Lisa Singer, MD, PhD


Lisa Singer MD PhD









Educational Background 

Radiation Oncology Residency, University of California San Francisco (2013-2017)

M.D., University of California, San Francisco (2012)

Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of California, San Francisco, with University of California, Berkeley (2010)

B.S., Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2004)

Awards & Fellowships

California Breast Cancer Research Program Dissertation Award (2009)

Scaife Funding, Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (2006)

National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program fellowship (2005-2012)

National Institutes of Health Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (2004-2005)

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Intramural Research Training Award (2003)

Stanford Undergraduate Research Office Small Grant (2004)

Stanford Excellence in Teaching Award (2004)

Cap & Gown, Stanford Women’s Honors Society (2004)

Graduation with Honors and Distinction, Stanford University, Palo Alto (2004)

Phi Beta Kappa, Beta of California at Stanford University (2004)

Selected Publications and Abstracts

Singer L, Wilmes LJ, Saritas EU, Shankaranarayanan A, Proctor E, Wisner DJ, Chang B, Joe BN, Nishimura DG, Hylton NM. High-resolution Diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Locally Advanced Breast Cancer. Academic Radiology. 2012 May;19(5):526-34. Epub 2011 Dec 22. (PMID 22197382)

Partridge SC, Singer L, Sun R, Wilmes LJ, Klifa CS, Lehman CD, Hylton NM.Diffusion-weighted MRI: influence of intravoxel fat signal and breast density on breast tumor conspicuity and apparent diffusion coefficient measurements. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2011 Nov;29(9):1215-21. Epub 2011 Sep 14. (PMID 21920686)

Klifa C, Suzuki S, Aliu S, Singer L, Wilmes L, Newitt D, Joe B, Hylton N.Quantification of background enhancement in breast magnetic resonance imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 May;33(5):1229-34. (PMID: 21509883)

Singer L, Wilmes LJ, Saritas EU, Shankaranarayanan A, Proctor E, Wisner D, Chang B, Joe BN, Nishimura DG, Hylton NM. (2011, May). Reduced field-of-view diffusion-weighted imaging in patients with invasive breast cancer. Abstract and e-poster. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 19th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Montreal, Canada.

Singer L, Hylton N, Klifa C. (2009, June). Towards a "One-click" Method of Volumetric Breast Density Calculation from Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data. 4th International Workshop on Breast Densitometry and Breast Cancer Risk Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

Zezula J, Singer L, Przybyl AK, Hashimoto A, Dersch CM, et al. Synthesis and pharmacological effects of the enantiomers of the N-phenethyl analogues of the ortho and para e- and f-oxide-bridged phenylmorphans. Organic & biomolecular chemistry. 2008;6(16):2868-83. (PMID 18688479).

Dissertation and Undergraduate Thesis

Singer, Lisa. "Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Monitoring Treatment Response in Patients with Locally Advanced Breast Cancer.” Dissertation, UC San Francisco, with UC Berkeley. San Francisco, CA: ProQuest/UMI, 2010.

Singer, Lisa. “Flying Ions in Disguise: The Effects of Esterification on Fragmentation Patterns of Proteolytic Digests in Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry.” Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University. May 2004.