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Dheerendra                     Prasad

Dheerendra Prasad 

Department of Radiation Oncology

Medical Director, Radiation Medicine; Director, Central Nervous System & Pediatric Radiation Medicine; Director Gamma Knife Center

Specialty/Research Focus

Neurological Surgery; Radiation Oncology

 

Education and Training:
  • Cert, Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology, DABR (2008)
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia (2005)
  • Fellowship, Neurosurgery, University of Virginia (1999)
  • MD, Neurosurgery, All Institute of Medical Sciences, Honors (1992)
  • MBBS, Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (1987)
Employment:
  • Professor, Radiation Medicine and Neurosurgery (2012-present)
  • Medical Director, Radiation Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2008-present)
  • Director, CNS Radiation Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2005-present)
  • Director, Pediatric Radiation Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2005-present)
  • Director, Gamma Knife Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2005-present)
  • Associate Professor, Radiation Medicine and Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo (2005-present)
  • Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, University of Virginia (2003–2005)
  • Resident, Radiation Oncology, Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, University of Virginia (2001–2003)
  • Medical Director, Gamma Knife Center UVA, University of Virginia (1999–2001)
  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia (1996–2001)
  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia (1996–2001)
  • Attending Physician, UVA Hospital (1994–2001)
  • Lars Leksell Fellow in Radiosurgery, University of Virginia (1993–1999)
  • Clinical Instructor, Neurosurgery, University of Virginia (1994–1996)
  • Chief Resident, Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (1992)
  • Senior Resident, Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (1990–1991)
  • Junior Resident, Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (1987–1989)
  • Intern, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (1986)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology (2012)
  • Top Doctor in America 2012 (2011)
  • Best Doctors in America Radiation Oncology 2010-2011 (2011)
  • Educator of the Year, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (2011)
  • Top Doctor in America 2011 (2010)
  • Best Doctors in America Radiation Oncology 2009-2010 (2010)
  • Visiting Professor at Yale University, New Haven, CT (2010)
  • Compassion and Respect Award, Roswell Park (2009)
  • Visiting Professor at University if Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (2009)
  • Visiting Professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (2009)
  • Visiting Professor at Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, Chandigarh,INDIA (2009)
  • Visiting Professor at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto (2007)
  • Visiting Professor at University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (2006)
  • Visiting Professor at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto (2006)

Research Expertise:
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery: International Expert in the field of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. More than 7500 patients in personal series. International Mentor for new clinical program starts.
  • Neurooncology: Radiation oncologic management for CNS malignancies.
  • Pediatric Oncology: Pediatric radistion Oncologist. Institutional PI for the Childrens Oncology Group.
Research Centers:
  • Toshiba Stroke Research Center
  • Jacobs Neurological Institute
  • Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:
  • Information and Computing Technology
  • Cultures and Texts
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2010–June 2011
    Automated segmentation, inverse planning and informatics integration with dose plan data and clinical parameters for enhanced delivery of radiosurgical treatments and outcomes research for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in the treatment of brain tumors.
    Roswell Park Alliance
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $100,000
  • June 2000–June 2001
    Development of a Quality assurance protocol for the Gamma Knife.
    Elekta Radiosurgery Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $250,000
  • June 1996–June 1999
    Response of experimental epilepsy to Gamma Knife surgery.
    Elekta Radiosurgery Inc. Atlanta GA and Skeptargataan, Sweden.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $100,000
  • January 1994–December 1996
    Development of Integrated Remote Neurosurgical System
    Department of Defense, US Army Medical Research and Acquisition Activity
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $1,300,000
  • June 1995–June 1996
    Experimental response of the acoustic nerve and the peripheral and central hearing mechanism in small animals to high energy single dose radiation.
    American Society of Otolaryngology
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $25,000

Journal Articles:
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Prasad D. The Technique of Gamma Surgery. 2005.
  • Steiner, L , Prasad, D, Payne, BR, Lindquist, C and Steiner, M. The Results of Gamma Surgery. 2005.
  • Steiner, L, Payne, BR, Prasad, D and Steiner, M. Gamma surgery in cerebral vascular malformations. Neurosurgical Topics: LINAC and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, AANS, Illinois. 2000.
  • Prasad D, Steiner L. The technique of Gamma surgery: Physical Principles. Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, 4th edition; ed.- William Sweet, W.B. Saunders, New York. 1999.
  • Prasad D. The technique of Gamma surgery: Clinical results. Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, 4th edition; ed.- William Sweet, W.B. Saunders, New York. 1999.
  • Steiner, L,Prasad, D, Lindquiest, C, Steiner, M. Gamma Knife surgery in cerebral vascular malformations and tumors. Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. 1999.
  • Steiner, L., Prasad, D. Karlsson, B, Lindquist, C, and Steiner M. Gamma Knife surgery in cerebral vascular malformations. Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology. 1999.
  • Prasad D, Steiner L. The Gamma Knife. Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. 1996.
  • Steiner, L., Prasad, D., Lindquist, C., Karlsson, B., Steiner, M.. Gamma Knife surgery in vascular malformations and tumors. Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, Third edition. 1995.
  • Prasad D. Hepatic Amoebiasis. Dunn and Rawlinson‘s Surgical Diagnosis and Management - a guide to general surgical care. 1991.
  • Prasad D. Hydatid Disease. Dunn and Rawlinson‘s Surgical Diagnosis and Management- A guide to general surgical care. 1991.
  • Prasad D. Amoebic colitis. Dunn and Rawlinson‘s Surgical Diagnosis and Management- A guide to general surgical care. 1991.
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Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:

Professional Memberships:
  • American College of Radiology (2010–present)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2008–present)
  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) (2005–present)
  • American College of Radiation Oncology (2005–present)
  • Secretary, Radiosurgery Subcommittee on Radiosurgery, of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) (2000–2001)
  • North American Skull Base Society (2000–present)
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors (2000–present)
  • Secretary, Radiosurgery Subcommittee on Radiosurgery, of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) (1999–2000)
  • International Society of Neurosurgical Inventors (1996–present)
  • Congress Of Neurological Surgeons (1995–present)
  • American Society of Stereotactic and functional Neurosurgery (1995–present)
  • Medical Society of Virginia (1993–2005)
  • Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Atlanta, Georgia (1993–present)
  • Alumni society, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, AIIMS (1988–present)
  • Life Member Neurological Society of India (1987–present)
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Presentations:
  • "Radiosurgery: Protons or Photons" Gamma Knife Conference at St. Barts, St. Bartholomew Hospital and the Harley Street Clinics (2011)
  • "Gamma Thalamotomy for Tremor" 15th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2010)
  • "Unaccounted Intracranial Dose during Patient Repositioning with the Gamma Knife® model 4C and Perfexion™" 15th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2010)
  • "A Review of 15 Years of Radiosurgery for Acoustic Schwannomas" 14th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2008)
  • "A unified computer database system for direct connectivity to Gamma Plan for data mining and analysis" 14th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2008)
  • "Gamma Knife Surgery for Meningiomas" 14th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2008)
  • "Gamma knife surgery for metastatic Renal cancer and Melanoma to the brain." 14th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2008)
  • "Gamma knife surgery for cerebral lesions: state of the art and scope of technology" Visiting Professor Lectures, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (2006)
  • "Conformity indices in radiosurgery" 13th International Meeeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2006)
  • "Accuracy of the Leksell GammaPlan dose calculation algorithm" Semi-Annual Meeting of the Upstate NY Chapter of the AAPM, Upstate NY Chapter of the AAPM (2005)
  • "Gamma Knife Radiosurgery: In quest of Perfexion" ASTRO, ASTRO (2005)
  • "Neurooncology: Current Management of Brain Tumors" Neurology Review, Dent Neurological Institute (2005)
  • "Radiosurgery: Modalities and Experience" CARO Annual Meeting, Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (2005)
  • "Vascular malformation radiosurgery: The role of neuroradiology" Annual Meeting Eastern Neuro Radiology Society, Eastern Neuro Radiology Society (2005)
  • "Gamma knife surgery versus microsurgery for vestibular schwannomas: Is the debate over?" 12th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2004)
  • "Quality of implant dosimetry for intraoperative versus preoperative planning for permanent prostate seed implants: are there differences in coverage of the base, mid-zone and apex of the prostate?" ABS-ESTRO-GLAC-GEC Meeting (2004)
  • "Lessons from Cranial Experience: Relevance to Extra-cranial Radiosurgery" Image Guided Radiation Therapy Symposium, ASTRO (2004)
  • "Gamma knife surgery in vestibular schwannomas" 4th Asian Congress of Neurosurgery, Asian Congress of Neurosurgery (2002)
  • "Gamma knife surgery or Microsurgery for vestibular schwannomas: Is there really a choice" 11th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2002)
  • "Gamma surgery in pediatric population" International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (2000)
  • "Gamma surgery in cerebral metastasis: How many is too many?" 10th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2000)
  • "Gamma surgery in hemangiopericytoma" 10th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2000)
  • "Gamma surgery in nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas" 10th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2000)
  • "Gamma surgery in renal carcinoma metastases" 10th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2000)
  • "Gamma surgery in vestibular schwannoma" 10th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2000)
  • "Repeat Gamma surgery in AVM" 10th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2000)
  • "Gamma surgery for petroclival meningioma: Long term follow up" Third International Conference on Acoustic Neurinoma and other CPA tumors (1999)
  • "Gamma surgery for vestibular schwannomas: Long term follow up" Third International Conference on Acoustic Neurinoma and other CPA tumors (1999)
  • "Gamma surgery in pediatric patients:" 4th International Society of Radio Surgery (1999)
  • "Gamma Knife surgery for recurrent meningiomas. Invited luncheon speaker at the 11th International Congress of Neurological Surgery" 11th International Congress of Neurological Surgery, International Congress of Neurological Surgery (1997)
  • "Gamma Knife surgery for acoustic neuroma" 1996 American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (1996)
  • "Gamma Knife surgery for acoustic neuroma" Proceedings of European Congress of Neurosurgery, European Congress of Neurosurgery (1995)
  • "Outcome of seizures in Gamma Knife surgery for arteriovenous malformations" European Congress of Neurosurgery, European Congress of Neurosurgery (1995)
  • "Gamma Knife Surgery for Acoustic Neuroma" 1995 Abstracts of the VII International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (1995)
  • "Gamma Knife surgery for dural AVM" 1995 Abstracts of the VII International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (1995)
  • "Gamma Knife surgery for meningiomas" 1995 Abstracts of the VII International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (1995)
  • "Gamma Knife surgery in AOVM: The case against" 1995 Abstracts of the VII International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (1995)
  • "Outcome of Seizures in Gamma Knife Surgery for Arteriovenous Malformations" 1995 Abstracts of the VII International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (1995)
  • "Results of Gamma Knife surgery, Linear accelerator radiosurgery and Microsurgery in Cerebral Arteriovenous malformations, Meningiomas, Acoustic schwannomas, Pituitary adenomas and cerebral metastatic tumors: A review." 1994 Abstracts of the VI International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (1994)
  • "A composite 3D spin-echo, Gradient-echo data set for MR based radiosurgical planning" 1994 Abstracts of the VI International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (1994)
  • "Gamma Knife surgery for craniopharyngiomas" 1994 Abstracts of the VI International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (1994)
  • "Gamma Knife surgery for gliomas" 1994 Abstracts of the VI International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife Society (1994)
  • "Gamma Knife treatment and follow up of 38 patients with pituitary tumor" 1994 Abstracts of the VI International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Leksell Gamma Knife society (1994)
  • "Correlations between cerebral blood flow velocity and intracranial pressure in severe head injury" Continuing Medical Education Program of the First Meeting on Neurotrauma of the Neurology Society of India at Hyderabad, Neurology Society of India (1992)
  • "Somatosensory evoked potentials in syringomyelia" XXXIX Annual Conference of the Neurology Society of India at Indore, Neurology Society of India (1990)
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Service Activities:
  • Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Faculty Council; Department Representative (2008–2012)
  • American College of Radiation Oncology Disease Site Team Leader - Central Nervous System; Board Member (2011–present)
  • Asian Association of Physcians, WNY; Executive Board (2009–present)
  • Chairman, Leksell Gamma Knife Society; Chairman (2007–2010)
  • ASTRO Government Relations Committee; Member (2005–2009)
  • ASTRO Memnbership Commitee; Member (2005–2007)
  • Leksell Gamma Knife Society; Advisory Board (1999–present)

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Department of Radiation Medicine
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: 716-845-8946
Fax: 716-845-7616
Email: dprasad2@buffalo.edu


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