS in Clinical Investigation program (2002)