Ariel E. Hirsch, MD

Professor, Radiation Oncology

Ariel Hirsch
715 Albany Street

Biography

Ariel Hirsch, MD, Radiation Oncology, is the director of Radiation Oncology Education with clinical expertise in breast and genitourinary radiation oncology. A trailblazer in radiation oncology education and mentorship, she was an early implementer of radiation oncology education and medical student mentorship, and created the Oncology Education Initiative (OEI) and the Radiation Oncology Mentorship Initiative (ROMI). She has worked with institutions and organizations nationally and internationally to advise on mentorship and oncology education, including teams all over the United States as well as Belgium, Brazil and Australia. She serves on national and international committees and advisory boards on oncology education, mentorship and global health, including the medical student education task force and the education committee of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the education committee for the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). She is one of the creators of the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology-Association for Residents in Radiation Oncology (CARO-ARRO) Collaborative Global Oncology Enrichment Program, a global certificate program created to educate the next generation about global oncology issues. Dr. Hirsch is the only radiation oncologist who serves on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) test material development committee for the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Other Positions

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

Education

  • Suny Health Science Center, MD
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, BA

Publications

  • Published on 12/7/2023

    Beiner C, Qureshi MM, Zhao J, Hu B, Jimenez R, Hirsch AE. Depression and Anxiety Among English- and Spanish-Speaking Patients With Breast Cancer Receiving Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2024 May 01; 119(1):185-192. PMID: 38070714.

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  • Published on 9/1/2023

    Chung SH, de Geus SWL, Shewmaker G, Romatoski KS, Drake FT, Ko NY, Merrill AL, Hirsch AE, Tseng JF, Sachs TE, Cassidy MR. ASO Visual Abstract: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection is Associated with Improved Survival for Men with Invasive Breast Cancer and Sentinel Node Metastasis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 Sep; 30(9):5621-5622. PMID: 37202569.

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  • Published on 5/19/2023

    Chung SH, de Geus SWL, Shewmaker G, Romatoski KS, Drake FT, Ko NY, Merrill AL, Hirsch AE, Tseng JF, Sachs TE, Cassidy MR. Axillary Lymph Node Dissection is Associated with Improved Survival Among Men with Invasive Breast Cancer and Sentinel Node Metastasis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 Sep; 30(9):5610-5618. PMID: 37204557.

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  • Published on 3/15/2023

    Huang D, Qureshi MM, Truong MT, Hirsch AE. Correlation Between Research Productivity During Medical School and Radiation Oncology Residency. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2023; 8(4):101219. PMID: 37124315.

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  • Published on 2/24/2023

    Beaulieu-Jones BR, Shewmaker G, Fefferman A, Kenzik K, Zhang T, Drake FT, Sachs TE, Hirsch AE, Merrill A, Ko NY, Cassidy MR. Mitigating disparities in breast cancer treatment at an academic safety-net hospital. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2023 Apr; 198(3):597-606. PMID: 36826701.

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  • Published on 2/8/2023

    Oladeru OT, Lam CM, Qureshi MM, Hirsch AE, Mak KS, Dyer MA, Truong MT. Inequalities in Cancer Stage at Diagnosis Among Incarcerated Individuals Undergoing Radiation Therapy at a Large Safety-Net Hospital. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2023 May 01; 116(1):194-198. PMID: 36758643.

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  • 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. 2023 Jun; 38(3):829-836. PMID: 35726080.

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  • Published on 5/26/2022

    Lin D, Gomez DR, Zhang YH, Gennarelli R, Efstathiou JA, Barker CA, Gelblum DY, Shah MK, Liberman L, Hirsch AE, Cahlon O, Gillespie EF. Radiation Oncology AcaDemic Mentorship Program (ROADMAP) for Junior Faculty: One-Year Results of a Prospective Single Institution Initiative. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022 Sep 01; 114(1):21-29. 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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