Paul Okunieff, MD

Paul Okunieff , MD

Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology

Email: pokunieff@ufl.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interests

 

Education

1982 MD (Medicine) Harvard Medical School,  Boston, MA
1978 BS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1978 BS (Biological Science) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

 

Professional Appointments

2011-2015 Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Foundation and David B. and Leighan R. Rinker Chair, University of Florida Health Cancer Center, Gainesville, FL
2009-present Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2009-present Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
2009-2015 Director, University of Florida Health Cancer Center, Gainesville, FL
2009-2010 Adjunct Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
2000-2010 Director, Robert A. Flavin Radiosurgery Center, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
1997-2010 Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
1997-2010 Philip Rubin Professor in Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
1997-2009 Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
1995-1997 Adjunct Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
1993-1997 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC
1993-1997 Branch Chief, Radiation Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
1993-1997 Chief and Director, Residency Training Program, Uniformed Services University of Health
Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
1990 Associate Radiation Oncologist, University Hospital, Boston, MA
1989 Assistant Radiation Therapist, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA
1989 Assistant Radiation Therapist, Waltham Hospital Medical Center, Waltham, MA
1988-1993 Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1987 Assistant Radiation Therapist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1987 Instructor in Radiation Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1986-1993 Attending Physician, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

 

Professional Memberships

2003 President, International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue
1997-present Member, American Association for Cancer Research
1988-present Member, International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue
1986-present Member, Radiation Research Society
1984-present American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
1984-1993 New England Society of Radiation Oncology

 

Awards and Honors

2012 Technology Innovator Award, A Celebration of Innovation Inventors’ Reception, Hilton UF Conference Center, Gainesville, FL
2007 Rubin-Mitchell Teaching Award, University of Rochester Department of Radiation Oncology, Rochester, NY
2001 Davey Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Research, URCC 6th Annual Symposium, Rochester, NY
1998 International Del Regato Conference, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
1991 Melvin H. Knisely Award: International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue, Curacau, Netherlands Antilles
1990 USNC/UICC Travel Grant Award: UICC Meeting, Hamburg, Germany
1989 Basic Science Travel Grant: ASTRO Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
1988 Young Investigator Travel Award: VI th International Meeting on Chemical Modifiers of Cancer Treatment, Paris, France
1987 Young Oncologist Essay Award, American Radium Society, London, England
1987 American College of Radiology Travel Award, First Conference on Predictors of Cancer Treatment Response, Banff, Canada
1986 Alumni Scholarship Award, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1978 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Essay Award, Boston, MA

 

Patents

  • Materials and Methods for Improving Gastrointestinal Function. Application NO.: 20120077748. | File Date: 09/26/2011 | Inventors: Sadasivan Vidyasagar; Paul Okunieff; Lurong Zhang
  • Methods and Kits for Detecting an Infectious Agent. Application NO.: 20120003625. | File Date: 06/30/2010 | Inventors: Aiguo Zhang; Paul Okunieff; Lurong Zhang; Lulu Zhang
  • Free Circulating DNA Biomarkers and Their Applications. Application NO.: 20110183326 | File Date: 02/25/2009 | Inventors: Lurong Zhang; Paul Okunieff
  • Methods and Compositions Related to Esculentoside A. Application NO.: 20090118204 | File Date: 11/18/2005 | Inventors: Lurong Zhang; Paul Okunieff; Zhenyu Xiao
  • Prediction and Treatment of Brain Tumor Spread Using MRI and External Beam Radiation. Application NO.: 20080051649 | Inventors: Walter O’Dell; Paul Okunieff; Anitha Krishnan; Isaac Asher
  • Prevention of and Therapy for Radiation Toxicity of Normal Tissues Using Drugs which Block Il-1 Activity. Application NO.: 0060013801 | File Date: 02/25/2003 | Inventors: Paul Okunieff; Ivan Ding; Yuhchyau Chen
  • Target Repositioning Error Correction Filter and Method. Application NO.: 20040015073 | File Date: 04/23/2003 | Inventors: Michael Schell; Walter O’Dell; Paul Okunieff

 

Publications

Dr. Okunieff’s publications can be found at the following public database: My NCBI Bibliography (Paul Okunieff, MD).

 

Potential Conflicts of Interest

Dr. Okunieff is a scientific advisor for and owns stock in DiaCarta, Inc., GainPep, Inc., and Entrinsic Health, Inc. These companies may benefit financially as a result of Dr. Okunieff’s research. Dr. Okunieff has a plan in place to manage these potential conflicts of interest.