Lung cancer, esophageal cancer and stereotactic body radiation therapy
Management of patients with thoracic malignancies, including small cell and non-small cell lung cancer, esophageal cancer and other mediastinal tumors in adults. Main interest is lung carcinoma, specifically the use of three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D CRT) for non-small cell lung cancers. Work from Washington University School of Medicine has shown that outcomes and side effects in patients treated with definitive radiation for non-small cell lung cancer is related to the tumor volume. Active member of the RTOG lung committee, serving as a liaison to the RTOG 3D CRT committee and as head of the lung protocol review subcommittee. Research goals are to improve outcomes in the treatment of lung carcinoma through improved target definition using biological imaging (image fusion in PET with CT scans), active breathing control to reduce lung motion during radiotherapy treatment and the development of stereotactic approaches for lung cancer.
- 1993: MD, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
- 1993 - 1994: Intern, internal medicine, Evanston Hospital and Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
- 1994 - 1998: Resident, radiation and cellular oncology, University of Chicago
- 1997 - 1998: Research fellow, radiation and cellular oncology, University of Chicago
- 1998: American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology
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