Kimberley S. Mak, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Boston University School of Medicine and its affiliate Boston Medical Center. She received her MPH from Harvard School of Public Health (2014), MD from Harvard Medical School (2010) and AB summa cum laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College (2005). Dr. Mak completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2011), followed by residency in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program (2015), training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Boston, and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Mak has board certification in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology. She speaks English and Cantonese. Her specialties include thoracic, gastrointestinal, breast, and musculoskeletal malignancies. She leads the Cyberknife® radiosurgery program for thoracic and gastrointestinal malignancies.
Her research interests include patient-reported outcomes including quality of life; disparity outcomes research; translational research; intensity-modulated and image-guided radiotherapy; CyberKnife® stereotactic radiotherapy; and functional imaging in radiotherapy. She has training and experience in biostatistics, epidemiology, decision analysis, meta-analysis, clinical trial design, and molecular and cell biology laboratory work.
- Member, BU-BMC Cancer Center, Boston University
- Boston Medical Center
- VA Boston Healthcare System
- Harvard Medical School, MD
- Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
- Harvard College, AB
- 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.
- 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.
- Published on 6/1/2021
Lau KHV, Hamlyn E, Williams TJ, Qureshi MM, Mak K, Mian A, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Zhu S, Takahashi C. The Effects of Video Instruction on Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit Nursing Skills in Case Presentations and Neurological Examinations. J Neurosci Nurs. 2021 Jun 01; 53(3):129-133. PMID: 33840806.
- Published on 6/1/2021
Lin Y, Mak KS. Racial and socioeconomic disparities in the use of stereotactic body radiotherapy for treating non-small cell lung cancer: a narrative review. J Thorac Dis. 2021 Jun; 13(6):3764-3771. PMID: 34277068.
- Published on 5/23/2021
Annesi CA, Poulson MR, Mak KS, Tapan U, Dechert TA, Litle VR, Suzuki K. The Impact of Residential Racial Segregation on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment and Outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 04; 113(4):1291-1298. PMID: 34033745.
- Published on 3/1/2021
Shah NK, Qureshi MM, Dyer MA, Truong MT, Mak KS. Optimal Radiotherapy Dose in Anal Cancer: Trends in Prescription Dose and Association with Survival. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2021 Mar; 52(1):229-236. PMID: 32152823.
- 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.
- Published on 10/20/2020
Tapan U, Furtado VF, Qureshi MM, Everett P, Suzuki K, Mak KS. Racial and Other Healthcare Disparities in Patients With Extensive-Stage SCLC. JTO Clin Res Rep. 2021 Jan; 2(1):100109. PMID: 34589974.
- Published on 9/16/2020
Moeller AR, Clancy PE, Qureshi MM, Guill JR, Dyer MA, Hirsch AE, Truong MT, Mak KS. Placard in Hand: A Simple, Inexpensive Intervention to Improve On-Treatment Visit Compliance in a Safety Net Radiation Oncology Patient Population. JCO Oncol Pract. 2020 11; 16(11):e1272-e1281. PMID: 32936711.
- Published on 6/10/2020
Yu S, Xu H, Sinclair A, Zhang X, Langner U, Mak K. Dosimetric and planning efficiency comparison for lung SBRT: CyberKnife vs VMAT vs knowledge-based VMAT. Med Dosim. 2020 Winter; 45(4):346-351. PMID: 32532613.
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