Steve Braunstein, PhD, MD

Radiation oncologist

Dr. Steve Braunstein is a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating brain and spinal tumors, sarcoma, lymphoma and pediatric cancers. He also provides palliative radiotherapy to reduce symptoms in patients with advanced cancer. He cares for both adult and pediatric patients. He has expertise in a number of radiotherapy technologies, with a special interest in intraoperative radiotherapy and radiosurgery — using targeted, high-dose radiation to destroy tumors, either as an alternative to or in combination with surgical procedures.

Braunstein's primary areas of research include improving radiation planning and treatment through the use of gene marker analysis as well as through the application of advanced imaging. He also studies how to improve the coordination, timing and delivery of health care that involves a variety of disciplines, including symptom management and cancer specialties.

After earning his medical degree as well as a doctorate in biomedical sciences at New York University School of Medicine, Braunstein completed his medical internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital and his residency in radiation oncology at UCSF. He belongs to the American Society for Radiation Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Children's Oncology Group, Radiological Society of North America, North American Skull Base Society, International Gamma Knife Research Foundation and International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society.

An assistant professor at UCSF, Braunstein is also an associate director of the residency program with a special interest in educating residents and medical students. He received a UCSF Medical Center Exceptional Physician Award in 2013 and serves as an editor for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics. He is active on a number of committees within the National Cancer Institute, Children's Oncology Group and NRG Oncology.

Clinics

Radiation Oncology at Mission Bay
1825 Fourth St., First Floor, Room M2267
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 502-7222
Fax: (415) 353-9884

Radiation Oncology at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave, Room L-75
San Francisco, CA 94143-0226
Main Phone: (415) 353-7175
New Patient Appointments: (415) 353-8335
Fax: (415) 353-7281

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Steve Braunstein

Education

NYU School of Medicine, Ph.D. 2009
NYU School of Medicine 2009

Residencies

UCSF, Radiation Oncology 2014

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chapman CH, McGuinness C, Gottschalk AR, Yom SS, Garsa AA, Anwar M, Braunstein SE, Sudhyadhom A, Keall P, Descovich M. Influence of respiratory motion management technique on radiation pneumonitis risk with robotic stereotactic body radiation therapy. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2018 Apr 26.
  2. Gunther JR, Jimenez RB, Yechieli RL, Parekh A, Berman AT, Braunstein SE, Hirsch AE, Gillespie EF, Vapiwala N, Thomas CR, Fields EC, Golden DW. Introductory Radiation Oncology Curriculum: Report of a National Needs Assessment and Multi-institutional Pilot Implementation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Apr 18.
  3. Chen WC, Magill ST, Wu A, Vasudevan HN, Morin O, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos PV, Perry A, McDermott MW, Sneed PK, Braunstein SE, Raleigh DR. Histopathological features predictive of local control of atypical meningioma after surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy. J Neurosurg. 2018 Apr 06; 1-8.

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