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

Pelvic insufficiency fractures in patients with cervical and endometrial cancer treated with postoperative pelvic radiation.
Shih KK, Folkert MR, Kollmeier MA, Abu-Rustum NR, Sonoda Y, Leitao MM, Barakat RR, Alektiar KM Gynecol. Oncol. 2013 Mar 128 3 540-3
Postoperative pelvic intensity-modulated radiotherapy and concurrent chemotherapy in intermediate- and high-risk cervical cancer.
Folkert MR, Shih KK, Abu-Rustum NR, Jewell E, Kollmeier MA, Makker V, Barakat RR, Alektiar KM Gynecol. Oncol. 2013 Feb 128 2 288-93
Practical approaches to four-dimensional heavy-charged-particle lung therapy.
Mori S, Wu Z, Folkert MR, Kumagai M, Dobashi S, Sugane T, Baba M Radiol Phys Technol 2010 Jan 3 1 23-33
GPU-based streaming architectures for fast cone-beam CT image reconstruction and demons deformable registration.
Sharp GC, Kandasamy N, Singh H, Folkert M Phys Med Biol 2007 Oct 52 19 5771-83


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)