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Matthew E. Witek, MD, MS

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Radiation Oncology

Additional Title:

Associate Professor

Biosketch

Dr. Witek received his Medical Degree from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and completed his radiation oncology residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health from 2014-2019. He completed a proton therapy fellowship in 2020 at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center and currently serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Witek specializes in the treatment of head and neck and skin cancers. He is trained in the use of proton and photon therapy and is one of a handful of physicians who performs interstitial brachytherapy for the treatment of head and neck and skin cancers. Examples of these procedures and outcomes can be found at @MatthewWitekMD.

He is dedicated to educating future radiation oncologists and has been recognized for his efforts by receiving the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) teaching award.

He is dedicated to a multi-disciplinary approach to improve patient care.

Research/Clinical Keywords

minimizing the toxicities of cancer treatment while maintaining and improving cure rates, NCCN, ASTRO, ASCO, NRG, SCOUT, head cancer, skin cancer, proton therapy, photon therapy, Head and Neck Cancer, thoracic Cancer

Highlighted Publications

He has authored over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 2 book chapters. A full list of his publications can be found at Google Scholar.

Research Interests

Dr.Witek’s research interests are focused on minimizing the toxicities of cancer treatment while maintaining and improving cure rates. He has been principal and co-principal investigator on several NCI/NIH funded clinical trials. Dr. Witek serves on numerous national-level guideline committees for organizations including the NCCN, ASTRO, ASCO, NRG, and SCOUT.

Clinical Specialty Details

Head and Neck Cancer, Skin Cancer, Thoracic Cancer