Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH

Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH

Professor in Residence, Department of Radiation Oncology





Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, CA 1999


Gen Surgery Internship/Preliminary, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2003


M.D., Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN, 2002
M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1997
B.S., California Polytechnic State University, CA, 1994


Radiation Oncology Residency, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PN, 2008

Board Certification

Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology, 2009

Contact Information

Scientific Interests

Dr. Moghanaki's areas of interest regard early detection and treatment of lung cancer. He co-chairs a phase III randomized clinical trial that is sponsored by the VA Cooperative Studies Program that compares surgical lobectomy to stereotactic body radiation therapy for early stage lung cancer. He leads a national program in the VA that is funded through a public-private partnership to increase access to lung cancer. He is now leading a national precision oncology initiative in the VA to validate promising liquid biomarkers for early detection and management in large prospective clinical trials.

Highlighted Publications

Kapoor R, Moghanaki D, Rexrode S, Monzon B, Ray M, Hulick PR, Albuquerque K, Rosenthal SA, Palta JR, Hagan MP. Quality Improvements of Veterans Health Administration Radiation Oncology Services Through Partnership for Accreditation With the American College of Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Dec;15(12):1732-1737 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2018.06.029

Moghanaki D, Slotman B, Swaminath A, Nelms B, Wang B. Assessing the Variability and Quality of Lung Stereotactic Radiotherapy Treatment Plans using a Web-Based Crowdsourcing Platform. Practical Rad Oncol 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prro.2019.12.004

Welp A, Abbott S, Samson P, Shi H, Reda D, Cameron D, Cornwell L, Karas T, Harople D, Moghanaki D. The Quality of Peer-Reviewed Publications on Surgery for Early Stage Lung Cancer within the Veterans Health Administration – Sem in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2020 https://doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2020.04.004

Nugent S, Golden S, Hooker E, Sullivan D, Thomas C, Deffebach M, Sukumar, M, Schipper P, Tieu B, Moghanaki D, Wisnivesky J, Samson P, Robinson C, Slatore C. Longitudinal Health-related Quality of Life among Individuals Considering Treatment for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2020 https://doi.org/10.1513/annalsats.202001-029oc

Lewis JA, Spalluto LB, Henschke CI, Yankelevitz DF, Aguayo SM, Morales P, Avila R, Audet CM, Prusaczyk B, Lindsell CJ, Callaway-Lane C, Dittus RS, Vogus TJ, Massion PP, Limper HM, Kripalani S, Moghanaki D, Roumie CL. Protocol to Evaluate the Implementation of an Enterprise-Wide Initiative to Increase Access to Lung Cancer Screening in the Veterans Health Administration. Clinical Imaging 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2020.11.059