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Melenda D. Jeter, M.D., M.P.H.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2001 Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, MPH, Public Health
1997 University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, MD, Medicine

Board Certifications

4/2012 American Board of Radiology Radiation Oncology

Experience/Service

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, Fort Bend Hospital, Richmond, TX, 11/2004-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, St. Luke’s Community Center, The Woodlands, TX, 5/2004-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, Bellaire Radiation Oncology Treatment Center, Bellaire, TX, 7/2002-present

Professional Memberships

American College of Radiology, Reston, VA
Member, 8/2002-present
American Medical Association, Chicago, IL
Member, 6/2002-present
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Fairfax, VA
Member, 7/1998-present
American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria, VA
Member, 4/2005-present
Houston Medical Forum, Houston, TX
Member - Scholarship Committee, 8/2002-present
Mary Susan Moore Society of African-American Women Physicians, Houston, TX
Member, 9/2004-present
Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA
Member, 8/1998-6/2002
National Medical Association, Washington, DC
Member, 8/2002-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. McGovern SL, Liao Z, Bucci MK, McAleer MF, Jeter MD, Chang JY, O'Reilly MS, Cox JD, Allen PK, Komaki R. Is sex associated with the outcome of patients treated with radiation for nonsmall cell lung cancer? Cancer 115(14):3233-42, 7/15/2009. PMID: 19472405.
2. Zhang Z, Chen Y, Chen Y, Jeter M, Hofstetter WL, Ajani J, Swisher SG, Chang JY, Allen PK, Cox JD, Komaki R, Liao ZX. Outcomes with esophageal cancer radiation therapy. J Thorac Oncol 4(7):880-8, 7/2009. PMID: 19458557.
3. Smith GL, Smith BD, Buchholz TA, Liao Z, Jeter M, Swisher SG, Hofstetter WL, Ajani JA, McAleer MF, Komaki R, Cox JD. Patterns of Care and Locoregional Treatment Outcomes in Older Esophageal Cancer Patients: The SEER-Medicare Cohort. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74(2):482-9, 6/1/2009. e-Pub 3/14/2009. PMID: 19289262.
4. Starkschall G, Britton K, McAleer MF, Jeter MD, Kaus MR, Bzdusek K, Mohan R, Cox JD. Potential dosimetric benefits of four-dimensional radiation treatment planning. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73(5):1560-1565, 4/1/2009. e-Pub 2/21/2009. PMID: 19231098.
5. Chang JY, Balter PA, Dong L, Yang Q, Liao Z, Jeter M, Bucci MK, McAleer MF, Mehran RJ, Roth JA, Komaki R. Stereotactic body radiation therapy in centrally and superiorly located stage I or isolated recurrent non-small-cell lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72(4):967-971, 11/15/2008. PMID: 18954709.
6. Gayed IW, Chang J, Kim EE, Nuñez R, Chasen B, Liu HH, Kobayashi K, Zhang Y, Liao Z, Gohar S, Jeter M, Henderson L, Erwin W, Komaki R. Lung perfusion imaging can risk stratify lung cancer patients for the development of pulmonary complications after chemoradiation. J Thorac Oncol 3(8):858-864, 8/2008. PMID: 18670303.
7. Rice DC, Smythe WR, Liao Z, Guerrero T, Chang JY, McAleer MF, Jeter MD, Correa A, Vaporciyan AA, Liu HH, Komaki R, Forster KM, Stevens CW. Dose-dependent pulmonary toxicity after postoperative intensity-modulated radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69(2):350-357, 10/1/2007. e-Pub 4/30/2007. PMID: 17467922.
8. Shioyama Y, Jang SY, Liu HH, Guerrero T, Wang X, Gayed IW, Erwin WD, Liao Z, Chang JY, Jeter M, Yaremko BP, Borghero YO, Cox JD, Komaki R, Mohan R. Preserving functional lung using perfusion imaging and intensity-modulated radiation therapy for advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65(5):1349-1358, 8/1/2007. e-Pub 4/18/2007. PMID: 17446001.
9. Huang EH, Liao Z, Cox JD, Guerrero TM, Chang JY, Jeter M, Borghero Y, Wei X, Fossella F, Herbst RS, Blumenschein GR, Moran C, Allen PK, Komaki R. Comparison of outcomes for patients with unresectable, locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer treated with induction chemotherapy followed by concurrent chemoradiation vs. concurrent chemoradiation alone. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 68(3):779-785, 7/1/2007. e-Pub 4/6/2007. PMID: 17418967.
10. Wang S, Liao Z, Chen Y, Chang JY, Jeter M, Guerrero T, Ajani J, Phan A, Swischer S, Allen P, Cox JD, Komaki R. Esophageal cancer located at the neck and upper thorax treated with concurrent chemoradiation: a single-institution experience. J Thorac Oncol 1(3):252-259, 2006.
11. Zhu XR, Prado K, Liu HH, Guerrero TM, Jeter M, Liao Z, Rice D, Forster K, Stevens CW. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy for mesothelioma: impact of multileaf collimator leaf width and pencil beam size on planning quality and delivery efficiency. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 62(5):1525-1534, 8/1/2005. PMID: 16029815.
12. Stevens CW, Wong PF, Rice D, Jeter M, Jeeter M, Forster K, Zhu XR. Treatment planning system evaluation for mesothelioma IMRT. Lung Cancer 49(Suppl 1):S75-S81, 7/2005. PMID: 15950806.
13. Liao Z, Komaki R, Milas L, Yuan C, Kies M, Chang JY, Jeter M, Guerrero T, Blumenschien G, Smith CM, Fossella F, Brown B, Cox JD. A phase I clinical trial of thoracic radiotherapy and concurrent celecoxib for patients with unfavorable performance status inoperable/unresectable non-small cell lung cancer. Clin Cancer Res 11(9):3342-3348, 5/1/2005. PMID: 15867233.
14. Zhang Z, Liao Z, Jin J, Ajani J, Chang JY, Jeter M, Guerrero T, Stevens CW, Swisher S, Ho L, Yao J, Allen P, Cox JD, Komaki R. Dose-response relationship in locoregional control for patients with stage II-III esophageal cancer treated with concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 61:656-664, 2005. PMID: 15708243.
15. Chandra A, Guerrero TM, Liu HH, Tucker SL, Liao Z, Wang X, Murshed H, Bonnen MD, Garg AK, Stevens CW, Chang JY, Jeter MD, Mohan R, Cox JD, Komaki R. Feasibility of using intensity-modulated radiotherapy to improve lung sparing in treatment planning for distal esophageal cancer. Radiother Oncol 77:247-253, 2005. PMID: 16298001.
16. Taylor NA, Liao ZX, Cox JD, Stevens C, Roth J, Walsh G, Chang JY, Guerrero T, Jeter M, Putnam J, Fossella FV, Allen P, Komaki R. Equivalent outcome of patients with clinical Stage IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer treated with concurrent chemoradiation compared with induction chemotherapy followed by surgical resection. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 58(1):204-212, 1/1/2004. PMID: 14697440.
17. Murshed H, Liu HH, Liao Z, Barker JL, Wang X, Tucker SL, Chandra A, Guerrero T, Stevens C, Chang JY, Jeter M, Cox JD, Komaki R, Mohan R. Dose and volume reduction for normal lung using intensity-modulated radiotherapy for advanced-stage non-small-cell lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 58:1258-1267, 2004. PMID: 15001271.
18. Jin J, Liao Z, Zhang Z, Ajani J, Swisher S, Chang JY, Jeter M, Guerrero T, Stevens CW, Vaporciyan A, Putnam J, Jr, Walsh G, Smythe R, Roth J, Yao J, Allen P, Cox JD, Komaki R. Induction chemotherapy improved outcomes of patients with resectable esophageal cancer who received chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 60:427-436, 2004. PMID: 15380576.
19. Forster K, Stevens C, Kitamura K, Starkschall G, Liu H, Liao Z, Chang J, Cox J, Jeter M, Guerrero T, Komaki R. 3D assessment of respiratory induced NSCLC tumor motion. Med Phys 30:1364-1364, 2003.
20. Forster KM, Stevens CW, Kitamura K, Chang JY, Cox JD, Guerrero TM, Jeter M, Liao Z, Starkschall G, Komaki R. Changes of tumor motion patterns during a course of radiation therapy for lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 57(2 Suppl):S234, 2003.
21. Chandra A, Liu H, Tucker SL, Liao Z, Stevens C, Chang J, Jeter M, O'Reilly M, Mohan R, Cox JD, Komaki R, Guerrero T. IMRT reduces lung irradiation in distal esophageal cancer over 3D CRT. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 57(2 Suppl):S384-5, 2003.
22. Jeter MD, Janne PA, Brooks S, Burstein HJ, Wen P, Fuchs CS, Loeffler JS, Devlin PM, Salgia R. Gemcitabine-induced radiation recall. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 53:394-400, 2002. PMID: 12023144.
23. Wei X, Liao ZX, Cox JD, Allen PK, O'Reilly MS, Chang JY, Jeter MD, Guerrero TM, Bucci K, Glisson BS, Komaki R. One-cycle induction chemotherapy followed by concurrent chemoradiation therapy is associated with improved long-term survival in patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC). J Clin Oncol. Submitted.

Last updated: 8/20/2013