Ariel E. Hirsch, MD

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

Ariel Hirsch
715 Albany Street


Ariel Hirsch, MD, is an associate professor and the director of education of the department of radiation oncology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Since 2005, she has worked with the university, first as an assistant professor. Dr. Hirsch collaborates closely with colleagues to improve prostate cancer treatment and mentors many medical students in cancer research. Her primary clinical interests are genitourinary (most commonly prostate) and breast cancer. Her prostate related research interests include investigating prostate cancer outcomes and devising patient specific radiation treatments with three dimensional prostate modeling. She is the principal investigator on a phase 1/2 study examining the use of radiosurgery for high risk prostate cancer. Her research has resulted in numerous publications and presentations. In 2016 she was named a “Top Doc” by Boston Magazine.

Other Positions

  • Member, BU-BMC Cancer Center, Boston University
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Stony Brook University, MD
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, BA


  • Published on 6/20/2022

    Giannopoulos E, Agarwal A, Croke J, Golden DW, Hirsch AE, Jimenez RB, Malik NH, Papadakos J, Quartey NK, Samoil D, Wu CHD, Ingledew PA, Giuliani M. Exploring the Perceived Educational Impact of COVID-19 on Postgraduate Training in Oncology. J Cancer Educ. 2022 Jun 20. PMID: 35726080.

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  • Published on 5/26/2022

    Lin D, Gomez DR, Zhang YH, Gennarelli R, Efstathiou JA, Barker CA, Gelblum D, Shah MK, Liberman L, Hirsch AE, Cahlon O, Gillespie EF. Radiation Oncology AcaDemic Mentorship Program (ROADMAP) for Junior Faculty: 1-Year Results of a Prospective Single Institution Initiative. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022 May 26. PMID: 35644504.

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  • Published on 2/16/2022

    Lim M, Qureshi MM, Boyd G, Hirsch AE. Effect of Radiation Treatment at a High-Volume Center on Outcomes in Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer: An Analysis of the National Cancer Database. Urology. 2022 Jul; 165:242-249. PMID: 35182584.

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  • Published on 11/14/2021

    Matthews BJ, Qureshi MM, Fiascone SJ, Nitschmann CC, Oladeru OT, Truong MT, Hirsch AE, Mak KS, Dyer MA. Racial disparities in non-recommendation of adjuvant chemotherapy in stage II-III ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2022 01; 164(1):27-33. PMID: 34785030.

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  • Published on 9/24/2021

    Huang D, Qureshi MM, Sarfaty S, Truong MT, Dyer MA, Mak KS, Hirsch AE. Longitudinal Outcomes of Medical Student Research Mentorship: a 15-Year Analysis of the Radiation Oncology Mentorship Initiative. J Cancer Educ. 2021 Sep 24. PMID: 34558038.

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  • Published on 5/12/2021

    Kan CK, Qureshi MM, Paracha M, Sachs TE, Sarfaty S, Hirsch AE. Effect of Medical Student Contributions on Academic Productivity: Analysis of Student Authorship Over Time. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2021; 12:481-489. PMID: 34012312.

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  • Published on 3/26/2021

    Huang D, Childs E, Uppalapati AV, Tai EC, Hirsch AE. Medical Student Leadership in the Student Oncology Society: Evaluation of a Student-Run Interest Group. J Cancer Educ. 2021 Mar 26. PMID: 33768471.

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  • Published on 2/26/2021

    Giuliani M, Samoil D, Agarwal A, Croke J, Golden DW, Hirsch AE, Jimenez R, Malik NH, Papadakos J, Wu CHD, Ingledew PA. Exploring the perceived educational impact of COVID-19 on postgraduate training in oncology: impact of self-determination and resilience. Can Med Educ J. 2021 Feb; 12(1):e180-e181. PMID: 33680249.

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  • Published on 2/9/2021

    Yu S, Xu H, Zhang Y, Zhang X, Dyer MA, Hirsch AE, Tam Truong M, Zhen H. Knowledge-based planning in robotic intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery treatments. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2021 Mar; 22(3):48-54. PMID: 33560592.

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  • Published on 2/8/2021

    Qureshi MM, Oladeru OT, Lam CM, Dyer MA, Mak KS, Hirsch AE, Truong MT. Disparities in Laryngeal Cancer Treatment and Outcomes: An Analysis by Hospital Safety-Net Burden. Laryngoscope. 2021 06; 131(6):E1987-E1997. PMID: 33555062.

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