Department of Radiation Oncology
For more than 50 years, the University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology has been caring for those whose lives have been threatened by a diagnosis of cancer.
Whether those patients live in Baltimore or travel from their homes around the world, they know that they will be receiving the finest of care, from the most state-of-the-art technology to the skilled and compassionate healing offered by every member of the Radiation Oncology faculty and staff.
Our department manages every type of cancer, providing a depth of experience that makes the University of Maryland not only the right place to receive care, but an ideal professional career as well. The extraordinary pace of our recent progress has resulted from intellectual synergy and a shared, relentless ambition to deliver the highest quality of care to patients.
The University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology has five locations:
- University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD
- Central Maryland Radiation Oncology in Columbia, MD
- Tate Cancer Center at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD
- Upper Chesapeake Health Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center in Bel Air, MD
- Maryland Proton Treatment Center in Baltimore, MD
Each site is staffed with University of Maryland faculty. This affiliation opens the door to leading-edge treatment modalities, cutting-edge clinical trials and expert consultation with University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center physicians.
In 2016, the University of Maryland School of Medicine announced the opening of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC). This center is the first in the region to offer proton therapy – a highly advanced and precise form of radiation – to treat cancer. MPTC offers the most advanced form of proton therapy in the world, called pencil beam scanning. This technique is highly effective for a wide variety of solid, localized tumors in adults and children. Click on the image below to learn more and visit the Proton Center Questions and Answers page.
Excellence in our educational mission is pursued through many avenues: the rotation of medical students through our program; our residency program, which includes eight residents; our radiation therapy program; and our dosimetry school, which is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). This program is only one of twelve programs in the United States to achieve such accreditation.
The Department’s focus on promoting translational research includes integration of our radiobiology, physics and clinical divisions, as well as with the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center and other basic science departments. Our physicians, physicists and basic science researchers are nationally recognized leaders in discovering new and better ways to treat cancer with radiotherapy.
As we move forward, our past present and future can be summarized by our Departmental Vision and Mission Statement: