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Ralph E. Vatner, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Radiation Oncology | College of Medicine

  • Bachelor of Arts: Haverford College
  • Ph.D.: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Medical Degree: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Intern: Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Residency: New York University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Francis H. Burr Proton Center
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology) (Certification Date: 20160517)

Clinical Interest

Radiation Oncology
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Adenosquamous Carcinoma
Bone Marrow Cancers
Brain Cancers
Brain Metastases
Brain Stem Tumor
Brain Tumor
Central Nervous System Tumors
Cerebellar Cancers
Cerebral Arterial Disease
Cerebral Contusion
Cerebral Small Vessel Disease
Cerebral Ventricle Tumor
Ewing Sarcoma
Glioneuronal Tumor
Infratentorial Cancers
Leptomeningeal Disease
Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor
Metastasis Cancers
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Nerve Tumors
Olfactory Neuroblastoma (Esthesioneuroblastoma)
Osteogenic Sarcoma (Osteosarcoma)
Plexiform Neurofibroma
Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Precursor T-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma
Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
Skull-Base Tumors
Spinal Cord Cancer
Spinal Tumors
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Subependymal Glioma
T-cell lymphoma
T-Cell, Cutaneous Lymphoma
T-Cell, Peripheral Lymphoma


Radiation Oncology

Contact Information

Peer Reviewed Publications

Eaton, Bree R; Schwarz, Rudolf; Vatner, Ralph; Yeh, Brian; Claude, Line; Indelicato, Daniel J; Laack, Nadia 2020. Osteosarcoma. Pediatric blood & cancer, , e28352

Lawell, Miranda P; Indelicato, Daniel J; Paulino, Arnold C; Hartsell, William; Laack, Nadia N; Ermoian, Ralph P; Perentesis, John P; Vatner, Ralph; Perkins, Stephanie; Mangona, Victor S; Hill-Kayser, Christine E; Wolden, Suzanne L; Kwok, Young; Chang, John Han-Chih; Wilkinson, J Ben; MacEwan, Iain; Chang, Andrew L; Eaton, Bree R; Ladra, Matthew M; Gallotto, Sara L; Weyman, Elizabeth A; Bajaj, Benjamin V M; Baliga, Sujith; Yeap, Beow Y; Berrington de Gonzalez, Amy; Yock, Torunn I 2020. An open invitation to join the Pediatric Proton/Photon Consortium Registry to standardize data collection in pediatric radiation oncology. The British journal of radiology, 93 1107, 20190673

Sabulski, Anthony; Bartlett, Allison L; Koch, Bernadette L; Vatner, Ralph; Mizukawa, Benjamin; Phillips, Christine L 2020. Hyperdiploid Precursor B-acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Presenting as a Cavernous Sinus Mass in a 4-Year-old Male. Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology, ,

Vatner, Ralph; James, Charles D; Sathiaseelan, Vythialingam; Bondra, Kathryn M; Kalapurakal, John A; Houghton, Peter J 2020. Radiation therapy and molecular-targeted agents in preclinical testing for immunotherapy, brain tumors, and sarcomas: Opportunities and challenges. Pediatric blood & cancer, , e28439

Medek, Sara; De, Brian; Pater, Luke; Breneman, John; Mahajan, Anita; Wolden, Suzanne; Vatner, Ralph E 2019. Practice patterns among radiation oncologists treating pediatric patients with proton craniospinal irradiation. Practical radiation oncology, ,

Turpin, Brian; Pressey, Joseph G; Nagarajan, Rajaram; Weiss, Brian D; Trout, Andrew T; Gelfand, Michael J; Pater, Luke; Vatner, Ralph E; Breneman, John C; Dasgupta, Roshni 2019. Sentinel lymph node biopsy in head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma. Pediatric blood & cancer, 66 3, e27532

Vatner, Ralph E; Janssen, Edith M 2019. STING, DCs and the link between innate and adaptive tumor immunity. Molecular immunology, 110 , 13-23

4. Sertorio M, Perentesis JP, Vatner RE, Mascia AE, Zheng Y, Wells SI. 2018. Cancer cell metabolism: implications for X-ray and particle radiation therapy. Cancer cell metabolism: implications for X-ray and particle radiation therapy. International Journal of Particle Therapy, 5 1,

Sertorio, Mathieu; Perentesis, John P; Vatner, Ralph E; Mascia, Anthony E; Zheng, Yi; Wells, Susanne I 2018. Cancer Cell Metabolism: Implications for X-ray and Particle Radiation Therapy. International journal of particle therapy, 5 1, 40-48

Vatner, Ralph E; Niemierko, Andrzej; Misra, Madhusmita; Weyman, Elizabeth A; Goebel, Claire P; Ebb, David H; Jones, Robin M; Huang, Mary S; Mahajan, Anita; Grosshans, David R; Paulino, Arnold C; Stanley, Takara; MacDonald, Shannon M; Tarbell, Nancy J; Yock, Torunn I 2018. Endocrine Deficiency As a Function of Radiation Dose to the Hypothalamus and Pituitary in Pediatric and Young Adult Patients With Brain Tumors. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 36 28, 2854-2862

Shin SM, Vatner RE, Tam M, Golfinos JG, Narayana A, Kondziolka D, Silverman JS 2015. Resection Followed by Involved-Field Fractionated Radiotherapy in the Management of Single Brain Metastasis. Front Oncol. , 5 206,

Vatner RE and Formenti SC 2015. Myeloid Derived Cells in Tumors: Effects of Radiation Semin Radiat Oncol, 25 1, 18

Vatner RE, Cooper BT, Vanpouille-Box C, Demaria S, Formenti SC. 2014. Combinations of Immunotherapy and Radiation in Cancer Therapy. Front Oncol. , 4 325,

Vatner RE, Srivastava PK 2010. The tailless complex polypeptide-1 ring complex of the heat shock protein 60 family facilitates cross-priming of CD8 responses specific for chaperoned peptides J Immunol, 185 11, 6765