Sunil Krishnan, M.B.B.S., M.D.

  1. Radiation Oncologist

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

Sunil Krishnan, M.D., is a radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. His clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in management of esophagogastric, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and anorectal tumors with radiation therapy - this includes stereotactic body radiation therapy, proton radiation, intraoperative radiation, and brachytherapy.
  • Coordination of multidisciplinary care across departments including medical oncology, surgical oncology, and interventional radiology.
  • Identifying personalized strategies to maximize the efficacy of treatment while minimizing adverse effects of treatment.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Krishnan is active in patient-centered research via clinical trials, laboratory research focusing on identification of compounds and nanoparticles that sensitize tumors to radiation therapy, translational research aimed at defining biomarkers of response to treatment, and education and training of residents and fellows in the clinic and the laboratory.

Professional highlights

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  • Recipient, numerous NIH grants including KL2, R21, R01, T32, and U01
  • Chair, GI program committee and GI education committee, ASTRO
  • Co-chair, GI translational research program, NRG Oncology
  1. 2004
    Clinical Residency - Radiation OncologyMayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2000
    Clinical Residency - Internal MedicinePenn State Geisinger Medical Center
  3. 1995
    Clinical InternshipChristian Medical College and Hospital
  4. 1993
    MBBSChristian Medical College

Certifications

  1. 2005
    Radiation OncologyAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    John E. and Dorothy J. Harris Endowed Professorship in Gastrointestinal CancerUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  2. 2005
    Translational Research Symposium Travel GrantAmerican Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  3. 2003
    Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research AwardRadiological Society of North America
  4. 2003
    Travel AwardRadiation Therapy Oncology Group
  5. 2002
    AMA Foundation Leadership AwardAmerican Medical Association
  6. 2002
    Mayo Brother's Distinguished Fellowship AwardMayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
  7. 2002
    Robert D. and Alma Moreton FellowshipMayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
  8. 1996
    J. N. Tata Endowment ScholarshipJ. N. Tata Endowment
  9. 1993
    Undergraduate Research PrizeChristian Medical College and Hospital
  10. 1992
    National Junior Research ScholarshipIndian Council for Medical Research, New Delhi, India

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - 2020
    ChairAnnual Meeting Track – GI, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  2. 2019 - 2020
    MemberGI, Education Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  3. 2019 - present
    FellowAmerican Society for Radiation Oncology
  4. 2018 - 2019
    MemberRadiation Oncology Faculty Search Committee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  5. 2018 - 2019
    MemberRadiation Oncology Strategic Initiatives Steering Committee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  6. 2018 - 2019
    MemberStudent Scholarship Committee, UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  7. 2018 - 2019
    MemberGraduate Education Committee, UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  8. 2018 - 2019
    MemberMedical Scientist Training Program, MD/PhD Committee, UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  9. 2018 - 2019
    MemberMD Anderson-Baylor Head and Neck SPORE Review Committee, Developmental Research Program, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  10. 2018
    ReviewerClinical Research Committee Funding Scheme, Cancer Research UK
  11. 2018
    ReviewerExternal Advisory Board, Research Centers in Minority Institutions, Texas Southern University
  12. 2018
    External Grant ReviewerForum Proposals 201, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
  13. 2018
    External Grant ReviewerPancreatic Cancer UK (PCUK)
  14. 2018
    External Grant ReviewerJohnson Cancer Research Center, Kansas State University
  15. 2018
    ReviewerMedical Imaging Investigations Panel ZRG1 SBIB-Z03, National Institutes of Health
  16. 2018
    ReviewerIndo-US Science and Technology Forum Grants, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
  17. 2018
    ReviewerProgram Project Grant Application, TFRI PPG, International Review Committee, Terry Fox Research Institute
  18. 2018
    ReviewerPancreatic Cancer UK
  19. 2018
    ReviewerClinical and Translational Exploratory/Developmental Studies (R21/R03) Special Emphasis Panel, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  20. 2018
    ReviewerKing Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Grants (Saudi Arabia), American Association for the Advancement of Science
  21. 2018 - present
    MemberPancreatic Cancer Question Writing Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  22. 2017 - 2018
    ReviewerSummer Experience 2017, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  23. 2017 - 2018
    Immediate Past ChairMembership Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  24. 2017 - 2018
    ReviewerIndo-US Science and Technology Forum
  25. 2017
    Grant ReviewerOhio Cancer Research
  26. 2017
    ReviewerPAR-16-176 NCI Clinical and Translational Exploratory/Developmental Studies, NCI Special Emphasis Panel, National Institutes of Health
  27. 2017
    ReviewerSBIB H (56), NCI Special Emphasis Panel, National Institutes of Health
  28. 2017
    ReviewerJunior Faculty Award, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  29. 2017
    ReviewerRadiation Oncology Research Study Section, Radiological Society of North America
  30. 2017 - present
    MemberRCMI U54 External Advisory Board, Center for Biomedical Research & Minority Health, Texas Southern University
  31. 2016 - 2020
    MemberResearch Grants Evaluation Subcommittee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  32. 2016 - 2020
    MemberAnnual Meeting Scientific Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  33. 2016 - 2019
    Vice ChairAnnual Meeting Track – GI, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  34. 2016
    ReviewerSBIB F (56) R Early Phase Clinical Trials in Imaging and Image-guided Interventions, NCI Special Emphasis Panel, National Institutes of Health
  35. 2016
    ReviewerResearch Program Grant Application, Cancer Research UK
  36. 2016 - present
    MemberDunn Collaborative Research Award Review Committee, Gulf Coast Consortia
  37. 2015 - 2020
    MemberAnnual Meeting Education Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  38. 2015 - 2019
    MemberSister Institution Network Fund Scientific Review Panel, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  39. 2015 - 2019
    MemberBridge Funding Advisory Committee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  40. 2015 - 2019
    MemberFunding Advocacy and Clinical Trials Subcommittee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  41. 2015 - 2018
    Co-LeaderRadiation Oncology, Biology, Physics Program of MD Anderson Cancer Center Support Grant, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  42. 2015 - 2017
    MemberInterventional Radiology Chair Search Committee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  43. 2015 - 2017
    ChairMembership Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  44. 2015 - 2016
    MemberResearch Funding Advocacy Subcommittee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  45. 2015
    ReviewerResearch Program Grant Application, Genesis Oncology Trust
  46. 2015
    MemberCenter for Devices and Radiological Health, Nuclear Medicine/Radiation Therapy Branch, Food and Drug Administration
  47. 2015
    Grant ReviewerNanotechnology Source Evaluation Group, RFP S15-159, Office of Nanotechnology Research, National Cancer Institute
  48. 2015 - present
    MemberNetwork of Experts, Food and Drug Administration
  49. 2015 - present
    MemberSpace Radiation Health Risks, Research and Clinical Advisory Panel, National Aeronautics & Space Administration
  50. 2014 - 2019
    MemberCenters and Institutes Strategic Planning Committee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  51. 2014 - 2018
    MemberRadiation Oncology & Radiobiology Abstract Review Subcommittee, Scientific Program Committee, Radiological Society of North America
  52. 2014 - 2017
    MemberPhysician Scientist Task Force, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  53. 2014 - 2017
    MemberImaging Physics Faculty Search Committee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  54. 2014 - 2015
    Vice ChairMembership Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  55. 2014
    ReviewerTerry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grants, Terry Fox Research Institute
  56. 2014
    ReviewerZCA1 RTRB-Z (O1) S Omnibus SEP-9, National Institutes of Health
  57. 2014
    ReviewerZRG1 OTC-R (11) B Small Business: Radiation Therapy and Biology, National Institutes of Health
  58. 2014
    Grant ReviewerFondation Contre le Cancer
  59. 2014
    External ReviewerBasic Researcher Early Career Fellowship, The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance
  60. 2014
    External ReviewerFundamental Research Grants 2014, Belgian Cancer Foundation
  61. 2014
    ReviewerPeer Reviewed Cancer Research Program, Pancreatic Cancer, United States Department of Defense
  62. 2013 - 2020
    MemberRadiobiology Practice Exam and Study Guide Subcommittee/Task Force, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  63. 2013 - 2019
    JudgeMD Anderson Endowed Fellowship Awards, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  64. 2013 - 2019
    MemberInstitutional Research Grants Committee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  65. 2013 - 2017
    MemberExperimental Radiation Oncology Faculty Search Committee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  66. 2013 - 2016
    MemberEducation Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  67. 2013 - 2015
    Exam Question WriterTest Materials Development Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  68. 2013 - 2015
    MemberScience Workshops Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  69. 2013 - 2014
    MemberRadiation and Cancer Biology Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  70. 2013 - 2014
    MemberJournal CME Task Force, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  71. 2013
    MemberExpert Panel on Endometrial Cancer, American College of Physicians
  72. 2013
    MemberBiomedical Research Fellowship Programme for India, Department of Biotechnology, The Wellcome Trust
  73. 2012
    ReviewerResearch Competitiveness Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  74. 2012
    ReviewerTranslational-Brainpower Committee, Austrian Science Fund
  75. 2011 - 2016
    MemberHepatobiliary Taskforce, National Cancer Institute
  76. 2011 - 2014
    ChairRadiation Oncology Subcommittee for Education Exhibits, Radiological Society of North America
  77. 2011
    Grant ReviewerKansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
  78. 2010 - 2014
    MemberMembership Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  79. 2010 - 2011
    MemberJournal Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  80. 2010
    ContributorIn-Training Exam in Radiation Oncology Question Bank, American College of Radiology
  81. 2010 - present
    CouncilorSociety for Thermal Medicine
  82. 2010 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  83. 2010 - present
    AdvisorRectal Cancers, International Atomic Energy Agency
  84. 2009 - 2012
    MemberOdyssey Program Advisory Committee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  85. 2009 - 2012
    Vice PresidentIndian American Cancer Network
  86. 2009
    ContributorIn-Training Exam in Radiation Oncology Question Bank, American College of Radiology
  87. 2008 - 2010
    MemberOutcomes Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  88. 2008 - 2009
    MemberInstitutional Biosafety Committee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  89. 2008 - present
    ConsultantLiver Cancers, International Atomic Energy Agency
  90. 2006 - 2008
    ChairGI Abstract Review Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  91. 2006
    MemberTranslational Research Program Steering Committee, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
  92. 2006 - present
    Co-ChairGI Translation Research Committee, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
  93. 2006 - present
    MemberGilbert Fletcher Society
  94. 2005 - 2010
    MemberAnnual Meeting Scientific Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  95. 2005 - 2009
    MemberRadiation Safety Committee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  96. 2005 - 2009
    MemberClinical Research Committee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  97. 2005 - 2006
    Abstract ReviewerGI Abstract Review Committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  98. 2004 - 2019
    MemberHarris County Medical Society
  99. 2004 - 2019
    MemberTexas Medical Association
  100. 2004 - 2007
    MemberRadiological Society of North America
  101. 2004 - 2006
    MemberScientific Program Subcommittee, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  102. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  103. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Radiation Oncology
  104. 2004 - present
    MemberRadiation Therapy Oncology Group
  105. 2002 - 2004
    Member at LargeOlmsted County, American Cancer Society
  106. 2002 - 2004
    Executive Board MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society
  107. 2001 - 2002
    ChairResident and Fellows Section, Minnesota Medical Association
  108. 2000 - 2001
    MemberPublic Health Committee, Minnesota Medical Association
  109. 1999 - 2000
    EditorResident and Young Physician Newsletter, Pennsylvania Medical Society

Publications

Research activities

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