Education

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, B.S., 1989, Chemistry
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, M.A., 1992, Physical Chemistry
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, M.D., 1998
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2004, Surgical Residency
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, 2006, Surgical Oncology Fellow

Selected Publications

  1. Ahmad TR, Vasudevan HN, Lazar AA, Chan JW, George JR, Alvarado MD, Yu SS, Daud A, Yom SS. Should Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Status Guide Adjuvant Radiation Therapy in Patients With Merkel Cell Carcinoma? Adv Radiat Oncol. 2021 Nov-Dec; 6(6):100764.  View on PubMed
  2. Hewitt KC, Miller P, Piper M, Prionas N, Son JD, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ, Wong JM, Ewing C, Mukhtar RA. Positive margins after mastectomy in patients with invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast: Incidence and management strategies. Am J Surg. 2021 Jun 10.  View on PubMed
  3. Glencer AC, Wong JM, Hylton NM, Krings G, McCune E, Rothschild HT, Loveday TA, Alvarado MD, Esserman LJ, Campbell MJ. Modulation of the immune microenvironment of high-risk ductal carcinoma in situ by intralesional pembrolizumab injection. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2021 May 25; 7(1):59.  View on PubMed
  4. Abel MK, Greenwood H, Kelil T, Guo R, Brabham C, Hylton N, Wong J, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman LJ, Boughey JC, Mukhtar RA. Accuracy of breast MRI in evaluating nodal status after neoadjuvant therapy in invasive lobular carcinoma. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2021 Mar 05; 7(1):25.  View on PubMed
  5. Vaidya JS, Bulsara M, Baum M, Alvarado M, Bernstein M, Massarut S, Saunders C, Sperk E, Wenz F, Tobias JS, TARGIT-A investigators . Intraoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer: powerful evidence to change practice. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2021 03; 18(3):187-188.  View on PubMed
  6. Vaidya JS, Bulsara M, Sperk E, Massarut S, Douek M, Alvarado M, Pigorsch S, Holmes D, Bernstein M, Saunders C, Flyger H, Joseph D, Wenz F, Tobias JS, TARGIT-A Investigators . In Regard to Polgar et al. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 07 01; 110(3):905-907.  View on PubMed
  7. Mukhtar RA, Brabham CE, Guo R, Abel MK, Wong J, Ewing C, Esserman LJ, Alvarado M. Accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy in invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast: Factors associated with false negatives. Breast J. 2021 04; 27(4):406-408.  View on PubMed
  8. Alvarado MD, Mittendorf EA, Teshome M, Thompson AM, Bold RJ, Gittleman MA, Beitsch PD, Blair SL, Kivilaid K, Harmer QJ, Hunt KK. Correction to: SentimagIC: A Non-inferiority Trial Comparing Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Versus Technetium-99m and Blue Dye in the Detection of Axillary Sentinel Nodes in Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec; 27(Suppl 3):979.  View on PubMed
  9. Son JD, Piper M, Hewitt K, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ, Ewing C, Wong JM, Mukhtar RA. Oncological Outcomes of Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast: A 20-Year Institutional Experience. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 May; 28(5):2555-2560.  View on PubMed
  10. Mahuron KM, Moreau JM, Glasgow JE, Boda DP, Pauli ML, Gouirand V, Panjabi L, Grewal R, Luber JM, Mathur AN, Feldman RM, Shifrut E, Mehta P, Lowe MM, Alvarado MD, Marson A, Singer M, Wells J, Jupp R, Daud AI, Rosenblum MD. Layilin augments integrin activation to promote antitumor immunity. J Exp Med. 2020 09 07; 217(9).  View on PubMed
  11. Vaidya JS, Bulsara M, Baum M, Wenz F, Massarut S, Pigorsch S, Alvarado M, Douek M, Saunders C, Flyger HL, Eiermann W, Brew-Graves C, Williams NR, Potyka I, Roberts N, Bernstein M, Brown D, Sperk E, Laws S, Sütterlin M, Corica T, Lundgren S, Holmes D, Vinante L, Bozza F, Pazos M, Le Blanc-Onfroy M, Gruber G, Polkowski W, Dedes KJ, Niewald M, Blohmer J, McCready D, Hoefer R, Kelemen P, Petralia G, Falzon M, Joseph DJ, Tobias JS. Long term survival and local control outcomes from single dose targeted intraoperative radiotherapy during lumpectomy (TARGIT-IORT) for early breast cancer: TARGIT-A randomised clinical trial. BMJ. 2020 08 19; 370:m2836.  View on PubMed
  12. Abel MK, Fahrner-Scott K, Wong J, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman LJ, Park C, Mukhtar RA. Evaluating the impact of axillary dissection on recurrence-free survival by extent of nodal disease in invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Oct; 183(3):661-667.  View on PubMed
  13. Vaidya JS, Bulsara M, Saunders C, Flyger H, Tobias JS, Corica T, Massarut S, Wenz F, Pigorsch S, Alvarado M, Douek M, Eiermann W, Brew-Graves C, Williams N, Potyka I, Roberts N, Bernstein M, Brown D, Sperk E, Laws S, Sütterlin M, Lundgren S, Holmes D, Vinante L, Bozza F, Pazos M, Le Blanc-Onfroy M, Gruber G, Polkowski W, Dedes KJ, Niewald M, Blohmer J, McCready D, Hoefer R, Kelemen P, Petralia G, Falzon M, Baum M, Joseph D. Effect of Delayed Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy vs Whole-Breast Radiotherapy on Local Recurrence and Survival: Long-term Results From the TARGIT-A Randomized Clinical Trial in Early Breast Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2020 07 01; 6(7):e200249.  View on PubMed
  14. Abel MK, Brabham CE, Guo R, Fahrner-Scott K, Wong J, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman LJ, Mukhtar RA. Breast conservation therapy versus mastectomy in the surgical management of invasive lobular carcinoma measuring 4 cm or greater. Am J Surg. 2021 01; 221(1):32-36.  View on PubMed
  15. Levine LS, Mahuron KM, Tsai KK, Wu C, Mattis DM, Pauli ML, Oglesby A, Lee JC, Spitzer MH, Krummel MF, Algazi AP, Rosenblum MD, Alvarado M, Daud AI. Tumor Immune Profiling-Based Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy for Locally Advanced Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Oct; 27(11):4122-4130.  View on PubMed
  16. Mukhtar RA, Krings G, Chen YY, Mamounas ME, Fahrner-Scott K, Wong J, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman LJ, Rugo H. Mitotic score and pleomorphic histology in invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast: impact on disease-free survival. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 May; 181(1):23-29.  View on PubMed
  17. Piper ML, Wong J, Fahrner-Scott K, Ewing C, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ, Mukhtar RA. Success rates of re-excision after positive margins for invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2019; 5:29.  View on PubMed
  18. Alvarado MD, Mittendorf EA, Teshome M, Thompson AM, Bold RJ, Gittleman MA, Beitsch PD, Blair SL, Kivilaid K, Harmer QJ, Hunt KK. SentimagIC: A Non-inferiority Trial Comparing Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Versus Technetium-99m and Blue Dye in the Detection of Axillary Sentinel Nodes in Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Oct; 26(11):3510-3516.  View on PubMed
  19. Greenwood HI, Wong JM, Mukhtar RA, Alvarado MD, Price ER. Feasibility of Magnetic Seeds for Preoperative Localization of Axillary Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer Treatment. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 10; 213(4):953-957.  View on PubMed
  20. Magbanua MJM, Yau C, Wolf DM, Lee JS, Chattopadhyay A, Scott JH, Bowlby-Yoder E, Hwang ES, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Delson AL, Van't Veer LJ, Esserman L, Park JW. Synchronous Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells in Blood and Disseminated Tumor Cells in Bone Marrow Predicts Adverse Outcome in Early Breast Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 09 01; 25(17):5388-5397.  View on PubMed

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