Adam Garsa

Adam Garsa MD

Adam A. Garsa, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology

University of California, San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Box 1708,1600 Divisadero St, H1031
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7175
Fax: (415) 353-9883

Professional Focus

Dr. Adam A. Garsa is a radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of head and neck, skin, and central nervous system (CNS) cancers. He specializes in the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Gamma Knife and CyberKnife radiosurgery. Dr. Garsa earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency at Washington University School of Medicine, and he completed a radiation oncology fellowship at UCSF. He is participating in several clinical studies at UCSF focused on improving outcomes with innovative treatment options while minimizing side effects of treatment. He uses a team-oriented approach to provide an integrated and individualized treatment plan for each patient.

Education

2003 Washington University in St-Louis AB Biology
2008 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA MD Medicine
2009 UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh, PA Internship Medicine
2013 Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St-Louis, MO Resident Radiation Oncology
2013 University of California San Francisco CNS Fellowship Radiation Oncology

 

Professional Experience

2013-2016 UCSF Clinical Instructor Radiation Oncology
2016-present UCSF Assistant Professor Radiation Oncology

 

Awards & Honors

2003 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
2006 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
2012 American College of Radiology Travel Grant Award
2013 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Fellow

 

 

Recent Significant Publications :

Garsa AA, Verma V, Michalski JM, Gay HA. Transperineal ultrasound-guided implantation of electromagnetic transponders in the prostatic fossa for localization and tracking during external beam radiation therapy. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014 Feb 28; Epub ahead of print.

Badiyan SN, Rao RC, Apicelli AJ, Acharya S, Verma V, Garsa AA, Dewees T, Speirs CK, Garcia-Ramirez J, Esthappan J, Grigsby PW, Harbour JW.Outcomes of Iodine-125 Plaque Brachytherapy for Uveal Melanoma With Intraoperative Ultrasonography and Supplemental Transpupillary Thermotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Jan 22; Epub ahead of print

Garsa AA, Ferraro DJ, DeWees TA, Deshields TL, Margenthaler JA, Cyr AE, Naughton M, Aft R, Gillanders WE, Eberlein T, Matesa MA, Ochoa LL, Zoberi I.A Prospective Longitudinal Clinical Trial Evaluating Quality of Life After Breast Conserving Surgery and High-Dose-Rate Interstitial Brachytherapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Dec 1; 87(5): 1043-50.

Badiyan SN, Bierhals AJ, Olsen JR, Creach KM, Garsa AA, DeWees T, Bradley JD, Robinson CG. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Early-Stage Minimally Invasive Adenocarcinoma or Adenocarcinoma in situ (Formerly Bronchoalveolar Carcionoma): A Patterns of Failure Analysis. Radiat Oncol. 2013 Jan 3;8:4.

Garsa AA, Ferraro DJ, DeWees T, Margenthaler JA, Naughton M, Aft R, Gillanders WE, Eberlein T, Matesa MA, Zoberi I. Cosmetic Analysis Following Breast-Conserving Surgery and Adjuvant High-Dose-Rate Interstitial Brachytherapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer: A Prospective Clinical Study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Mar 15;85(4):965-70.

Garsa AA, Chang AJ, DeWees T, Spencer CR, Adkins DR, Dehdashti F, Gay H, Thorstad WL. PrognosticValue of 18F-FDG PET Metabolic Parameters in Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. J Radiat Oncol. 2013 2: 27-34.

Garsa AA, Ferraro DJ, DeWees T, Margenthaler JA, Naughton M, Aft R, Gillanders WE, Eberlein T, Matesa MA, Zoberi I. Analysis of Fat Necrosis Following Adjuvant High Dose Rate Interstitial Brachytherapy for Early- Stage Breast Cancer. Brachytherapy. 2013 Mar; 12(2):99-106.

Ferraro DJ, Garsa AA, DeWees T, Margenthaler JA, Naughton M, Aft R, Gillanders WE, Eberlein T, Matesa MA, Zoberi I. Comparison of accelerated partial breast irradiation via multicatheter interstitial brachytherapy versus whole breast radiation. Radiat Oncol. 2012 Mar 29;7(1):53.

Cresci S, Jones PG, Sucharov CC, Marsh S, Lanfear DE, Garsa A, Courtois M, Weinheimer CJ, Wu J, Province MA, Kelly DP, McLeod HL, Spertus JA.Interaction between PPARA genotype and beta-blocker treatment influences clinical outcomes following acute coronary syndromes. Pharmacogenomics. 2008 Oct; 9(10):1403-17.

Garsa A., Heron D.E., Beriwal S., Andrade R.S., Kim H., Brandner E., Chen H., Gerszten K. Four- dimensional computed tomography-based respiratory-gated whole-abdominal intensity-modulated radiation therapy for ovarian cancer: a feasibility study. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2007 Jan-Feb;17(1):55-60.