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Jacob Andrade, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Andrade graduated from the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering with a degree in bioengineering. During his undergraduate studies he received an NIH Scholars fellowship in which he investigated the role of bone marrow stem cells in cardiac repair. He attended medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. During medical school he served as chair of the local USC Chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA). He also served as vice president of mentorship for the LMSA Western Region including California, Washington, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.
As part of his medical school training he also completed a doctorate degree in genetic, molecular, and cellular biology. His main focus was to study the role of radiation in preparing the bone marrow microenvironment for stem cell transplantation. He was also active in the study of adult hematopoietic stem cells and the ability to regenerate various organ systems. He has published several national and international peer-reviewed journal articles on this subject.
Dr. Andrade completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program. He completed his radiation oncology residency at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. During residency he participated in research comparing radiotherapy and chemotherapy regimens for stem cell transplantation. This work was presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology. He also received a resident seed grant from the American College of Radiation Oncology to investigate the combination of immunotherapy and radiotherapy in treatment of skin cancers.
Dr. Andrade is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He has experience in a variety of radiotherapy techniques including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), and high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy for gynecologic, prostate, and breast malignancies.
Dr. Andrade is a native Spanish speaker and practices at Coastal Radiation Oncology Group’s Salinas Radiation Oncology Center located in Salinas, California.