Please join UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in welcoming Serah Choi, MD, PhD, effective September 1, 2023. Dr. Choi is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the Genome Stability Program at UPMC Hillman.
Dr. Choi will see patients in the outpatient clinic at Shadyside Hospital in the Department of Radiation Oncology as well as develop an active research program focusing on basic and translational research in central nervous system (CNS) cancer. She is a member of the UPMC Hillman’s Neuro-Oncology Program, working closely within that team as well as with members throughout our cancer center.
Her research interests include targeting glucose transporters in cancers and developing novel therapies for brain tumors. Dr. Choi has over 30 peer-reviewed publications. She has contributed 9 book chapters and numerous presentations at national and international conferences. She is a co-investigator on multiple currently-funded NIH grants. She also serves as a journal reviewer, member of multiple professional societies and national committees, and mentor for medical residents and students.
Dr. Choi is joining us from University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center/ Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she was an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology since 2018. There, she was also the CNS section leader, co-chair of the UH Seidman Cancer Center Strategy and Execution Subcommittee for Research Systems of Care, and institutional PI for several CNS clinical trials. In addition, from 2018-2022, she served as medical director of the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery program.
Dr. Choi is certified by the American Board of Radiology Certification. She earned her MD and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program and her BA from Stanford University. She completed her residency in the UCSF Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program.