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Joseph Tsai, MD, PhD


Joseph Tsai, MD, PhD is a first-generation immigrant from Taiwan and grew up in the Bay Area. He went to UCSD and then got an MD/PhD from Columbia, and is super excited about starting his career in radiation oncology at UW, with plans for a career in academia and possible interests in policy and clinical education. He is an amateur musician with an excessive number of guitars, and must have one of the most impressive board game collections in Seattle.


Education and Training

College: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA; Bioengineering

Graduate School: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA; MS Biology

Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY; PhD Neurobiology & Behavior

Medical School: Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY

Published works

Fu C, Stoeckle JH, Masri L, Pandey A, Cao M, Littman D, Rybstein M, Saith SE, Yarta K, Rohatgi A, Makarov DV, Sherman SE, Morrissey C, Jordan AC, Razzo B, Theprungsirikul P, Tsai J, Becker DJ. COVID-19 outcomes in hospitalized patients with active cancer: Experiences from a major New York City health care system. Cancer. 2021 Sep 15;127(18):3466-3475. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33657. Epub 2021 Jun 7. PMID: 34096048; PMCID: PMC8239692.

Danielson NB, Kaifosh P, Zaremba JD, Lovett-Barron M, Tsai J, Denny CA, Balough EM, Goldberg AR, Drew LJ, Hen R, Losonczy A, Kheirbek MA. (2016) Distinct Contribution of Adult-Born Hippocampal Granule Cells to Context Encoding.  Neuron. 2016 Apr 6;90(1):101-12. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.02.019. Epub 2016 Mar 10. PMID: 26971949

Gifford WD, Hayashi M, Sternfeld M, Tsai T, Alaynick WA, and Pfaff SL. (2013) Chapter 7 – Spinal Cord Patterning. Patterning and Cell Type Specification in the Developing CNS and PNS, Rubenstein J and Rakic P (Editors), Academic Press, 2013, Pages 131–149