MD Program

Rahul Mhaskar I-4944-2012

Rahul Mhaskar, MPH, PhD

Director, College of Medicine Office of Research

Faculty Director, Research, Innovation & Scholarly Endeavors (Rise)

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine

Associate Professor, College of Medicine Office of Research

Assoc Professor, COPH Dean's Office

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
MDD 54
Tampa FL 33612

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Academic Phone:(813) 974-9608


  • PhD, Public Health, University of South Florida, 2010
  • MPH, Public Health, the University of Arizona, 2005
  • Medicine, Physician, University of Pune, 1999


  • American Public Health Association (Member and Reviewer, 2011 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Petitt MS, Ackerman RS, Hanna MM, Chen L, Mhaskar RS, Fernandez DC, Patel SY. Anesthetic and analgesic methods for gynecologic brachytherapy: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Brachytherapy. 19(3) : 328-336
  • Makovich Z, Logemann J, Chen L, Mhaskar R, Choi J, Parikh N, El-Haddad G, Kis B. Liver tumor ablation in difficult locations: Microwave ablation of perivascular and subdiaphragmatic hepatocellular carcinoma. Clinical imaging. 71: 170-177, 2021.
  • Pressman E, Osburn B, Vivas A, Krafft P, Ljubimov V, Chen L, Mhaskar R, Alikhani P. Rhabdomyolysis after spinal fusion surgery: management schema and prevention of a catastrophic complication. British journal of neurosurgery. : 1-11, 2021.
  • Wang CP, Rogers MP, Bach G, Sujka J, Mhaskar R, DuCoin C. Safety comparison of minimally invasive abdomen-only esophagectomy versus minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy: a retrospective cohort study. Surgical endoscopy. , 2021.
  • Menezes K, Mancera N, Patel H, Kattih Z, Mhaskar R. Torpedo Maculopathy: A Systematic Review of Case Reports. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina. 52(2) : 78-83, 2021.
  • Song EY, Swanson J, Patel A, MacDonald M, Aponte A, Ayoubi N, Guerra L, Gonzalez E, Mhaskar R, Mirza AS. Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors and Screening Among the Uninsured of Tampa Bay: A Free Clinic Study. Preventing chronic disease. 18: E16, 2021.
  • Wei G, Hennessy K, Kevin Heard L, Gaudi S, Mhaskar R, Patel RR, Bennett AE. Balloon cell melanoma: a systematic review. International journal of dermatology. , 2021.
  • Khimani F, Dutta M, Faramand R, Nishihori T, Perez AP, Dean E, Nieder M, Perez L, Mishra A, Elmariah H, Davila M, Ochoa L, Alsina M, Lazaryan A, Bejanyan N, Hansen D, Jain M, Locke F, Liu H, Pidala J, Shah B, Mhaskar R. Impact of total body irradiation based myeloablative conditioning regimen in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant: systematic review and meta-analysis. Transplantation and cellular therapy. , 2021.
  • Pressman E, Hasegawa H, Farooq J, Cohen-Cohen S, Noureldine MHA, Kumar JI, Chen L, Mhaskar R, van Loveren H, Van Gompel JJ, Agazzi S. Teflon versus Ivalon in Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia: A 2-Center 10-Year Comparison. World neurosurgery. 146: e822-e828, 2021.
  • Zeb L, Mhaskar R, Lewis S, Patel NS, Sadhwani D, Patel N, Ekhlassi E, Lu Y, Seminario-Vidal L. Real-world drug survival and reasons for treatment discontinuation of biologics and apremilast in patients with psoriasis in an academic center. Dermatologic therapy. 34(2) : e14826, 2021.
  • Balbona J, Chen L, Malafa MP, Hodul PJ, Dineen SP, Mehta R, Mhaskar RS, Pimiento JM. Outcomes of Gastric Resection in the Establishment of a Comprehensive Oncologic Robotic Program. The Journal of surgical research. 252: 30-36, 2020.
  • Liu N, Mathews A, Swanson J, Mhaskar R, Mathews A, Ayoubi N, Mirza AS. Aspirin use for cardiovascular disease prevention in the uninsured population. SAGE open medicine. 8: 2050312120938224, 2020.
  • Caputo MP, Shabani S, Mhaskar R, McMullen C, Padhya TA, Mifsud MJ. Diabetes mellitus in major head and neck cancer surgery: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Head & neck. 42(10) : 3031-3040, 2020.
  • Dean EA, Mhaskar RS, Lu H, Mousa MS, Krivenko GS, Lazaryan A, Bachmeier CA, Chavez JC, Nishihori T, Davila ML, Khimani F, Liu HD, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Shah BD, Jain MD, Balagurunathan Y, Locke FL. High metabolic tumor volume is associated with decreased efficacy of axicabtagene ciloleucel in large B-cell lymphoma. Blood advances. 4(14) : 3268-3276, 2020.
  • Hashmi H, Mirza AS, Darwin A, Logothetis C, Garcia F, Kommalapati A, Mhaskar RS, Bachmeier C, Chavez JC, Shah B, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Khimani F, Lazaryan A, Liu H, Davila ML, Locke FL, Nishihori T, Jain MD. Venous thromboembolism associated with CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy in large B-cell lymphoma. Blood advances. 4(17) : 4086-4090, 2020.
  • Mhaskar R, Caputo MP, Mifsud MJ. Reply to Letter to the Editor regarding "Diabetes mellitus in major head and neck cancer surgery: Systematic review and meta-analysis". Head & neck. 42(12) : 3802-3804, 2020.
  • MacDonald M, Shah S, Swanson J, Song E, Ahsan T, Pabbathi S, Mhaskar R, Mirza AS. Substance Use in Uninsured Cancer Survivors: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study of Free Clinics. Cureus. 12(8) : e10083, 2020.
  • Shuey B, Lee D, Ugalde I, Borgan S, Bresnan C, Qureshi M, Mhaskar R, Oxner A. Evaluation of Resident Physicians' Knowledge Of and Attitudes Towards Prescribing Buprenorphine for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder. Journal of addiction medicine. , 2020.
  • MacDonald MR, Zarriello S, Swanson J, Ayoubi N, Mhaskar R, Mirza AS. Secondary prevention among uninsured stroke patients: A free clinic study. SAGE open medicine. 8: 2050312120965325, 2020.
  • Desai R, Koipallil GK, Thomas N, Mhaskar R, Visweshwar N, Laber D, Patel A, Jaglal M. Efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants for secondary prevention of cancer associated thrombosis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Scientific reports. 10(1) : 18945, 2020.
  • Downen JM, Swendener B, Bodlak AA, Añazco DF, Nicolalde BI, Mhaskar R, Cevallos N, Castillo A, Larreategui D, Torres E, Izurieta R, Teran E. Quantifying alcohol use among Ecuadorian human immunodeficiency virus positive individuals and assessing alcohol as an independent risk factor for human immunodeficiency virus: A case control study STROBE. Medicine. 99(48) : e23276, 2020.
  • Kleyman R, Cupril-Nilson S, Robinson K, Thakore S, Haq F, Chen L, Oyesanmi O, Browning K, Pino J, Mhaskar R. Does the removal of contact precautions for MRSA and VRE infected patients change health care-associated infection rate?: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American journal of infection control. , 2020.
  • MacDonald M, Phan JT, Chen L, Jarvill TL, Yee S, Wells PJ, Mhaskar R. Recommendations to Medical Mission Trip Teams: A Retrospective Study of an Annual Medical Student-Run Mission Trip to Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. Cureus. 12(12) : e11852, 2020.
  • Radisic A, Hundley K, Patel N, Nelson C, Mhaskar R. Assessment of impact of a skin cancer education session on cosmetology students' knowledge and preparedness to assess future clients for skin lesions. Journal of cosmetic dermatology. 19(1) : 205-210, 2020.
  • Ayoubi N, Mirza AS, Swanson J, Hamoui R, Mhaskar R. Dermatologic care of uninsured patients managed at free clinics. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 81(2) : 433-437, 2019.
  • Fakhry TK, Mhaskar R, Schwitalla T, Muradova E, Gonzalvo JP, Murr MM. Bariatric surgery improves nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a contemporary systematic review and meta-analysis. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. 15(3) : 502-511, 2019.
  • Yang GQ, Mhaskar R, Rishi A, Naghavi AO, Frakes JM, Almhanna K, Fontaine J, Pimiento JM, Hoffe SE. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy at high-volume centers improves survival in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma receiving trimodality therapy. Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus. 32(8) , 2019.
  • Shapiro CL, Van Poznak C, Lacchetti C, Kirshner J, Eastell R, Gagel R, Smith S, Edwards BJ, Frank E, Lyman GH, Smith MR, Mhaskar R, Henderson T, Neuner J. Management of Osteoporosis in Survivors of Adult Cancers With Nonmetastatic Disease: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 37(31) : 2916-2946, 2019.
  • Mirza AS, Chen L, Amirzadeh S, Majethia S, Joppen J, Mirza S, Mhaskar R, Jaglal M, Ashraf N. Health disparities and chronic disease associated with anemia in free clinics: A retrospective study of uninsured patients in Tampa Bay. Postgraduate medicine. 131(8) : 612-618, 2019.
  • Ahmad MU, Hanna A, Mohamed AZ, Schlindwein A, Pley C, Bahner I, Mhaskar R, Pettigrew GJ, Jarmi T. A Systematic Review of Opt-out Versus Opt-in Consent on Deceased Organ Donation and Transplantation (2006-2016). World journal of surgery. 43(12) : 3161-3171, 2019.
  • Hasson C, Veling L, Rico J, Mhaskar R. The role of hydroxyurea to prevent silent stroke in sickle cell disease: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine. 98(51) : e18225, 2019.
  • Spoto-Cannons AC, Isom DM, Feldman M, Zwygart KK, Mhaskar R, Greenberg MR. Differences in medical student self-evaluations of clinical and professional skills. Advances in medical education and practice. 10: 835-840, 2019.
  • Lee SI, Sandhu S, Djulbegovic B, Mhaskar RS. Impact of spinal needle type on postdural puncture headache among women undergoing Cesarean section surgery under spinal anesthesia: A meta-analysis. Journal of evidence-based medicine. 11(3) : 136-144, 2018.
  • Pribish A, Khalil N, Mhaskar R, Woodard L, Mirza AS. Chronic Disease Burden of the Homeless: A Descriptive Study of Student-Run Free Clinics in Tampa, Florida. Journal of community health. , 2018.
  • Mhaskar R, Djulbegovic B. Bisphosphonates for Patients Diagnosed With Multiple Myeloma. JAMA. 320(14) : 1483-1484, 2018.
  • Jarmi T, Patel N, Aslam S, Makdisi G, Doumit E, Mhaskar R, Miladinovic B, Weston M. Outcomes of Induction Therapy with Rabbit Anti-Thymocyte Globulin in Heart Transplant Recipients: A Single Center Retrospective Cohort Study. Annals of transplantation. 23: 422-426, 2018.
  • Djulbegovic B, Glasziou P, Klocksieben FA, Reljic T, VanDenBergh M, Mhaskar R, Ioannidis JPA, Chalmers I. Larger effect sizes in nonrandomized studies are associated with higher rates of EMA licensing approval. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 98: 24-32, 2018.
  • Moale AC, Rajasekhara S, Ueng W, Mhaskar R. Educational Intervention Enhances Clinician Awareness of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic Teachings around End-of-Life Care. Journal of palliative medicine. , 2018.
  • Jackson SA, Derr C, De Lucia A, Harris M, Closser Z, Miladinovic B, Mhaskar R, Jorgensen T, Green L. Sonographic identification of peripheral nerves in the forearm. Journal of emergencies, trauma, and shock. 9(4) , 2017.
  • Pruitt Z, Mhaskar R, Kane BG, Barraco RD, DeWaay DJ, Rosenau AM, Bresnan KA, Greenberg MR. Development of a health care systems curriculum. Advances in medical education and practice. 8: CD003188, 2017.
  • Verma S, Bassily E, Leighton S, Mhaskar R, Sunjic I, Martin A, Rihana N, Jarmi T, Bassil C. Renal Function and Outcomes With Use of Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation and Inotropes in End-Stage Heart Failure: A Retrospective Single Center Study. Journal of clinical medicine research. 9(7) : 596-604, 2017.
  • Le NK, Mhaskar R, Hoare I, Espinel M, Fernanda Rivadeneira M, Malavade S, Izurieta R. Reemergence of Measles in the Americas: The Genotype B3 2011-2012 Outbreak in Ecuador. Vaccines. 5(2) , 2017.
  • Mhaskar R, Kumar A, Miladinovic B, Djulbegovic B. Bisphosphonates in multiple myeloma: an updated network meta-analysis. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 12: CD003188, 2017.
  • Kosambiya JK, Baria HG, Parmar R, Mhaskar R, Emmanuel P, Kumar A. Diagnostic accuracy of self-reported symptomatic assessment versus per speculum/per vaginal examination for the diagnosis of vaginal/cervical discharge and lower abdominal pain syndromes among female sex workers. Indian journal of sexually transmitted diseases. 37(1) : 12-6, 2017.
  • Mhaskar R, Wao H, Miladinovic B, Kumar A, Djulbegovic B. The role of iron in the management of chemotherapy-induced anemia in cancer patients receiving erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2: CD009624, 2016.
  • Djulbegovic B, Tsalatsanis A, Mhaskar R, Hozo I, Miladinovic B, Tuch H. Eliciting regret improves decision making at the end of life. European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990). 68: 27-37, 2016.
  • Mhaskar R, Miladinovic B, Guterbock TM, Djulbegovic B. When are clinical trials beneficial for study patients and future patients? A factorial vignette-based survey of institutional review board members. BMJ open. 6(9) : e011150, 2016.
  • Mhaskar R, Djulbegovic B. Iron Supplementation for Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia in Patients Receiving Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents. JAMA oncology. 2(11) : 1499-1500, 2016.
  • Jackson RS, Myhill JA, Padhya TA, McCaffrey JC, McCaffrey TV, Mhaskar RS. The Effects of Preoperative Embolization on Carotid Body Paraganglioma Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 153(6) : 943-50, 2015.
  • Parchure RS, Kulkarni VV, Darak TS, Mhaskar R, Miladinovic B, Emmanuel PJ. Growth Patterns of HIV Infected Indian Children in Response to ART: A Clinic Based Cohort Study. Indian journal of pediatrics. 82(6) : 519-24, 2015.
  • Mhaskar R, Pathak EB, Wieten S, Guterbock TM, Kumar A, Djulbegovic B. Those Responsible for Approving Research Studies Have Poor Knowledge of Research Study Design: a Knowledge Assessment of Institutional Review Board Members. Acta informatica medica : AIM : journal of the Society for Medical Informatics of Bosnia & Herzegovina : časopis Društva za medicinsku informatiku BiH. 23(4) : 196-201, 2015.
  • Charan J, Chaudhari M, Jackson R, Mhaskar R, Reljic T, Kumar A. Comparison of methodological quality of positive versus negative comparative studies published in Indian medical journals: a systematic review. BMJ open. 5(6) : e007853, 2015.
  • Kumar A, Mhaskar R, Grossman BJ, Kaufman RM, Tobian AA, Kleinman S, Gernsheimer T, Tinmouth AT, Djulbegovic B. Platelet transfusion: a systematic review of the clinical evidence. Transfusion. 55(5) : 1116-27; quiz 1115, 2015.
  • Dalia S, Dunker K, Sokol L, Mhaskar R. Hepatitis B seropositivity and risk of developing multiple myeloma or Hodgkin lymphoma: A meta-analysis of observational studies. Leukemia research. 39(12) : 1325-33, 2015.
  • Mhaskar RS, Wao H, Mahony H, Kumar A, Djulbegovic B. Concordance between decision analysis and matching systematic review of randomized controlled trials in assessment of treatment comparisons: a systematic review. BMC medical informatics and decision making. 14: 57, 2014.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja M, Mhaskar R, Reljic T, Pidala J, Perkins JB, Djulbegovic B, Kumar A. Mycophenolate mofetil versus methotrexate for prevention of graft-versus-host disease in people receiving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 7: CD010280, 2014.
  • Mhaskar R, Clark OA, Lyman G, Engel Ayer Botrel T, Morganti Paladini L, Djulbegovic B. Colony-stimulating factors for chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 10: CD003039, 2014.
  • Gil-Herrera E, Tsalatsanis A, Kumar A, Mhaskar R, Miladinovic B, Yalcin A, Djulbegovic B. Identifying homogenous subgroups for individual patient meta-analysis based on Rough Set Theory. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference. 2014: 3434-7, 2014.
  • Miladinovic B, Kumar A, Mhaskar R, Djulbegovic B. Benchmarks for detecting 'breakthroughs' in clinical trials: empirical assessment of the probability of large treatment effects using kernel density estimation. BMJ open. 4(10) : e005249, 2014.
  • B Djulbegovic, J Beckstead, A Tsalatsanis, R Mhaskar, A Flynn, O Fabelo, H Tuch, A Kumar, E Pathak, I Hozo, P Jacobsen. ANTICIPATORY REGRET OF COMMISSION BUT NOT OMISSION LEADS TO LOW POSTDECISIONAL REGRET IN TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS (15th Biennial European Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making: ESMDM Meeting Abstracts) Med Decis Making. 34(7) : E2, 2014.
  • Wao H, Mhaskar R, Kumar A, Miladinovic B, Guterbock T, Hozo I, Djulbegovic B. Uncertainty about effects is a key factor influencing institutional review boards' approval of clinical studies. Annals of epidemiology. 24(10) : 734-40, 2014.
  • Mhaskar RS, Reljic T, Wao H, Kumar A, Miladinovic B, Djulbegovic B. Treatment-related harms: what was planned and what was reported? National Cancer Institute's Co-operative group phase III randomized controlled trials: a systematic review. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 67(3) : 354-6, 2014.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja M, Nishihori T, Reljic T, Hamadani M, Baz R, Ochoa-Bayona JL, Mhaskar R, Djulbegovic B, Kumar A. Three-drug versus two-drug induction therapy regimens for patients with transplant-eligible multiple myeloma (Protocol) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. (6) : CD010602, 2013.
  • Wao H, Mhaskar R, Kumar A, Miladinovic B, Djulbegovic B. Survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer without treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic reviews. 2: 10, 2013.
  • Mhaskar R, B Bercu B, Djulbegovic B. At what level of collective equipoise does a randomized clinical trial become ethical for the members of institutional review board/ethical committees? Acta informatica medica : AIM : journal of the Society for Medical Informatics of Bosnia & Herzegovina : časopis Društva za medicinsku informatiku BiH. 21(3) : 156-9, 2013.
  • Tea Reljic, Ambuj Kumar, Helen Mahoney, Branko Miladinovic, Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja, Rahul Mhaskar, Benjamin Djulbegovic. Efficacy Of Novel Agents As Maintenance Therapy For Multiple Myeloma: A Direct and Network Meta-Analysis (ASH 2013 Annual Meeting Abstract) Blood. 122(21) , 2013.
  • Dariam Cardentey Oliva, Jose M. Soto, Hesborn Wao, Clement K. Gwede, Rahul Mhaskar. Awareness of ongoing clinical trial information: physicians’ and clinical trial administrators’ perspectives Sixth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. , 2013.
  • Djulbegovic B, Kumar A, Miladinovic B, Reljic T, Galeb S, Mhaskar A, Mhaskar R, Hozo I, Tu D, Stanton HA, Booth CM, Meyer RM. Treatment success in cancer: industry compared to publicly sponsored randomized controlled trials. PloS one. 8(3) : e58711, 2013.
  • Miladinovic B, Mhaskar R, Hozo I, Kumar A, Mahony H, Djulbegovic B. Optimal information size in trial sequential analysis of time-to-event outcomes reveals potentially inconclusive results because of the risk of random error. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 66(6) : 654-9, 2013.
  • Mhaskar RS, Ricardo I, Azliyati A, Laxminarayan R, Amol B, Santosh W, Boo K. Assessment of risk factors of helicobacter pylori infection and peptic ulcer disease. Journal of global infectious diseases. 5(2) : 60-7, 2013.
  • Mhaskar R, Alandikar V, Emmanuel P, Djulbegovic B, Patel S, Patel A, Naik E, Mohapatra S, Kumar A. Adherence to antiretroviral therapy in India: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Indian journal of community medicine : official publication of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine. 38(2) : 74-82, 2013.
  • Miladinovic B, Mhaskar R, Kumar A, Kim S, Schonwetter R, Djulbegovic B. External validation of a web-based prognostic tool for predicting survival for patients in hospice care. Journal of palliative care. 29(3) : 140-6, 2013.
  • Miladinovic B, Kumar A, Mhaskar R, Kim S, Schonwetter R, Djulbegovic B. A flexible alternative to the Cox proportional hazards model for assessing the prognostic accuracy of hospice patient survival. PloS one. 7(10) : e47804, 2012.
  • Mhaskar R, Redzepovic J, Wheatley K, Clark OA, Miladinovic B, Glasmacher A, Kumar A, Djulbegovic B. Bisphosphonates in multiple myeloma: a network meta-analysis. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 5: CD003188, 2012.
  • Mhaskar R, Djulbegovic B, Magazin A, Soares HP, Kumar A. Published methodological quality of randomized controlled trials does not reflect the actual quality assessed in protocols. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 65(6) : 602-9, 2012.
  • Kumar A, Mhaskar AR, Reljic T, Mhaskar RS, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Anasetti C, Mohty M, Djulbegovic B. Antithymocyte globulin for acute-graft-versus-host-disease prophylaxis in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation: a systematic review. Leukemia : official journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K. 26(4) : 582-8, 2012.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja, MA ; Mhaskar, R ; Pidala, JA ; Perkins, JB ; Djulbegovic, B; Kumar, A. COMPARISON OF MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL (MMF) VERSUS METHOTREXATE (MTX) FOR PREVENTION OF ACUTE GRAFT-VERSUS-HOST DISEASE: RESULTS OF A META-ANALYSIS Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 18(2) : S358-S359, 2012.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja, Mohamed A.; Mhaskar, Rahul; Reljic, Tea; et al. Mycophenolate Mofetil versus Methotrexate for Prevention of Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease: Results of a Systematic Review Limited to Prosepective Randomized Controlled Studies BLOOD. 120(21) : 4168, 2012.
  • Mahony, Helen, Ambuj Kumar, Rahul Mhaskar, Branko Miladinovic, Keith Wheatley, and Benjamin Djulbegovic. Maintenance Therapies for Multiple Myeloma (MM): A Network Meta-Analysis (meeting abstract, oral presentation) Blood. 120(21) , 2012.
  • Mahony, Helen; Kumar, Ambuj; Mhaskar, Rahul et al. Maintenance Therapies for Multiple Myeloma (MM): A Direct Meta-Analysis BLOOD. 120(21) : 4271, 2012.
  • Miladinovic, Branko; Kumar, Ambuj; Mhaskar, Rahul; et al. Trial Sequential Analysis in Meta-Analyses of Maintenance Therapies for Multiple Myeloma BLOOD. 120(21) : 2975, 2012.
  • Mahony, Helen; Tsalatsanis, Athanasios; Mhaskar, Rahul; et al. Social Network Analysis (SNA) of Salvage Therapies in Multiple Myeloma (MM) BLOOD. 120(21) : 4239, 2012.
  • Mhaskar, R. Magazin A. Soares H. Kumar A. Djulbegovic B. True methodological quality of trials are not reflected in their reporting Cochrane Colloquim Paper. , 2011.
  • Mhaskar, R. Magazin A. Kumar A. Djulbegovic B. Impact of reported vs. actual methodological quality assessment on treatment effect size Cochrane Colloquim Paper. , 2011.
  • Mhaskar, R.; Georgiev, H.; Wao, H.; et al. How often do decision analyses of interventions agree with matching systematic reviews? Cochrane Colloquim Paper. , 2011.
  • Wilson, D. Dapic V. Mhaskar R. Miladinovic B. Kumar A. Kumar N. Connors S. Powsang J. Rivers B. Developing a systematic review analyzing chemoprevention using natural and/or synthetic agents for prostate cancer American institute for cancer research Annual research conference paper. , 2011.
  • Pathak, Y.; Mhaskar, R. Aging in India: A conflict between industrialization and changing cultural values American Public Health Association Annual Conference Paper. , 2011.
  • Benjamin Djulbegovic, Ambuj Kumar, Branko Miladinovic, Tea Reljic, Sanja Galeb, Asmita Mhaskar, Rahul Mhaskar, Dongsheng Tu, Heather Stanton, Iztok Hozo, Christopher Booth and Ralph Meyer. Success in Meeting the Primary Endpoint in Phase III Trials: A Comparison of Industry and Cooperative Group Trials BLOOD. 118(21) : 237, 2011.
  • Mhaskar R, Wao H, Reljic T, Kumar A, Djulbegovic B. Impact of National Cancer Institute's Common Toxicity Criteria and Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events on Quality of Treatment Related Harms Reporting: An Analysis of National Cancer Institute's Co-Operative Group Phase III Randomized Controlled Trials BLOOD. 118(21) : 309, 2011.
  • Mhaskar R, Miladinovic B, Tsalatsanis A, mbah A, Kumar A, Sehwan K, Schonwetter R, Djulbegovic B. External Validation of Prognostic Models in Terminally Ill Patients BLOOD. (21) : 1791, 2011.
  • Mhaskar R, Redzepovic J, Wheatley K, Clark OA, Miladinovic B, Glasmacher A, Kumar A, Djulbegovic B. Bisphosphonates in multiple myeloma. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). (3) : CD003188, 2011.
  • Mhaskar, R.; Georgiev, H.; Wao, H.; et al. Using data from systematic reviews or multiple sources in decision analyses impacts the conclusions Society Of Medical Decision Making Annual Conference paper. , 2011.
  • Mhaskar, R.Redzepovic, J.Wheatley, K.Clark, OA.Miladinovic, B.Glasmacher, A.Kumar, A.Djulbegovic, B. Comparative Effectiveness of Bisphoshonates In Multiple Myeloma. BLOOD. 116(21) : 1248, 2010.
  • Wager E, Mhaskar R, Warburton S, Djulbegovic B. JAMA published fewer industry-funded studies after introducing a requirement for independent statistical analysis. PloS one. 5(10) : e13591, 2010.
  • Mhaskar R, Wao H, Kumar A, Miladinovic B, Djulbegovic B. Role of Iron Supplementation to Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents In the Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia In Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis BLOOD. 116(21) : 853, 2010.
  • Mhaskar R, Emmanuel P, Mishra S, Patel S, Naik E, Kumar A. Critical appraisal skills are essential to informed decision-making. Indian journal of sexually transmitted diseases. 30(2) : 112-9, 2009.
  • Mhaskar R, Kumar A, Behera M, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Djulbegovic B. Role of high-dose chemotherapy and autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation in primary systemic amyloidosis: a systematic review. Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 15(8) : 893-902, 2009.
  • Kumar, A. Mhaskar, R. Response: Re: High-Dose Chemotherapy with Autotransplantation in AL Amyloidosis: A Flawed Meta-analysis Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 16(1) : 140-141, 2009.
  • Mhaskar R, Kumar A, Soares H, Schell M, Djulbegovic B. Does quality of treatment-related harms reporting affect conclusions about superiority of treatment? JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY. 27(15) , 2009.
  • Mhaskar, R. S. Kumar A. Soares H. Gardner W. Djulbegovic B. Treatment related harms: What was planned and what was reported? An analysis of Southwest Oncology Group Phase III trials Cochrane Colloquium Paper. , 2009.
  • Kumar, A.; List, A.; Mhaskar, R.; et al. Efficacy of Hypo-Methylating Agents in the Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials European Society of Hematology Congress Paper. , 2008.
  • Mhaskar, R.; Kumar, A.; Djulbegovic, B. Agreement of decision analyses and matching randomized clinical trials in assessment of treatment comparisons: a systematic review (meeting abstract) 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making. : 13CEP, 2008.
  • Lobas J, Penziner A, Wallis A, Mhaskar A R, Mhaskar R S, Till L. Health Care Utilization – Patient/Provider Education, Care Coordination, and Case Management. Iowa Department of Human Services. , 2006.


  • Thomas C Chalmers Award (Cochrane Collaboration - 2011)
  • Research scholarship (University of South Florida - 2009)
  • Klasko Fellowship (USF College of Public Health - 2006)
  • Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Fellowship (The University of Arizona - 2005)
  • Young investigator research award (YUMA Friends of Arizona Health Science Center - 2005)