Ricky R Savjani

Assistant Professor-in-residence, Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles

Education and Training

UCLA06/2023Radiation Oncology Residency
University of Chicago (NorthShore)06/2019Transitional Year
Texas A&M College of MedicineMD05/2018Medicine
Texas A&M College of MedicinePhD05/2018Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBS06/2009Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBS06/2009Electrical Engineering & Computer Science


  1. Neylon J, Ma TM, Savjani R, Low DA, Steinberg ML, Lamb JM, Nickols NG, Kishan AU, Cao M. Quantifying Intrafraction Motion and the Impact of Gating for Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Stereotactic Radiation therapy for Prostate Cancer: Analysis of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Arm From the MIRAGE Phase 3 Randomized Trial.. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 2023.
  2. Laird R, Delery W, Savjani RR. Breast Cancer Brain Metastases and Secondary Obstructive Hydrocephalus: Considering the Role of Aromatase.. Radiology. Imaging cancer, 2023.
  3. Miller MS, Kim W, Harary M, Savjani RR, Lee J, Telesca D, Tenn S, Hegde J, Kaprealian T. Seizure outcomes following single-fraction versus hypofractionated radiosurgery for brain metastases: a single-center experience.. Journal of neurosurgery, 2023.
  4. Delery W, Savjani RR. Radiation Necrosis Versus Tumor Progression: The Path Toward an Optimal Discriminator.. Radiology. Imaging cancer, 2023.
  5. Pan X, Feng T, Liu C, Savjani RR, Chin RK, Sharon Qi X. A survival prediction model via interpretable machine learning for patients with oropharyngeal cancer following radiotherapy.. Journal of cancer research and clinical oncology, 2023.
  6. Ati S, Chhetri D, Wiedau M, Soltanzadeh P, Bordelon Y, Chin RK, Savjani RR. Using Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Sialorrhea in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.. Advances in radiation oncology, 2022.
  7. Savjani RR, Lauria M, Bose S, Deng J, Yuan Y, Andrearczyk V. Automated Tumor Segmentation in Radiotherapy.. Seminars in radiation oncology, 2022.
  8. Xu D, Ma TM, Savjani R, Pham J, Cao M, Yang Y, Kishan AU, Scalzo F, Sheng K. Fully automated segmentation of prostatic urethra for MR-guided radiation therapy.. Medical physics, 2022.
  9. Shidoh S, Savjani RR, Cho NS, Ullman HE, Hagiwara A, Raymond C, Lai A, Nghiemphu PL, Liau LM, Pope WB, Cloughesy TF, Kaprealian TB, Salamon N, Ellingson BM. Relapse patterns and radiation dose exposure in IDH wild-type glioblastoma at first radiographic recurrence following chemoradiation.. Journal of neuro-oncology, 2022.
  10. Pham J, Savjani RR, Yoon SM, Yang T, Gao Y, Cao M, Hu P, Sheng K, Low DA, Steinberg M, Kishan AU, Yang Y. Urethral Interfractional Geometric and Dosimetric Variations of Prostate Cancer Patients: A Study Using an Onboard MRI.. Frontiers in oncology, 2022.
  11. Singh P, Savjani R. Racial Identity Remains Embedded within Medical Imaging Data.. Radiology. Imaging cancer, 2022.
  12. Savjani RR, Ati S, Sadeghi S, Bonelli L, Kaprealian TB, Hegde JV. Radiation Therapy for Mantle Cell Lymphoma with Orbital Involvement.. Radiology. Imaging cancer, 2022.
  13. Savjani R, Singh P. How To Successfully Build and Run AI Competitions for Medical Imaging: Insights from the PANDA Challenge.. Radiology. Imaging cancer, 2022.
  14. Rizzo A, Savjani R. The Current Landscape of Clinical Predictions from Brain Tumor Imaging.. Radiology. Imaging cancer, 2022.
  15. Xiang M, Ma TM, Savjani R, Pollom EL, Karnes RJ, Grogan T, Wong JK, Motterle G, Tosoian JJ, Trock BJ, Klein EA, Stish BJ, Dess RT, Spratt DE, Pilar A, Reddy C, Levin-Epstein R, Wedde TB, Lilleby WA, Fiano R, Merrick GS, Stock RG, Demanes DJ, Moran BJ, Huland H, Tran PT, Martin S, Martinez-Monge R, Krauss DJ, Abu-Isa EI, Alam R, Schwen Z, Pisansky TM, Choo CR, Song DY, Greco S, Deville C, McNutt T, DeWeese TL, Ross AE, Ciezki JP, Boutros PC, Nickols NG, Bhat P, Shabsovich D, Juarez JE, Chong N, Kupelian PA, Rettig MB, Zaorsky NG, Berlin A, Tward JD, Davis BJ, Reiter RE, Steinberg ML, Elashoff D, Horwitz EM, Tendulkar RD, Tilki D, Czernin J, Gafita A, Romero T, Calais J, Kishan AU. Performance of a Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography-Derived Risk-Stratification Tool for High-risk and Very High-risk Prostate Cancer.. JAMA network open, 2021.
  16. Pham J, Savjani RR, Gao Y, Cao M, Hu P, Sheng K, Low DA, Steinberg M, Kishan AU, Yang Y. Evaluation of T2-Weighted MRI for Visualization and Sparing of Urethra with MR-Guided Radiation Therapy (MRgRT) On-Board MRI.. Cancers, 2021.
  17. Savjani R. A Systematic Approach for Integrating Machine Learning Models into the Clinic.. Radiology. Imaging cancer, 2021.
  18. Savjani R. Intratumoral Immunotherapy: A Potential Treatment for Gastrointestinal Malignancies.. Radiology. Imaging cancer, 2021.
  19. Savjani RR, Salamon N, Deng J, Ma M, Tenn S, Agazaryan N, Hegde J, Kaprealian T. A Framework for Sharing Radiation Dose Distribution Maps in the Electronic Medical Record for Improving Multidisciplinary Patient Management.. Radiology. Imaging cancer, 2021.
  20. Ma TM, Gafita A, Shabsovich D, Juarez J, Grogan TR, Thin P, Armstrong W, Sonni I, Nguyen K, Lok V, Reiter RE, Rettig MB, Steinberg ML, Kupelian PA, Yang DD, Muralidhar V, Chu C, Feng F, Savjani R, Deng J, Parikh NR, Nickols NG, Elashoff D, Czernin J, Calais J, Kishan AU. Identifying the Best Candidates for Prostate-specific Membrane Antigen Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography as the Primary Staging Approach Among Men with High-risk Prostate Cancer and Negative Conventional Imaging.. European urology oncology, 2021.
  21. Savjani R. nnU-Net: Further Automating Biomedical Image Autosegmentation.. Radiology. Imaging cancer, 2021.
  22. Gao Y, Yoon S, Savjani R, Pham J, Kalbasi A, Raldow A, Low DA, Hu P, Yang Y. Comparison and evaluation of distortion correction techniques on an MR-guided radiotherapy system.. Medical physics, 2020.
  23. Truong P, Kim JH, Savjani R, Sitek KR, Hagberg GE, Scheffler K, Ress D. Depth relationships and measures of tissue thickness in dorsal midbrain.. Human brain mapping, 2020.
  24. Dalwadi SM, Savjani RR, Bernicker EH, Butler EB, Teh BS, Farach AM. A Matter of Comprehensive Informed Consent: Short-Term Mortality Rates With Definitive Treatment Options in Elderly Stage I NSCLC.. American journal of clinical oncology, 2019.
  25. Deng J, Savjani RR, Lee P. Online Search Behavior for Cancer Immunotherapy Resources and Readability Analysis: An Opportunity to Aid in Medical Decision-making.. Cureus, 2019.
  26. Vaughn DA, Savjani RR, Cohen MS, Eagleman DM. Empathic Neural Responses Predict Group Allegiance.. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 2018.
  27. Chiang ACA, Fowler SW, Savjani RR, Hilsenbeck SG, Wallace CE, Cirrito JR, Das P, Jankowsky JL. Combination anti-Aβ treatment maximizes cognitive recovery and rebalances mTOR signaling in APP mice.. The Journal of experimental medicine, 2018.
  28. Savjani RR, Katyal S, Halfen E, Kim JH, Ress D. Polar-angle representation of saccadic eye movements in human superior colliculus.. NeuroImage, 2017.
  29. Savjani RR, Taylor BA, Acion L, Wilde EA, Jorge RE. Accelerated Changes in Cortical Thickness Measurements with Age in Military Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury.. Journal of neurotrauma, 2017.
  30. Lal TM, Baldwin PR, Cai MB, Savjani RR, Eagleman DM, Ress D, Salas R. Real time functional MRI training to decrease motion in imaging studies: Lack of significant improvement.. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 2016.
  31. Viswanath H, Velasquez KM, Thompson-Lake DG, Savjani R, Carter AQ, Eagleman D, Baldwin PR, De La Garza R, Salas R. Alterations in interhemispheric functional and anatomical connectivity are associated with tobacco smoking in humans.. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 2015.
  32. Viswanath H, Velasquez KM, Savjani R, Molfese DL, Curtis K, Molfese PJ, Eagleman DM, Baldwin PR, Frueh BC, Fowler JC, Salas R. Interhemispheric insular and inferior frontal connectivity are associated with substance abuse in a psychiatric population.. Neuropharmacology, 2015.
  33. Plitt M, Savjani RR, Eagleman DM. Are corporations people too? The neural correlates of moral judgments about companies and individuals.. Social neuroscience, 2014.
  34. Savjani RR, Velasquez KM, Thompson-Lake DG, Baldwin PR, Eagleman DM, De La Garza R, Salas R. Characterizing white matter changes in cigarette smokers via diffusion tensor imaging.. Drug and alcohol dependence, 2014.
  35. Fowler SW, Chiang AC, Savjani RR, Larson ME, Sherman MA, Schuler DR, Cirrito JR, Lesné SE, Jankowsky JL. Genetic modulation of soluble Aβ rescues cognitive and synaptic impairment in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2014.
  36. Born HA, Kim JY, Savjani RR, Das P, Dabaghian YA, Guo Q, Yoo JW, Schuler DR, Cirrito JR, Zheng H, Golde TE, Noebels JL, Jankowsky JL. Genetic suppression of transgenic APP rescues Hypersynchronous network activity in a mouse model of Alzeimer's disease.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2014.