Surbhi Grover, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine
Course Director, UPenn Radiation Oncology rotation in Botswana
Surbhi Grover, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor and the Director of Global Radiation Oncology at University of Pennsylvania, and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at University of Botswana. She is interested in addressing the growing global cancer burden by focusing on public health endeavors and cost-effective clinical initiatives to improve access to care and outcomes of care in developing countries. Since 2011, Dr. Grover has been working with the Botswana-UPENN partnership, strengthening the oncology program in Botswana. She moved full-time to Botswana in 2014. In her current role, she is seeing cancer patients at the public hospital, conducting research, and teaching. She is leading the implementation of an ongoing U54 NIH-funded study focused on cervical cancer and she is involved with mentoring several junior investigators at the University of Botswana through the mentoring core of U54.
Grover has led the development of the first multi-disciplinary tumor board for gynecological cancers in the country to streamline patient treatment and follow up care. She currently has a K08 looking at HPV viral load as a biomarker for treatment response and recurrence in locally advanced cervical cancer in Botswana. In addition, she is also leading several regional cervical cancer projects in sub-Saharan Africa and India, with collaborators in several countries and at TATA Memorial Cancer Center. She is engaged with mentoring medical students, radiation/clinical oncology residents, and junior faculty in the U.S., Africa, and India. She also serves an an advisor to NCI for global cervical cancer elimination initiative.