Dr. Ruben Carmona is a resident physician in the department of radiation oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his bachelor of science, master of advanced studies in clinical research, and medical doctorate at the University of California San Diego. His past research experiences include basic and translational science, health outcomes research, as well as research on the design and optimization of clinical trials. Furthermore, his research background includes the development of clinical trial protocols and the management of data from large multi-institutional prospective clinical trials in oncology. He is interested in examining the value, efficiency and effectiveness of established and emerging technologies and therapies in oncology and their impact on cancer patients.