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

Natural History of Progression After Biochemical Failure Following Postoperative Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer.
Tumati V, Spratt DE, Jackson WC, Feng FY, Roehrborn C, Lotan Y, Pistenmaa DA, Laine AM, Folkert MR, Hannan R, Desai NB Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2016 Oct 96 2S E239
Stereotactic body radiotherapy for metastatic spinal sarcoma: a detailed patterns-of-failure study.
Leeman JE, Bilsky M, Laufer I, Folkert MR, Taunk NK, Osborne JR, Arevalo-Perez J, Zatcky J, Alektiar KM, Yamada Y, Spratt DE J Neurosurg Spine 2016 Mar 1-7
Decision analysis model evaluating the cost of a temporary hydrogel rectal spacer before prostate radiation therapy to reduce the incidence of rectal complications.
Hutchinson R, Sundaram V, Folkert M, Lotan Y Urol. Oncol. 2016 Mar
Early magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers to predict local control after high dose stereotactic body radiotherapy for patients with sarcoma spine metastases.
Spratt DE, Perez JA, Leeman JE, Gerber NK, Folkert M, Taunk NK, Alektiar KM, Karimi S, Lyo JK, Tap WD, Bilsky MH, Laufer I, Yamada Y, Osborne JR Spine J 2015 Aug
Employment After Radiation Oncology Residency: A Survey of the Class of 2014.
Bland RE, Hodges JC, Folkert MR, Iyengar P, Meyer JJ Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2015 Aug 92 5 969-70
Local Therapy Options for Oligometastatic Disease in the Liver
Folkert MR, Meyer J Curr Colorectal Cancer Rep 2015 In Press
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
A comparative dosimetric analysis of virtual stereotactic body radiotherapy to high-dose-rate monotherapy for intermediate-risk prostate cancer.
Spratt DE, Scala LM, Folkert M, Voros L, Cohen GN, Happersett L, Katsoulakis E, Zelefsky MJ, Kollmeier MA, Yamada Y Brachytherapy 2013 Sep-Oct 12 5 428-33


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)