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Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD


Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, UCSF

Phone: (415) 353-9807 (appts)
Box 1708, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1708

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2002, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, M.D., Ph.D., Medicine/English
2003, U. T. – M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Internship, Medicine/Surgery
2007, U. T. – M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Residency, Radiation Oncology

Professional Experience

  • 2007-2013
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2007-present
    Consultant in Radiology, San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • 2008-2013
    Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, by courtesy
  • 2013-present
    Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2013-present
    Associate Professor in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, by courtesy

Honors & Awards

  • 1992
    Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • 1995
    Benjamin Franklin Medical Scholar Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2004
    Thomas Barkley Award, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2005
    Fellowship, Korean American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology
  • 2006
    Jesse H. Jones Fellowship in Cancer Education, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2006
    Outstanding Resident Presentation Award, Texas Radiological Society
  • 2006
    A. Lavoy Moore Endowment Fund, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2006
    Eleanor Montague Distinguished Resident Award, American Association of Women Radiologists
  • 2008
    Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship, AMA Women Physicians Congress
  • 2009
    Best Doctors in America, 2009-2014
  • 2011
    Educator of the Year Award, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology

Selected Publications

  1. Okoye CC, Jablons DM, Jahan TM, Kukreja J, Cardozo S, Yom SS. Divergent management strategies for typical versus atypical carcinoid tumors of the thoracic cavity. Am J Clin Oncol. 2014 Aug; 37(4):350-5.
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  2. Yom SS, Cohen E. The ACR appropriateness criteria® for thyroid carcinoma: Searching for consensus in a rapidly evolving area. Oral Oncol. 2014 Jun; 50(6):575-6.
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  3. Salama JK, Golden DW, Yom SS, Garg MK, Lawson J, McDonald MW, Quon H, Ridge JA, Saba N, Smith RV, Worden F, Yeung AR, Beitler JJ. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® thyroid carcinoma. Oral Oncol. 2014 Jun; 50(6):577-86.
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  4. Yom SS. Q&A with dr jay s. Cooper about radiation therapy oncology group 9003. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 May 1; 89(1):10-2.
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  5. Yu J, Aldabagh B, Wang J, Yom SS, El-Sayed I, Knott D, McGrath MH, Arron S. Multidisciplinary management of advanced Basal cell carcinoma: report of four cases. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 May 1; 13(5):601-6.
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  6. Ouyang D, El-Sayed IH, Yom SS. National trends in surgery for sinonasal malignancy and the effect of hospital volume on short-term outcomes. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul; 124(7):1609-14.
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  7. George JR, Yom SS, Wang SJ. Improved outcomes in adjuvant radiotherapy for oral cavity carcinoma at an academic center: A matched-pair analysis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul; 124(7):1603-8.
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  8. Chainani-Wu N, Chang C, Gross AJ, Yom SS, Silverman S. Oropharyngeal carcinoma arising after methotrexate and etanercept therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2014 Mar; 117(3):e261-3.
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  9. George JR, Yom SS, Wang SJ. Modality Treatment Outcomes for Head and Neck Cancer: Comparison of Postoperative Radiation Therapy at Academic vs Nonacademic Medical Centers. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Nov 1; 139(11):1118-26.
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  10. Ridge JA, Lawson J, Yom SS, Garg MK, McDonald MW, Quon H, Saba N, Salama JK, Smith RV, Worden F, Yeung AR, Beitler JJ. American college of radiology appropriateness criteria(®) treatment of stage I T1 glottic cancer. Head Neck. 2014 Jan; 36(1):3-8.
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  11. Pfister DG, Ang KK, Brizel DM, Burtness BA, Busse PM, Caudell JJ, Cmelak AJ, Colevas AD, Dunphy F, Eisele DW, Gilbert J, Gillison ML, Haddad RI, Haughey BH, Hicks WL, Hitchcock YJ, Kies MS, Lydiatt WM, Maghami E, Martins R, McCaffrey T, Mittal BB, Pinto HA, Ridge JA, Samant S, Schuller DE, Shah JP, Spencer S, Weber RS, Wolf GT, Worden F, Yom SS, McMillian NR, Hughes M. Head and neck cancers, version 2.2013. Featured updates to the NCCN guidelines. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Aug; 11(8):917-23.
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  12. Garg MK, Ridge JA, Yom SS, McDonald MW, Quon H, Smith RV, Yeung AR, Lawson J, Saba N, Salama JK, Beitler JJ. Reply, contralateral irradiation for T(limited)N2bM0 lateralized tonsil cancer. Head Neck. 2013 Mar; 35(3):465-6.
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  13. Dasgupta T, Haas-Kogan DA, Yang X, Olow A, Yang DX, Gragg A, Orloff LA, Yom SS. Genotype-dependent cooperation of ionizing radiation with BRAF inhibition in BRAF V600E-mutated carcinomas. Invest New Drugs. 2013 Oct; 31(5):1136-41.
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  14. Yom SS. Oncology scan-head and neck cancers. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Jan 1; 85(1):3-5.
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  15. Pejavar S, Yom SS, Hwang A, Speight J, Gottschalk A, Hsu IC, Roach M, Xia P. Computer-assisted, atlas-based segmentation for target volume delineation in whole pelvic IMRT for prostate cancer. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jun; 12(3):199-206.
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  16. Saba NF, Yom SS, Haigentz M, El-Rayes B. Monoclonal Antibodies against Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor in Solid Tumors. Chemother Res Pract. 2012; 2012:291421.
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  17. Graff P, Kirby N, Weinberg V, Chen J, Yom SS, Lambert L, Pouliot J. The residual setup errors of different IGRT alignment procedures for head and neck IMRT and the resulting dosimetric impact. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 May 1; 86(1):170-6.
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  18. Kono SA, Haigentz M, Yom SS, Saba N. EGFR Monoclonal Antibodies in the Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: A View beyond Cetuximab. Chemother Res Pract. 2012; 2012:901320.
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  19. Cooper JS, Zhang Q, Pajak TF, Forastiere AA, Jacobs J, Saxman SB, Kish JA, Kim HE, Cmelak AJ, Rotman M, Lustig R, Ensley JF, Thorstad W, Schultz CJ, Yom SS, Ang KK. Long-term follow-up of the RTOG 9501/intergroup phase III trial: postoperative concurrent radiation therapy and chemotherapy in high-risk squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Dec 1; 84(5):1198-205.
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  20. Yom SS, Chen CP, Jahan TM, Jablons DM. One size does not fit all lung cancer patients. J Thorac Oncol. 2012 May; 7(5):945.
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