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Valerie I. Reed, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
18100 St. John Dr.
Unit Number: 2000
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
Phone: 713-563-0670
Fax: 281-333-8212

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2003 Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, MD, Medicine
1999 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, BS, Biology

Postgraduate Training

2004-2008 Clinical Residency, Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
2003-2004 Clinical Internship, Internal Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Board Certifications

2009 American Board of Radiology - Radiation Oncology, Recertification Date: 2019


Academic Appointments

Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2008-6/2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 7/2008-8/2014

Honors and Awards

2004 Intern of the Year, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
2003 Janet M. Glasgow Achievement Citation (awarded to female medical students who graduate in the top 10% of their class)
2002 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2002 National Medical Association Fellowship in Academic Medicine
1999 Dean's Tuition Scholarship, Duke University School of Medicine
1999 Honors in the Liberal Arts, The Ohio State University
1999 Summa Cum Laude, The Ohio State University
1998 Phi Kappa Phi (top 5% of class)

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Shaitelman SF, Schlembach PJ, Arzu I, Ballo M, Bloom ES, Buchholz D, Chronowski GM, Dvorak T, Grade E, Hoffman KE, Kelly P, Ludwig M, Perkins GH, Reed V, Shah S, Stauder MC, Strom EA, Tereffe W, Woodward WA, Ensor J, Baumann D, Thompson AM, Amaya D, Davis T, Guerra W, Hamblin L, Hortobagyi G, Hunt KK, Buchholz TA, Smith BD. Acute and short-term toxic effects of conventionally fractionated vs hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Oncol 1(7):931-41, 10/2015. PMID: 26247543.
2. Tao R, Allen PK, Rodriguez A, Shihadeh F, Pinnix CC, Arzu I, Reed VK, Oki Y, Westin JR, Fayad LE, Medeiros LJ, Dabaja B. Benefit of consolidative radiation therapy for primary bone diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 92(1):122-9, 5/2015. e-Pub 3/2015. PMID: 25754633.
3. Pinnix CC, Smith GL, Milgrom S, Osborne EM, Reddy JP, Akhtari M, Reed V, Arzu I, Allen PK, Wogan CF, Fanale MA, Oki Y, Turturro F, Romaguera J, Fayad L, Fowler N, Westin J, Nastoupil L, Hagemeister FB, Rodriguez MA, Ahmed S, Nieto Y, Dabaja B. Predictors of radiation pneumonitis in patients receiving intensity modulated radiation therapy for Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 92(1):175-82, 5/2015. PMCID: PMC4418193.
4. Pinnix CC, Dabaja B, Ahmed MA, Chuang HH, Costelloe C, Wogan CF, Reed V, Romaguera JE, Neelapu S, Oki Y, Rodriguez MA, Fayad L, Hagemeister FB, Nastoupil L, Turturro F, Fowler N, Fanale MA, Nieto Y, Khouri IF, Ahmed S, Medeiros LJ, Davis RE, Westin J. Single-institution experience in the treatment of primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma treated with immunochemotherapy in the setting of response assessment by 18fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 92(1):113-21, 5/2015. PMCID: PMC4418191.
5. Walker GV, Shihadeh F, Kantarjian H, Allen P, Rondon G, Kebriaei P, O'Brien S, Kedir A, Said M, Grant JD, Thomas DA, Gidley PW, Arzu I, Pinnix C, Reed V, Dabaja BS. Comprehensive craniospinal radiation for controlling central nervous system leukemia. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 90(5):1119-25, 12/2014. PMID: 25539370.
6. Dabaja BS, Hess K, Shihadeh F, Podoloff DA, Medeiros LJ, Mawlawi O, Arzu I, Oki Y, Hagemeister FB, Fayad LE, Reed VK, Kedir A, Wogan CF, Rodriguez A. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography findings during therapy predict outcome in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with chemotherapy alone but not in those who receive consolidation radiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 89(2):384-91, 6/2014. e-Pub 4/2014. PMID: 24721592.
7. Yang J, Woodward WA, Reed VK, Strom EA, Perkins GH, Tereffe W, Buchholz TA, Zhang L, Balter P, Court LE, Li XA, Dong L. Statistical modeling approach to quantitative analysis of interobserver variability in breast contouring. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 89(1):214-21, 5/2014. e-Pub 3/2014. PMCID: PMC3997068.
8. Voong KR, McSpadden K, Pinnix CC, Shihadeh F, Reed V, Salehpour MR, Arzu I, Wang H, Hodgson D, Garcia J, Aristophanous M, Dabaja BS. Dosimetric advantages of a "butterfly" technique for intensity-modulated radiation therapy for young female patients with mediastinal Hodgkin's lymphoma. Radiat Oncol 9:94, 2014. e-Pub 4/2014. PMCID: PMC4013438.
9. Pinnix CC, Reed V, Dabaja B. Gastric MALT lymphoma treated with primary radiotherapy in the setting of autoimmune disease. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 10(7):815-819, 7/2012. PMID: 22773797.
10. Chakravarty T, Crane CH, Ajani JA, Mansfield PF, Briere TM, Beddar AS, Mok H, Reed VK, Krishnan S, Delclos ME, Das P. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy with concurrent chemotherapy as preoperative treatment for localized gastric adenocarcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83(2):581-6, 6/2012. e-Pub 12/2011. PMID: 22137021.
11. Shihadeh F, Reed V, Faderl S, Medeiros LJ, Mazloom A, Hadziahmetovic M, Kantarjian H, Allen P, Ballas L, Pierce S, Dabaja B. Cytogenetic Profile of Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Central Nervous System Disease. Cancer 118(1):112-117, 1/2012. e-Pub 6/2011. PMID: 21692072.
12. Phan J, Mazloom A, Abboud M, Salehpour M, Reed V, Zreik T, Shihadeh F, Fisher C, Wogan C, Dabaja B. Consolidative Radiation Therapy for Stage III Hodgkin Lymphoma in Patients Who Achieve Complete Response After ABVD Chemotherapy. Am J Clin Oncol 34(5):499-505, 10/2011. e-Pub 4/2011. PMID: 21537149.
13. Reed VK, Shah JJ, Mazloom A, Weber DM, Arzu IY, Orlowski RO, Wang M, Thomas SK, Alexanian R, Dabaja BS. Solitary Plasmacytomas: Outcome and Prognostic Factors After Definitive Radiation. Cancer 117(19):4468-4474, 10/2011.
14. Reed V, Shah J, Medeiros LJ, Ha CS, Mazloom A, Weber DM, Arzu IY, Orlowski RZ, Thomas SK, Shihadeh F, Alexanian R, Dabaja BS. Solitary plasmacytomas: outcome and prognostic factors after definitive radiation therapy. Cancer 117(19):4468-74, 10/2011. e-Pub 3/2011. PMID: 21437886.
15. Dabaja BS, Rebueno NC, Mazloom A, Thorne S, Perrin KJ, Tolani N, Das P, Delclos ME, Iyengar P, Reed VK, Horace P, Salehpour MR. Radiation for Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Young Female Patients: A New Technique to Avoid the Breasts and Decrease the Dose to the Heart. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 79(2):503-7, 2/2011. e-Pub 4/2010. PMID: 20418023.
16. Phan J, Mazloom A, Jeffrey Medeiros L, Zreik TG, Wogan C, Shihadeh F, Rodriguez MA, Fayad L, Fowler N, Reed V, Horace P, Dabaja BS. Benefit of Consolidative Radiation Therapy in Patients With Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Treated with R-CHOP Chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol 28(27):4170-6, 9/2010. e-Pub 8/2010. PMID: 20713859.
17. Mazloom A, Medeiros LJ, McLaughlin PW, Reed V, Cabanillas FF, Fayad LE, Pro B, Gonzalez G, Iyengar P, Urbauer DL, Dabaja BS. Marginal zone lymphomas: factors that affect the final outcome. Cancer 116(18):4291-8, 9/2010. PMID: 20549822.
18. Li J, Dabaja B, Reed V, Allen PK, Cai H, Amin MV, Garcia JA, Cox JD. Rationale for and Preliminary Results of Proton Beam Therapy for Mediastinal Lymphoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. e-Pub 7/2010. PMID: 20643518.
19. Reed VK, Woodward WA, Zhang L, Strom EA, Perkins GH, Tereffe W, Oh JL, Yu TK, Bedrosian I, Whitman GJ, Buchholz TA, Dong L. Automatic Segmentation of Whole Breast Using Atlas Approach and Deformable Image Registration. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73(5):1493-500, 4/2009. e-Pub 9/2008. PMCID: PMC2729433.
20. Reed VK, Krishnan S, Mansfield PF, Bhosale PR, Kim M, Das P, Janjan NA, Delclos ME, Lowy AM, Feig BW, Pisters PW, Ajani JA, Crane CH. Incidence, natural history, and patterns of locoregional recurrence in gastric cancer patients treated with preoperative chemoradiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71(3):741-7, 7/2008. PMID: 18164837.
21. Reed VK, Cavalcanti JL, Strom EA, Perkins GH, Oh JL, Tereffe W, Yu TK, Yeung H, Whitman GJ, Bedrosian I, Macapinlac HA, Buchholz TA, Woodward WA. Risk of Subclinical Micrometastatic Disease in the Supraclavicular Nodal Bed According to the Anatomic Distribution in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71(2):435-40, 6/2008. PMID: 18164831.


1. 5. Walker G, Shihadeh F, Kanjarjian H, Gidley P, Arzu I, Pinnix C, Reed V, Dabaja B. Controlling central nervous central leukemia: does the extent of the radiation field influence outcomes?. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting,, 9/2013.
2. Voong KR, McSpadden K, Pinnix C, Shihadeh F, Reed V, Salepour M, Arzu I, Wang H, Garcia J, Dabaja BS. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). Using Butterfly Technique Offers a Dosimetric Advantage to Critical Organs in Young Female Patients with Mediastinal Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting,, 9/2013.
3. Gardner K, Dabaja B, Reed V, Kim M, Gambos D, Sorenson E, Fowler N. Primary intraocular diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: Outcomes following combined modality treatment. 2012 Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference,, 7/2012.
4. Reed VK, Shah JJ, Mazloom A, Weber DM, Phan J, Orlowski RZ, Thomas SK, Wang M, Alexanian R, Dabaja BS. Outcome and prognostic factors in solitary plasmacytoma. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting,, 6/2010.
5. Mazloom A, Reed VK, Cabanillas F, Fayad L, Pro B, Iyengar P, McLaughlin P, Urbauer D, Dabaja B. Marginal Zone Lymphoma: Factors That Affect the Final Outcome, a Study of 275 Patients. (Poster). American Society of Hematology 50th Annual Meeting, 12/2008.
6. Reed VK, Woodward WA, Zhang L, Strom EA, Perkins G, Tereffe W, Yu K, Oh J, Whitman G, Dong L. Delineating Whole Breast Contouring Variation Using Standard Planning Tools Versus Deformable Image Registration. (Poster Discussion). ASTRO 49th Annual Meeting, 10/2007.
7. Reed VK, Krishnan S, Bhosale P, Das P, Janjan NA, Delclos ME, Lowy AM, Mansfield PE, Ajani JA, Crane CC. Patterns of Locoregional Recurrence in Gastric Cancer Patients Treated With Preoperative Chemoradiation. (Poster). ASTRO 48th Annual Meeting, 11/2006.

Book Chapters

1. Westin J, Hagemeister FB, Reed, VK, Fanale M. Hodgkin's Lymphoma. In: The MD Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology, Second Edition. Ed(s) Kantarjian et al (Editors), 2011.

Last updated: 10/29/2015