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ETMC Cancer Institute

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Heidi McKellar, MD 

Radiation Oncologist
East Texas Medical Center Cancer Institute

PREVIOUS POSITION Locum tenens , Washington-Stanford Radiation Oncology Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology

March 29, 1965, New York, New York


OFFICE 903-595-5550

LICENSURES (ACTIVE) Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
California State License

SPECIALTY BOARDS Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Radiation Oncology
November 1999


  • University of Texas Health Science Center;
    8/90-5/94; M.D. AOA
  • Texas A&M University; post-baccalaureate pre-med requirements 5/88-5/89
  • Smith College, Northampton, MA; 8/83-5/87; BA Philosophy Cum Laude

    POSTGRADUATE TRAINING Residency: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Center; Radiation Oncology Stanford University; Laboratory experience
    Internship: University of Texas-Houston; Internal Medicine

    COMMITTEESEast Texas Medical Center Cancer Committee
    Radiation Safety Committee-East Texas Cancer Institute

    Past: Managing and coordinating on-line support group for women recently
    diagnosed with primary breast cancer (Bosom Buddies)
    Stanford Department of Psychiatry

    The role of ceramide in radiation induced apoptosis
    Knox lab; Stanford University Medical Center

    Testing of investigational drugs as radiosensitizers in Phase I/II trial
    using radioimmunoconjugates. Responsible for enrolling patients and
    maintaining data
    Knox lab; Stanford University Medical Center

    SEMINARS Berlex Oncology Foundation- Epidemiology and Clinical Trial Design
    Invited participant (August 1997)

    Prognostic Significance of DNA Content in Stage I Adenocarcinoma of the Lung
    Poster session presentation; ASTRO, October 1997; Orlando, Florida
    Oral presentation; Montague Research Award ; March 1997

    HONORS AND AWARDS Dean's List Smith College 1987
    Smith College Alumnae Association Scholarship Award 1989
    Janet M Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation 1994
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 1994
    Montague Research Award-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 1997

    American Medical Association
    Texas Medical Association
    Smith County Medical Society
    American Medical Women's Association
    American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
    American College of Radiology
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

    Houston Area Women's Center: Domestic Violence Program
    Junior League of Houston
    KARA: Organization for Grief Counseling

    PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS/RESEARCHGrigsby PW, Roberts HL, Perez C; Femoral neck fracture following groin irradiation. Int. J. Radiation Oncology, Biol. Phys. Vol. 32, No. 1, 1995.

    Roberts HL, Komaki R, Allen P, El-Naggar AK; Prognostic significance of DNA content in stage I adenocarcinoma of the lung. Int. J. Radiation Oncology, Biol. Phys. Vol. 41, Number 3, 1998.

    Guerro TM, Pawlicki T, Murphy M, Chen Y, Martin D, Ma C-M, Le Q-T, Roberts H, Adler J
    Cyberknife versus IMRT versus 3D CRT for Lung Cancer: A Monte Carlo Comparative Dosimetry Study. Presented at RSNA 2000 86th Annual Meeting.

    G. Alpers, A. Winzelberg, C. Classen, H.Roberts, P.Dev, C. Koopman, C.B. Taylor.
    Discourse analysis of a structured online breast cancer support group.
    Presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA 2001.

     A Winzelberg, C. Classen, H. Roberts, G Alpers, R. Adams, C.B. Taylor; An Evaluation of an Internet Suport Group for Women with Primary Breast Cancer; Presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C. 2002

    G. Alpers, A. Winzelberg, C. Classen, H.Roberts, P.Dev, C. Koopman, C.B. Taylor; Evaluation of Automatic Text Analysis in an Internet Breast Cancer Support Group; Journal of Psycho-Oncology (in press).