Vadim Tsvankin, MD


  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, MD, 2013
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, BA, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology with Distinction, 2008

Honors & Awards

  • Resident Researcher Award, Duke Neurosurgery, 2017
  • Golden Apple Award for dedication to medical student education, Duke University School of Medicine, 2015
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, national medical honor society, 2013
  • University of Colorado HSC SOS Award, 2012
  • Neil and Catherine Hamilton Foundation Fellowship, 2011
  • Harry K. Albert Merit Scholarship, University of Colorado, 2011
  • Campbell Scholarship, University of Colorado, 2010
  • Norlin Scholarship, University of Colorado, 2004

Research Interests

Clinical, translational, and collaborative approaches to treating primary and metastatic brain tumors, including immunotherapy, convection-enhanced delivery, novel radiotherapeutic paradigms and adjuncts, and laser interstitial thermal therapy.



Playing, coaching, and watching hockey; snowboarding, road biking, camping, hiking, backpacking, and lifting.