Kavita Mishra

Kavita Mishra, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate 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: 415 353-9807
Fax: 415 353-9883

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Professional Focus

Dr. Kavita K. Mishra is a radiation oncologist with a clinical interest in the treatment of uveal melanomas with proton beam radiotherapy. She earned her medical degree at the UCSF School of Medicine and completed a masters degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. She finished her residency in radiation oncology at the UCSF Medical Center and thereafter joined the faculty at UCSF.

Dr. Mishra specializes in the use of proton beam radiation to treat select malignant and benign conditions of the eye. Dr. Mishra believes in a multidisciplinary approach to ocular oncology care with the aim to provide the most efficacious and individualized therapy for her patients. She is focused on studying the clinical outcomes of uveal melanoma patients, particularly with respect to tumor control, preservation of the eye, and quality of life issues. She hopes to continue using a unified, team-oriented approach to maintain excellent outcomes for patients undergoing modern proton beam therapy techniques for ocular malignancies.

 

Education

1994-1998

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

BS

Biology

1998-2002

University of California, San Francisco

MD  
2002-2003

Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

MPH  
2003-2004

Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Intern Internal Medicine
2004-2008

University of California, San Francisco

Resident Radiation Oncology
 

Professional Experience

2008-2014 UCSF Assistant Professor
2014 - present UCSF Associate Professor
 

Awards & Honors

1997 Appointed Student Adviser to the Dean of Harvard College
1998 Dean’s List, Harvard University
1998 Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Certificate of Merit, Radcliffe College
1998 Harvard College Scholar, Harvard University
1998 First Class Marshal (Class President), Harvard Class of 1998
1999 Rainer Scholarship for International Health Research, UCSF
2002 Class Speaker, UCSF School of Medicine Commencement
2006-2007 Chief Resident in Radiation Oncology, UCSF
2008 RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award

 

Recent Significant Publications :

Chappell MC, Char DH, Cole TB, Harbour JW, Mishra KK, Weinberg VK, Phillips TL. Uveal melanoma: molecular pattern, clinical features, and radiation response. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Aug; 154(2):227-232.e2.

Daftari IK, Castenadas C, Essert T, Phillips TL, Mishra KK. Scintillator-CCD camera system light output response to dosimetry parameters for proton beam range measurement. Nuc Instrum and Methods in Phys Res A 2012 Jul; 686:7-14.

Daftari IK, Mishra KK, O'Brien JM, Tsai T, Park SS, Sheen M, Phillips TL.Fundus image fusion in EYEPLAN software: an evaluation of a novel technique for ocular melanoma radiation treatment planning. Med Phys. 2010 Oct; 37(10):5199-207.

Kaprealian T, Mishra KK, Wang-Chesebro A, Quivey J. Eye and Orbit. In Hansen EK & Roach MR (Eds.), Handbook of Evidence-based Radiation Oncology, 2nd edition. New York: Springer, 2010.

Mishra KK, Quivey JM, Takamiya R, Daftari I, & Char DH. Uveal Melanoma. In Leibel SA & Phillips TL (Eds.), Textbook of Radiation Oncology, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc, 2010.

Mishra KK, Squire S, Lamborn K, Banerjee A, Gupta N, Wara WM, Prados MD, Berger MS, Haas-Kogan DA. Phase II TPDCV protocol for pediatric low-grade hypothalamic/chiasmatic gliomas: 15-year update. J Neurooncol. 2010 Oct; 100(1):121-7.

Nash M & Mishra KK. Colorectal Cancer. In Hansen EK & Roach MR (Eds.), Handbook of Evidence-based Radiation Oncology, 2nd edition. New York: Springer, 2010.

Bui T, Mishra KK & Roach MR. Multiple Myeloma and Plasmacytoma. In Hansen EK & Roach MR (Eds.), Handbook of Evidence-based Radiation Oncology, 2nd edition. New York: Springer, 2010.

Mishra KK, Squire S, Lamborn KR, Banerjee A, Prados MD, Haas-Kogan DA. Long-term outcomes for pediatric low-grade hypothalamic/chiasmatic gliomas treated on phase II chemotherapy trial. Oral Presentation at the 49th ASTRO Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 2007. IJROBP 2007, 69(3, Supp 1): S35.

Mishra KK. Colorectal Cancer. In Hansen EK & Roach MR (Eds.), Handbook of Evidence-based Radiation Oncology. New York: Springer, 2007.

Mishra KK & Roach MR. Multiple Myeloma and Plasmacytoma. In Hansen EK & Roach MR (Eds.), Handbook of Evidence-based Radiation Oncology. New York: Springer, 2007.