Jose McFaline-Figueroa MD, PhDPhysician, Center for Neuro-Oncology, Dana-Faber Cancer Institute; Instructor in Neurology, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Jose “Ricky” McFaline-Figueroa, MD, PhD is a physician at the Center for Neuro-Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He received his BS in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, PR, and his MD and PhD at Columbia University, New York, NY. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and his residency at the Harvard BWH-MGH Neurology Residency Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. He completed his fellowship in the combined Massachusetts General Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program.
Dr. McFaline-Figueroa’s research focuses on glioblastoma, in particular, the use of combinatorial therapies to enhance response to immunotherapy in this disease. He is a recipient of the Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology and a scholar of the Massachusetts General Hospital Training Program in Central Nervous System Tumors.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Choosing a Mentor During Residency
- How Often Should You Meet With Your Mentor(s)?
- Glutamatergic Synaptic Input to Glioma Cells Drives Brain Tumor Progression
- Management of Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma
- Management of Recurrent Suprasellar Germinoma With a Cervical Spine Lesion of Unknown Etiology
- Targeted Therapies and Conventional Chemotherapy for Radiation-induced High-grade Glioma
- Management of Pachymeningeal Carcinomatosis
- Distal Recurrence in Progressive Oligodendroglioma
- Risk Stratification of WHO II Oligodendroglioma in the Setting of HIV
- Systemic Therapy for Recurrent Pituitary Adenoma