Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD

Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncologist

Specialties: Brain, spinal, and pediatric malignancies

Dr. Braunstein is a radiation oncologist with a clinical interest in the treatment of central nervous system, pediatric, thoracic, and soft tissue malignancies. He has expertise in modern radiation therapy techniques including stereotactic radiotherapy, intraoperative radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, and volumetric arc radiotherapy.

Throughout his PhD research and residency, Dr. Braunstein has been dedicated to understanding how cancer cells respond to radiation, and he continues to expand his efforts in translational research. Specifically, his research goals include studying how to intensify the tumor response while minimizing treatment-related toxicity for patients undergoing radiation therapy as part of modern multimodal cancer treatment.


Education & Training

2009: MD/PhD, New York University School of Medicine
2010: Internship, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2010-2014: Residency in Radiation Oncology, UCSF
2013: Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, UCSF

Academic Positions

2014-Present: Assistant Professor Clinical X, Radiation Oncology, UCSF

Selected Awards

2015: Roetgen Research Award
2014: Mount Zion Health Fund Research Award
2014: UCSF Patient Care Fund Grant
2013: UCSF Resident QI Champion
2013: UCSF Exceptional Physician Award
2012: UCSF Patient Care Fund Grant
2008: Honors in Doctoral Dissertation
2008: AOA Inductee
2003: NYC Urban Health Initiative Grant
1998: CUNY Jonas Salk Medical Scholarship
1997: Phi Beta Kappa Inductee
1997: HHMI Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship
1996: Presidential Full Tuition College Scholarship