Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Samuel Swisher-Mcclure

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Samuel Swisher-Mcclure, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Department: Radiation Oncology

Contact information
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, TRC2 West
Department of Radiation Oncology
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2428
Fax: 215-349-5445
BA (English Literature)
Middlebury College, 2000.
MD (Medicine)
West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2007.
MSHP (Health Policy Research)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Swisher-McClure’s clinical practice is in general Radiation Oncology at Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Swisher-McClure is Instructor of Radiation Oncology, and Residency Program Director for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. He conducts oncology related health services and outcomes research, with a particular interest in treatments for genitourinary, and head and neck cancers. Current research efforts investigate the association of hospital/provider characteristics, and processes of clinical care with head and neck cancer patient outcomes.

Selected Publications

Swisher-McClure Samuel, Yin Lingshu, Rosen Mark, Batra Sonny, Berman Abigail T, Both Stefan, Vapiwala Neha: Prospective MRI-based imaging study to assess feasibility of proton therapy for post-prostatectomy radiation. Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden) Page: 1-6, May 2016.

Sharma Sonam, Bekelman Justin, Lin Alexander, Lukens J Nicholas, Roman Benjamin R, Mitra Nandita, Swisher-McClure Samuel: Clinical impact of prolonged diagnosis to treatment interval (DTI) among patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Oral oncology 56: 17-24, May 2016.

Zevallos Jose P, Mitra Nandita, Swisher-McClure Samuel: Patterns of care and perioperative outcomes in transoral endoscopic surgery for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Head & neck 38(3): 402-9, Mar 2016.

Nead Kevin T, Gaskin Greg, Chester Cariad, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Dudley Joel T, Leeper Nicholas J, Shah Nigam H: Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Future Alzheimer's Disease Risk. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 34(6): 566-71, Feb 2016.

Trifiletti Daniel M, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Showalter Timothy N, Hegarty Sarah E, Grover Surbhi: Postoperative Chemoradiation Therapy in High-Risk Cervical Cancer: Re-evaluating the Findings of Gynecologic Oncology Group Study 109 in a Large, Population-Based Cohort. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 93(5): 1032-44, Dec 2015.

Ojerholm Eric, Swisher-McClure Samuel: Authorship in Radiation Oncology: Proliferation Trends Over 30 Years. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 93(4): 754-6, Nov 2015.

Kalbasi Anusha, Li Jiaqi, Berman Abigail, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Smaldone Marc, Uzzo Robert G, Small Dylan S, Mitra Nandita, Bekelman Justin E: Dose-Escalated Irradiation and Overall Survival in Men With Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer. JAMA oncology 1(7): 897-906, Oct 2015.

Grover Surbhi, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Sosnowicz Stasha, Li Jiaqi, Mitra Nandita, Berman Abigail T, Baffic Cordelia, Vapiwala Neha, Freedman Gary M: Grade Inflation in Medical Student Radiation Oncology Clerkships: Missed Opportunities for Feedback? International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 92(4): 740-4, Jul 2015.

Grover Surbhi, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Mitra Nandita, Li Jiaqi, Cohen Roger B, Ahn Peter H, Lukens John N, Chalian Ara A, Weinstein Gregory S, O'Malley Bert W, Lin Alexander: Total Laryngectomy Versus Larynx Preservation for T4a Larynx Cancer: Patterns of Care and Survival Outcomes. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 92(3): 594-601, Jul 2015.

Swisher-McClure Samuel, Bekelman Justin: Diagnostic Imaging Use for Patients With Cancer: Opportunities to Enhance Value. JAMA oncology 1(2): 194-5, May 2015.

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