Parul N Barry, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Barry is a board certified radiation oncologist and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

She has served in several leadership positions at the national level, including chairing both the Resident and New Practitioner Committees for the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). She currently serves as the Scientific Program Committee Co-Chair for ACRO and is a faculty mentor for the Society of Women in Radiation Oncology (SWRO). She is a member of both the NRG Breast and Rare Tumors Committees as well as the NRG New Investigator Committee. She also serves as a member of the ASTRO Education Committee and the ASTRO Committee on Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. She is a Senior Associate Editor for the journal Rare Tumors and Associate Editor for the MedNet. She is a Guest Editor for the Annals of Breast Surgery Radiation Focused Issue. She has given multiple talks and moderated several educational sessions at the local, national, and international level. She is the winner of multiple awards including the Tim Lee Carter award for her work in advancing women in medicine, the RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research award, and the FAME Excellence in Mentorship award.

Teaching Activities

Radiation Oncology Residents

Mentoring Residents and Medical Students in Research

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: Wellesley College
  • Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Louisville School of Medicine

Representative Publications

Ahmed O, Nguyen VD, Ginsburg M, Barry PN. CT-Guided Placement of a Polyethylene Glycol Hydrogel in Brachytherapy for Gynecologic Malignancy to Limit Nontarget Organ Toxicity. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2019;30(3):469-471. doi:10.1016/j.jvir.2018.12.002


Albert AA, Knoll MA, Doke K, Masters A, Lee A, Dover L, Hentz C, Puckett L, Goodman CR, Osborn VW, Barry PN, Jagsi R. #WomenWhoCurie: Leveraging Social Media to Promote Women in Radiation Oncology. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2019;4(2):218-225. Published 2019 Jan 29. doi:10.1016/j.adro.2019.01.003


This paper was selected as one of the top 6 papers for the year and disseminated at the ASTRO 2019 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.


Engel S, Lischalk JW, Barry PN, et al. Radiation Oncology Resident Mentorship: Results of a Resident-Coordinated Mentorship Program. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017;14(12):1607-1610. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2017.07.011


Barry PN, Miller KH, Ziegler C, Hertz R, Hanna N, Dragun AE. Factors Affecting Gender-based Experiences for Residents in Radiation Oncology. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016;95(3):1009-1016. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.02.007


Barry PN, Dragun AE. Once-weekly hypofractionated breast irradiation: fool's gold or diamond in the rough?. J Comp Eff Res. 2015;4(2):147-156. doi:10.2217/cer.14.83


Barry PN, Riley EC, Pan J, et al. Delay of adjuvant chemotherapy after elective mastectomy and immediate reconstruction in breast-conservation candidates: a matched-pair analysis. Am J Clin Oncol. 2014;37(6):575-579. doi:10.1097/COC.0b013e318280d79f

Research Interest Summary

Breast and Gynecologic Cancers

Research Grants

ACRO New Practitioner Seed Grant: Evaluating Barriers to Promotion and Partnership in Radiation Oncology