Sahaja Acharya, MD
Sahaja Acharya, MD

Sahaja Acharya, MD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty

Departments

Education

BA - Stanford University, Stanford, CA
BS - Stanford University, Stanford, CA
MD - Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
Transitional Internship – Georgetown University, Washington DC
Residency – Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Roentgen Resident/Fellow Award
  • 2017 ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Trials Participant
  • 2017 PTCOG Travel Award
  • 2015 ASCO Merit Award
  • 2015 GEC-ESTRO Best Junior Presentation Award
  • 2011 Alpha Omega Alpha

Research Interests

  • Brain tumors
  • Proton therapy
  • Image-guided radiation

Selected Publications

Acharya S, Mahmood M, Mullen D, Yang D, Tsien CI, Perkins SM, Rich K, Chicoine M, Leuthardt E, Dowling J, Dunn G, Keller J, Huang J, Robinson CG, Abraham C. Distant intracranial failure in melanoma brain metastases treated with stereotactic radiosurgery in the era of immunotherapy and targeted agents. Advances in Radiation Oncology 2017 (in press).

Tsang DS, Murphy ES, Lucas JT, Lagiou P, Acharya S, Merchant T. Pseudoprogression in pediatric low grade glioma after irradiation. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 2017 (in press).

Fischer-Valuck BWHenke L, Green O, Kashani R, Acharya S, Bradley J, Robinson C, Roach M, Thomas M, Zoberi I, Thorstad W, Gay H, Huang J, Li H, Mazur T, Contreras J, Olsen J, Hallahan D, Parikh P, Mutic S, Michalski J. Two-and-a-half year clinical experience with the world’s first magnetic resonance image-guided radiation therapy. Advances in Radiation Oncology 2017 (in press).

Acharya S*, Fischer-Valuck BW*, Mazur T*, Curcuru A, Sona K, Kashani R, Green O, Ochoa L, Mutic S, Zoberi I, Li HH, Thomas MA. MR image-guided radiation therapy (MR-IGRT) for external beam accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI): Evaluation of delivered dose and intra-fractional cavity motion. *co-first authors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 96(4):785-792, 2016.

Acharya S, DeWees TA, Shinohara ET, Haydar F, Perkins SM. Effects of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status on outcome in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 38(5):350-354, 2016.

Acharya S, Esthappan J, Badiyan SN, DeWees T, Tanderup K, Schwarz J, Grigsby PW. Medically inoperable endometrial cancer in patients with a high body mass index (BMI): Patterns of failure after 3D image-based high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy. Radiother Oncol 118:167-172, 2016.

Acharya S, Heish S, Michalski JM, Shinohara ET, Perkins SM. Distance to radiation facility and treatment choice in early stage breast cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 94:691-699, 2016.

Acharya S*, Fischer-Valuck BW*, Kashani R, Parikh PJ, Zhao T, Green OL, Wooten O, Li HH, Hu Y, Rodriguez VL, Olsen LA, Robinson CG, Michalski JM, Mutic S, Olsen JR. Online MR image-guided radiotherapy: First clinical applications. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 94:394–403, 2016. *co-first authors

Acharya S, Perkins SM, DeWees T, Fischer-Valuck BW, Mutch DG, Powell MA, Schwarz JK, Grigsby PW. Brachytherapy Is Associated With Improved Survival in Inoperable Stage I Endometrial Adenocarcinoma: A Population-Based Analysis. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 93(3):649-657, 2015.

Fischer-Valuck BW, Boggs H, Katz S, Durci M, Acharya S, Rosen LR. Comparison of stereotactic body radiation therapy for biopsy-proven versus radiographically diagnosed early-stage non-small lung cancer: a single-institution experience. Tumori 101(3):287-93, 2015.

Acharya S, DeWees T, Shinohara ET, Perkins SM. Long-term outcomes and late effects for childhood and young adulthood intracranial germinomas. Neuro-Oncol 17(5):741-746, 2015.

Badiyan SN, Rao RC, Apicelli AJ, Acharya S, Verma V, Garsa AA, DeWees T, Speirs CK, Garcia-Ramirez J, Esthappan J, Grigsby PW, Harbour JW. Outcomes of iodine-125 plaque brachytherapy for uveal melanoma with intraoperative ultrasonography and supplemental transpupillary thermotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 88(4):801-805, 2014.

Neuschwander-Tetri BA, Ford DA, Acharya S, Gilkey G, Metin B, Tetri LH, Brunt EM. Dietary trans-fatty acid induced NASH is normalized following loss of trans-fatty acids from hepatic lipid pools. Lipids 47(10):941-950, 2012.

Sweeney ZK, Acharya S, Briggs A, Dunn JP, Elworthy TR, Fretland J, Giannetti AM, Heilek G, Li Y, Kaiser AC, Martin M, Saito YD, Smith M, Suh JM, Swallow S, Wu J, Hang JQ, Zhou AS, Klumpp K. Discovery of triazolinone non-nucleoside inhibitors of HIV reverse transcriptase. Bioorg Med Chem Lett 18(15):4348-4351, 2008. 

Last update: August 2017