Graduate School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2005), Cell Biology
Medical School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2005)
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2006), Internal Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (2010), Radiation Oncology

Research Interest

  • Inflammation and Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer Radiation Resistance
  • Metabolic Dysregulation and Lung Cancer
  • Oligometastatic Lung Cancer and Treatment with Radiation
  • Pathophysiology and Biology of Cachexia


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The value of ultrasound in detecting extra-axillary regional node involvement in patients with advanced breast cancer
Puneeth Iyengar, M.D., Ph.D, Eric A. Strom, M.D., Yu-Jing Zhang, M.D., Ph.D, Gary J. Whitman, M.D., Wendy A. Woodward, M.D., Ph.D, Tse-Kuan Yu, M.D., Ph.D, and Thomas A. Buchholz, M.D. Oncologist 2012 17 11
Can preoperative axillary US help exclude N2 and N3 metastatic breast cancer?
Iyengar SS, Li X, Xu Huanhuan, Mukhopadhyay Supratik, Balakrishnan N, Sawant A, Iyengar P IEEE 2012 45 1 59-65
Satraplatin and simultaneous chest radiation for non-small cell lung cancer
Iyengar P, Hodges J, Hughes R, DiMaio M, Petrone M, Yun S, Choy H ALC 2012 1 13-19
Toxicity Associated with Post-Operative Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
P Iyengar, LB Levy, S Choi, et al. AJCO December 2011 34 6
Summary of presentations from the 11th targeted therapies for lung cancer meeting: radiation oncology.
Iyengar P, Choy H J Thorac Oncol 2011 Nov 6 11 Suppl 4 S1822-4
Design of a smart biomarker for bioremediation: a machine learning approach.
Kumar PT, Vinod PT, Phoha VV, Iyengar SS, Iyengar P Comput. Biol. Med. 2011 Jun 41 6 357-60
Radiation for Hodgkin's lymphoma in young female patients: a new technique to avoid the breasts and decrease the dose to the heart.
Dabaja BS, Rebueno NC, Mazloom A, Thorne S, Perrin KJ, Tolani N, Das P, Delclos ME, Iyengar P, Reed VK, Horace P, Salehpour MR Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2011 Feb 79 2 503-7
Targeting Tumors and Personalizing Individual Treatments for Radiation Therapy
P Iyengar, S Chan, and R Komaki Personalized Therapy for Cancer Winter 2010
Marginal zone lymphomas: factors that affect the final outcome.
Mazloom A, Medeiros LJ, McLaughlin PW, Reed V, Cabanillas FF, Fayad LE, Pro B, Gonzalez G, Iyengar P, Urbauer DL, Dabaja BS Cancer 2010 Sep 116 18 4291-8
Hodgkin Lymphoma Involving Extranodal and Nodal Head and Neck Sites: Characteristics and Outcomes
P. Iyengar, A. Mazloom A. Younes, M. Fanale, F. Shihadeh, and B. Dabaja Cancer August 2010 116 16

Honors & Awards

  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology
    Plenary Speaker (2017)
  • ARRO
    Educator of the Year Teaching Award (2017)
  • American Cancer Society
    Research Scholar (2015)
  • Sidney Kimmel Cancer Research Foundation
    Translational Research Award (2013)
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
    President Research Council Distinguished Research Award (2012)
  • Lung Cancer Research Foundation
    Research Award (2011)
  • National Lung Cancer Partnership
    Young Investigator Research Award (2011)
  • Radiological Society of North America
    RSNA Research Grant Award Winner (2011)
  • Roentgen Research Award, RSNA Research and Education Foundation
    Research Resident Award (2010)
  • NIH Medical Scientist Training Program
    MD/PhD Program (2005)
  • ECOG Young Investigator Award cosponsored by Aventis

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • Free to Breathe
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer Research Foundation
  • NRG Oncology
  • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
  • Radiological Society of North America