Dr Michael R. Folkert, MD, PhD


Dr. Michael R. Folkert is an Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Brachytherapy Program and Director of the Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, USA, and co-leads their multi-disciplinary Sarcoma and Gastrointestinal Malignancy programs. He originally trained as a medical physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital, but then transitioned to medicine, training at Harvard Medical School and then Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with an emphasis on Brachytherapy. His clinical research focuses on novel brachytherapy applicators for all body sites, toxicity assessment and reduction techniques in brachytherapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy, and complex multiparametric image analysis for cancer outcomes prediction. Additionally, he has a professional interest in brachytherapy and procedural education for residents and practicing physicians. He has served as PI on Phase I and II clinical trials, has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers and authored 8 book chapters, and has received grant funding from industry, the American Cancer Society, NIH, and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.