Dr. Varun Chowdhry

Varun Chowdhry


Specializing In:

CNS Malignancies Breast Cancer Head and Neck Cancer Lung Cancer Lymphoma Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Cutaneous Malignancies



Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology
  • Director of Sarcoma Service, Radiation Oncology
Roswell Park Care Network
  • Medical Director
  • Southtowns Radiation Oncology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Radiation Medicine


Education and Training:

  • 2009 - MD, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • 2005 - BS, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY


  • 2014 - Radiation Oncology, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY


  • 2015 - Radiation-Oncology/Proton Radiation Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  • American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Professional Experience:

  • 2016-2018 - Staff Physician, Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 2015-2016 - Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY


Full Publications list on PubMed

Chowdhry VK, Goldberg S, DeLaney TF, Cote GM, Chebib I, Kim J, Lozano-Calderón SA, De Amorim Bernstein K. “Myxoid Liposarcoma: Treatment Outcomes from Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy,” Sarcoma, vol. 2018, Article ID 8029157, 6 pages, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8029157

Chowdhry VK, Jangro P, Goldberg S, Gagne N, Chabot S, Proulx G, Rauwerdink C. Quality improvement program in radiation oncology: understanding patient hospitalizations, treatment breaks, and weight loss in patients receiving radiotherapy. Radiat Oncol. 2018 Aug 29;13(1):161

Chowdhry VK, Bushey JA, Kwait RM, Goldberg S, Ritchie K, Ji Y, McKee, R, Palladino D, Proulx GM. Intraoperative radiation therapy as part of planned monotherapy for early-stage breast cancer. J Radiat Oncol. 2018;7(2):167-173. doi: 10.1007/s13566-017-0338-z. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Chowdhry VK. “Where Evidence Meets Experience” Pract Radiat Oncol. 2018 Jul - Aug;8(4):219-220. doi: 10.1016/j.prro.2017.06.009. Epub 2017 Jun 23.

Chowdhry VK, Liu L, Goldberg S, Adams JA, Bernstein K, Liebsch NJ, Niemierko A, Chen YL, DeLaney TF. Thoracolumbar Spinal Cord Tolerance to High Dose Conformal Proton-Photon Radiation Therapy. Radiother Oncol. 2016 Apr;119(1):35-9. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2016.01.002. Epub 2016 Jan 11.

Eaton BR, Chowdhry V, Weaver K, Liu L, Ebb D, MacDonald SM, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Use of proton therapy for re-irradiation in pediatric intracranial ependymoma. Radiother Oncol. 2015 Aug;116(2):301-8. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2015.07.023. Epub 2015 Aug 1.

Chowdhry VK, Chowdhry AK, Golman N, Scalzetti EM, Grage RA, Bogart JA. Complications from CT guided core-Needle Biopsy for patients receiving stereotactic body radiation therapy for early stage lesions of the lung. Clin Lung Cancer. 2014 Jul;15(4):302-6.