Steve E. Braunstein, MD, PhD

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Steve E. Braunstein, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, UCSF

Steve.Braunstein@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 502-6926
Box 0226, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143

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Cancer Center Membership

Associate Member » Developmental Therapeutics

Research Summary

Dr. Braunstein is a radiation oncologist with a clinical interest in the treatment of pediatric, central nervous system, and soft tissue malignancies. He has expertise in modern radiation therapy techniques including stereotactic radiotherapy (Gamma Knife, Cyberknife, Linac-based SBRT), 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 essential molecular pathways by which cancer cells mediate response to radiation. He completed residency at UCSF in 2014, during which time he continued to study cancer cell response to radiation, investigating genetic polymorphisms which yield the observed heterogeneity of tumor cell population radiosensitivity and risk of radiation-related secondary cancer.

Education

University of California, San Francisco, 06/14, Radiation Oncology
Brighman and Women's Hospital, 06/10, Internal Medicine
New York University School of Medicine, M.D., Ph.D., 06/09


Professional Experience

  • 2014-present
    Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, UCSF
  • 2010-2014
    Resident, Radiation Oncology, UCSF
  • 2015-present
    Associate Program Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 2014
    RSNA Resident Research Award, Radiological Society of North America
  • 2014
    UCSF Patient Care Fund Award, UCSF
  • 2014
    Mount Zion Fund Research Travel Award, UCSF
  • 2013
    UCSF Exceptional Physician Award, UCSF
  • 2013
    UCSF Resident QI Champion, UCSF
  • 2012
    UCSF Patient Care Fund Award, UCSF
  • 2008
    AOA Inductee, NYUSOM
  • 2008
    Honors in Doctoral Dissertation, NYUSOM
  • 2003
    NYC Urban Health Initiative Award, NYC Department of Public Health

Selected Publications

  1. Sperduto PW, Yang TJ, Beal K, Pan H, Brown PD, Bangdiwala A, Shanley R, Yeh N, Gaspar LE, Braunstein S, Sneed P, Boyle J, Kirkpatrick JP, Mak KS, Shih HA, Engelman A, Roberge D, Arvold ND, Alexander B, Awad MM, Contessa J, Chiang V, Hardie J, Ma D, Lou E, Sperduto W, Mehta MP. Estimating Survival in Patients With Lung Cancer and Brain Metastases: An Update of the Graded Prognostic Assessment for Lung Cancer Using Molecular Markers (Lung-molGPA). JAMA Oncol. 2016 Nov 17.
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  2. Kline CN, Joseph NM, Grenert JP, van Ziffle J, Talevich E, Onodera C, Aboian M, Cha S, Raleigh DR, Braunstein S, Torkildson J, Samuel D, Bloomer M, Campomanes AG, Banerjee A, Butowski N, Raffel C, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Phillips JJ, Korn WM, Yeh I, Bastian BC, Gupta N, Mueller S, Perry A, Nicolaides T, Solomon DA. Targeted next-generation sequencing of pediatric neuro-oncology patients improves diagnosis, identifies pathogenic germline mutations, and directs targeted therapy. Neuro Oncol. 2016 Nov 14.
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  3. Verma V, Simone CB, Allen PK, Gajjar SR, Shah C, Zhen W, Harkenrider MM, Hallemeier CL, Jabbour SK, Matthiesen CL, Braunstein SE, Lee P, Dilling TJ, Allen BG, Nichols EM, Attia A, Zeng J, Biswas T, Paximadis P, Wang F, Walker JM, Stahl JM, Daly ME, Decker RH, Hales RK, Willers H, Videtic GM, Mehta MP, Lin SH. Multi-Institutional Experience of Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy for Stage I Small Cell Lung Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Nov 02.
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  4. Verma V, Shostrom VK, Kumar SS, Zhen W, Hallemeier CL, Braunstein SE, Holland J, Harkenrider MM, S Iskhanian A, Neboori HJ, Jabbour SK, Attia A, Lee P, Alite F, Walker JM, Stahl JM, Wang K, Bingham BS, Hadzitheodorou C, Decker RH, McGarry RC, Simone CB. Multi-institutional experience of stereotactic body radiotherapy for large (=5 centimeters) non-small cell lung tumors. Cancer. 2016 Oct 14.
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  5. Chiu J, Pierce M, Braunstein SE, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW, Sneed PK, Ma L. Sharpening peripheral dose gradient via beam number enhancement from patient head tilt for stereotactic brain radiosurgery. Phys Med Biol. 2016 Oct 03; 61(20):N532-N541.
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  6. Magnuson WJ, Amini A, Patil T, Kavanagh BD, Camidge DR, Braunstein SE, Boreta L, Attia A, Rana N, Contessa JN, Gettinger SN, Lester-Coll NH, Yu JB, Chiang VL. Deferring Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastases in Patients With EGFR-Mutant Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Multi-Institutional Analysis. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2S):S57-S58.
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  7. Raleigh D, Tomlin B, Del Buono B, Roddy E, Sear K, Byer L, Felton E, Banerjee A, Torkildson J, Samuel D, Horn B, Braunstein SE, Haas-Kogan DA, Mueller S. High-Dose Chemotherapy With Stem Cell Transplant to Delay Craniospinal Irradiation in Pediatric Embryonal Brain Tumor Patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2S):S231.
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  8. McTyre E, Ayala-Peacock DN, Contessa JN, Chung C, Fiveash JB, Ahluwalia M, Kotecha R, Chao ST, Attia A, Hepel JT, Braunstein SE, Chan MD. Multi-Institutional Competing Risks Analysis Predicting Distant Brain Failure and Salvage Patterns After Upfront Radiosurgery Without Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastasis. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2S):S180-S181.
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  9. Sperduto PW, Jiang W, Brown PD, Braunstein SE, Sneed PK, Wattson DA, Shih HA, Bangdiwala A, Shanley R, Lockney NA, Beal K, Lou E, Amatruda T, Sperduto WA, Kirkpatrick JP, Yeh N, Gaspar LE, Molitoris JK, Masucci L, Roberge D, Yu JB, Chiang VL, Mehta MP. The Effect of Gene Mutations on Survival in Patients With Melanoma Following the Development of Brain Metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2S):S178.
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  10. Ma L, Braunstein SE, Theodosopoulos P, McDermott MW, Sneed PK. Inherent Functional Dependence Among Cochlear Dose Surrogates for Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Acoustic Schwannomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2S):E81-E82.
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  11. Garcia MA, Fogh SE, Anderson W, Hertan LM, Balboni TA, Haas-Kogan DA, Braunstein SE. Pain Assessment at Radiation Oncology Consultation for Bone Metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2S):E514-E515.
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  12. Kauffmann G, Gunther JR, Braunstein SE, Hara W, Spektor A, Brower JV, Stahl JM, Rao YJ, Vargo J, Ye JC, Fields EC, Thomas CR, Du KL, Kruser TJ, Jimenez RB, Hirsch AE, Currey AD, Yechieli R, Mohindra P, Golden DW. Updated Analysis of a Multi-Institutional Radiation Oncology Clerkship Curriculum: A Report From the Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2S):E412.
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  13. Singer L, Boreta L, Braunstein SE, Fogh SE. A Quality Improvement Study to Improve Assessment of Patient Readiness to Quit Tobacco Prior to Treatment With Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2S):E408.
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  14. Braunstein SE, Garcia MA, Xu C. Influence of Molecular Subgroups and Systemic Therapy on Outcomes of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2S):E134.
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  15. Yu Y, Garcia MA, Braunstein SE, Sneed PK. Patterns of Failure after Adjuvant Radiosurgery for Surgically Resected Brain Metastases: Surgical Tract Failures and Implications for Target Delineation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2S):E130.
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  16. Paulsson AK, Garcia MA, Tinkle CL, Nakamura JL, Fogh SE, Sneed PK, Braunstein SE. The Impact of Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy on Melanoma Brain Metastases Treated With Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2S):E108.
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  17. Ma L, Braunstein SE, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW, Sneed PK. Inherent functional dependence among cochlear dose surrogates for stereotactic radiosurgery of vestibular schwannomas. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2016 Aug 20.
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  18. Imber BS, Kanungo I, Braunstein S, Barani IJ, Fogh SE, Nakamura JL, Berger MS, Chang EF, Molinaro AM, Cabrera JR, McDermott MW, Sneed PK, Aghi MK. Indications and Efficacy of Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Recurrent Glioblastoma: 2 Decades of Institutional Experience. Neurosurgery. 2016 Jul 13.
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  19. Sperduto PW, Yang TJ, Beal K, Pan H, Brown PD, Bangdiwala A, Shanley R, Yeh N, Gaspar LE, Braunstein S, Sneed P, Boyle J, Kirkpatrick JP, Mak KS, Shih HA, Engelman A, Roberge D, Arvold ND, Alexander B, Awad MM, Contessa J, Chiang V, Hardie J, Ma D, Lou E, Sperduto W, Mehta MP. The Effect of Gene Alterations and Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition on Survival and Cause of Death in Patients With Adenocarcinoma of the Lung and Brain Metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2):406-13.
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  20. Ye JC, Thomas CR, Braunstein S, Hirsch AE, Gunther JR, Golden DW. In Regard to Ahmed et al. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Apr 1; 94(5):1221-2.
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