Dr. Alvaro A. Martinez
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Alvaro A. Martinez

Alvaro A. Martinez
Alvaro A.
Martinez
MD, FACR, FABS, FASTRO
Radiation Oncologist

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Expert in

Breast, Lung, Skin cancer

Interested in

Prostate, Colorectal, Gynecologic, Head & Neck, Lymphoma and Eye Tumors

Overview

Centers

Alvaro A. Martinez, MD, FACR, FASTRO, FABS, FACRO for three decades has pioneered several cancer treatments in radiation oncology leading to the significant improvement of today’s radiation therapy outcomes. These include intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) to improve precision and accuracy in radiation treatment delivery, special brachytherapy applicators used to treat prostate, gynecological and other pelvic malignancies to preserve organ function as well as Omnibeam, which is designed for treating very difficult tumors deep within the body. He has published more than 390 papers and 54 chapters in medical text-books.

Career positions

Current position(s)

  • GenesisCare - Radiation Oncologist, Pontiac, MI

Past position(s)

  • William Beaumont Hospital - Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Royal Oak, MI
  • French Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (SFRO), Rochester, MN
  • Stanford School of Medicine - Assistant Professor and Staff Oncologist, Stanford, CA

Education

Universities

  • Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia
  • Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine, Bogota, Colombia

Residencies

  • Hospital Universitario de la Universidad, General Surgery, Bogota, Colombia
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology, Chief Resident, New York, NY

Internships

  • Hospital Militar Central, Rotating Internship, Bogota, Colombia
  • Jamaica Hospital, Rotating Internship, Jamaica, NY

Expertise and interests

Interests

  • Prostate, Breast, Lung, Colorectal, Skin, Gynecologic, Head & Neck, Lymphoma and Eye Tumors

Professional association

Accomplishments

Awards

  • Agnes Axtell Moule Faculty Scholar at Stanford University
  • President, Michigan Society of Therapeutic Radiologist
  • President, American Brachytherapy Society

Publications

  • Three membrane-proximal amino acids in the human parainfluenza virus type 2 (HPIV 2) F protein are critical for fusogenic activity
  • Modern Approaches for Breast Brachytherapy
  • Five-Year Outcomes of a Single-Institution Prospective Trial of 19-Gy Single-Fraction High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy for Low- and Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer.
  • Epidemiological Study and Cost Analysis of Suicide in Spain: Over 100 Years of Evolton.
  • Five-Year Outcomes of a Single-Institution Prospective Trial of 19-Gy Single-Fraction High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy for Low- and Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer.

Presentations

  • Z091420168
    E. Arrojo, E. Fernandez, L. Kestin, A. Martinez, 2016, ACRO
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  • Z061520151
    Kestin L, Fernandez E, Mantz C, Olivera G, Mo X, Key S, Finkelstein SE, Martinez A, Galmarini D., 2015, ASTRO Annual Meeting
    View Presentation

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