Other Post Graduate Training
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2005)
Graduate School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2005), Nuclear Engineering/radiological Sciences
Medical School
Harvard Medical School (2009)
Mount Auburn Hospital (2010), Internal Medicine
Clinical Research Fellowship
Cornell/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2013), Clinical Research
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2013), Radiation Oncology
Chief Resident
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2014), Radiation Oncology

Research Interest

  • Brachytherapy
  • Charged-particle therapy
  • Image analysis and outcomes modeling
  • Image-guided and navigational interventional technology
  • Interventions for Toxicity Reduction
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Ocular tumors
  • Oligometastatic disease
  • Primary and metastatic lesions of the spine
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Phase II Trial of Hippocampal-Sparing Whole Brain Irradiation with Simultaneous Integrated Boost (HSIB-WBRT) for Metastatic Cancer.
Westover KD, Mendel JT, Dan T, Kumar K, Gao A, Pulipparacharuv S, Iyengar P, Nedzi L, Hannan R, Anderson J, Choe KS, Jiang W, Abdulrahman R, Rahimi A, Folkert M, Laine A, Presley C, Cullum CM, Choy H, Ahn C, Timmerman R, Neuro-oncology 2020 Apr
Stage-specific Conditional Survival Among Young (Age Below 50?y) Versus Older (Age 50?y and Above) Adults With Colorectal Cancer in the United States.
Sanford NN, Ahn C, Beg MS, Sanjeevaiah A, Kazmi SA, Folkert MR, Aguilera TA, Sher DJ, Am. J. Clin. Oncol. 2020 Apr
Multifaceted radiomics for distant metastasis prediction in head & neck cancer.
Zhou Z, Wang K, Folkert MR, Liu H, Jiang SB, Sher D, Wang J, Phys Med Biol 2020 Apr
Existence of a Dose-Length Effect in Spinal Nerves Receiving Single-Session Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy.
Hrycushko B, van der Kogel AJ, Phillips L, Folkert M, Sayre JW, Vernino S, Hassan-Rezaeian N, Foster RD, Yamada Y, Timmerman R, Medin PM, Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2020 Jan
Sociodemographic Disparities in the Receipt of Adjuvant Chemotherapy Among Patients With Resected Stage I-III Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.
Sanford NN, Aguilera TA, Folkert MR, Ahn C, Mahal BA, Zeh H, Beg MS, Mansour J, Sher DJ, J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2019 Nov 17 11 1292-1300
A method to reconstruct intra-fractional liver motion in rotational radiotherapy using linear fiducial markers.
Chi Y, Shen C, Li B, Zhang Y, Yang M, Folkert M, Jia X, Phys Med Biol 2019 Nov 64 22 225013
Predicting lung nodule malignancies by combining deep convolutional neural network and handcrafted features.
Li S, Xu P, Li B, Chen L, Zhou Z, Hao H, Duan Y, Folkert MR, Ma J, Huang S, Jiang SB, Wang J, Phys Med Biol 2019 Jul
Enhancing liver tumor localization accuracy by prior-knowledge-guided motion modeling and a biomechanical model.
Zhang Y, Folkert MR, Huang X, Ren L, Meyer J, Tehrani JN, Reynolds R, Wang J, Quant Imaging Med Surg 2019 Jul 9 7 1337-1349
A Reliable Multi-classifier Multi-objective Model for Predicting Recurrence in Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
Chen X, Zhou Z, Thomas K, Folkert M, Kim N, Rahimi A, Wang J, Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2019 07 2019 2182-2185
Addition of Iodinated Contrast to Rectal Hydrogel Spacer to Facilitate MRI-Independent Target Delineation and Treatment Planning for Prostate Cancer.
Atluri PS, Gannavarapu BS, Timmerman RD, Garant A, Hannan R, Folkert MR, Desai NB, Pract Radiat Oncol 2019 Jun


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma. In Target Volume Delineation for Conformal and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Romesser P.B., Folkert M.R., Goodman K.A. (2015). Switzerland, Springer International Publishing

Honors & Awards

  • 2016-2017 ARRO Educator of the Year Award
  • 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 Radium Society (2016)
  • Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) (2014)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (2012)
  • American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) (2011)
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) (2010)
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) (2005)