Alexander Augustyn, MD, PhD

MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center: Clinical Resident: Employee

Biography:
Alexander Augustyn, MD, PhD is a PGY-4 clinical resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He obtained his undergraduate degrees from the University of Chicago in 2009 and then enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He joined the laboratory of Dr. John D. Minna where he studied lung cancer biology and genomics, and wrote a dissertation detailing a novel genetically identifiable subset of high-grade neuroendocrine non-small cell lung cancers driven by the transcription factor ASCL1. Dr. Augustyn graduated with dual MD and PhD degrees in 2016. Due to his strong passion for cancer research and clinical cancer care, Dr. Augustyn decided to pursue a career in radiation oncology. He completed his Transitional Year internship at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center prior to beginning residency in radiation oncology at MD Anderson in 2017. His career goals are to maintain excellence in multidisciplinary cancer care while remaining productive in basic, translational, and clinical cancer research in order to improve outcomes for our patients.

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