Puneeth Iyengar MD, PhD

Associate Professor and Chief of Thoracic Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Puneeth Iyengar is an associate professor and chief of Thoracic Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is also medical director for the Department of Radiation Oncology and co-leader of the Thoracic Program at UTSW. He has led programs investigating the use of local therapy (SBRT) in the setting of oligometastatic NSCLC (Iyengar et al, JCO 2014, Iyengar et al, JAMA Oncology 2017), hypo fractionated therapies for stage III NSCLC (Iyengar et al, JAMA Oncology 2021) and is principal investigator of NRG LU 002, a phase III randomized trial assessing the benefits of immunotherapy -/+ local therapy on overall survival for stage IV NSCLC. Dr. Iyengar also runs an independent research laboratory studying cancer cachexia from a basic science and translational perspective. Dr. Iyengar trained at MD Anderson Cancer Center and received his MD, PhD degrees at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (NYC) and Bachelor of Science at MIT.