Other Post Graduate Training
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2006)
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2006), Chemical Biology
Medical School
University of Minnesota (2009)
University of Michigan Health System (2012), General Surgery
Research Fellowship
University of Michigan Medical School (2014), Translational Oncology
University of Michigan Health System (2017), Radiation Oncology

Research Interest

  • Mechanisms of treatment resistance in breast cancer
  • New approaches for early detection and mitigation of radiation-induced cardiotoxicity
  • Novel combination approaches to promote anti-tumor immunity
  • Precision Radiation Oncology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A deep learning approach for automatic delineation of clinical target volume in stereotactic partial breast irradiation (S-PBI).
Kazemimoghadam M, Yang Z, Chen M, Rahimi A, Kim N, Alluri P, Nwachukwu C, Lu W, Gu X, Phys Med Biol 2023 Apr
Aspirin use is associated with improvement in distant metastases outcome in patients with residual disease after neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
Johns C, Montalvo SK, Cauble M, Liu YL, All S, Rahimi AS, Alluri PG, Leitch M, Unni N, Wooldridge R, Farr D, Nwachukwu C, Kim DWN, Breast Cancer Res Treat 2023 Mar
Feasibility and efficacy of active breathing coordinator assisted deep inspiration breath hold technique for treatment of locally advanced breast cancer.
All S, Zhao B, Montalvo S, Maxwell C, Johns C, Gu X, Rahimi A, Alluri P, Parsons D, Chiu T, Schroeder S, Kim DN, J Appl Clin Med Phys 2023 Feb 24 2 e13893
Aspirin Use Is Associated With Improved Outcomes in Inflammatory Breast Cancer Patients.
Johns C, Yen A, Rahimi A, Liu YL, Leitch AM, Spangler A, Alluri P, Nwachukwu C, Wooldridge R, Farr D, Kim DWN, J Breast Cancer 2023 Jan
Towards precision radiation oncology: endocrine therapy response as a biomarker for personalization of breast radiotherapy.
Udden SMN, Baek G, Pandey K, Vidal C, Liu Y, Rahimi AS, Kim DN, Nwachukwu CR, Mani RS, Alluri PG, NPJ Precis Oncol 2023 Jan 7 1 11
On the feasibility of improved target coverage without compromising organs at risk using online adaptive stereotactic partial breast irradiation (A-SPBI).
Montalvo SK, Kim N, Nwachukwu C, Alluri P, Parsons D, Lin MH, Cai B, Zhuang T, Hrycushko B, Chen L, Timmerman R, Rahimi A, J Appl Clin Med Phys 2022 Nov e13813
Targeting ESR1 mutation-Induced transcriptional addiction in breast cancer with BET inhibition.
Udden SN, Wang Q, Kumar S, Malladi VS, Wu SY, Wei S, Posner BA, Geboers S, Williams NS, Liu YL, Sharma JK, Mani RS, Malladi S, Parra K, Hofstad M, Raj GV, Larios JM, Jagsi R, Wicha MS, Park BH, Gupta GP, Chinnaiyan AM, Chiang CM, Alluri PG, JCI Insight 2022 Jul
In Reply to Hannoun-Levi et al.
Rahimi A, Simmons A, Kim DN, Leitch M, Haas J, Gu X, Ahn C, Gao A, Spangler A, Morgan HE, Goudreau S, Seiler S, Farr D, Wooldridge R, Haley B, Bahrami S, Neufeld S, Mendez C, Alluri P, Rao R, Timmerman RD, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2022 Jun 113 2 475-477
Targeting radioresistance and replication fork stability in prostate cancer.
Li X, Baek G, Carreira S, Yuan W, Ma S, Hofstad M, Lee S, Gao Y, Bertan C, Fenor de la Maza MLD, Alluri PG, Burma S, Chen BP, Raj GV, de Bono J, Pommier Y, Mani RS, JCI Insight 2022 Mar
A How-To Compendium for GammaPod Treatments, Clinical Workflow, and Clinical Program at an Early Adopting Institution.
Zhang-Velten E, Zhang Y, Radpour S, Gu X, Kim DN, Alluri P, Nwachukwu C, Chiu T, Lu W, Parsons D, Tan J, Gillespie J, Stevenson S, Choy H, Timmerman R, Rahimi A, Pract Radiat Oncol 2022 Feb

Honors & Awards

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Radiation Oncology
  • METAvivor Breast Cancer Translational Research Award
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Radiation Oncology
  • Charles Y.C. Pak Foundation Breast Cancer - Bone Initiative Research Award
  • Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award from Department of Defense
  • METAVivor Early Career Investigator Award
  • Conquer Cancer Foundation Research Award
    Top abstract at the Annual Conquer Cancer Scientific and Career Development Retreat (2019)
  • DocStar Award from Cary Council of Southwestern Medical Foundation
  • Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO/Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Young Investigator Award
  • American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholar
  • Making a Difference Award, Outstanding Clinical Care
  • Making a Difference Award, Outstanding Clinical Care
  • University of Minnesota Medical School Chapter of Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Meritorious Research in Biomedical Sciences Award
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)