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Zabi Wardak, MD $$

Radiation Oncologist

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Education and Training

Medical School
State University of New York (SUNY) at Syracuse (2011)
Loma Linda University School of Medicine (2012), General Surgery
UTSW - Harold C. Simmons Radiation Oncology (2016), Radiation Oncology
Allegheny General Hospital (2013), Radiation Oncology
Board Certification
American Board of Radiology/Radiation Oncology
  • Research Interests

    • Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors
    • Brain Metastases
    • Pediatric Brain Tumors
    • Acoustic Neuromas
    • Gliomas
    • Radiation Therapy for Leukemia
    • Meningiomas
    • Pituitary Tumors
    • Skull Base Tumors
    • Brain and Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Publications

    • Extraneural metastatic anaplastic ependymoma: a systematic review and a report of metastases to bilateral parotid glands. Umbach G, El Ahmadieh TY, Plitt AR, Aoun SG, Neeley OJ, Lyon KA, Fonkem E, Raisanen JM, Bishop JA, Wardak Z, Patel TR, Myers L, Mickey BE, Neuro-oncology practice 2020 Mar 7 2 218-227
    • Risk Factors for Fat Necrosis After Stereotactic Partial Breast Irradiation for Early-Stage Breast Cancer in a Phase 1 Clinical Trial. Rahimi A, Zhang Y, Kim DW, Morgan H, Hossain F, Leitch M, Wooldridge R, Seiler S, Goudreau S, Haley B, Rao R, Rivers A, Spangler A, Ahn C, Stevenson S, Staley J, Albuquerque K, Ding C, Gu X, Zhao B, Timmerman R, International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 2020 Nov 108 3 697-706
    • A general algorithm for distributed treatments of multiple brain metastases. Chen M, Wardak Z, Stojadinovic S, Gu X, Lu W, Medical physics 2021 Apr 48 4 1832-1838
    • Deep-learning and radiomics ensemble classifier for false positive reduction in brain metastases segmentation. Yang Z, Chen M, Kazemimoghadam M, Ma L, Stojadinovic S, Timmerman RD, Dan T, Wardak Z, Lu W, Gu X, Physics in medicine and biology 2021 Dec
    • Corynebacterium glutamicum as an Efficient Omnivorous Microbial Host for the Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass. Mhatre A, Shinde S, Jha AK, Rodriguez A, Wardak Z, Jansen A, Gladden JM, George A, Davis RW, Varman AM, Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology 2022 10 827386
    • Expanded Radiosurgery Capabilities Utilizing Gamma Knife Icon™. Mendel JT, Schroeder S, Plitt A, Patel A, Joo M, Stojadinovic S, Dan T, Timmerman R, Patel TR, Wardak Z, Cureus 2021 Mar 13 3 e13998
    • The Reintroduction of Radiotherapy Into the Integrated Management of Kidney Cancer. Dohopolski M, Hannan R, Wardak Z, Hammers H, Garant A, Cancer journal (Sudbury, Mass.) 2020 Sep/Oct 26 5 448-459
    • Vestibular Schwannoma Tumor Size and Growth Rate Predict Response with Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Killeen DE, Tolisano AM, Isaacson B, Kutz JW, Barnett S, Wardak Z, Hunter JB Journal of neurological surgery Part B, Skull base 2022 83(1):11-8.
    • A web-based brain metastases segmentation and labeling platform for stereotactic radiosurgery. Yang Z, Liu H, Liu Y, Stojadinovic S, Timmerman R, Nedzi L, Dan T, Wardak Z, Lu W, Gu X, Medical physics 2020 Aug 47 8 3263-3276
    • Margin-Free Fractionated Stereotactic Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors. Mohamad O, Wardak Z, Bowers DC, Le AH, Dan T, Abdulrahman R, Gargan L, Klesse L, Weprin B, Swift D, Price A, Ding C, Stojadinovic S, Sklar F, Braga B, Timmerman R, Practical radiation oncology 2020 Nov - Dec 10 6 e485-e494
    • Preoperative radiosurgery for resected brain metastases: the PROPS-BM multicenter cohort study. Prabhu RS, Dhakal R, Vaslow ZK, Dan T, Mishra MV, Murphy ES, Patel TR, Asher AL, Yang K, Manning MA, Stern JD, Patel AR, Wardak Z, Woodworth GF, Chao ST, Mohammadi A, Burri SH, International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 2021 May
    • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Enabled Total Body Irradiation (VMAT-TBI): Six-year Clinical Experience and Treatment Outcomes. Zhang-Velten ER, Parsons D, Lee P, Chambers E, Abdulrahman R, Desai NB, Dan T, Wardak Z, Timmerman R, Vusirikala M, Patel P, Simms-Waldrip T, Aquino V, Koh A, Tan J, Iqbal Z, Zhang Y, Reynolds R, Chiu T, Joo M, Hrycushko B, Ouyang L, Lamphier R, Yan Y, Jiang SB, Kumar KA, Gu X, Transplantation and cellular therapy 2021 Nov
    • Dose kernel decomposition for spot-based radiotherapy treatment planning. Chen M, Yang Z, Wardak Z, Stojadinovic S, Gu X, Lu W. Medical physics 2022 49(2):1196-208
    • Primary Tumor Fluorine-18 Fluorodeoxydglucose (18F-FDG) Is Associated With Cancer-Associated Weight Loss in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and Portends Worse Survival. Olaechea S, Gannavarapu BS, Alvarez C, Gilmore A, Sarver B, Xie D, Infante R, Iyengar P, Frontiers in oncology 2022 12 900712

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