Dr. Joshua Garren
Dr. Joshua Garren is an award winning, board-certified radiation oncologist, and an assistant clinical professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Garren joins the Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic from the world-renowned Lahey Clinic in Boston, where he served as lead radiation oncologist of both the radiosurgery program and the brain tumor clinic for over eight years.
Dr. Garren trained in neurosurgery at NYU Medical Center and in radiation oncology at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center.
At Brown University’s MD/PhD program, Dr. Garren was awarded the McIlwain Prize for Excellence in Neuroscience. His work on minimizing the side effects of radiation has been presented internationally, and has been supported and recognized by the Defense Threat Response Agency, the Department of Defense, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the American Heart Association, the Sarnoff Society, the American Foundation for Aging Research, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturer’s Association, the Wise Grant, and numerous others.
Dr. Garren’s invention for improving the comfort of radiosurgery has been recognized by the Young Innovator and Promising Investigator Awards of the State of New York. Dr. Garren was the first to report on the use of IMRT and topical hypothermia to avoid permanent hair loss in brain tumor patients. At Lahey, Dr. Garren was co-primary investigator in the Novocure Trial, which improved survival in brain tumor patients. He has served as chair of the morbidity and mortality board for the Exablate device, which treats brain tumors with MR-guided focused ultrasound.
Dr. Garren has been voted one of Boston’s top doctors by his peers in each of the past four years.
He was selected by his patients to receive the Patient’s Choice Award in each of the past two years and this year he also received the Compassionate Physician Award.
Months before joining the Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic, Dr. Garren was named to the first US News and World Report list of top doctors in the United States.
Dr. Garren studied international health in the Harvard/Brown MD/MPH program. He worked with Doctors of the World and received a fellowship from the Albert Schweitzer Foundation. In recognition of Dr. Garren’s philanthropic efforts, The Doctor Lahey Society named Dr. Garren one of fewer than twenty Master Members in Lahey’s 90-year history.
During his free time, he coaches future soccer stars Daniel, Ariella, Maya, Jonathan and Shira Garren.
“I am really excited to be joining the Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic,” said Dr. Garren. “In addition to the world class surgical talent, I am also delighted to finally have access to state of the art imaging and the latest generation of Cyberknife technology.”