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Katherine L. Griem, MD

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  • Oncology, Radiation
  • Therapeutic Radiology
Board Certification:
  • Therapeutic Radiology
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy - Radiation Oncology
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School - Therapeutic Radiology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Brachytherapy
  • Breast cancer
  • Cardiac-sparing radiation techniques
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
  • Paget's disease of the breast
  • Partial breast irradiation
  • Radiation therapy
  • TomoTherapy
Research Interests:
  • Radiotherapy and surgical treatment for breast cancer
  • Combined modality therapy
  • Outcomes analysis and trend research
  • Predictors of radiation response and toxicity
  • Accelerated partial breast irradiation
  • Cardiac sparing radiation techniques
  • Prone breast irradiation
  • SBRT for oligometastatic breast cancer
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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. Resident-reported brachytherapy experience in ACGME-accredited radiation oncology training programs.
    Compton JJ, Gaspar LE, Shrieve DC, Wilson LD, Griem KL, Amdur RJ, Lee WR
    2013 Aug 22
  2. Thermal effusivity changes as a precursor to moist desquamation.
    Templeton A, Chu J, Sun M, Yao R, Sun J, Coon A, Bernard D, Shott S, Griem K.
    Radiat Res. 2012
    2012 Oct
    178(4):295-303. Epub 2012 Jul 23.
  3. Thermal effusivity: a promising imaging biomarker to predict radiation-induced skin injuries.
    Chu J, Sun J, Templeton A, Yao R, Griem K.
    Health Phys. 2012
    2012 Aug
    103(2):204-9. doi: 10.1097/HP.0b013e31824758c2.
  4. Helical tomotherapy delivery of an IMRT boost in lieu of interstitial brachytherapy in the setting of gynecologic malignancy: feasibility and dosimetric comparison.
    Gielda BT, Shah AP, Marsh JC, Smart JP, Bernard D, Rotmensch J, Griem KL.
    Med Dosim. 2011
    2011 Summer
    36(2):206-12. doi: 10.1016/j.meddos.2010.03.005. Epub 2010 May 26.
  5. A dosimetric comparison between the supine and prone positions for three-field intact breast radiotherapy.
    Gielda BT, Strauss JB, Marsh JC, Turian JV, Griem KL.
    Am J Clin Oncol. 2011
    2011 Jun
    34(3):223-30. doi: 10.1097/COC.0b013e3181dbb9c1.
  6. Tomotherapy and multifield intensity-modulated radiotherapy planning reduce cardiac doses in left-sided breast cancer patients with unfavorable cardiac anatomy.
    Coon AB, Dickler A, Kirk MC, Liao Y, Shah AP, Strauss JB, Chen S, Turian J, Griem KL.
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010
    2010 Sep 1
    78(1):104-10. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.07.1705. Epub 2009 Dec 11.
  7. Variation in post-surgical lumpectomy cavity volume with delay in initiation of breast irradiation because of chemotherapy.
    Strauss JB, Gielda BT, Chen SS, Shah AP, Abrams RA, Griem KL.
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010
    2010 Jul 1
    77(3):831-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.05.061. Epub 2009 Sep 30.
  8. Experience with an electronic brachytherapy technique for intracavitary accelerated partial breast irradiation.
    Mehta VK, Algan O, Griem KL, Dickler A, Haile K, Wazer DE, Stevens RE, Chadha M, Kurtzman S, Modin SD, Dowlatshahi K, Elliott KW, Rusch TW.
    Am J Clin Oncol. 2010
    2010 Aug
    33(4):327-35. doi: 10.1097/COC.0b013e3181d79d9e.
  9. Radiation recall reaction with docetaxel administration after accelerated partial breast irradiation with electronic brachytherapy.
    Chen SS, Strauss JB, Shah AP, Rao RD, Bernard DA, Griem KL.
    Brachytherapy. 2009
    2009 Jul-Sep
    8(3):331-4. doi: 10.1016/j.brachy.2009.01.001. Epub 2009 May 15.
  10. Case report and dosimetric analysis of an axillary recurrence after partial breast irradiation with mammosite catheter.
    Shah AP, Dickler A, Kirk MC, Chen SS, Strauss JB, Coon AB, Turian JV, Siziopikou K, Dowlat K, Griem KL
    Med Dosim
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