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Steve Braunstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Radiation Oncology

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Meet Dr. Braunstein

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Dr. Steve Braunstein is a radiation oncologist with a clinical interest in the treatment of central nervous system, pediatric, soft tissue malignancies and metastatic disease. He has expertise in modern radiation therapy techniques including stereotactic radiotherapy, intraoperative radiotherapy, and intensity modulated radiation therapy. Dr. Braunstein earned his M.D. at New York University School of Medicine where he also obtained a Ph.D. studying key molecular pathways by which cancer cells mediate response to radiation therapy. He is a member of UCSF Brain Tumor Center, Pediatric Malignancies Program, and Sarcoma Program. At the national level, he serves on NRG and COG core leadership committees, involved in clinical trial design and implementation for a number of adult and pediatric malignancies. His research focus is integration of modern multidisciplinary therapies to improve outcomes while minimizing acute and long term toxicity. He is also committed to the education of the next generation of radiation oncology leaders, serving as residency training program director.



2009 New York University School of Medicine, New York MD/PhD  
2010 Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA Internship Internal Medicine
2010-2014 University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Resident Radiation Therapy
2013 University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Chief Resident Radiation Therapy
Professional Experience

Professional Experience

2020-present UCSF Associate Professor Radiation Oncology
2014-2020 UCSF Assistant Professor in Residence Radiation Oncology

Awards & Honors

1996 Presidential Full Tuition College Scholarship
1997 Phi Beta Kappa Inductee
1997 HHMI Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship
1998 CUNY Jonas Salk Medical Scholarship
2003 NYC Urban Health Initiative Grant
2008 Honors in Doctoral Dissertation
2008 AOA Inductee
2012 UCSF Patient Care Fund Grant
2013 UCSF Resident QI Champion
2013 UCSF Exceptional Physician Award
2014 Mount Zion Health Fund Research Award
2014 UCSF Patient Care Fund Grant

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