Mekhail Anwar

Mekhail Anwar, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St. 1st floor M1215
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: 415 514-2070
Fax: 415 476-7370

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1998 University of California, Berkeley BA Physics
2001 University of California, Berkeley MSc Electrical Engineer and Computer Science
2001-2007 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA PhD Electrical Engineer and Computer Science
1998-2009 University of California, San Francisco MD School of Medicine
2009-2010 Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA Resident Internal Medicine
2010-2014 University of California, San Francisco Resident Radiation Oncology
2011-2012 University of California, San Francisco Chief Resident Radiation Oncology

Professional Experience

2014-present UCSF Assistant Professor in Residence Radiation Oncology

Awards & Honors

1994-1997 Cal Alumni Leadership Scholarship, Alumni Association University of California, Berkeley. Awarded for leadership and community service
1998 University Medal, University of California, Berkeley, “Most distinguished graduating senior on the entire Berkeley campus.” and Valedictorian. Selected by the Committee on Prizes on the basis of GPA, community service, research activities and potential for future contribution
1998 NSF Graduate Fellowship, National Science Foundation
2000-2001 Whitaker Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering
2001-2004 National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship
2004-2006 Whitaker Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering
2010-2014 Holman Pathway for Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology. Awarded to Radiation Oncology and Radiology Residents to pursue a dedicated research project to form the foundation for their academic career
2011, 2013 ASTRO Advocacy Day Resident Travel Grant
2012 UCSF Resident Research Travel Grant
2013 UCSF Co-PI UCSF T1 Catalyst Grant
2013 Roentgen Resident Research Award

ASCO Young Investigator Award


Recent Significant Publications :

S. Fogh, M. Wahl, M. Anwar, D. Haas-Kogan, J. Clarke, P. Sneed. Standardization and Quality Assurance of Radiation Therapy Volumes for Adults with High-grade Gliomas. Seminars in Radiation Oncology 2014 (In press).

M. Anwar, V. Wienberg, A. Chang, IJ. Hsu, M. Roach, AR Gottschalk. Comparison of PSA Slope and Nadir Between Hypofractionated SBRT and Conventionally Fractionated EBRT. Radiation Oncology. 9:42. 2014

M. Anwar, A. Westphalen, A. Jung, S. Noworolski, P. Carroll, F. Coakley. Role of endorectal MRI and MRSI in defining the dominant intraprostatic lesion in prostate cancer: Quantitative analysis of imaging contour compared to whole-mount histopathology. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 216. 2014

M. Anwar and I. Barani. Fracture Risk in Spinal Radiosurgery: Identifying and Treating the At-Risk Patient. CNS Oncology 2(5) 2013.

M. Anwar, P. Gupta, R. Palanaiapan, P. Matsudaira. Protein Microarray Patterning by Diffuse Gel Stamping. PLoS ONE 7(10) 2012.

F. Coakley, M. Anwar, L. Poder, Z. Wang, B. Yeh, B. Joe. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Massive Ovarian Edema in Pregnancy. J Comput Assist Tomogr 34. 2010.

M. Anwar, T. Aytur, P. Matsudaira. A Wireless-Compatible CMOS-Based Optics-Free Microarray Imager. Appl. Phys. Lett 94. 2009

T. Aytur, J. Foley, M. Anwar, B. Boser, and P.R. Beatty. A novel magnetic bead bioassay platform using a microchip-based sensor for infectious disease diagnosis. Journal of Immunological Methods v.314. 2006

M. Anwar and I. Rousso, “Microsecond Time Resolved AFM”. Appl. Phys. Lett 86. 2004