Alexander Lin

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Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center and the Pennsylvania Hospital
Chief, Head and Neck Service, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiation Oncology
Director of Clinical Operations, Roberts Proton Therapy Center, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiation Oncology
Medical Director, Roberts Proton Therapy Center, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiation Oncology
Department: Radiation Oncology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Blvd
TRC 2 West
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3198
Fax: 215-349-5445
Education:
B.A. (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
Yale University, 1998.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Michigan Medical School, 2002.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Head and Neck cancer, radiation therapy

Description of Research Expertise

Head and Neck Cancer

Selected Publications

Hatten K, O'Malley B, Bur A, Patel M, Rassekh C, Newman J, Cannady S, Chalian A, Hodnett B, Lin A, Lukens J, Cohen R, Bauml J, Montone K, Livolsi V, Weinstein G: Transoral Robotic Surgery(TORS) Assisted Endoscopy Improves Primary Site Detection and Deintensifies Adjuvant Treatment in Carcinoma of Unknown Primary. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery December 2016 [Epub ahead of print]

Ojerholm E, Lukens JN, Ahn P, Geiger G, Swisher-McClure S, Newman J, Chalian A, Weinstein G, O’Malley Jr B, Cohen R, Lin A : Benefits of omitting primary site radiotherapy after TORS: only time will tell Practical Radiation Oncology November 2016 [Epub ahead of print]

Apinorasethkul Ontida, Kirk Maura, Teo Kevin, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Lukens John N, Lin Alexander: Pencil beam scanning proton therapy vs rotational arc radiation therapy: A treatment planning comparison for postoperative oropharyngeal cancer. Medical dosimetry : official journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Nov 2016.

Guttmann DM, Kobie J, Lukens JN, Lin A, Mitra N, Swisher-McClure SD: National Disparities in Treatment “Package Time” Among Patients With Surgically Treated Head and Neck Cancers. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 96(25): S36–S37, October 2016.

Grover S, Mitra N, Wan F, Lukens JN, Sharma S, Bauman J, Masroor F, Cohen RB, Desai A, Algazy K, Alonso-Basanta M, Ahn P, Teo BK, Chalian AA, Weinstein GS, O'Malley Jr. BW, Lin A: A single-institution comparison of cetuximab, carboplatin, and paclitaxel induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiation (CRT) versus CRT for locally-advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN). American Journal of Clinical Oncology 39(5): 522-7, Oct 2016.

Ahn P, Sharma S, Lukens JN, Lin A: Risk Factors for Subsequent Development of Distant Metastatic Disease in a Cohort of Patients Treated With Reirradiation for Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 96(2): E347, October 2016.

Chowdhury I, Nead KT, Lustig RA, Bigelow D, Ruckenstein M, Cengel KA, Lin A, Alonso-Basanta M: First Report of Paragangliomas Treated With Proton Therapy International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 96(2): E126, October 2016.

Sharma S, Zhou O, Thompson RF, Lukens JN, Lin A, Ahn P: Correlation of Dosimetric Parameters to Patient-Reported Taste Changes After Radiation for Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 96(2): E354, October 2016.

Trifiletti DM, Lin A, Lukens JN, Mendenhall WM, Mitra N, Read PW, Swisher-Mcclure S: Beyond Positive Margins and Extracapsular Extension: Evaluating the Impact of Postoperative Chemoradiation Therapy in Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 96(2): E325, October 2016.

Ahn PH, Mitra N,Alonso-Basanta M, Palmer JN, Adappa ND, O’Malley Jr. BW, Rassekh C, Chalian A, Cohen RB, Lin A: Risk of Lymph Node Metastasis and Recommendations for Elective Nodal Treatment in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasal Cavity and Maxillary Sinus: A SEER Analysis. Acta Oncologica 55(9-10): 1107-1114, Sep-Oct 2016.

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Last updated: 03/03/2017
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