Michael Folkert, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Radiation Oncology


Medical School Harvard Medical School (2009)
Internship Mount Auburn Hospital (2010), Internal Medicine
Residency Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2014), Radiation Oncology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Brachytherapy (Seed Implant)
  • Ocular Melanomas

Research Interests

  • Brachytherapy
  • Charged-particle therapy
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Image analysis and outcomes modeling
  • Image-guided and navigational interventional technology
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy
  • Oligometastatic disease
  • Primary and metastatic lesions of the spine
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy


Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

Outcomes and Prognostic Factors in Women With 1 to 3 Breast Cancer Brain Metastases Treated With Definitive Stereotactic Radiosurgery.

Yang TJ, Oh JH, Folkert MR, Gupta G, Shi W, Zhang Z, Morikawa A, Seidman A, Brennan C, Yamada Y, Chan TA, Beal K Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2014 Sep

Intraoperative phosphorus-32 brachytherapy plaque for multiply recurrent high-risk epidural neuroblastoma.

Tong WY, Folkert MR, Greenfield JP, Yamada Y, Wolden SL J Neurosurg Pediatr 2014 Apr 13 4 388-92

Temporal relationship of post-operative radiotherapy with temozolomide and oncologic outcome for glioblastoma.

Spratt DE, Folkert M, Zumsteg ZS, Chan TA, Beal K, Gutin PH, Pentsova E, Yamada Y J. Neurooncol. 2014 Jan 116 2 357-63

Dose to the Bladder Neck Is the Most Important Predictor for Acute and Late Toxicity After Low-Dose-Rate Prostate Brachytherapy: Implications for Establishing New Dose Constraints for Treatment Planning

Hathout L, Folkert MR, Kollmeier MA, Yamada Y, Cohen GN, Zelefsky MJ Int J Radiation Oncol Biol Phys 2014 2 90 312?319

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Featured Books


  • 2014 American Brachytherapy Society Resident Travel Grant Award
  • 2013 ASTRO Resident Clinical /Basic Science Research Award (Physics)
  • ASCO Pain and Symptom Management (Merit) Award
  • “Best of ASTRO” Presentation Recognition
  • New York Roentgen Society “Best of ASTRO 2011” Award, CNS
  • MIT Karl Taylor Compton Prize

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (2012)
  • American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) (2011)
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) (2005)