Meet the Team

Meet Our Team

Sophia Kamran

principal investigator

Dr. Kamran is a radiation oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which she attended as a Gates Millennium Scholar. She received her medical degree cum laude from Harvard Medical School. During her medical training, she completed a Howard Hughes Medical Student Research Fellowship. She completed a transitional year internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and residency training at the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program.

In her clinic, she specializes in the treatment of genitourinary cancers. Her research interests focus on the application of computational genomic approaches to characterize tumor evolution to treatment and understand mechanisms of toxicity and resistance to radiation and chemoradiation. In her time outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her husband and 2 Italian Greyhounds and exploring New England.

Bella Pompa

Research coordinator

Bella is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Radiation Oncology Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. She studied Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics at Boston University. Bella researched the relationship between prostate cancer and diabetes at Boston University School of Medicine. She is passionate about addressing health disparities. In her free time, Bella enjoys hiking, traveling, and doing yoga. 

Laura Burgess

raDONC resident

Laura is originally from Ottawa, Canada. She is a radiation oncology resident at the University of Ottawa. She received her B.A.Sc. in nanotechnology engineering from the University of Waterloo, her M.Sc. in medical biophysics and her M.D. degree from the University of Toronto. Prior to residency, Laura’s research focused on near-infrared theranostic probes for image-guided resection and photodynamic therapy for various cancers, but primarily for oral cancer. Her research now focuses on both GU and CNS cancers.

Melissa J. Huynh, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology

Dr. Huynh completed both her medical school and Urology residency training at Western University. She subsequently spent 2 years in Boston, MA for her fellowship training, where she completed the Harvard Combined Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She concurrently completed her Master in Public Health degree in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Huynh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, division of Urology at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Her practice is concentrated primarily on Urologic Oncology, including robotic surgery. Dr. Huynh’s research interests include cancer survivorship and outcomes, as well as clinical trials.

Siri Ragala

research assistant

Siri is a medical student in the six year combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She is pursuing a biology major and a chemistry minor while simultaneous pursuing her M.D. degree. Her current interests include oncology and obstetrics/gynecology, and she aims to conduct more research on cancers specifically focused toward women’s health. She is also interested in research involving analyzing trends in morbidities in relation to gender, race, and ethnicity.

Nabeel Rasheed

research assistant

Nabeel Rasheed is a medical student in a six-year BA/MD program at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He has a passion for understanding social disparities and their influence in healthcare. In high school, he worked with Northwestern’s Neuroimaging Department and studied adolescent socioeconomic status. In college, he has been eager to continue exploring social disparities in Kansas City and is currently working to close healthcare gaps in the Asian community through free health fairs. He hopes to use his background to further research on cancer disparities in the United States. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors by traveling, hiking, and playing basketball and tennis.

Lab Alumni

Anushka Ghosh

research coordinator

Anushka was a clinical research coordinator in the Radiation Oncology Department in Massachusetts General Hospital. She studied Biology and Studio Art at Brandeis University. Anushka has always been passionate about research and developed her skills at the General Surgery department in University of Massachusetts Medical School. She shifted her focus from Bariatric surgery to Genitourinary Cancers and biomarkers for radiation oncology. Anushka is currently attending Thomas Jefferson Medical School. 

Christopher Aldrighetti

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Christopher Aldrighetti was a research coordinator in the Radiation Oncology Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 2018 with a BS in Biochemistry. His research interests include radiation-induced toxicities and healthcare disparities. Outside of research, he enjoys skiing, fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.

Meet Our Collaborators

Henning Willers, MD

Genitourinary Radiation Oncologist

David Miyamoto, MD, PhD

Genitourinary Radiation Oncologist

Ted Hong, MD

Gastrointestinal Radiation Oncology

Jochen Lennerz, MD, PhD

pathologist

Andrzej Niemierko, Ph.D.

statistician

Rory Crotty, MD, MBBCH

Gastrointestinal Radiation Oncology

Jason Efstathiou, MD, PhD

Director of RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Xin Gao, MD

GENITOURINARY medical ONCOLOGIST

Kent W. Mouw, MD, PhD

Genitourinary Radiation Oncologist

Eliezer Van Allen, MD

clinical computational oncology

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