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Simona F Shaitelman, M.D., Ed.M.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2006 Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, MD, Medicine
2005 Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, Ed.M., Medical Education and Adult Learning
2000 Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Barcelona, Spain, Fulbright Scholar, History of Medicine
1999 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, AB, Magna Cum Laude, History

Postgraduate Training

1/2009-6/2011 Clinical Residency, Radiation Oncology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
7/2007-12/2008 Clinical Residency, Radiation Oncology, Columbia-New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
7/2006-6/2007 Clinical Internship, Internal Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Honors and Awards

2010 Merit Award, ASCO Genitourinary Symposium, American Society of Clinical Oncology
2010 Resident Travel Grant Award, American Brachytherapy Society
2010 Scholarship, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, American Association for Cancer Research
2002 Latin American Studies Travel Grant, David Rockefeller Center, Harvard University
2002 Paul Dudley White Traveling Fellowship
1999-2000 Fulbright Scholar

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Shaitelman SF, Khan AJ, Woodward WA, Arthur DW, Cuttino LW, Bloom ES, Shah C, Freedman GM, Wilkinson JB, Babiera GV, Julian TB, Vicini FA. Shortened radiation therapy schedules for early stage breast cancer: A review of hypofractionated whole breast irradiation and accelerated partial breast irradiation. Breast J 20(2):131-46, 3/2014. e-Pub 1/2014. PMID: 24479632.
2. Wang X, Zhang X, Li X, Amos RA, Shaitelman SF, Hoffman K, Howell R, Salehpour M, Zhang SX, Sun TL, Smith B, Tereffe W, Perkins GH, Buchholz TA, Strom EA, Woodward WA. Accelerated partial-breast irradiation using intensity-modulated proton radiotherapy: do uncertainties outweigh potential benefits? Br J Radiol 86(1029):20130176, 9/2013. e-Pub 5/31/2013. PMCID: PMC3755395.
3. MacDermed DM, Houtman KM, Thang SH, Allen PK, Caudle AS, Gainer SM, Hunt KK, Perkins GH, Shaitelman SF, Smith BD, Strom EA, Tereffe W, Woodward WA, Buchholz TA, Hoffman K. Therapeutic radiation dose delivered to the low axilla during whole breast radiotherapy in the prone posistion: implications for targeting the undissected axilla. Practical Radiation Oncology. e-Pub 6/2013.
4. Wilkinson JB, Beitsch PD, Shah C, Arthur D, Haffty BG, Wazer DE, Keisch M, Shaitelman SF, Lyden M, Chen PY, Vicini FA. Evaluation of Current Consensus Statement Recommendations for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: A Pooled Analysis of William Beaumont Hospital and American Society of Breast Surgeon MammoSite(®) Registry Trial Data. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 85(5):1179-85, 4/1/2013. e-Pub 11/22/2012. PMID: 23182700.
5. Wilkinson JB, Vicini FA, Shah C, Shaitelman S, Jawad MS, Ye H, Kestin LL, Goldstein NS, Martinez AA, Benitez P, Chen PY. Twenty-Year Outcomes after Breast-Conserving Surgery and Definitive Radiotherapy for Mammographically Detected Ductal Carcinoma In Situ. Ann Surg Oncol 19(12):3785-91, 11/2012. e-Pub 5/30/2012. PMID: 22644510.
6. Shaitelman SF, Wilkinson JB, Kestin LL, Ye H, Goldstein NS, Martinez AA, Vicini FA. Long-Term Outcome in Patients with Ductal Carcinoma in situ Treated with Breast-Conserving Therapy: Implications for Optimal Follow-up Strategies. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83(3):e305-12, 7/1/2012. e-Pub 3/13/2012. PMID: 22417804.
7. Shaitelman SF, Vicini FA, Grills IS, Martinez AA, Yan D, Kim LH. Differences in Effective Target Volume Between Various Techniques of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82(1):30-6, 1/1/2012. e-Pub 11/1/2010. PMID: 21050674.
8. Shaitelman SF. Sounding a warning bell? Documentation of the increased utilization of accelerated partial breast irradiation. J Natl Cancer Inst 104(1):5-7, 1/4/2012. e-Pub 12/16/2011. PMID: 22180644.
9. Shaitelman SF, Grills IS, Kestin LL, Ye H, Nandalur S, Huang J, Vicini FA. Rates of Second Malignancies After Definitive Local Treatment for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81(5):1244-51, 12/1/2011. e-Pub 10/27/2010. PMID: 21030159.
10. Shah C, Wilkinson JB, Shaitelman S, Grills I, Wallace M, Mitchell C, Vicini F. Clinical outcomes using accelerated partial breast irradiation in patients with invasive lobular carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81(4):e547-541, 11/15/2011. e-Pub 6/2/2011. PMID: 21640491.
11. Wilkinson JB, Reid RE, Shaitelman SF, Chen PY, Mitchell CK, Wallace MF, Marvin KS, Grills IS, Margolis JM, Vicini FA. Outcomes of Breast Cancer Patients With Triple Negative Receptor Status Treated With Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81(3):e159-164, 11/1/2011. e-Pub 2/23/2011. PMID: 21345613.
12. Shaitelman SF, Kim LH, Grills IS, Chen PY, Ye H, Kestin LL, Yan D, Vicini FA. Predictors of Long-Term Toxicity Using Three-Dimensional Conformal External Beam Radiotherapy To Deliver Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81(3):788, 11/1/2011. e-Pub 10/8/2010. PMID: 20933342.
13. Shaitelman SF, Kim LH, Yan D, Martinez AA, Vicini FA, Grills IS. Continuous arc rotation of the couch therapy for the delivery of accelerated partial breast irradiation: a treatment planning analysis. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 80(3):771-8, 7/1/2011. e-Pub 6/30/2010. PMID: 20584586.
14. Kim L, Shaitelman S. What is the target volume for preoperative accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI)? In regards to Nichols et al. (Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010;77:197-202) and Palta et al. (Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010, in Press). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 80(1):314-5; author reply 315-6, 5/1/2011. PMID: 21481727.
15. Beitsch PD, Shaitelman SF, Vicini FA. Accelerated partial breast irradiation. J Surg Oncol 103(4):362-8, 3/15/2011. PMID: 21337572.
16. Théberge V, Whelan T, Shaitelman SF, Vicini FA. Altered fractionation: rationale and justification for whole and partial breast hypofractionated radiotherapy. Semin Radiat Oncol 21(1):55-65, 1/2011. PMID: 21134655.
17. Shaitelman SF, Vicini FA, Beitsch P, Haffty B, Keisch M, Lyden M. Five-year outcome of patients classified using the American Society for Radiation Oncology consensus statement guidelines for the application of accelerated partial breast irradiation: an analysis of patients treated on the American Society of Breast Surgeons MammoSite Registry Trial. Cancer 116(20):4677-85, 10/15/2010. PMID: 20602483.
18. Beitsch P, Vicini F, Keisch M, Haffty B, Shaitelman S, Lyden M. Five-year outcome of patients classified in the "unsuitable" category using the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) Consensus Panel guidelines for the application of accelerated partial breast irradiation: an analysis of patients treated on the American Society of Breast Surgeons MammoSite® Registry trial. Ann Surg Oncol 17 Suppl 3:219-25, 10/2010. e-Pub 9/19/2010. PMID: 20853036.
19. Shaitelman SF and Vicini FA. Status of accelerated partial breast irradiation. Curr Breast Cancer Rep 2:59-66, 2/2010.

Invited Articles

1. Shaitelman SF, Kim LH. Accelerated partial-breast irradiation: The current state of our knowledge. Oncology (Williston Park) 27(4):329-42, 4/2013. PMID: 23781698.

Last updated: 3/25/2014