Residents

PGY-5 Residents

Vasu Tumati, M.D.

Vasu Tumati, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: Indiana University
Medical School: New York Medical College

Future Plans
I will be joining Cancer Care Group in Indianapolis.

 

Steven Lau, M.D.

Steven Lau, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: Washington University in St. Louis
Graduate Education: University of California, San Diego; University of Cambridge
Medical School: University of California, San Diego

Future Plans
I will be joining Coastal Radiation Oncology in California.

Dan Ishihara, M.D., Ph.D.

Dan Ishihara, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University
Graduate Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Future Plans
I will be joining Norton Healthcare in Kentucky.

 

PGY-4 Residents

Ryan Jones, M.D. (Chief Resident)

Ryan Jones, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Research Year
During my 12-month research year, I am completing an accelerated MBA in Healthcare Leadership and Management through the University of Texas at Dallas. In addition, I am serving as a Moorefield Fellow on Economics and Health Policy for the American College of Radiology. Through this role and my MBA, I am working on numerous committees and projects related to quality improvement and payment reform.

Osama Mohamad, M.D., Ph.D. (Chief Resident)

Osama Mohamad, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate Education: American University of Beirut
Graduate Education: Emory University, Ph.D., Neuroscience, stem cell research
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine

Research Year
I spent nine months in the Hospital of Charged Particle Therapy at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Chiba, Japan. I had the opportunity to learn about the clinical application of heavy ion particle therapy in different cancer sites. I learned about the different steps in carbon ion therapy from patient immobilization and simulation to treatment planning and delivery. I was also involved in clinical research where I studied the utility of carbon ions in the treatment of pediatric osteosarcoma and liver metastasis, the risk of second primary cancers after heavy particle therapy, and the correlation between local failure and linear energy transfer after carbon radiotherapy in patients with pancreatic cancer.

Dat Vo, M.D., Ph.D. (Chief Resident)

Dat Vo, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate Education: University of Texas at Austin
Graduate Education: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Ph.D., Genetics, Genomics, and Development
Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

Research Year
I've spent the year in the laboratory of Michael Story, Ph.D., investigating the role of miR-125a-5p as a tumor suppressor miRNA in head and neck cancer.

PGY-3 Residents

Andrew Leiker, M.D.

Andrew Leiker, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: Fort Hays State University
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Research Plans
I will be doing an MPH in biostatistics along with departmental retrospective research as a lead into prospective trial development.

Travis Mendel, M.D.

Travis Mendel, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: University of Puget Sound
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Research Plans
My PGY-4 year will consist of advanced SRS training utilizing CyberKnife and Gamma Knife, as well as prostatic brachytherapy and IORT. During my allotted research time, I plan to develop novel dose prediction and optimization models using artificial intelligence.

Sam Schroeder, M.D.

Sam Schroeder, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: University of Denver
Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine
Research Plans
During my PGY-4 year, I will be pursuing an MBA degree at UT Dallas to complement research investigating outcomes, practice patterns and economic impact associated with hypofractionated radiation treatment.

PGY-2 Residents

Bhavani Gannavarapu, M.D.

Bhavani Gannavarapu, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: Northwestern University
Medical School: UT Southwestern

Yuanyuan "Faith" Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Faith Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate Education: Cornell University
Medical School: UT Southwestern (M.D./Ph.D. track)

Yaochung "Wesley" Weng, M.D., Ph.D.

Wesley Weng, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate Education: Cornell University

Graduate Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Computational and Systems Biology
Medical School: UT Southwestern