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Paul S Rava MD, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentRadiation Oncology
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
Phone774-442-5551
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeurological Surgery

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    DepartmentOtolaryngology

    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentRadiation Oncology


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    Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, United StatesBABiochemistry
    State University of New York Downstate Medical College, Brooklyn, NY, United StatesMD
    State University of New York Downstate Medical College, Brooklyn, NY, United StatesPHDMolecular & Cellular Biology

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    1. Varlotto JM, McKie K, Voland RP, Flickinger JC, DeCamp MM, Maddox D, Rava PS, Fitzgerald TJ, Walsh W, Oliveira P, Rassaei N, Baima J, Uy K. The Role of Race and Economic Characteristics in the Presentation and Survival of Patients With Surgically Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Front Oncol. 2018; 8:146. PMID: 29868470.
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    2. Varlotto JM, Voland R, McKie K, Flickinger JC, DeCamp MM, Maddox D, Rava P, Fitzgerald TJ, Graeber G, Rassaei N, Oliveira P, Ali S, Belani C, Glanzman J, Wakelee HA, Patel M, Baima J, Zhang J, Walsh W. Population-based differences in the outcome and presentation of lung cancer patients based upon racial, histologic, and economic factors in all lung patients and those with metastatic disease. Cancer Med. 2018 Apr; 7(4):1211-1220. PMID: 29533006.
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    3. Koffer P, Chan J, Rava P, Gorovets D, Ebner D, Savir G, Kinsella T, Cielo D, Hepel JT. Repeat Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Locally Recurrent Brain Metastases. World Neurosurg. 2017 Aug; 104:589-593. PMID: 28450235.
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    4. Kodali S, Bathini V, Rava P, Tipirneni E. Capecitabine-Induced Severe Toxicity Secondary to DPD Deficiency and Successful Treatment with Low Dose 5-Fluorouracil. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2017 Mar; 48(1):66-69. PMID: 26744322.
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    5. Ebner DK, Gorovets D, Rava P, Cielo D, Kinsella TJ, DiPetrillo TA, Hepel JT. Patients with long-term control of systemic disease are a favorable prognostic group for treatment of brain metastases with SRS alone. World Neurosurg. 2016 Nov 9. PMID: 27838432.
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    6. Gorovets D, Ayala-Peacock D, Tybor DJ, Rava P, Ebner D, Cielo D, Norén G, Wazer DE, Chan M, Hepel JT. Multi-institutional Nomogram Predicting Survival Free From Salvage Whole Brain Radiation After Radiosurgery in Patients With Brain Metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Feb 01; 97(2):246-253. PMID: 28068233.
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    7. Rae A, Gorovets D, Rava P, Ebner D, Cielo D, Kinsella TJ, DiPetrillo TA, Hepel JT. Management approach for recurrent brain metastases following upfront radiosurgery may affect risk of subsequent radiation necrosis. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2016 Oct-Dec; 1(4):294-299. PMID: 28740900.
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    8. Rava P, Rosenberg J, Jamorabo D, Sioshansi S, DiPetrillo T, Wazer DE, Hepel J. Feasibility and safety of cavity-directed stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases at a high-volume medical center. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2016 Jul-Sep; 1(3):141-147. PMID: 28740883.
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    9. Varlotto J, Flickinger J, Pavelic MT, Specht CS, Sheehan JM, Timek DT, Glantz MJ, Sogge S, Dimaio C, Moser R, Yunus S, Fitzgerald TJ, Upadhyay U, Rava P, Tangel M, Yao A, Kanekar S. Distinguishing grade I meningioma from higher grade meningiomas without biopsy. Oncotarget. 2015 Nov 10; 6(35):38421-8. PMID: 26472106.
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    10. Varlotto J, DiMaio C, Grassberger C, Tangel M, Mackley H, Pavelic M, Specht C, Sogge S, Nguyen D, Glantz M, Saw C, Upadhyay U, Moser R, Yunus S, Rava P, Fitzgerald T, Glanzman J, Sheehan J. Multi-modality management of craniopharyngioma: a review of various treatments and their outcomes. Neurooncol Pract. 2016 Sep; 3(3):173-187. PMID: 31386091.
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    11. Ebner D, Rava P, Gorovets D, Cielo D, Hepel JT. Stereotactic radiosurgery for large brain metastases. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Oct; 22(10):1650-4. PMID: 26209921.
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    12. Gorovets D, Rava P, Ebner DK, Tybor DJ, Cielo D, Puthawala Y, Kinsella TJ, DiPetrillo TA, Wazer DE, Hepel JT. Predictors for long-term survival free from whole brain radiation therapy in patients treated with radiosurgery for limited brain metastases. Front Oncol. 2015; 5:110. PMID: 26029666.
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    13. Rava P, Sioshansi S, DiPetrillo T, Cosgrove R, Melhus C, Wu J, Mignano J, Wazer DE, Hepel JT. Local recurrence and survival following stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases from small cell lung cancer. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2015 Jan-Feb; 5(1):e37-44. PMID: 25413429.
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    14. Sioshansi S, Rava PS, Karam AR, Lithgow M, Ding L, Xing W, FitzGerald TJ. Diaphragm injury after liver stereotactic body radiation therapy. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014 Nov-Dec; 4(6):e227-30. PMID: 25407873.
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    15. Rava P, Leonard K, Sioshansi S, Curran B, Wazer DE, Cosgrove GR, Norén G, Hepel JT. Survival among patients with 10 or more brain metastases treated with stereotactic radiosurgery. J Neurosurg. 2013 Aug; 119(2):457-62. PMID: 23662828.
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    16. Hussain MM, Rava P, Walsh M, Rana M, Iqbal J. Multiple functions of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2012 Feb 21; 9:14. PMID: 22353470.
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    17. Rava P, Dvorak T, Markelewicz RJ, Hiatt JR, Sternick ES, MacAusland SG, Huber K, Wazer DE, Hepel JT. A comparison of the biological effective dose of 50-kV electronic brachytherapy with (192)Ir high-dose-rate brachytherapy for vaginal cuff irradiation. Brachytherapy. 2012 Sep-Oct; 11(5):402-7. PMID: 21996539.
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    18. Hussain MM, Rava P, Pan X, Dai K, Dougan SK, Iqbal J, Lazare F, Khatun I. Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein in plasma and cellular lipid metabolism. Curr Opin Lipidol. 2008 Jun; 19(3):277-84. PMID: 18460919.
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    19. Rava P, Hussain MM. Acquisition of triacylglycerol transfer activity by microsomal triglyceride transfer protein during evolution. Biochemistry. 2007 Oct 30; 46(43):12263-74. PMID: 17924655.
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    20. Dougan SK, Rava P, Hussain MM, Blumberg RS. MTP regulated by an alternate promoter is essential for NKT cell development. J Exp Med. 2007 Mar 19; 204(3):533-45. PMID: 17312007.
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    21. Rava P, Ojakian GK, Shelness GS, Hussain MM. Phospholipid transfer activity of microsomal triacylglycerol transfer protein is sufficient for the assembly and secretion of apolipoprotein B lipoproteins. J Biol Chem. 2006 Apr 21; 281(16):11019-27. PMID: 16478722.
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    22. Dougan SK, Salas A, Rava P, Agyemang A, Kaser A, Morrison J, Khurana A, Kronenberg M, Johnson C, Exley M, Hussain MM, Blumberg RS. Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein lipidation and control of CD1d on antigen-presenting cells. J Exp Med. 2005 Aug 15; 202(4):529-39. PMID: 16087713.
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    23. Rava P, Athar H, Johnson C, Hussain MM. Transfer of cholesteryl esters and phospholipids as well as net deposition by microsomal triglyceride transfer protein. J Lipid Res. 2005 Aug; 46(8):1779-85. PMID: 15897609.
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    24. Hussain MM, Iqbal J, Anwar K, Rava P, Dai K. Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein: a multifunctional protein. Front Biosci. 2003 May 1; 8:s500-6. PMID: 12700048.
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