Gal Shafirstein, DSc, MSc, BSc

Professor of Oncology
Department of Cell Stress Biology
Director of PDT Clinical Research
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Research Professor
University at Buffalo
Section Editor for Clinical Laser Ablation
International Journal of Hyperthermia
Areas of Expertise: 
Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
Thermal ablation
Finite element modeling for light propagation in tissues
Light dosimetry
Design clinical studies in PDT
Special Interests: 
PDT treatment of head and neck and lung cancer
Interstitial light therapy
Computer modeling and dosimetry for guiding light therapy


Education and Training: 
DSc, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Materials Science, 1988-1992
BSc, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel, Materials Science, 1982-86; M.Sc. Technion, Israel , 1986-88
Professional Memberships: 
Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
Member, American Association for Cancer Research
Member, Society of Thermal Medicine
Associate Member, American Head and Neck Society