Radiation Oncology

Sudershan Bhatia, MD, PhD


Contact Information

Primary Office:  
Phone: +1319-356-7609

Email: sudershan-bhatia@uiowa.edu


MBBS, Medicine, MLN Medical College Allahabad, UP, India
MPH, Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
PhD, Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Internship, SRN Hospital
Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency, Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship, Brachytherapy, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Medical License
New York Medical License
American Board of Radiology [Radiation Oncology]

All Publications

Siochi R, Kim Y, Bhatia S.  Tumor control probability reduction in gated radiotherapy of non-small cell lung cancers: a feasibility study..  J Appl Clin Med Phys.  2014 October 16. 16(1):4444.

Allen B, Bhatia S, Anderson C, Eichenberger Gilmore J, Sibenaller Z, Mapuskar K, Schoenfield J, Buatti J, Spitz D, Fath M.  Ketogenic diets as an adjuvant cancer therapy: History and potential mechanism. .  Redox Biol.  2014 August 7. 2C:963-70.

Li H, Wu X, Bhatia S, Abu-Hejleh T, Sun W, TenNapel M, Menda Y, Mart C, McGuire S, Flynn R, Buatti J, Kim Y.  Semi-Automated Co-Segmentation of Tumor Volume Using Multimodality Pet-Ct in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).  Austin J Cancer Clin Res.  2014 May 28. 1(3):1013.

Dinges E, McGuire S, Gross B, Bhatia S, Buatti J, Wang D.  Bone Marrow Sparing in Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy for Cervical Cancer: Efficacy and Robustness under Range and Setup Uncertainties.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.  2014 January. 

Schindel J, Zhang W, Bhatia S, Sun W, Kim Y.  Dosimetric impacts of applicator displacements and applicator reconstruction-uncertainties on 3D image-guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer..  J Contemp Brachytherapy.  2013 December. 5(4):250-7.

Allen B, Bhatia S, Buatti J, Brandt K, Lindholm K, Button A, Szweda L, Smith B, Spitz D, Fath M.  Ketogenic diets enhance oxidative stress and radio-chemo-therapy responses in lung cancer xenografts..  Clin Cancer Res.  2013 July 15. 19(14):3905-13.

Yang W, Kim Y, Wu X, Song Q, Liu Y, Bhatia S, Sun W, Flynn R.  Rotating-shield brachytherapy for cervical cancer..  Phys Med Biol.  2013 June 7. 58(11):3931-41.

Song Q, Bai J, Bhatia S, Buatti J, Wu X.  Optimal Co-segmentation of Tumor in PET-CT Images with Context Information. .  IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 2013.  2013 May 16. 

Liu Y, Flynn R, Yang W, Kim Y, Bhatia S, Sun W, Wu X.  Rapid Emission Angle Selection in Rotating-Shield Brachytherapy..  Med Phys.  2013 May. 40(5).

Rockey W, Bhatia S, Jacobson G, Kim Y.  The Dosimetric Impact of Vaginal Balloon Packing on Intracavitary High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Gynecological Cancer..  J Contemp Brachytherapy.  2013 March. 5(1):17-22.

Jacobson G, Bhatia S, Smith B, Button A, Buatti J.  A Randomized Trial of Pentoxyfylline and Vitamin E versus Standard Follow up after Breast Irradiation to Prevent Breast Fibrosis. .  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.  2013 March 01. 85(3):604-8.

Andersen J, Xia J, Flynn R, Modrick J, Bhatia S, Jacobson G, Kim Y.  High Resolution (3Tesla) MRI-Guided Conformal Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer: Consequences of Different High-Risk Clinical Target Volumes. .  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.  2013. 

McGuire S, Jacobson G, Bhatia S, Menda Y, Ponto L, Gross B, Bayouth J.  Incorporating Radiation Dose Response Measured with FLT PET into Pelvic IMRT Planning for Bone Marrow Sparing..  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.  2013. 

Welsh J, Bodeker K, Fallon E, Bhatia S, Buatti J, Cullen J.  Comparison of response evaluation criteria in solid tumors with volumetric measurements for estimation of tumor burden in pancreatic adenocarcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. .  Am J Surg.  2012 November. 204(5):580-5.

Abu Heijileh T, DeYoung B, Engelman E, Deutsch J, Zimmerman M, Haldanarson T, Berg D, Parekh K, Lynch W, Iannettoni M, Bhatia S, Clamon G.  Relationship of HER-2 overexpression to brain metastasis in esophageal cancer patients.  World J Gastrointest Oncol.  2012 May 15. 4(5):103-8.

Deutsch J, Neghandi A, Bhatia S, Milhem M.  Sequential Molecularly Targeted Combination Therapies in a Patient with Progressive Metastatic Synovial Sarcoma After Chemotherapy. .  Case Reports in Medicine.  2012. 

Fallon E, Go J, Guerin L, Bhatia S, Dunkelberg J.  Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Prior to Liver Transplantation: TACE is Ineffective..  Digestive Diseases Week, San Diego 2012. .  2012. 

Breitbach E, Maltz J, Gangadharan B, Anderson C, Bhatia S, Stiles J, Edwards D, Flynn R.  Image quality improvement in megavoltage cone beam CT using an imaging beam line and a sintered pixelated array system..  Med Phys.  2011 November 1. 38(11):5969-79.

Deutsch J, Negandhi A, Bhatia S, Milhem M.  Sequential Molecularly Targeted Combination Therapies in a Patient with Progressive Metastatic Synovial Sarcoma After Chemotherapy.  CTOS – Oct. 2011 .  2011 October. 

Anderson C, Jacobson G, Bhatia S, Buatti J.  Book Review: Atlas of Diagnostic Oncology, 4th Edition, Arthur T. Skarin (Ed.)..  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.  2011 September 1. 81(1):314.

Han D, Bayouth J, Song Q, Bhatia S, Sonka M, Wu X.  Feature guided motion artifact reduction with structure-awareness in 4D CT images. .  Pro IEEE Comput Soc Conf Comput Vis Pattern Recognit. .  2011 June. 

Bhatia S, Bayouth J, Mruganandam M.  High Resolution MRI and PET/CT for precise contouring of gross tumor in Rectal Cancer. .  American Radium Society meeting May 2011 West Plam Beach, Florida.  2011 May. 

Han D, Bayouth J, Bhatia S, Sonka M, Wu X.  Characterization and identification of spatial artifacts during 4D-CT imaging. .  Med Phys.  2011 April. 38(4):2074-87.

Anderson C, Bhatia S.  An unusual case of heterotopic ossifications.  Practical Radiation Oncology.  2011. 

Olson A, Jacobson G, Betts V, Bhatia S.  Definitive Radiation Therapy for the treatment of inoperable endometrial cancer: Pelvic radiation followed by HDR brachytherapy or IMRT/conformal boost. .  ASTRO Annual Meeting, San Diego, Oct 2010.  2010 October. 

Allen B, Fath M, Simons A, Bhatia S, Buatti J, Spitz D.  Enhanced Tumor Chemo-Radio-Sensitization via Ketogenic Diets.  ASTRO Annual Meeting, San Diego, Oct 2010.  2010 October. 

Andrews S, Bhatia S, Anderson K, Murphy C, Reed A, Zimmerman M, Shilian S, Karwal M, Bayouth J, Buatti J.  Highly Effective Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Stereotactic Radiosurgery Combined with Chemo-embolization. .  ASTRO Annual Meeting, San Diego, Oct 2010.  2010 October. 

Kim Y, Sun W, Jacobson G, Bhatia S.  The Changes of Target Volumes between External Beam Radiotherapy and Brachytherapy and between Each Fraction of MRI-Guided Brachytherapy for GYN Cancer.  ASTRO Annual Meeting, San Diego, Oct 2010.  2010 October. 

Dou X, Wu X, Bhatia S, Buatti J.  Tumor Segmentation in CT Images Using Globally Optimal Single Surface.  Annual Meeting of AAPM, Philadelphia, PA July 2010.  2010 July. 

Kim Y, Xia J, Sun W, Bhatia S, Jacobson G.  Tandem and Ovoids Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer When Evaluated by High Resolution (3.0 Tesla) MRI..  Medical Physics (Accepted. AAPM 2010)..  2010. 

Sun W, Bhatia S, Jacobson G, Kim Y.  The Changes of Target Volumes between External Beam Radiotherapy and Brachytherapy and between Each Fraction of MRI-Guided Brachytherapy for GYN Cancer. .  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.  2010. 78(3):S414.

Kim Y, Modrick J, Bayouth J, Bhatia S, Jacobson G.  Logistics of Tandem and Ovoids HDR Plan Optimization in MRI-Guided Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer: Comparisons of Standard, Graphical, and Inverse Optimization. .  Brachytherapy.  2009 April. 8(2):121-122.

Sun W, Bhatia S, Zimmerman M, Jacobson G.  F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in primary cervical cancer and regional lymph nodes predicts prognosis after radiation therapy..  2009 ARS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C.  2009. 

Kim Y, Muruganandham M, Bayouth J, Waldron T, Modrick J, Bhatia S, Jacobson G.  Feasibility of Source Markers for a Titanium Tandem and Ovoids Applicator in MRI Guided Brachytherapy: Implications on Source Reconstruction on 3 Tesla MR Images. .  Brachytherapy.  2009. 8(2):121.

Al Omari A, Murry D, Smith B, Clamon S, Bhatia S, Vaena D.  Genetic variability in DNA repair and clinical outcome in stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with concurrent platinum-based chemoradiation.  2009 ASCO Annual Meeting.  2009. 

Duncan C, Anderson K, Bhatia S.  Normal tissue sparing in the treatment of anal carcinoma: Unique challenges in the setting of HIV disease.  2009 ACRO Conference..  2009. 

Buechler-Price J, Bayouth J, Bhatia S.  Substantial differences in tumor volume and location show that 4DCT is superior to free-breathing CT for treatment planning of lung cancer..  2009 ARS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C. .  2009. 

Bylund K, Bayouth J, Smith M, Hass C, Bhatia S, Buatti J.  Analysis of interfraction prostate motion using megavoltage cone beam CT..  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys..  2008 November 1. 72(3):949-56.

Kim Y, Huang y, Bayouth J, Flynn R, Bhatia S, Jacobson G, Modrick J.  Dosimetric consequences of the prescription point H of ABS recommendation in the era of MRI guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer: Based on GYN GEC-ESTRO Recommendation of MRI Guided Brachytherapy. .  ASTRO Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Sept 21-25, 2008. .  2008 September 21. 

Sun W, Kim Y, Bhatia S, Bayouth J, Betts V, Pelland D, Jacobson G.  Simultaneous boosting for pelvic lymph nodes and organ sparing by selective avoidance IMRT for cervical cancer. .  ASTRO Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Sept 21-25, 2008..  2008 September 21. 

Siochi R, Kim Y, Bhatia S.  Tumor control probability (TCP) reduction in phase gated RT treatments of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumors with motion in excess of planned motion. .  ASTRO Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Sept 21-25, 2008..  2008 September 21. 

Waldron T, Bayouth J, Bhatia S, Buatti J.  Use of music-based breathing training to stabilize breathing motion in respiration correlated imaging and radiation delivery..  ASTRO Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Sept 21-25, 2008..  2008 September 21. 

Kim Y, Muruganandham M, Bayouth J, Modrick J, Bhatia S, Jacobson G.  Evaluation of 3 Tesla MR image distortion and artifacts in a titanium applicator presence: Toward 3T MRI guided HDR brachytherapy for cervical cancer..  American Association of Physicists in Medicine National Meeting, July 27-31, Houston, TX.  2008 July 27. 

Kim Y, Modrick J, Bayouth J, Pennington E, Bhatia S, Jacobson G.  Is a volume-based HDR brachytherapy optimization algorithm comparable to a classic line-based one?: Toward tumor-volume adaptive brachytherapy for cervical cancer by 3T MRI guidance.  2008 American Association of Physicists in Medicine National Meeting, July 27-31, Houston, TX.  2008 July 27. 

Monroe W, Kim Y, CHRISTENSEN G, Wu X, Bayouth J, Bhatia S, McGuire S, Siochi R, Waldron T.  Using small-deformation linear-elastic registration to quantifying ventilation-competent lung imaging from clinical 4DCT datasets: Toward selective avoidance IMRT for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer..  2008 American Association of Physicists in Medicine National Meeting, July 27-31, Houston, TX.  2008 July 27. 

Bylund K, Bhatia S, Smith M, Buechler-Price J, Buatti J, Bayouth J, Hass A.  “Interobserver Variation in Megavoltage Cone Beam CT (MV CBCT) Based Corrections in Head and Neck Image Guided Radiotherapy. .  American Radium Society Annual Meeting Laguna Niguel CA.  2008 May. 

Nixon E, Kim Y, Kearney W, Modrick J, Jacobson G, Bhatia S, Bayouth J.  HDR Brachytherapy Tandem and Ovoid Titanium Applicator Safety Assessment in 3T MRI. .  American Brachytherapy Society/GEC-ESTRO Brachytherapy World Congress, Boston, MA, 2008..  2008. 

Olson A, Bhatia S, Jacobson G, Modrick J, Kim Y, Siochi R.  High dose rate brachytherapy for carcinoma of the uterine cervix: A comparison of fractionation schemes and development of acute toxicity..  American Brachytherapy Society/GEC- ESTRO Brachytherapy World Congress, Boston, MA, 2008. .  2008. 

Kim Y, Nixon E, Modrick J, Bhatia S, Jacobson G.  On the radiobiologic implications for intracavitary HDR brachytherapy of cervical carcinoma: Based on 3D CT imaging and GYN GEC-ESTRO Recommendations..  American Brachytherapy Society/GEC-ESTRO Brachytherapy World Congress, Boston, MA, 2008..  2008. 

Yamada Y, Bhatia S, Zaider M, Cohen G, Donat M, Eastham J, Rabbani F, Schupak K, Lee L, Lee J, Mueller B, Zelefsky M.  Favorable clinical outcomes of three dimensional computer optimized inverse high dose rate prostate brachytherapy in the management of localized prostate cancer. .  Brachytherapy.  2006 July. 5(3):157-64.

Narayana A, Bhatia S, Souweidane M, Khakoo Y, Zaider M.  (32)P radioisotope therapy for recurrent pilocytic astrocytoma..  Brachytherapy.  2005. 4(2):171-3.

Bhatia S, Paulino A, Buatti J, Mayr N, Wen B.  Curative radiation therapy for primary orbital lymphoma..  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.  2002 November 1. 54(3):818-23.

Schlueter A, Bhatia S, Li X, Tygrett L, Yamashita Y, Devries P, Waldschmidt T.  Delineation among eight major hematopoietic subsets in murine bone marrow using a two-color flow cytometric technique. .  Cytometry.  2001 April. 43(4):297-307.

Warren T, Bhatia S, Acosta A, Dahle C, Ratliff T, Krieg A, Weiner G.  APC stimulated by CpG oligodeoxynucleotide enhance activation of MHC class I-restricted T cells. .  J Immunol.  2000 December. 165(11):6244-51.

Liu H, Newbrough S, Bhatia S, Dahle C, Krieg A, Weiner G.  Immunostimulatory CpG oligodeoxynucleotides enhance the immune response to vaccine strategies involving granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor..  Blood.  1998 November. 92(10):3730-6.

Rijhsinghani A, Bhatia S, Kantamneni L, Schlueter A, Waldschmidt T.  Estrogen inhibits fetal thymocyte development in vitro. .  Am J Reprod Immunol.  1997 May. 37(5):384-90.

Rijhsinghani A, Thompson K, Tygrette L, Bhatia S.  Inhibition of interleukin-10 during pregnancy results in neonatal growth retardation..  Am J Reprod Immunol.  1997 March. 37(3):232-5.

Bhatia S, Rose N, Schofield B, Lafond-Walker A, Kuppers R.  Influence of diet on the induction of experimental autoimmune thyroid disease..  Proc Soc Exp Biol Med.  1996 December. 213(3):294-300.

Rijhsinghani A, Thompson K, Bhatia S, Waldschmidt T.  Estrogen blocks early T cell development in the thymus..  Am J Reprod Immunol.  1996 November. 36(5):269-77.

Erickson L, Tygrett L, Bhatia S, Grabstein K, Waldschmidt T.  Differential expression of CD22 (Lyb8) on murine B cells..  Int Immunol.  1996 July. 8(7):1121-9.

Rijhsinghani A, Bhatia S, Tygrett L, Waldschmidt T.  Effect of pregnancy on thymic T cell development..  Am J Reprod Immunol.  1996 June. 35(6):523-8.

Nagel E, Morris J, Burch H, Bhatia S, Salata K, Burman K.  Thyrotropin receptor T cell epitopes in autoimmune thyroid disease..  Clin Immunol Immunopathol.  1995 May. 75(2):117-24.

Bhatia S, Tygrett L, Grabstein K, Waldschmidt T.  The effect of in vivo IL-7 deprivation on T cell maturation..  J Exp Med.  1995 April 1. 181(4):1399-409.

Bhatia S, Rose N.  Autoimmunity and autoimmune disease.  Principles of Medical Biology.  1994. 

Chopra R, Carroll M, May W, Bhatia S, Margolick J, Nagel J, Adler W.  Four interleukin-2 surface binding proteins detected in rat spleen cells. .  Immunology.  1992 November. 77(3):338-44.

Rose N, Bhatia S.  Autoimmunity: Animal models of human autoimmune disease..  Wiley-Liss Publishers.  1992. 11.

Shukla H, Bhatia S, Naitrani Y, Das P, Gupta S.  Peritoneal biopsy for diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis.  Postgrad Med J.  1982 April. 58(678):226-8.

Bhatia S.  Review of Ketogenic Diet for cancer control. 

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