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Adam S Garden, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1984 SUNY Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn, NY, MD, Medicine
1980 The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, BA, Natural Science

Postgraduate Training

7/1989-6/1990 Research Fellowship, Experimental Radiation (PGY-6), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
7/1986-6/1989 Clinical Residency, Radiation Therapy (PGY-3-5), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
7/1985-6/1986 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine (PGY-2), Staten Island Hospital, Staten Island, NY
7/1984-6/1985 Clinical Internship, Internal Medicine (PGY-1), Staten Island Hospital, Staten Island, NY

Board Certifications

6/1990 American Board of Radiology

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Bhatia A, Rao A, Ang KK, Garden AS, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Evans DB, Clayman G, Sherman SI, Schwartz DL. Anaplastic thyroid cancer: Clinical outcomes with conformal radiotherapy. Head Neck 32(7):829-836, 7/2010. e-Pub 11/2009. PMID: 19885924.
2. Kies MS, Holsinger FC, Lee JJ, William WN, Glisson BS, Lin HY, Lewin JS, Ginsberg LE, Gillaspy KA, Massarelli E, Byers L, Lippman SM, Hong WK, El-Naggar AK, Garden AS, Papadimitrakopoulou V. Induction Chemotherapy and Cetuximab for Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: Results From a Phase II Prospective Trial. J Clin Oncol 28(1):8-14, 1/1/2010. e-Pub 11/16/2009. PMCID: PMC2799235.
3. Salama JK, Haddad RI, Kies MS, Busse PM, Dong L, Brizel DM, Eisbruch A, Tishler RB, Trotti AM, Garden AS. Clinical Practice Guidance for Radiotherapy Planning After Induction Chemotherapy in Locoregionally Advanced Head-and-Neck Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 75(3):725-733, 11/2009. e-Pub 4/2009. PMID: 19362781.
4. Murphy BA, Chen A, Curran WJ, Garden AS, Harari PM, Wong SJ, Ang KK. Longitudinal oncology registry of head and neck carcinoma (LORHAN((R))): initial supportive care findings. Support Care Cancer 17(11):1393-1401, 11/2009. e-Pub 3/2009. PMID: 19263090.
5. Zevallos JP, Mallen MJ, Lam CY, Karam-Hage M, Blalock J, Wetter DW, Garden AS, Sturgis EM, Cinciripini PM. Complications of radiotherapy in laryngopharyngeal cancer: effects of a prospective smoking cessation program. Cancer 115(19):4636-4644, 10/2009. PMID: 19569250.
6. Rosenthal DI, Harris J, Forastiere AA, Weber RS, Ridge JA, Myers JN, Garden AS, Kuettel MR, Sidhu K, Schultz CJ, Trotti A, Ang KK. Early postoperative paclitaxel followed by concurrent paclitaxel and cisplatin with radiation therapy for patients with resected high-risk head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: report of the phase II trial RTOG 0024. J Clin Oncol 27(28):4727-4732, 10/2009. e-Pub 8/2009. PMCID: PMC2754914.
7. Murphy BA, Beaumont JL, Isitt J, Garden AS, Gwede CK, Trotti AM, Meredith RF, Epstein JB, Le QT, Brizel DM, Bellm LA, Wells N, Cella D. Mucositis-related morbidity and resource utilization in head and neck cancer patients receiving radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy. J Pain Symptom Manage 38(4):522-532, 10/2009. e-Pub 7/2009. PMID: 19608377.
8. Moeller BJ, Rana V, Cannon BA, Williams MD, Sturgis EM, Ginsberg LE, Macapinlac HA, Lee JJ, Ang KK, Chao KS, Chronowski GM, Frank SJ, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Weber RS, Garden AS, Lippman SM, Schwartz DL. Prospective Risk-Adjusted [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography Assessment of Radiation Response in Head and Neck Cancer. J Clin Oncol 27(15):2509-2515, 5/2009. PMID: 19332725.
9. Holsinger FC, Kies MS, Diaz EM, Gillenwater AM, Lewin JS, Ginsberg LE, Glisson BS, Garden AS, Ark N, Lin HY, Lee JJ, El-Naggar AK, Hong WK, Shin DM, Khuri FR. Durable Long-Term Remission With Chemotherapy Alone for Stage II to IV Laryngeal Cancer. J Clin Oncol 27(12):1976-1982, 4/2009. PMID: 19289628.
10. Sulman EP, Schwartz DL, Le TT, Ang KK, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Ahamad A, Kies M, Glisson B, Weber R, Garden AS. Imrt Reirradiation of Head and Neck Cancer-Disease Control and Morbidity Outcomes. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73(2):399-409, 2/2009. PMID: 18556144.
11. Li H, Zhu XR, Zhang L, Dong L, Tung S, Ahamad A, Chao KS, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Schwartz DL, Mohan R, Garden AS. Comparison of 2d Radiographic Images and 3d Cone Beam Computed Tomography for Positioning Head-and-Neck Radiotherapy Patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71(3):916-925, 7/2008. PMID: 18395358.
12. Schwartz DL, Rana V, Shaw S, Yazbeck C, Ang KK, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Hoff A, Evans DB, Clayman GL, Garden AS, Sherman SI. Postoperative radiotherapy for advanced medullary thyroid cancer-Local disease control in the modern era. Head Neck 30(7):883-888, 7/2008. PMID: 18213725.
13. Allen MW, Schwartz DL, Rana V, Adapala P, Morrison WH, Hanna EY, Weber RS, Garden AS, Ang KK. Long-Term Radiotherapy Outcomes for Nasal Cavity and Septal Cancers. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71(2):401-406, 6/2008. PMID: 18164845.
14. Thariat J, Ahamad A, El-Naggar AK, Williams MD, Holsinger FC, Glisson BS, Allen PK, Morrison WH, Weber RS, Ang KK, Garden AS. Outcomes after radiotherapy for basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: a case-control study. Cancer 112(12):2698-2709, 6/2008. PMID: 18429002.
15. Yildirim G, Gillenwater AM, Ordonez NG, Garden AS, El-Naggar AK. Concurrent epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor and papillary thyroid carcinoma in the treated field of Hodgkin's disease. Head Neck 30(5):675-679, 5/2008. PMID: 17972308.
16. Debnam JM, Garden AS, Ginsberg LE. Benign ulceration as a manifestation of soft tissue radiation necrosis: imaging findings. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 29(3):558-562, 3/2008. PMID: 18202241.
17. Siddiqui F, Pajak TF, Watkins-Bruner D, Konski AA, Coyne JC, Gwede CK, Garden AS, Spencer SA, Jones C, Movsas B. Pretreatment quality of life predicts for locoregional control in head and neck cancer patients: a radiation therapy oncology group analysis. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 70(2):353-360, 2/2008. PMID: 17889449.
18. Petsuksiri J, Frank SJ, Garden AS, Ang KK, Morrison WH, Chao KS, Rosenthal DI, Schwartz DL, Ahamad A, Esmaeli B. Outcomes after radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the eyelid. Cancer 112(1):111-118, 1/2008. PMID: 17963262.
19. Elting LS, Avritscher EB, Cooksley CD, Cardenas-Turanzas M, Garden AS, Chambers MS. Psychosocial and economic impact of cancer. Dent Clin North Am 52(1):231-252, x, 1/2008. PMID: 18154872.
20. Chambers MS, Jones CU, Biel MA, Weber RS, Hodge KM, Chen Y, Holland JM, Ship JA, Vitti R, Armstrong I, Garden AS, Haddad R. Open-label, long-term safety study of cevimeline in the treatment of postirradiation xerostomia. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69(5):1369-1376, 12/2007. PMID: 17855005.
21. O'Daniel JC, Garden AS, Schwartz DL, Wang H, Ang KK, Ahamad A, Rosenthal DI, Morrison WH, Asper JA, Zhang L, Tung SM, Mohan R, Dong L. Parotid gland dose in intensity-modulated radiotherapy for head and neck cancer: is what you plan what you get? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69(4):1290-1296, 11/2007. PMID: 17967319.
22. Bristol IJ, Ahamad A, Garden AS, Morrison WH, Hanna EY, Papadimitrakopoulou VA, Rosenthal DI, Ang KK. Postoperative radiotherapy for maxillary sinus cancer: long-term outcomes and toxicities of treatment. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 68(3):719-730, 7/2007.
23. Elting LS, Cooksley CD, Chambers MS, Garden AS. Risk, outcomes, and costs of radiation-induced oral mucositis among patients with head-and-neck malignancies. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 68(4):1110-1120, 7/2007.
24. Trotti A, Pajak TF, Gwede CK, Paulus R, Cooper J. Forastiere A, Ridge JA, Watkins-Bruner D, Garden AS, Ang KK, Curran W. TAME: development of a new method for summarising adverse events of cancer treatment by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. Lancet Oncol 8(7):613-624, 7/2007.
25. Garden AS, Morrison WH, Wong PF, Tung SS, Rosenthal DI, Dong L, Mason B, Perkins GH, Ang KK. Disease-control rates following intensity-modulated radiation therapy for small primary oropharyngeal carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67(2):438-444, 2/2007.
26. Chambers MS, Fleming TJ, Toth BB, Lemon JC, Craven TE, Bouwsma OJ, Garden AS, Espeland MA, Keene HJ, Martin JW, Sipos T. Erratum to "Clinical evaluation of the intraoral fluoride releasing system in radiation-induced xerostomic subjects. Part 2: Phase I study". Oral Oncol 43(1):98-105, 1/2007. PMID: 18027401.
27. Thariat J, Yildirim G, Mason KA, Garden AS, Milas L, Ang KK. Combination of radiotherapy with EGFR for head and neck carcinoma. J Clin Oncol 12/2:99-110, 2007.
28. Epstein JB, Beaumont JL, Gwede CK, Murphy B, Garden AS, Meredith R, Le QT, Brizel D, Isitt J, Cella D. Longitudinal evaluation of the oral mucositis weekly questionnaire-head and neck cancer, a patient reported outcomes questionnaire. Cancer 109/9:1914-1922, 2007.
29. O'Daniel JC, Rosenthal DI, Garden AS, Barker JL, Ahamad A, Ang KK, Asper JA, Blanco AL, deCrevoisier R, Holsinger FC, Patel CB, Schwartz DL, Wang H, Dong L. The effect of dental artifacts, contrast media, and experience on interobserver contouring variations in head and neck anatomy. Am J Clin Oncol 30/2:191-198, 2007.
30. Kupferman ME, Morrison WH, Santillan AA, Roberts D, Diaz EM Jr, Garden AS, Weber, R. The role of interstital brachytherapy with salvage surgery for the management of recurrent head and neck cancers. Cancer 109/10:2052-2057, 2007.
31. Chambers MS, Mellberg JR, Keene HJ, Bouwsma OJ, Garden AS, Sipos T, Fleming TJ. Clinical evaluation of the intraoral fluoride releasing system in radiation-induced xerostomic subjects. Part 1: Fluorides. Oral Oncol 42/9:934-945, 10/2006. PMID: 16891149.
32. Chambers MS, Mellberg JR, Keene HJ, Bouwsma OJ, Garden AS, Sipos T, Fleming TJ. Clinical evaluation of the intraoral fluoride releasing system in radiation-induced xerostomic subjects. Part 2: Phase I study. Oral Oncol 42/9:946-953, 10/2006. PMID: 16757200.
33. Yom SS, Morrison WH, Ang KK, Rosenthal DI, Perkins GH, Wong PF, Garden AS. Two-field versus three-field irradiation technique in the postoperative treatment of head-and-neck cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 66:469-476, 10/2006. PMID: 16887292.
34. Chambers MS, Weber RS, Garden AS. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy and xerostomia. J Calif Dent Assoc 34:743-748, 9/2006. PMID: 17022299.
35. Tsao AS, Garden AS, Kies MS, Morrison W, Feng L, Lee JJ, Khuri F, Zinner R, Myers J, Papadimitrakopoulou V, Lewin J, Clayman GL, Ang KK, Glisson BS. Phase I/II study of docetaxel, cisplatin, and concomitant boost radiation for locally advanced squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. J Clin Oncol 24/25:4163-4169, 9/2006. PMID: 16943532.
36. Rosenthal DI, Asper JA, Barker JL, Jr, Garden AS, Chao KS, Morrison WH, Weber RS, Ang KK. Importance of patient examination to clinical quality assurance in head and neck radiation oncology. Head Neck 28/11:967-973, 7/2006. PMID: 16823872.
37. Pinto SM, Garden AS. Prepubertal menarche: a defined clinical entity. Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:327-329, 7/2006. e-Pub 4/2006. PMID: 16813762.
38. Asper JA, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Ahamad A, Ang KK, Garden AS. Impact of changes to the American Joint Committee on Cancer T classification on outcome prediction in patients with oropharyngeal cancer. Cancer 106:1950-1957, 5/2006. PMID: 16598700.
39. Elliott EA, Wright JR, Swann RS, Nguyen-Tan F, Takita C, Bucci MK, Garden AS, Kim H, Hug EB, Ryu J, Greenberg M, Saxton JP, Ang K, Berk L. Phase III Trial of an emulsion containing trolamine for the prevention of radiation dermatitis in patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: results of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Trial 99-13. J Clin Oncol 24:2092-2097, 5/2006. PMID: 16648511.
40. Zhang L, Garden AS, Lo J, Ang KK, Ahamad A, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Chambers MS, Zhu XR, Mohan R, Dong L. Multiple regions-of-interest analysis of setup uncertainties for head-and-neck cancer radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64:1559-1569, 4/2006. PMID: 16580505.
41. Apisarnthanarax S, Elliott DD, El-Naggar AK, Asper JA, Blanco A, Ang KK, Garden AS, Morrison WH, Rosenthal D, Weber RS, Chao KS. Determining optimal clinical target volume margins in head-and-neck cancer based on microscopic extracapsular extension of metastatic neck nodes. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64:678-683, 3/2006. PMID: 16243444.
42. Konski AA, Pajak TF, Movsas B, Coyne J, Harris J, Gwene C, Garden A, Spencer S, Jones C. Disadvantage of men living alone participating in Radiation Therapy Oncology Group head and neck trials. J Clin Oncol 24/25:4177-4183, 2006.

Abstracts

1. Chronowski GM, Garden AS, Morrison WH, Frank SJ, Schwartz DL, Shah SJ, Beadle BM, Gunn GB, Ang KK, Rosenthal DI. Ipsilateral Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tonsil. Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, Chandler, AZ, 2/2010.
2. Skinner HD, Esmaeli B, Ang K, Garden AS, Rosenthal DI, Morrison WH, Pinnix C, Frank SJ. Outcomes of Malignant Tumors of the Lacrimal Apparatus: The MD Anderson Experience. Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, Chandler, AZ, 2/2010.
3. Lee N, Zhang Q, Kim J, Garden AS, Mechalakos J, Hu K, Le Q, Glisson BS, Chan AT, Pfister DG. Phase II Study of Concurrent and Adjuvant Chemotherapy with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) or Three-dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy (3D-CRT) + Bevacizumab (BV) for Locally or Regionally Advanced Nasopharygneal Cancer (NPC)[RTOG 0615]: Preliminary Toxicity Report. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Proceedings of the 52nd Annual ASTRO Meeting 78/3S(221):S103-S104, 2010.
4. Schwartz DL, Ang KK, Chronowski G, Rosenthal DI, Sejpal SV, Shah SJ, Zhang Y, Garcia J, Garden AS, Dong L. Prospective Experience with CT-guided Adaptive Radiotherapy for Head-and-Neck Cancer. American Society for Radiation Oncology 51st Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 11/2009.
5. Schwartz DL, Garden AS, Tung S, Wong P, Garcia J, Zhang Y, Zhang L, Dong L. Improved Dosimetric Results with Image-guided Adaptive Radiotherapy (ART) for Head and Neck Cancer. American Radium Society 91st Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC, 4/2009.
6. Schwartz DL, Garden AS, Tong S, Wong P, Garcia J, Zhang Y, Zhang L, Dong L. Clinical Experience with In-room CT-guided Adaptive Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer. American Society for Radiation Oncology 50th Annual Meeting, Boston MA, 9/2008.
7. Moeller BJ, Cannon B, Ang KK, Chao KC, Chronowski GM, Frank SJ, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Garden AS, Schwartz DL. Does FDG-PET/CT Provide Added Value over CT Alone for Assessment of Radiation Response in Advanced Stage Head and Neck Cancer?. American Society for Radiation Oncology 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 9/2008.
8. Fuller CD, Holsinger FC, Ark N, Morrison WH, Kies MS, Ang KK, Weber RS, Garden AS, Rosenthal DI. Long-term Outcomes for T3 Larynx Squamous Cancers. American Society for Radiation Oncology 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 9/2008.
9. Rosenthal DI, Fuller CD, Holsinger FC, Kies MS, Morrison WH, Lewin JS, Weber RS, Ang KK, Garden AS. Long-term Outcomes for T4 Larynx Cancer. American Society for Radiation Oncology 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 9/2008.
10. Eisbruch A, Harris J, Garden AS, Chao CKS, Straube W, Harari PM, Sanguineti G, Jones C, Bosch W, Ang KK. Multi-institutional Trial of IMRT for Early Stage Oropharyngeal Cancer: Acceleration via Simultaneously Incorporated Boost (SIB) (RTOG 00-22). American Society for Radiation Oncology 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 9/2008.
11. Lee N, Harris J, Garden AS, Straube W, Bosch W, Morrison WH, Quivey J, Thorstadt W, Jones C, Ang KK. Phase II Multi-institutional Study of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) +/− Chemotherapy for Nasopharyngeal (NPC) Carcinoma: Preliminary Clinical Results of RTOG. American Society for Radiation Oncology 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 9/2008.
12. Loboa MJ, Garden AS, Morrison WH, Ang KK, Rosenthal DI, Chao C, Evans DB, Clayman G, Sherman S, Schwartz DL. Post-operative External Beam Radiotherapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Modern Era Outcomes and Morbidity. American Society for Radiation Oncology 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 9/2008.
13. Lindsay P, Yildrim G, Garden A, Zhang L, Yu Z, Zhang Y, Zhu X, Theriot L, Ahamad A, Dong L. Dosimetric Impact of Anatomy Variations and Benefits of Mid-Course Replanning for Head and Neck IMRT. 50th Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Houston, TX, 7/2008.
14. Yom SS, Edeiken-Monro BS, Garden AS. The Cinical Value of Post-Radiation Ultrasound Examination of the Neck. American Radium Society 90th Annual Meeting, Laguna Niguel, CA, 5/2008.
15. Garden AS, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Glisson BS, Weber RS, Schwartz DL, Kies MS, Frank SJ, Ang KK, Sturgis EM. Patterns of Disease Recurrence Following Radiation for Oropharyngeal Cancer. American Society for Radiation Oncology 51st Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2008.

Last updated: 8/28/2013