42357-Arbab, Mona

Mona Arbab, MD, MD

Radiation Oncology, PGY 5
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

RT 041
Indianapolis, IN


Mona graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She then moved to Boston and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at MGH and continued her research at BIDMC after she received the NRSA T32 grant. She did a surgery intern year at BWH and moved to Indianapolis for her residency. She is currently involved in the Clinician Educator Training Pathway (CETP) at IU, ACRO Resident Committee and ARRO Education subcommittee. She is interested in research projects that can improve patient reported outcome and reduce radiation toxicities. She has received the ACRO Resident Seed Grant and RSNA Trainee Research prize for her research projects. 

Key Publications

Arbab M, Chen YH, Criscitiello S, Glass J, Fugazzotto JA, Killoran JH, Hanna G, Lorch J, Haddad RI, Margalit DN, Tishler RB, Schoenfeld JD. Patient reported outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer treated with concurrent chemoradiation with weekly versus bolus cisplatin. Head Neck. 2020 Aug 19;. doi: 10.1002/hed.26432. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32815253.

Arbab M, Margalit DN, Tishler RB, Rabinowits G, Pashtan IM, Borgelt BB, Powlis W, Holdsworth CH, Warren LE, Schoenfeld JD. Outcomes following radiation for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: Associations between immune suppression and recurrence. Head Neck. 2019 Jul;41(7):2111-2115. doi: 10.1002/hed.25663. Epub 2019 Jan 29. PubMed PMID: 30697925.

Abolfathzadeh N, Naseripour M, Jaberi R, Azma Z, Alemzadeh SA, Arbab M, Sedaghat A. Ru-106 plaque radiotherapy for vasoproliferative tumors of retina: a 15-year single-center experience. Int Ophthalmol. 2020 Aug;40(8):2095-2102. doi: 10.1007/s10792-020-01386-5. Epub 2020 May 2. PubMed PMID: 32361860.

Huang C, Shiue K, Bartlett G, Agrawal N, Arbab M, Maxim P, DesRosiers C, Mereniuk T, Ellsworth S, Rhome R, Holmes J, Langer M, Zellars R, Lautenschlaeger T. Exploiting tumor position differences between deep inspiration and expiration in lung stereotactic body radiation therapy planning. Med Dosim. 2020 Autumn;45(3):293-297. doi: 10.1016/j.meddos.2020.02.002. Epub 2020 Apr 2. PubMed PMID: 32249105.

Kondo Y, Ledderose C, Slubowski CJ, Fakhari M, Sumi Y, Sueyoshi K, Bezler AK, Aytan D, Arbab M, Junger WG. Frontline Science: Escherichia coli use LPS as decoy to impair neutrophil chemotaxis and defeat antimicrobial host defense. J Leukoc Biol. 2019 Dec;106(6):1211-1219. doi: 10.1002/JLB.4HI0319-109R. Epub 2019 Aug 8. PubMed PMID: 31392789; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6883117.

Ledderose C, Liu K, Kondo Y, Slubowski CJ, Dertnig T, Denicoló S, Arbab M, Hubner J, Konrad K, Fakhari M, Lederer JA, Robson SC, Visner GA, Junger WG. Purinergic P2X4 receptors and mitochondrial ATP production regulate T cell migration. J Clin Invest. 2018 Aug 1;128(8):3583-3594. doi: 10.1172/JCI120972. Epub 2018 Jul 23. PubMed PMID: 29894310; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6063471.

Seyedhosseini-Davarani S, Nejati A, Hossein-Nejad H, Mousavi SM, Sedaghat M, Arbab M, Bagheri-Hariri S. Outcome-Based Validity and Reliability Assessment of Raters Regarding the Admission Triage Level in the Emergency Department: a Cross-Sectional Study. Adv J Emerg Med. 2018 Summer;2(3):e32. doi: 10.22114/AJEM.v0i0.76. eCollection 2018 Summer. PubMed PMID: 31172095; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6549196.

Farahmand S, Hamrah H, Arbab M, Sedaghat M, Basir Ghafouri H, Bagheri-Hariri S. Pain management of acute limb trauma patients with intravenous lidocaine in emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Jul;36(7):1231-1235. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.12.027. Epub 2017 Dec 12. PubMed PMID: 29254669.

Bagheri-Hariri S, Ayoobi-Yazdi N, Afkar M, Farahmand S, Arbab M, Shahlafar N, Basirghafoori H, Seyedhoseini-Davarani S, Sedaghat M, Akhgar A. Abdominal and pelvic CT scan interpretation of emergency medicine physicians compared with radiologists' report and its impact on patients' outcome. Emerg Radiol. 2017 Dec;24(6):675-680. doi: 10.1007/s10140-017-1542-2. Epub 2017 Aug 7. PubMed PMID: 28786040.

Farahmand S, Shabestari O, Pakrah M, Hossein-Nejad H, Arbab M, Bagheri-Hariri S. Artificial Intelligence-Based Triage for Patients with Acute Abdominal Pain in Emergency Department; a Diagnostic Accuracy Study. Adv J Emerg Med. 2017 Fall;1(1):e5. doi: 10.22114/AJEM.v1i1.11. eCollection 2017 Fall. PubMed PMID: 31172057; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6548088.

Farahmand S, Safavi S, Shahriarian S, Arbab M, Basirghafoori H, Bagheri-Hariri S. Preferred view and transducer in lumbar ultrasound in overweight and obese patients. Ultrasound. 2017 Feb;25(1):45-52. doi: 10.1177/1742271X16689590. Epub 2017 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 28228824; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5308393.

Farahmand S, Jalili E, Arbab M, Sedaghat M, Shirazi M, Keshmiri F, Azizpour A, Valadkhani S, Bagheri-Hariri S. Distance Learning Can Be as Effective as Traditional Learning for Medical Students in the Initial Assessment of Trauma Patients. Acta Med Iran. 2016 Sep;54(9):600-604. PubMed PMID: 27832693.

Jalili M, Bahreini M, Doosti-Irani A, Masoomi R, Arbab M, Mirfazaelian H. Ketamine-propofol combination (ketofol) vs propofol for procedural sedation and analgesia: systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;34(3):558-69. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.12.074. Epub 2015 Dec 29. Review. PubMed PMID: 26809929.

Bagheri-Hariri S, Yekesadat M, Farahmand S, Arbab M, Sedaghat M, Shahlafar N, Takzare A, Seyedhossieni-Davarani S, Nejati A. The impact of using RUSH protocol for diagnosing the type of unknown shock in the emergency department. Emerg Radiol. 2015 Oct;22(5):517-20. doi: 10.1007/s10140-015-1311-z. Epub 2015 Mar 21. PubMed PMID: 25794785.

Talebian MT, Kavandi E, Farahmand S, Shahlafar N, Arbab M, Seyedhosseini-Davarani S, Nejati A, Bagheri-Hariri S. Comparing the brain CT scan interpretation of emergency medicine team with radiologists' report and its impact on patients' outcome. Emerg Radiol. 2015 Jun;22(3):261-8. doi: 10.1007/s10140-014-1279-0. Epub 2014 Oct 30. PubMed PMID: 25354907.

Hafezi-Nejad N, Sheikhbahai S, Arbab M, Sotoude H, Mirfazaelian H. Hydrofluoric acid burn. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2014 Sep;75(9):535. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2014.75.9.535. PubMed PMID: 25216173.

Farahmand S, Shiralizadeh S, Talebian MT, Bagheri-Hariri S, Arbab M, Basirghafouri H, Saeedi M, Sedaghat M, Mirzababai H. Nebulized fentanyl vs intravenous morphine for ED patients with acute limb pain: a randomized clinical trial. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Sep;32(9):1011-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.05.051. Epub 2014 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 25027194.

Farahmand S, Bagheri-Hariri S, Mehran S, Arbab M, Khazaeipour Z, Basir-Ghafouri H, Saeedi M. A simplified training method for soft tissue foreign body detection using ultrasound in emergency medicine residency program. Ultrasound. 2014 Aug;22(3):168-72. doi: 10.1177/1742271X14535764. Epub 2014 May 12. PubMed PMID: 27433214; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4760527.

Arbab M, Mirfazaelian H. Frostbite caused by liquid CO(2) exposure. Emerg Med Australas. 2014 Apr;26(2):208-9. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12211. PubMed PMID: 24708019.

Titles & Appointments

  • Resident Appointee
  • Education
    2018 MD Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
    2014 MD Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Awards
    Org: ACRO Resident Seed Grant
    Date: 2020-02-28
    Org: RSNA Trainee Research Prize
    Date: 2019-12-02

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