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Maximilian Diehn, MD, PhD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Radiation Oncology 875 Blake Wilbur Dr MC 5847 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 721-1550 Fax (650) 725-8231
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 721-1550 Tel (650) 721-2790
    Administrative Contact
    Lab-Barbara Hood / Clinic-Carmen Say Tel Work 736-6170 / 723-2527
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use


Clinical Focus

  • Cancer> Radiation Oncology
  • Cancer> Thoracic Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiation Therapy

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Admissions Committee, Stanford University (2011 - present)
  • Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine Graduate Program Admissions Committee, Stanford University (2013 - present)
  • Cancer Biology Graduate Program Admissions Committee, Stanford University (2012 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award, National Institute of Health (2013-2018)
  • V Foundation Scholar Grant, V Foundation (2013-2015)
  • Walter H. Coulter Translational Research Grant, Walter H. Coulter Foundation (2013-2014)
  • Lung Cancer Research Program Promising Clinician Research Award, Department of Defense (2012-2014)
  • Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (2010-2014)
  • Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grant, Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation (2010-2014)
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Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) (2004 - present)
  • Member, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) (2004 - present)
  • Member, International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) (2010 - present)
  • Member, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) (2011 - present)

Professional Education

Residency: Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Radiation Oncology CA (2009)
Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (2005)
Board Certification: Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology (2010)
Medical Education: Stanford University CA (2004)
MD: Stanford University (2004)
PhD: Stanford University, Biophysics (2004)
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Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My laboratory focuses on two main areas: 1) cancer stem cell biology and its implications for therapy and 2) development of genomics-based biomarkers for identifying the presence of malignant cells (diagnostic), predicting outcome (prognostic), and predicting response to therapy (predictive). Areas of study include cancers of the lung, breast, and gastrointestinal system. We are also interested in developing a deeper molecular understanding of normal and cancer stem cells, including identifying pathways and genes important for survival and self-renewal. Additionally, we are developing methods for overcoming resistance mechanisms to radiotherapy and chemotherapy in cancer stem cells. We employ the tools of cancer genomics, including high throughput sequencing for detecting cancer mutations and quantifying gene expression. Clinically I specialize in the treatment of lung cancer and applications of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy and perform both prospective and retrospective clinical studies.




Postdoctoral Advisees

Youngtae JeongDaniel KlassAlexander Lovejoy



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