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    Timothy Kinsella, MD

    Timothy Kinsella, MD is a research scholar professor in the department of radiation oncology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and principally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital and the Miriam Hospital.

    He is a 1974 graduate (MD) of the University of Rochester School of Medicine where he also received a masters of science degree in radiation biology (1974). He trained in internal medicine (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 1974-1976), medical oncology (Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA; 1976-1977), and Radiation Oncology (Harvard Joint Center, Boston, MA; 1977-1980), and is board certified in all three specialties.

    Before joining Brown/RIH in 2010, he worked at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, MD (senior investigator/deputy branch chief, radiation oncology branch; 1980-1987), at the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, Madison, WI (professor and chairman, department of human oncology; 1987-1997), at the Case Western Reserve University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH (professor and chairman, department of radiation oncology; 1997-2008), and at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center in Stony Brook, NY (director; 2008-2009).

    Currently, he serves on the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute; the External Advisory Board, Integrative Cancer Biology Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Radiation Discipline Working Group, NASA. He also serves as an associate editor of Cancer Research and Clinical Cancer Research, and editor-in-chief of a Frontiers In Radiation Oncology, published in 2011. Over the last three decades, he has published over 350 articles and three cancer related textbooks.

    His clinical interests include treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, adult and pediatric sarcomas, adult and pediatric brain tumors, and lymphomas. He has been cited over many years in America's Best Doctors, America's Top Doctors in Cancer, America's Top Radiologists, and Who's Who in America. His research interests include the development of radiosensitizing and photosensitizing cancer drugs and the development of new radiation therapy techniques such as linac-based stereotactic radiosurgery, intraoperative electron beam radiation therapy and image-guided radiation therapy. He has been the recipient of numerous grants, including NIH funding continuously for over 30 years.