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, Mitra Nandita, Lin Alexander, Ahn Peter, Wan Fei, O'Malley Bert, Weinstein Gregory S, Bekelman Justin E: Risk of fatal cerebrovascular accidents after external beam radiation therapy for early-stage glottic laryngeal cancer. Head & neck 36(5): 611-6, May 2014.

Swisher-McClure Samuel, Mitra Nandita, Woo Kaitlin, Smaldone Marc, Uzzo Robert, Bekelman Justin E: Increasing use of dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy for men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 89(1): 103-12, May 2014.

Apisarnthanarax Smith, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Chiu Wing K, Kimple Randall J, Harris Stephen L, Morris David E, Tepper Joel E: Applicability of randomized trials in radiation oncology to standard clinical practice. Cancer 119(16): 3092-9, Aug 2013.

Apisarnthanarax S, Swisher-McClure S, Chiu WK, Kimple RJ, Harris SL, Morris DE, Tepper JE: Applicability of Randomized Trials in Radiation Oncology to Standard Clinical Practice. Cancer 119(16): 3092-9, Aug 2013.

Bekelman Justin E, Handorf Elizabeth A, Guzzo Thomas, Evan Pollack Craig, Christodouleas John, Resnick Matthew J, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Vaughn David, Ten Have Thomas, Polsky Daniel, Mitra Nandita: Radical cystectomy versus bladder-preserving therapy for muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma: examining confounding and misclassification biasin cancer observational comparative effectiveness research. Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 16(4): 610-8, Jun 2013.

Berman AT, Teo K, Dolney D, Swisher-McClure S, Shahnazi K, Both S, Rengan R: An In-silico Comparison of Proton Beam and IMRT for Postoperative Radiotherapy in Completely Resected Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Radiation Oncology 8(1): 144, Jun 2013.

Berman Abigail T, Teo Boon-Keng Kevin, Dolney Derek, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Shahnazi Kambiz, Both Stefan, Rengan Ramesh: An in-silico comparison of proton beam and IMRT for postoperative radiotherapy in completely resected stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. Radiation oncology (London, England) 8(1): 144, Jun 2013.

Swisher-McClure S, N Mitra, K Woo, M Smaldone, R Uzzo, K Armstrong, J Bekelman. : Limited Use of Dose Escalated External Beam Radiation Therapy for Men with Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA 2013.

Lin A, Swisher-McClure S, Bonner-Millar L, Kirk M, Yeager C, Kassaee A, Teo BK, Hahn SM.: Proton therapy for head and neck cancer: current applications and future directions. Transl Cancer Res 1: 255-63, December 2012.

Swisher-McClure S, Mitra N, Lin A, Wan F, Bekelman J. : Risk of Fatal Cerebrovascular Accidents in Patients Treated with Radiotherapy for Early Stage Glottic Larynx Cancer. Oral Presentation, American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA October 2012.

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