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Kimberley S. Mak, MD, MPH

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentRadiation Oncology
Address830 Harrison Avenue (Moakley Building)
Boston MA 02118
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7388-5124
Other Positions
InstitutionBoston Medical Center

 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
2005Harvard College: Phi Beta Kappa
2008-2009Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Medical Student Research Training Fellowship
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Kimberley S. Mak, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Boston University School of Medicine and its affiliate Boston Medical Center. She received her MPH from Harvard School of Public Health (2015), MD from Harvard Medical School (2010) and AB summa cum laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College (2005). Dr. Mak completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital (2011)l, followed by residency in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program (2015), training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Boston, and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Mak has board certification in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology. She speaks English and Cantonese. Her specialties include thoracic, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, and musculoskeletal malignancies. She leads the Cyberknife® radiosurgery program for thoracic and gastrointestinal malignancies.

Her research interests include patient-reported outcomes including quality of life; disparity outcomes research; translational research; intensity-modulated and image-guided radiotherapy; CyberKnife® stereotactic radiotherapy; and functional imaging in radiotherapy. She has training and experience in biostatistics, epidemiology, decision analysis, meta-analysis, clinical trial design, and molecular and cell biology laboratory work.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Thoracic malignancies
  • Gastrointestinal malignancies
  • Radiation oncology
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy
  • Cyberknife radiosurgery
  • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy
  • Image-guided radiotherapy
  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Outcomes research
  • Disparity outcomes research
  • Translational research
 Publications
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  1. Sperduto PW, Yang TJ, Beal K, Pan H, Brown PD, Bangdiwala A, Shanley R, Yeh N, Gaspar LE, Braunstein S, Sneed P, Boyle J, Kirkpatrick JP, Mak KS, Shih HA, Engelman A, Roberge D, Arvold ND, Alexander B, Awad MM, Contessa J, Chiang V, Hardie J, Ma D, Lou E, Sperduto W, Mehta MP. Estimating Survival in Patients With Lung Cancer and Brain Metastases: An Update of the Graded Prognostic Assessment for Lung Cancer Using Molecular Markers (Lung-molGPA). JAMA Oncol. 2016 Nov 17. PMID: 27892978.
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  2. Mak KS, Smith AB, Eidelman A, Clayman R, Niemierko A, Cheng JS, Matthews J, Drumm MR, Nielsen ME, Feldman AS, Lee RJ, Zietman AL, Chen RC, Shipley WU, Milowsky MI, Efstathiou JA. Quality of Life in Long-term Survivors of Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Dec 1; 96(5):1028-1036. PMID: 27727064.
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  3. Mak KS, van Bommel AC, Stowell C, Abrahm JL, Baker M, Baldotto CS, Baldwin DR, Borthwick D, Carbone DP, Chen AB, Fox J, Haswell T, Koczywas M, Kozower BD, Mehran RJ, Schramel FM, Senan S, Stirling RG, van Meerbeeck JP, Wouters MW, Peake MD. Defining a standard set of patient-centred outcomes for lung cancer. Eur Respir J. 2016 Sep; 48(3):852-60. PMID: 27390281.
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  4. Sperduto PW, Yang TJ, Beal K, Pan H, Brown PD, Bangdiwala A, Shanley R, Yeh N, Gaspar LE, Braunstein S, Sneed P, Boyle J, Kirkpatrick JP, Mak KS, Shih HA, Engelman A, Roberge D, Arvold ND, Alexander B, Awad MM, Contessa J, Chiang V, Hardie J, Ma D, Lou E, Sperduto W, Mehta MP. The Effect of Gene Alterations and Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition on Survival and Cause of Death in Patients With Adenocarcinoma of the Lung and Brain Metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2):406-13. PMID: 27598807.
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  5. Kekre N, Mak KS, Stopsack KH, Binder M, Ishii K, Brånvall E, Cutler CS. Impact of HLA-Mismatch in Unrelated Donor Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Meta-Analysis. Am J Hematol. 2016 Jun; 91(6):551-5. PMID: 26927727.
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  6. Delhorme JB, Antoni D, Mak KS, Severac F, Freel KC, Schumacher C, Rohr S, Brigand C, Noel G. Treatment that follows guidelines closely dramatically improves overall survival of patients with anal canal and margin cancers. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2016 May; 101:131-8. PMID: 26995081.
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  7. Mak KS, Phillips JG, Barysauskas CM, Lee LK, Mannarino EG, Van Benthuysen L, Raut CP, Mullen JT, Fairweather M, DeLaney TF, Baldini EH. Acute gastrointestinal toxicity and bowel bag dose-volume parameters for preoperative radiation therapy for retroperitoneal sarcoma. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2016 Sep-Oct; 6(5):360-6. PMID: 27009922.
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  8. Mak KS, Harris JR. Radiotherapy Issues After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2015 May; 2015(51):87-9. PMID: 26063895.
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  9. Mak KS, Chen YH, Catalano PJ, Punglia RS, Wong JS, Truong L, Bellon JR. Dosimetric Inhomogeneity Predicts for Long-Term Breast Pain After Breast-Conserving Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Dec 1; 93(5):1087-95. PMID: 25084611.
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  10. Mak KS, Gainor JF, Niemierko A, Oh KS, Willers H, Choi NC, Loeffler JS, Sequist LV, Shaw AT, Shih HA. Significance of targeted therapy and genetic alterations in EGFR, ALK, or KRAS on survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer treated with radiotherapy for brain metastases. Neuro Oncol. 2015 Feb; 17(2):296-302. PMID: 25053852.
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  11. Damato AL, Townamchai K, Albert M, Bair RJ, Cormack RA, Jang J, Kovacs A, Lee LJ, Mak KS, Mirabeau-Beale KL, Mouw KW, Phillips JG, Pretz JL, Russo AL, Lewis JH, Viswanathan AN. Dosimetric consequences of interobserver variability in delineating the organs at risk in gynecologic interstitial brachytherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Jul 1; 89(3):674-81. PMID: 24803035.
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  12. Mak KS, Lee LK, Mak RH, Wang S, Pile-Spellman J, Abrahm JL, Prigerson HG, Balboni TA. Incidence and treatment patterns in hospitalizations for malignant spinal cord compression in the United States, 1998-2006. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Jul 1; 80(3):824-31. PMID: 20630663.
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  13. Kollmeier MA, Katz MS, Mak K, Yamada Y, Feder DJ, Zhang Z, Jia X, Shi W, Zelefsky MJ. Improved biochemical outcomes with statin use in patients with high-risk localized prostate cancer treated with radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Mar 1; 79(3):713-8. PMID: 20452139.
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  14. Yang DP, Zhang DP, Mak KS, Bonder DE, Pomeroy SL, Kim HA. Schwann cell proliferation during Wallerian degeneration is not necessary for regeneration and remyelination of the peripheral nerves: axon-dependent removal of newly generated Schwann cells by apoptosis. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2008 May; 38(1):80-8. PMID: 18374600.
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  15. Guertin AD, Zhang DP, Mak KS, Alberta JA, Kim HA. Microanatomy of axon/glial signaling during Wallerian degeneration. J Neurosci. 2005 Mar 30; 25(13):3478-87. PMID: 15800203.
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