Carmen Bergom, MD, PhD

Carmen Bergom, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncologist

Primary Academic Title

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Breast cancer

Research Interest

Dr. Bergom is an ROI-funded investigator focused on utilizing unique pre-clinical genetic models to improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy and decrease side effects from radiation exposure of normal tissues. Her research specifically focuses on using genetic models to identify factors in the tumor microenvironment that enhance the effectiveness of radiation therapy, as well as using these models to identify genetic variants that alter the sensitivity of the heart to radiation exposure.


  • 2008: MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • 2006: PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin


  • 2009 - 2013: Resident, radiation oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2010 - 2013: Holman Research Pathway, American Board of Radiology

Board Certification

  • 2014: American Board of Radiology, radiation oncology

Selected Research Publications

Targeted Cardiac Ionizing Radiation in Dahl Salt-Sensitive Rats Can Improve Recovery From Ischemic Injury.
  • SenthilKumar G, Heisner JS, Schlaak R, [...] Bergom C
  • JACC Basic Transl Sci 2023
Histology Specific Molecular Biomarkers: Ushering in a New Era of Precision Radiation Oncology.
  • Sutera P, Skinner H, Witek M, [...] Bergom C
  • Semin Radiat Oncol 2023
Sustained alternate-day fasting potentiates doxorubicin cardiotoxicity.
  • Ozcan M, Guo Z, Valenzuela Ripoll C, [...] Bergom C, [...] Javaheri A
  • Cell Metab 2023
Differences in radiation-induced heart dysfunction in male versus female rats.
  • Andruska N, Schlaak RA, Frei A, [...] Bergom C
  • Int J Radiat Biol 2023
Methods to assess radiation-induced cardiotoxicity in rodent models.
  • Melam A, Pedersen LN, Klaas A, Xu Z, Bergom C
  • Methods Cell Biol 2023
Radiation-Induced Cardiovascular Toxicities.
  • Badiyan SN, Puckett LL, Vlacich G, [...] Bergom C
  • Curr Treat Options Oncol 2022
Radiation-Induced Cardiac Dysfunction: Optimizing Radiation Delivery and Postradiation Care.
  • Pedersen LN, Khoobchandani M, Brenneman R, Mitchell JD, Bergom C
  • Heart Fail Clin 2022
Heart Sparing Radiotherapy Techniques in Breast Cancer: A Focus on Deep Inspiration Breath Hold.
  • Stowe HB, Andruska ND, Reynoso F, Thomas M, Bergom C
  • Breast Cancer (Dove Med Press) 2022
Radiation-induced cardiac dysfunction: Practical implications.
  • Pedersen LN, Schiffer W, Mitchell JD, Bergom C
  • Kardiol Pol 2022

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Contact Information

  • North St. Louis County

    1255 Graham Road
    Florissant, MO 63031

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