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

Pediatric Brain Tumor Center
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2986
Fax: (415) 353-2657

Radiation Oncology
1825 Fourth St. First Floor, Room M-2267
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 502-7222
Fax: (415) 502-9511

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. 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.
  2. Vasudevan HN, Braunstein SE, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Tomlin BA, Wu A, Reis GF, Magill ST, Zhang J, Feng FY, Nicholaides T, Chang SM, Sneed PK, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Perry A, Raleigh DR. Comprehensive Molecular Profiling Identifies FOXM1 as a Key Transcription Factor for Meningioma Proliferation. Cell Rep. 2018 Mar 27; 22(13):3672-3683.
  3. Weinberg BD, Boreta L, Braunstein S, Cha S. Location of subventricular zone recurrence and its radiation dose predicts survival in patients with glioblastoma. J Neurooncol. 2018 Mar 15.
  4. Chen WC, Hara J, Magill ST, Wu A, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos PV, Perry A, McDermott MW, Sneed PK, Raleigh DR, Braunstein SE. Salvage therapy outcomes for atypical meningioma. J Neurooncol. 2018 Feb 26.
  5. McTyre E, Ayala-Peacock D, Contessa J, Corso C, Chiang V, Chung C, Fiveash J, Ahluwalia M, Kotecha R, Chao S, Attia A, Henson A, Hepel J, Braunstein S, Chan M. Multi-institutional competing risks analysis of distant brain failure and salvage patterns after upfront radiosurgery without whole brain radiotherapy for brain metastasis. Ann Oncol. 2018 Feb 01; 29(2):497-503.
  6. Krauze AV, Attia A, Braunstein S, Chan M, Combs SE, Fietkau R, Fiveash J, Flickinger J, Grosu A, Howard S, Nieder C, Niyazi M, Rowe L, Smart DD, Tsien C, Camphausen K. Correction to expert consensus on re-irradiation for recurrent glioma. Radiat Oncol. 2018 01 18; 13(1):8.
  7. Han DY, Ma L, Braunstein S, Raleigh D, Sneed PK, McDermott M. Resection Cavity Contraction Effects in the Use of Radioactive Sources (1-25 versus Cs-131) for Intra-Operative Brain Implants. Cureus. 2018 Jan 16; 10(1):e2079.
  8. Xu MJ, Su D, Deboer R, Garcia M, Tahir P, Anderson W, Kinderman A, Braunstein S, Sherertz T. Palliative Oncologic Care Curricula for Providers in Resource-Limited and Underserved Communities: a Systematic Review. J Cancer Educ. 2017 Dec 20.
  9. Wu A, Garcia MA, Magill ST, Chen W, Vasudevan HN, Perry A, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW, Braunstein SE, Raleigh DR. Presenting Symptoms and Prognostic Factors for Symptomatic Outcomes Following Resection of Meningioma. World Neurosurg. 2018 Mar; 111:e149-e159.
  10. Krauze AV, Attia A, Braunstein S, Chan M, Combs SE, Fietkau R, Fiveash J, Flickinger J, Grosu A, Howard S, Nieder C, Niyazi M, Rowe L, Smart DD, Tsien C, Camphausen K. Expert consensus on re-irradiation for recurrent glioma. Radiat Oncol. 2017 Dec 01; 12(1):194.
  11. Sperduto PW, Jiang W, Brown PD, Braunstein S, Sneed P, Wattson DA, Shih HA, Bangdiwala A, Shanley R, Lockney NA, Beal K, Lou E, Amatruda T, Sperduto WA, Kirkpatrick JP, Yeh N, Gaspar LE, Molitoris JK, Masucci L, Roberge D, Yu J, Chiang V, Mehta M. Estimating Survival in Melanoma Patients With Brain Metastases: An Update of the Graded Prognostic Assessment for Melanoma Using Molecular Markers (Melanoma-molGPA). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 11 15; 99(4):812-816.
  12. Ayala-Peacock DN, Attia A, Braunstein SE, Ahluwalia MS, Hepel J, Chung C, Contessa J, McTyre E, Peiffer AM, Lucas JT, Isom S, Pajewski NM, Kotecha R, Stavas MJ, Page BR, Kleinberg L, Shen C, Taylor RB, Onyeuku NE, Hyde AT, Gorovets D, Chao ST, Corso C, Ruiz J, Watabe K, Tatter SB, Zadeh G, Chiang VLS, Fiveash JB, Chan MD. Prediction of new brain metastases after radiosurgery: validation and analysis of performance of a multi-institutional nomogram. J Neurooncol. 2017 Nov; 135(2):403-411.
  13. Kline CN, Packer RJ, Hwang EI, Raleigh DR, Braunstein S, Raffel C, Bandopadhayay P, Solomon DA, Aboian M, Cha S, Mueller S. Case-based review: pediatric medulloblastoma. Neurooncol Pract. 2017 Sep; 4(3):138-150.
  14. Neeley BC, Golden DW, Brower JV, Braunstein SE, Hirsch AE, Mattes MD. Student Perspectives on Oncology Curricula at United States Medical Schools. J Cancer Educ. 2017 Aug 07.
  15. Paulsson AK, Braunstein S, Phillips J, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott M, Sneed PK, Ma L. Patient-Specific Fetal Dose Determination for Multi-Target Gamma Knife Radiosurgery: Computational Model and Case Report. Cureus. 2017 Jul 31; 9(7):e1527.
  16. Vasudevan HN, Raleigh DR, Johnson J, Garsa AA, Theodosopoulos PV, Aghi MK, Ames C, McDermott MW, Barani IJ, Braunstein SE. Management of Chordoma and Chondrosarcoma with Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy. Front Surg. 2017; 4:35.
  17. 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.
  18. Kline CN, Joseph NM, Grenert JP, van Ziffle J, Talevich E, Onodera C, Aboian M, Cha S, Raleigh DR, Braunstein S, Torkildson J, Samuel D, Bloomer M, Campomanes AGA, Banerjee A, Butowski N, Raffel C, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Phillips JJ, Korn WM, Yeh I, Bastian BC, Gupta N, Mueller S, Perry A, Nicolaides T, Solomon DA. Targeted next-generation sequencing of pediatric neuro-oncology patients improves diagnosis, identifies pathogenic germline mutations, and directs targeted therapy. Neuro Oncol. 2017 05 01; 19(5):699-709.
  19. Braunstein S, Raleigh D, Bindra R, Mueller S, Haas-Kogan D. Pediatric high-grade glioma: current molecular landscape and therapeutic approaches. J Neurooncol. 2017 Sep; 134(3):541-549.
  20. Sperduto PW, Jiang W, Brown PD, Braunstein S, Sneed P, Wattson DA, Shih HA, Bangdiwala A, Shanley R, Lockney NA, Beal K, Lou E, Amatruda T, Sperduto WA, Kirkpatrick JP, Yeh N, Gaspar LE, Molitoris JK, Masucci L, Roberge D, Yu J, Chiang V, Mehta M. The Prognostic Value of BRAF, C-KIT, and NRAS Mutations in Melanoma Patients With Brain Metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 08 01; 98(5):1069-1077.

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