Born and raised in La Jolla, California, Dr. Sharabi graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2001 from the University of California at San Diego with a B.S. in Bioengineering. He received his Ph.D. in Immunology in 2009 and M.D. in 2010 from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sharabi then completed his residency training in Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and is board certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).
Dr. Sharabi was recruited to the UCSD Department of Radiation Oncology as a Physician-Scientist. He sees patients at the La Jolla Moores Cancer Center and his specialties include Prostate (Genitourinary) and Head and Neck Cancers, as well as Skin Cancer and Thoracic Malignancies. He treats patients with novel radiotherapy techniques including intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), and 4-D computed tomography, and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). Dr. Sharabi is a member and serves on the Education Committee of American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) as well as National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Trials Planning Committee Panels.
Dr. Sharabi has published extensively on topics related to radiation therapy and radiation combined with immunotherapy. While at Johns Hopkins he was awarded the prestigious John G. Rangos Medal of Honor for Creativity in Cancer Discovery. He also received the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Resident/Fellow seed grant to support his research investigating the effects of Radiation combined with anti-PD-1 checkpoint blockade immunotherapy. His work was ranked as one of the top abstracts submitted to the ASTRO 2014 Annual Meeting and he presented his findings at the featured Plenary Session of the ASTRO 2014 Annual Meeting. He is a principle investigator on a Phase II study evaluating SBRT combined with Checkpoint Blockade Immunotherapy. His laboratory in the Moores Cancer Center focuses on understanding the effects of radiation on the immune system and strategies to combine radiation with immunotherapy.
Outside the clinic and lab, Dr. Sharabi enjoys travel, playing guitar, and surfing. He is a father to 2 sons, and his wife is a Thoracic Radiologist at UCSD.
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