University of South Alabama

              Advising Meeting:

Call any faculty advisor for an individual appointment : 251-665-8000

 

Radiation Oncology

John R. Russell, M.D.
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Elsie Colle Professor of Interdisciplinary Clinical Oncology
USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, Terrace Level, Radiation Oncology
251-445-9616
jrrussell@health.southalabama.edu

Website: http://www.southalabama.edu/mci/radiationonc.html

Faculty Advisors to Senior Students:

Suzanne Russo, MD

Philip Rubin Professor of Interdisciplinary Oncology
MCI Radiation Oncology Services
Phone: 251-665-8000
srusso@health.southalabama.edu

Roger Ove, MD PhD
Vice Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Philip Rubin Professor of Interdisciplinary Oncology
MCI Radiation Oncology Services
Phone: 251-665-8000
rove@health.southalabama.edu

Radiation Oncology (also known as Radiation Therapy) is the field of Medicine which deals with the use of ionizing radiation as a medical treatment modality.  Included in this field is the evaluation, treatment and follow-up of patients.  The field also includes usage of chemical and biologic modifiers of ionizing radiations and participation in national clinical trials.

There are 68 Radiation Oncology residency programs which provide four years of training beginning in PGY 2.  Residents are usually scheduled on three month rotations to include all anatomical sites in addition to brachytherapy and remote afterloading, as well as radiation physics, radiobiology, intra operative and hyperthermic therapy.  The resident rotates through other oncology subspecialties in order to obtain a broad understanding of oncology.

A separate matching program exists for students in this discipline.

 Informal Description of the Clinical Discipline
 

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