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Last Updated: 02/16/23
Jeffrey Buchsbaum, M.D., Ph.D., A.M.




National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Dr., MSC 9727
For USPS: Bethesda, MD 20892-9727
For Express and Courier: Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-276-5690
Fax: 240-276- 5827

Jeffrey “Jeff” Buchsbaum, MD., Ph.D., A.M. is the Medical Officer in the Radiation Research Program of the National Cancer Institute. He interfaces across RRP from within the Office of the Associate Director and addresses NCI Clinical and Translational Projects.

Dr. Buchsbaum's programmatic experience includes membership on teams conducting the development, evaluation, and management of multi-disciplinary research programs and consortia including photodynamic therapy, CTEP agent and radiation therapy, high-LET translational radiobiology, and other areas. He contributes to CTEP review, grants management, and unique opportunities for science associated with new technologies such as hadron therapy, biosensors, and the interface of missions across the USG where RRP science is a focus. His interests are both focused and broad - looking at quality assurance, pediatric radiation therapy, LINAC research, biologic dose optimization, digital twin utilization and predictive oncology, quantum science, international collaborations, and late effects. He is the senior pediatric radiation oncologist seeing patients on the main NIH campus.

Dr. Buchsbaum completed a master's degree in computational physics focusing on the free electron laser's energy scaling in what should have been a senior year of college at Dartmouth. He then went to Johns Hopkins and completed an MD/PhD combined degree in molecular biophysics and biophysical chemistry under Jeremy Berg and discovered structural biology thinking as well as pediatric and radiation oncology along the way. He then completed formal clinical training at the Cleveland Clinic in radiation oncology, in which he is board certified, and developed a funded research program as a resident. He then went to St. Jude as faculty under Larry Kun and others developing translational skills including being on structural biology teams and CNS protocol teams. From Memphis his career included positions in Pennsylvania, Florida and most recently Indiana. His final academic position before joining NCI was that of Professor in the Departments of Radiation Oncology, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery (School of Medicine), and Physics (School of Arts and Sciences) at Indiana University where he was a leader at the proton therapy center in Bloomington. Like the rest of the RRP team he has authored many papers, book chapters, posters, and other academic documents - with a large percentage being either first or corresponding author. He has founded and been on the boards of several non-profits focused on family and patient support. He serves as a reviewer for many journals. Dr. Buchsbaum serves or has served organizations focused on pediatric cancer survivorship, international collaborative science, and mentorship. He remains a motivated "road" cyclist since gaining his first USCF racing license at age 10.

Molecular Radiation Therapeutics Branch