About Alphonse Taghian, MD, PhD

Dr Alphonse Taghian gained his MD from Alexandria University in Egypt. He did his residency in Radiation Oncology at Centre Alexis Vautrin in France. He then did a clinical and research fellowships at Gustave Roussy Institut (Paris). He obtained his PhD in Radiobiology from Paris XI University. He then spent 4 years of basic research at Dr. H. Suit lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is now the Director of Breast Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Taghian has published more than 140 peer reviewed articles, general reviews and chapters. He has edited a book on the multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of breast cancer. He has been awarded several NIH grants for research totaling around $2.7 Million for research in breast cancer and lymphedema. He is internationally recognized leader in breast radiation oncology in particular in the field of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI). His main interest includes ways to avoid cardiac exposure to radiation, APBI, post-mastectomy radiation and screening & early intervention for lymphedema.

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Mass General Cancer Center: Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit St.
Lunder Building, LL3
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-1160

Medical Education

  • MD, Alexandria University
  • Residency, Centre Alexis Vautrin
  • Residency, Gustave Roussy Institute
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology

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  • Books Editing: A. Taghian, B. Smith and J. Erban, Editors. Breast Cancer. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management. 8.5 X 11 inch trim, 335 pages; 16 main chapters. Demos Medical Publishing. New York, NY 10036. ISBN 978-1-933864-44-0. Published Jan 2010.

    II: Selected publications from a total of 140 Original Articles, reviews and Book Chaptershttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez then type "Taghian"

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