Kimberley S. Mak, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Radiation Oncology

MD, Harvard Medical School
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health



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 <i> summa cum laude </i> 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.

Boston Medical Center



2008-2009 Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Medical Student Research Training Fellowship
2005 Harvard College: Phi Beta Kappa
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Mak KS, Lee SW, Balboni TA, Marcus KJ. Clinical outcomes and toxicity following palliative radiotherapy for childhood cancers. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Aug 29. PMID: 28853208.
  2. Giacalone NJ, Qureshi MM, Mak KS, Kirke D, Patel SA, Shah BA, Salama AR, Jalisi S, Truong MT. Adjuvant chemoradiation does not improve survival in elderly patients with high-risk resected head and neck cancer. Laryngoscope. 2017 Aug 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28833217.
  3. 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. 2017 Jun 01; 3(6):827-831. PMID: 27892978; DOI: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.3834;.
  4. Yan SX, Qureshi MM, Truong MT, Mak KS. Patterns of Care and Survival Outcomes in Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: An Analysis of the National Cancer Database. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 May 01; 98(1):251. PMID: 28587045.
  5. Mak KS, Agarwal A, Qureshi MM, Truong MT. Hypofractionated short-course radiotherapy in elderly patients with glioblastoma multiforme: an analysis of the National Cancer Database. Cancer Med. 2017 Jun; 6(6):1192-1200.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28440040.
  6. Patel SA, Qureshi MM, Mak KS, Sahni D, Giacalone NJ, Ezzat W, Jalisi S, Truong MT. Impact of total radiotherapy dose on survival for head and neck Merkel cell carcinoma after resection. Head Neck. 2017 Jul; 39(7):1371-1377.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28370725; DOI: 10.1002/hed.24776;.
  7. 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; PMCID: PMC5007221; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.02049-2015;.
  8. 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 01; 96(2):406-13. PMID: 27598807; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.06.006;.
  9. 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; DOI: 10.1002/ajh.24342;.
  10. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2016.03.001;.
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