Heidi McKellar, MD


Specialty:

Radiation oncology

Group:

ETMC Cancer Institute

Education:

Radiation oncologist, Washington-Stanford Radiation Oncology Center, Fremont, Calif.
Clinical assistant professor, Department of Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif.
Radiation oncology resident, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Center, Houston
Internal medicine intern, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude graduate, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Board Certifications:

Board certified in radiation oncology, American Board of Radiology

Awards & Honors:

Board of directors, American Cancer Society
Cancer committee, East Texas Medical Center
Ethics committee, East Texas Medical Center
Radiation safety committee, East Texas Medical Center
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Montague Research Award, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Dean’s List, Smith College
Smith College Alumnae Association Scholarship Award
Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Smith County Medical Association
American Medical Women’s Association

Philosophy:

Dr. McKellar is probably best known for her compassionate approach to patient care. “We offer state-of-the-art care like in larger cities but we all know our patients’ names and build relationships with them.”
As the medical director of the ETMC Cancer Institute, Dr. McKellar believes in the goal of improving the quality of her patients’ lives. Communication plays a big role in this effort. “I think it’s in the patient’s best interest to educate them on all of their choices so they can decide what’s best for them personally.”