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Aidnag Z. Diaz, MD

  • Oncology, Radiation
Board Certification:
  • Radiation Oncology
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center - Internal Medicine
  UCSF Medical Center - Radiation Oncology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Brain tumor
  • Cancer, pediatric
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic brain cancer
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Pituitary tumor
  • Schwannoma
  • Sinus and skull base tumors
  • Wilms tumor
Languages Spoken:
  • Spanish
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Successful delivery of adjuvant external beam radiotherapy for ependymoma in a patient with Ondine?s curse.
    Choi M, Thoma M, Tolekidis G, Byrne RW, Diaz AZ
    Med Dosim
    2015 Jun 15
  2. External Beam Radiation Therapy for Orthopaedic Pathology.
    Gross CE, Frank RM, Hsu AR, Diaz A, Gitelis S
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg
    2015 Feb 23
  3. External Beam Radiation Therapy for Orthopaedic Pathology.
    Horowitz D, Gross CE, Frank RM, Hsu AR, Diaz A, Gitelis S
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg
    2015 Aug
  4. Patterns-of-failure after helical tomotherapy-based chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer: implications for CTV margin, elective nodal dose and bilateral parotid sparing.
    Dandekar V, Morgan T, Turian J, Fidler MJ, Showel J, Nielsen T, Coleman J, Diaz A, Sher DJ
    Oral Oncol.
    2014 May
  5. Involvement of the neural stem cell compartment by pediatric and adult gliomas: a retrospective review of 377 cases.
    Marsh JC, Goldman S, Ziel E, Bregman C, Diaz A, Byrne R, Fangusaro J
    J. Neurooncol.
    2014 Dec 11
  6. Radiation-associated toxicities in the treatment of high-grade gliomas.
    Diaz AZ, Choi M
    Semin. Oncol.
    2014 Aug
  7. Integral dose delivered to normal brain with conventional intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and helical tomotherapy IMRT during partial brain radiotherapy for high-grade gliomas with and without selective sparing of the hippocampus, limbic circuit and neural stem cell compartment.
    Marsh JC, Ziel GE, Diaz AZ, Wendt JA, Gobole R, Turian JV.
    J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2013
    2013 Jun
    57(3):378-83. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12048. Epub 2013 Apr 7.
  8. Current status of immunotherapy and gene therapy for high-grade gliomas.
    Marsh JC, Goldfarb J, Shafman TD, Diaz AZ.
    Cancer Control. 2013
    2013 Jan
  9. Stereotactic radiosurgery boost to the resection cavity for cerebral metastases: Report of overall survival, complications, and corticosteroid protocol.
    Kellogg RG, Straus DC, Choi M, Chaudhry TA, Diaz AZ, Muñoz LF
    Surg Neurol Int
    4(Suppl 6):S436-42.
  10. Dosimetric characteristics of the small diameter BrainLabâ„¢ cones used for stereotactic radiosurgery.
    Khelashvili G, Chu J, Diaz A, Turian J.
    J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2012
    2012 Jan 5
    13(1):3610. doi: 10.1120/jacmp.v13i1.3610.
  11. High-grade glioma relationship to the neural stem cell compartment: a retrospective review of 104 cases.
    Marsh JC, Wendt JA, Herskovic AM, Diaz A, Gielda BT, Byrne RW.
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012
    2012 Feb 1
    82(2):e159-65. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.08.036. Epub 2011 May 16.
  12. Sparing of the hippocampus, limbic circuit and neural stem cell compartment during partial brain radiotherapy for glioma: a dosimetric feasibility study.
    Marsh JC, Godbole R, Diaz AZ, Gielda BT, Turian JV.
    J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2011
    2011 Aug
    55(4):442-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9485.2011.02282.x.
  13. Health related quality of life and cognitive status in patients with glioblastoma multiforme receiving escalating doses of conformal three dimensional radiation on RTOG 98-03.
    Corn BW, Wang M, Fox S, Michalski J, Purdy J, Simpson J, Kresl J, Curran WJ Jr, Diaz A, Mehta M, Movsas B.
    J Neurooncol. 2009
    2009 Nov
    95(2):247-57. doi: 10.1007/s11060-009-9923-3. Epub 2009 Jun 16.
  14. The effect of a limited number of projections and reconstruction algorithms on the image quality of megavoltage digital tomosynthesis.
    Sarkar V, Shi C, Rassiah-Szegedi P, Diaz A, Eng T, Papanikolaou N.
    J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2009
    2009 May 28
  15. Phase I three-dimensional conformal radiation dose escalation study in newly diagnosed glioblastoma: Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Trial 98-03.
    Tsien C, Moughan J, Michalski JM, Gilbert MR, Purdy J, Simpson J, Kresel JJ, Curran WJ, Diaz A, Mehta MP; Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Trial 98-03.
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009
    2009 Mar 1
    73(3):699-708. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.05.034. Epub 2008 Aug 23.
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