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Radiation Oncology Residency

Radiation Oncology Residency Group

We offer a fully ACGME-accredited four year advanced training program in radiation oncology.  Residents matching at our program are required to complete a separate ACGME-accredited intern year prior to beginning their radiation oncology training.

This superior academic and clinical training program is equipped with the latest radiotherapy and radiosurgery technology and designed to prepare our residents to become future leaders in the practice of radiation oncology.

Cleveland Clinic is a large tertiary care medical center. Accordingly, there is ample clinical experience for residents in training. Residents are exposed to a variety of malignancies and treatments during their training. The department has 2 CT simulators, along with 6 linear accelerators treating up to 150 patients per day.

Experience in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy (lung, spine, liver, prostate), permanent prostate seed brachytherapy (~7-8 cases/week), total body irradiation, high dose rate brachytherapy, hyperthermia, radioimmunotherapy, and intraoperative radiation are an integral part of Cleveland Clinic's program.

Pediatric experience is gained throughout training and during a dedicated month rotation at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during the PGY-4 or 5 year.

Curriculum


PGY 2-PGY 5 (Radiation Oncology)
PGY 2

During the PGY-2 year, new resident are immersed in introductory physics and radio-biology course work in addition to exposure to the fundamentals of radiation oncology. Areas covered include work-up, treatment planning process, delivery of radiation and follow up of patients receiving radiotherapy.

PGY 3

During the PGY-3 year, the residents are expected to improve their understanding of all aspects of radiation oncology, especially the treatment planning process, and also to develop a research interest for the following year.

PGY 4

During the PGY-4 year, residents are expected to perform clinical or basic science research for 6-9 months under the supervision of an appropriate Cleveland Clinic faculty member. The remaining time will be spent in electives such as dosimetry and community radiation oncology. One member of the PGY-4 class is selected by the faculty to serve as Chief Resident.

PGY 5

During the PGY-5 year, the level of responsibility is increased. The year is structured to consolidate clinical skills and the knowledge base acquired during the previous three years.

Teaching Conferences

Resident teaching conferences are held daily between 8:00-9:00 am and are staffed by radiation oncology attending physicians and medical physicists. Residents are exempt from clinical duties during these times.

Morning Conference

Case presentation and discussion of a specific disease site, twice per week. Residents and staff discuss anatomy, work-up, imaging, treatment options, and field design. Residents are expected to study and a handout is distributed at the conclusion of the meeting.

Chart Rounds

A conference to discuss the set-up, planning, and techniques of radiation delivery.

Physics and Radiation Biology Lectures

Weekly interactive lectures in physics and radiation biology are given by faculty members for residents in the PGY-2 to PGY-4 years.

Journal Club

Monthly meetings to discuss recent articles in the field.

Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds

Bi-weekly lunch time educational sessions, conferences led by faculty members or residents.

Tumor Board

Regularly scheduled multidisciplinary conferences, attended by medical oncology, surgery, and radiation oncology in the areas of lung, breast, CNS, head & neck, gynecology, gastroenterology, and lymphoma.

Visiting Professor Program

At least four times per year, leaders in radiation oncology are invited to spend a day at Cleveland Clinic. Usually, the invited professor will give a lecture and then spend the morning discussing specific cases or issues in radiation oncology with residents.

Research & Meetings

Resident research activity can begin early at Cleveland Clinic. Although there is a dedicated 6-9 months of research time in the PGY-4 year, many junior residents have oral or poster presentations at national meetings such as ASTRO, ASCO, RSNA, AUA, and SNO.

Cleveland Clinic allows residents to attend a meeting of their choice starting in the PGY-2 year. All residents in their PGY-3, 4, and 5 year typically attend ASTRO.

Additional funding is available within the department for residents who present research at other national meetings.

Benefits
  • Vacation: 15 days (3 weeks) per year + variable number of meeting days and institutional holidays
  • Call Schedule: Home call, one week at a time.
  • Book fund: An individual book fund is available for all residents to purchase texts.
  • Office space: Each resident has personal desk space with a computer and dual monitors. 
  • Pagers: Cleveland Clinic has a text paging system.
  • Cleveland Clinic iPhone: Each resident will receive a Cleveland Clinic iPhone from start to end of your residency.

There are typically three positions available per year. Cleveland Clinic and the Radiation Oncology Program participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for the application process and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for the matching of residents to programs.

The internship year is no longer incorporated into the residency program at CCF. Therefore, applicants who match at Cleveland Clinic for radiation oncology residency must complete a separate intern year in an ACGME-accredited program.

Interviews

Applications will be reviewed upon completion and selected candidates will be invited for interviews. Candidates selected for interviews will be notified in November and interviews will typically occur on Mondays in January. The interview schedule begins with an informal evening with the residents at a local restaurant. This is an opportunity for the applicants to get to know the residents and ask questions.

Each candidate is provided with an individualized timetable for their interview day (typically Monday). For all candidates, this includes a program overview over breakfast with the program director at approximately 7:30 am, morning conference beginning at 8:00 am, after which applicants interview with various members of the department. Each candidate will meet with 6-9 faculty members on interview day, including the Chairman, the Program Director, and the Chief Medical Physicist. Interviewees are also given an opportunity to spend some time in the clinic. Prior to completing their final interviews, applicants have another chance to get to know the residents during the informal interview day lunch. The day typically concludes around 2:00 pm, although schedules may vary.

Note

Cleveland Clinic subsidizes a proportion of accommodation fees.

Elective Medical Student Rotations

Fourth year medical students interested in an elective rotation in the Department of Radiation Oncology should contact Danielle Berry regarding availability at berryd2@ccf.org or by phone at 216-445-4379.

Further information about medical student elective rotations at Cleveland Clinic, including requirements, eligibility and the application form can be viewed at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Student Elective Website.

Students who perform electives at Cleveland Clinic are often expected to function as independent residents. Responsibilities include evaluation of patients, dictation, and presentation of a morning conference. Both research and clinical electives are available.

Contact Information

You may obtain additional information about the Radiation Oncology Residency Program by contacting:


Danielle Berry

Department of Radiation Oncology
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue T-28
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone: 216.445.4379
Email: berryd2@ccf.org

PGY-5

Matt Ward, MD

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Hobbies: Traveling, reading, camping, whitewater, snowboarding, hanging out with my wife and daughter.

Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I chose Cleveland Clinic partly for the excellent clinical experience but mostly because of cordial atmosphere with a strong dedication to resident education.


Yvonne Thanh-Nga Pham, MD

Hometown: Orange County, CA

Medical School: University of California at Davis - Sacramento, CA

Hobbies: Boxing, piano, tennis, cooking with my husband, spending time with our son.

Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I am thrilled to be a resident in this department since it feels more like a diverse and happy family. The attending's truly care about resident education and will do everything in their power to teach, train, and support us to care for patients at our fullest potential. My co-residents are my friends and we are always looking out for each other and creating great memories for decades to come.


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Rupesh Kotecha, MD

Hometown: Midland, MI

Medical School: MSU College of Human Medicine

Hobbies: Spending more time at Cheesecake Factory than at the hospital, Playhouse Square, Cleveland Orchestra.

Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? The focus of the department and the staff on resident education and the residency program.

PGY-4

Eshan Balagamwala, MD

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Hobbies: Photography, traveling, basketball.

Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? My decision to pursue residency training at Cleveland Clinic was influenced by our faculty's incredible dedication to education, balanced approach to clinical service and education, the collegiality of the residents and the excellent research opportunities. In terms of patient population, we get exposed to a good mix of bread-and-butter cases as well as once-in-a-life-time type of cases thereby giving us not only breadth but also depth in our educational experience.


Camille Berriochoa, MD (Chief Resident)

Hometown: Boise, ID

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Hobbies: Running, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, traveling, learning Spanish, salsa dancing, reading, cooking, hosting dinner parties, baking.

Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? The Cleveland Clinic radiation oncology program provides training that is both rigorous and nurturing at the same time. The attending physicians are here not only to provide excellent clinical care but to push their trainees to gain a deep understanding of radiation oncology and cancer management in general. Additionally, my co-residents are kind, fun, easygoing, and incredibly helpful. In terms of the city itself, this is a place that offers big city activities without the associated hassle. From its world renowned symphony to its numerous Broadway offerings, multiple professional sports teams, and delicious restaurants, there are myriad activities to enjoy. I feel incredibly lucky to spend five years at this program and in this city.


C. Marc Leyrer, MD

Hometown: Cary, NC

Medical School: Wake Forest

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, snowboarding, board games, racquetball, home-brewing, golfing, camping.

Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I made my decision to come to CCF after my away rotation here as it fulfilled the two most important qualities in a program which was a strong training program and a supportive residency group. It is apparent that the staff care about the training residents receive. While the program itself will be difficult, you know you will become an excellent radiation oncologist. In any difficult program it is nice to know you can lean on those around you and I believe we have one such group.

PGY-3

Aditya Juloori, MD

Hometown: Houston, TX

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, TX

Hobbies: Obsessing over the NBA (especially my Houston Rockets), traveling, trying new food and drink, reading, good TV.

Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I chose Cleveland Clinic because it has a great group of supportive faculty and residents with a fantastic, cohesive atmosphere. The faculty is committed to resident education first and foremost along with outstanding research opportunities. There's a history here of producing incredibly thoughtful, well-rounded oncologists. The focus on evidence-based medicine and resident didactics was something that really appealed to me. CCF stood out to me on my interview day as having a group of people - from the residents to the staff to the attending - who really seemed to care.


Bindu Manyam, MD

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH

Hobbies: Working out, tennis, trying new restaurants in Cleveland, binging of Netflix, traveling.

Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I chose Cleveland Clinic because I feel it is the best residency training program. The faculty are truly invested in resident education and challenge the residents to be excellent radiation oncologists, both clinically and academically. I especially appreciate the close-knit atmosphere of the department and that my fellow residents are fun, intelligent, and dependable. I've been in Cleveland for many years and love that it has all the perks of a big city, without the hassle.


PGY-2
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Shireen Parsai, MD

Hometown: Toledo, OH

Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine

Hobbies: Music, biking, any new adventure.

Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? The faculty/staff are leaders in the field of radiation oncology with busy schedules balancing clinic and academic duties; yet, always are generous with their time focusing on patient care and on resident education. The humility of the physicians is exemplary. Expectations are high, the program is rigorous; but in this way, I am confident in my training. My co-residents have a team mentality and are supportive of each other.


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Jonathan Sharrett, DO

Hometown: Kingsport, TN

Medical School: The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies: Outdoor activities, crossfit, yoga, watching motivational speeches and most sports, live music.

Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I chose the Cleveland Clinic because of the camaraderie and family environment that reminded me of being in the military. Furthermore, the enthusiasm and dedication of the program to becoming the best and desire to help me become my best, in conjunction with the opportunity to train with some of the best minds in the world and practice cutting edge medicine made me feel that this was the best place and "fit" for me. Being a "witness" to Lebron is just bonus points!


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Martin Tom, MD

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch

Hobbies: Hiking, live music, basketball, football, snowboarding, giving Jonathan workout tips.

Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? Multiple factors led me to choose Cleveland Clinic, but the most important aspect was the program's emphasis and investment in resident development. The entire department, from junior residents to senior faculty, all seemed genuinely interested in my growth as a radiation oncologist. Additionally, despite the high expectations, the department fosters a culture of collegiality and camaraderie that felt unique among residencies. The program is extremely well rounded with a vast array of resources, including extensive opportunity for research and learning from world experts. The city of Cleveland also offers a truly impressive collection of events, restaurants, breweries, outdoor activities, sports, and music.

Recent Graduates from the Radiation Oncology Residency Program
Former Resident Medical School Current Position
Jeffrey Kittel, MD (2016)
Washington University School of Medicine, MO Radiation Oncology Associates, Ltd. Mulwaukee, WI
Steven Oh, MD (2016)
Yale University School of Medicine, CT MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Camden, NJ
Michael Weller, MD (2016)
University of Miami LM School of Medicine, FL Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, Cleveland OH
Neil Woody, MD (2016) Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, OH
Jason Hearn, MD (2015)
Harvard Medical School Boston, MA University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Gaurav Marwaha, MD (2015)
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL
Mihir Naik, DO (2015)
Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston, FL
Arya Kumar, MD (2014) Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
Monica Shukla, MD (2014) Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Susan Guo, MD (2013) Columbia University, New York, NC Albuquerque, NM
Abigail Stockham, MD (2013) University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Mayo Clinic, La Crosse, WI
Grant Hunter, MD (2012) University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT
Lawrence Sheplan, MD (2012) University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Shlomo Koyfman, MD (2011) Yale University, New Haven, CT Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD (2011) University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Michael Burdick, MD (2010) Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA Valley Medical Oncology Consultants; Pleasanton, CA
Erin Murphy, MD (2010) Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Andrew Vassil, MD (2010) University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Clifford Robinson, MD (2009) Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Kevin Stephans, MD (2009) Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Carryn Anderson, MD (2008) U. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Rahul Tendulkar, MD (2008) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Heath Mackley, MD (2007) University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Justin Juliano, MD (2007) SUNY Upstate, Syracuse, NY Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Samuel Chao, MD (2006) Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Vipul Thakkar, MD (2006) University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Southeast Radiation Oncology Group, Charlotte, NC
Ratna Sajja, MD (2005) Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Cancer Care Associates, McKinney, TX
Aimee Quan, MD (2005) University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Kaiser / Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Tom Carlson, MD (2004) University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, Wenatchee, WA
Deepak Khuntia, MD (2004) University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA
Chandrika Patel, MD (2003) Washington University, St. Louis, MO St. John Cancer Center, Anderson, IN
Mohammad El Shaikh, MD (2003) Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
Jeffrey Buchsbaum, MD, PhD. (2002) Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Indiana University Midwest Proton Center, Indianapolis, IN
Jason Seavolt, MD (2002) Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH Riverside Methodist Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Teresa Davies-Johns, MD (2001) NE Ohio Univ. College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH  
Lav Goyal, MD (2001) Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Associates in Radiation Oncology, Parkland, FL
Mark Chidel, MD (2000) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Summit Radiation Oncology, Littleton, CO
Janice Lyons, MD (2000) Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL University Hospitals Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH
Publications and Presentations 2015-2016

Resident Academic Activities, and Accolades in Radiation Oncology

Miller JA, Balagamwala EH, Angelov L, Suh JH, Djemil T, Magnelli A, Qi P, Zhuang T, Godley A, Chao ST. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for the Treatment of Primary and Metastatic Spinal Sarcomas. Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment. Accepted March 2016.

Tariq MB, Balagamwala EH, Chao ST. Re-irradiation in central nervous system tumors. J Radiat Oncol 4(2), 105-115, 2015.

Berriochoa C, Hibbard D, Morcos M, Bansal A, Comstock B, Oelschlager B, Pellegrini C, Shankaran V, Zeng J, Patel S. Tumor length as a prognostic factor in esophageal cancer management. J Radiat Oncol 4:71-77, 2015.

Berriochoa C, Leyrer CM, Vogelbaum M, Chao ST, Murphy ES. Adjuvant radiosurgery for a resected brain metastasis: A case report and literature review. Appl Radiat Oncol 4:26-28, 2015.

Cherian S, Kittel J, Reddy CA, Kolar M, Ulchaker J, Angermeier K, Stephans KL, Tendulkar RD, Klein E, Ciezki JP. Safety and Efficacy of I125 Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy in Patients with J-Pouch Anastomosis after Total Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis. Pract Radiat Oncol 5(5): e437-442, 2015.

Grant JD, Shirvani SM, Tang C, Juloori A, Rebueno NC, Allen PK, Chang JY. Incidence and predictors of severe acute esophagitis and subsequent esophageal stricture in patients treated with accelerated hyperfractionated chemoradiation for limited-stage small cell lung cancer. Pract Radiat Oncol 5(4): e383-391, 2015.

Juloori A, Ward M, Joshi N, Greskovich J, Xia P, Koyfman S. Adaptive Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer - a review article. Appl Radiat Oncol 4(3): 12-17, 2015.

Kittel JA, Reddy CA, Smith KL, Stephans KL, Tendulkar RD, Ulchaker J, Angermeier K, Campbell S, Stephenson A, Klein EA, Wilkinson DA, Ciezki JP. Long-Term Efficacy and Toxicity of Low Dose Rate 125I Prostate Brachytherapy as Monotherapy in Low, Intermediate, and High-Risk Prostate Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 92(4):884-93, 2015.

Kotecha R, Suh JH. In reply to Dr. Chamberlain. J Clin Oncol 33: 1986-1987, 2015.

Kotecha R, Berriochoa CA, Murphy ES, Machado AG, Chao ST, Suh JH, Stephans KL. Report of whole-brain radiation therapy in patients with deep brain stimulator: important neurosurgical considerations and radiotherapy practice principles. J Neurosurg 28:1-5, 2015.

Manyam B, Mallick I, Abdel-Wahab MM, Reddy CA, Pelley RJ, Remzi FH, Kalady MF, Lavery I, Kiran RP, Koyfman SA. The Impact of Preoperative Radiation Therapy on Locoregional Recurrence in Patients with Stage IV Rectal Cancer Treated with Definitive Surgical Resection and Contemporary Chemotherapy. J Gastrointest Surg 19:1676-1683, 2015.

Manyam BV, Nwizu TI, Rahe ML, Harr BA, Koyfman SA. Early and severe radiation toxicity associated with concurrent sirolimus in an organ transplant recipient with head and neck cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: a case report. AntiCancer Res 35(10):5511-4, 2015.

Miller JA, Balagamwala EH, Oh S, Koyfman SA, Suh JH. Presentation of Pituitary Carcinoma as Neck Metastasis after Irradiation of Recurrent Pituitary Macroadenoma. Appl Radiat Oncol 4(3):26-29. 2015.

Naik M, Marta NG, Abdel-Wahab M. Re-irradiation of locally recurrent prostate cancer after primary radiotherapy, J Radiat Oncol 4: 159-156, 2015.

Naik M, Ward MC, Bledsoe TJ, Kumar AM, Rybicki LA, Saxton JP, Burkey BB, Greskovich JF, Adelstein DJ, Koyfman SA. It is not just IMRT: Human papillomavirus related oropharynx squamous cell carcinoma is associated with better swallowing outcomes after definitive chemoradiotherapy. Oral Oncol 51(8):800-804, 2015.

Shah C, Verma V, Weller MA, Westerbeck E, Reilly K, Vicini F. Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: Outcomes and Future Perspectives. Am J Hematol Oncol 11:6-12, 2015.

Shang Q, Shen ZL, Ward MC, Joshi N, Koyfman SA, Xia P. Evolution of Treatment Planning Techniques in External-beam Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer. Appl Radiat Oncol 4(3):18-25, 2015.

Tariq MB, Balagamwala EH, Chao ST. Re-irradiation in central nervous system tumors. J Radiat Oncol 4(2), 105-115, 2015.

Trosman SJ, Koyfman SA, Ward MC, Al-Khudari S, Nwizu T, Greskovich JF, Lamarre ED, Scharpf J, Khan MJ, Lorenz RR, Adelstein DJ, Burkey BB. Effect of Human Papillomavirus on Patterns of Distant Metastatic Failure in Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treated with Chemoradiotherapy. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 141:457-462, 2015.

Weller MA, Tendulkar RD, Reddy CA, Stephans KL, Kupelian PA. Adjuvant vs Neoadjuvant Androgen Deprivation with Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer: Does Sequencing Matter? Clin Genitourin Cancer 13 (3):e183-9, 2015.

Woody NM, Stephans KL, Videtic GMM, Djemil T, Xia P. Potential systemic errors in lung stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) planning and delivery. J Radiat Oncol 4(2): 185-191, 2015.

Woody NM, Stephans KL, Narwaha G, Djemil T, Videtic GMM. Stereotactic body radiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer greater than 5 cm: Safety and Efficacy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 92(2):325-331, 2015.

Woody NM, Bricker A, Zakem S, Greer M, Joshi N, Koyfman SA. Carotid Blowout in a patient treated with nasopharyngeal treated with SBRT reirradiation for local recurrence using twice weekly treatment. J. Radiosurg & SBRT 3(4): 325-329, 2015.

Zakem SJ, Ward MC, Joshi N, Xia P, Koyfman SA. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) Reirradiation for Multiply Recurrent Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Appl Radiat Oncol 4(4):20-24, 2015.

Miller JA, Balagamwala EH, Mohammadi A, Mekhail N, Suh JH, Chao ST. Pain Flare and Vertebral Fracture following Spine Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma. Applied Radiation Oncology 5(1): 28-30, 2016.

Pham YD, Kittel JA, Reddy CA, Ciezki JP, Klein EA, Stephans KL, Tendulkar RD. Outcomes for prostate glands >60 cc treated with low-dose-rate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy 15(2): 163-8, 2016.

Shah C, Wobb J, Manyam B, Khan A, Vicini F. Accelerated partial breast irradiation utilizing brachytherapy: patient selection and workflow. J Contemp Brachytherapy 8(1):90-4, 2016.

Tendulkar R, Ward M, Suh JH. Letter to the Editor Re: Taking "the Game" Out of The Match: A Simple Proposal. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 94:637, 2016.

Ward MC, Pham YD, Kotecha R, Zakem SJ, Greskovich JF. Clinical and dosimetric implications of intensity-modulated radiotherapy for early-stage glottic carcinoma. Med Dosim 41(1): 64-9, 2016.

<5h>Accepted for Publication:

Berriochoa CA, Videtic GMM, Woody NM, Djemil T, Zhuang T, and Stephans KL. Stereotactic Body Radiation for T3N0 lung cancer with chest wall invasion. Clinical Lung Cancer, Accepted, April 26th 2016.

Guo S, Balagamwala EH, Reddy C, Elson P, Suh JH, Chao ST. Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes From Repeat Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastases in the Age of Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Am J Clin Oncol. 2014 Mar 6 [Epub ahead of print]

Jung EW, Jung DL, Balagamwala EH, Angelov L, Suh JH, Djemil T, Magnelli A, Chao ST. Single fraction spine stereotactic body radiotherapy for treatment of chordoma. Accepted to TCRT.

Kotecha R, Zimmerman A, Murphy ES, Ahmed Z, Ahluwalia MS, Suh JH, Reddy CA, Angelov L, Vogelbaum MA, Barnett GH, Chao ST. Management of Brain Metastasis in Patients with Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Carcinomas. Technol Cancer Rest Treat 2015 June [Epub ahead of print].

Kotecha R, Djemil T, Tendulkar RD, Reddy CA, Thousand RA, Vassil A, Stovsky M, Klein EA, Stephans KL. Dose-Escalated Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Patients with Intermediate and High-Risk Prostate Cancer: Initial Dosimetry Analysis and Patient Outcomes. IJROBP. In Press, February 6th, 2016, doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.02.009.

Kotecha R, Modula S, Murphy E, Reddy C, Jones M, Suh J, Machado A, Nagel S, Chao S. Trigeminal neuralgia treated with stereotactic radiosurgery: The effect of dose escalation on pain control and treatment outcomes, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Mar 2016.

Miller JA, Balagamwala EH, Angelov L, Suh JH, Djemil T, Magnelli A, Qi P, Zhuang T, Godley A, Chao ST. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for the Treatment of Primary and Metastatic Spinal Sarcomas. Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment. Accepted March 2016.

Naik M, Ward M, Bledsoe TJ, Kumar AMS, Rybicki LA, Saxton JP, Scharpf J, Burkey B, Hoschar AP, Greskovich JF, Adelstein DJ, Koyfman SA. It's not just IMRT: Human papillomavirus related oropharynx squamous cell carcinoma is associated with better swallowing outcomes after definitive chemoradiotherapy. Accepted Oral Oncol April 2015.

Ward MC, Shah A, Greskovich JF, Nwizu TI, Scharpf J, Burkey BB, Khan M, Lamarre E, Adelstein DJ, Koyfman SA, Xia P. The Prognostic Value of Pre-Treatment FDG-PET Parameters in HPV Associated Oropharynx Cancer. J Radiat Oncol (ePub) Dec 10, 2015.

Ward MC, Bhateja P, Nwizu T, Kmiecik J, Reddy CA, Scharpf J, Lamarre ED, Burkey BB, Greskovich JF, Adelstein DJ, Koyfman SA. Impact of feeding tube choice on severe late dysphagia after definitive chemoradiotherapy for human papillomavirus-negative head and neck cancer. Head Neck (epub) June 2015.

Ward MC, Adelstein DJ, Bhateja P, Nwizu TI, Scharpf J, Houston N, Lamarre ED, Lorenz R, Burkey BB, Greskovich JF, Koyfman SA. "Severe late dysphagia and cause of death after concurrent chemoradiation for larynx cancer in patients eligible for RTOG 91-11." Oral Onc 57, 21-26, June 2016.

Woody NM, Bricker A, Zakem S, Greer M, Joshi N, Koyfman SA. Carotid blowout in a patient treated with nasopharyngeal treated with SBRT re-irradiation for local recurrence using twice weekly treatment. Accepted to J Stereo Radiosurg SBRT.

Woody NM, Koyfman SA, Xia P, Yu N, Shang Q, Adelstein DJ, Scharpf J, Burkey B, Saxton JP, Greskovich Jr. JF. Regional control is preserved after dose de-escalated radiotherapy to involved lymph nodes in HPV positive oropharyngeal cancer is associated with excellent loco-regional control. Accepted to Oral Oncol.

Balagamwala EH, Miller J, Suh JH, Chao ST. Chapter 9. Spine Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for the Treatment of De Novo Spine Metastasis. In Sahgal A, Lo SS, MA L, Sheehan JP. Image-guided hypofractioned stereotactic radiotherapy: a practical approach to guide treatment of brain and spine tumors. 1st edition. Taylor & Francis Books, Inc. 2016: 143-156.

Kittel J, Zickefoose L, Mattson D. Chapter 6: Basic Treatment Planning. In physics in Radiation Oncology Self Assessment Guide. Eds. Godley A, Xia P. New York, NY, Demos Medical. p. 165-200, 2016.

Stephans KL, Woody NM, Kotecha R, Videtic GMM. Ch. 33 Treatment planning in thoracic oncology. Treatment planning in radiation oncology, 4th edition. Khan FM, editor. Submited Sept 2015.

Stephans KL, Kotecha R, Woody NM, Videtic GMM. Chapter XX: Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer. In Shields General Thoracic Surgery, 8th Edition, eds Joseph LoCicero MD, Richard Feins MD, Gaetano Rocco MD, Yolonda Colson MD, and Bryan Meyers MD. Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2015.

Videtic GMM, Kotecha R, Woody NM, Stephans KL. Chapter 33- Cancers of the Thorax/Lung. In: Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology, 4th edition, edited by Faiz Khan, John Gibbons, and Paul Sperduto. In press.

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Cleveland Area Attractions


The Cleveland Museum of Art

Newly renovated, The Cleveland Museum of Art features more than 46,000 pieces and work-in-progress galleries.


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The greatest stories and biggest names in rock and roll shine on at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, featuring 4 theaters, multiple interactive stations and seven floors of exhibits.

The Cleveland Metroparks

Get active and live the outdoor life at the Cleveland Metroparks. Explore over 22,000 acres in 18 reservations.

The Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra is considered one of the nation's best. See a concert at their winter home, Severance Hall, or during summer, listen alfresco at Blossom Music Center.

The Cleveland Sports Scene

Catch an Indians, Cavs, or Browns game- just minutes from Cleveland Clinic!

East 4th Street

From the best food and entertainment the city has to offer to the coolest address in town to live, East 4th Street is an experience you do not want to miss!

Ohio City

Ohio City is considered one of the most diverse and desirable places to live, work, study, play, and worship.

Playhouse Square

The largest performance arts center in the nation outside of New York hosts operas, ballets, concerts and Broadway-style musicals.

The West Side Market

Catch a glimpse of Cleveland's melting pot heritage at this bustling indoor market where vendors sell fruits, veggies, baked goods and more.

Cancer Answers & Appointments

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