Eric Ojerholm

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Eric Ojerholm, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Department: Radiation Oncology

Contact information
Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 823-5855 (office)
BSE (Biomedical Engineering)
Duke University, 2008.
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Ojerholm is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a staff physician at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He practices general radiation oncology, with a particular focus on cancers of the head/neck, lung, and prostate. He is the Residency Program Director for Penn radiation oncology.

Dr. Ojerholm graduated as valedictorian from Duke University's School of Engineering (2004-2008). He earned a medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors at the University of Pennsylvania (2008-2012) and then completed an internal medicine internship (2012-2013) and radiation oncology residency (2013-2017) at Penn. He is board-certified in radiation oncology (2018).

Dr. Ojerholm was twice named "Educator of the Year" by the Penn radiation oncology trainees (2019, 2023) and also won the department's Giulio D'Angio teaching award (2020). He was selected as a "Mentor of Excellence" by the American College of Radiation Oncology (2020).


Selected Publications

Lova Sun, Robert Brody, Danielle Candelieri, Tori Anglin-Foote, Julie A Lynch, Kara N Maxwell, Scott Damrauer, Eric Ojerholm, John N Lukens, Roger B Cohen, Kelly D Getz, Rebecca A Hubbard, Bonnie Ky: Association Between Up-front Surgery and Risk of Stroke in US Veterans With Oropharyngeal Carcinoma. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg June 2022.

Aman Prasad, Ryan M Carey, Robert M Brody, Andrés M Bur, Steven B Cannady, Eric Ojerholm, Jason G Newman, Said Ibrahim, Jason A Brant, Karthik Rajasekaran: Postoperative Radiation Therapy Refusal in Human Papillomavirus-Associated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Laryngoscope 132(2): 339-348, Feb 2022.

Eric Ojerholm: Hypofractionation in Radiation Oncology Educational Webinar Series from Penn Radiation Oncology/Varian/Oncolink 2021.

Swisher-McClure S, Lukens JN, Aggarwal C, Ahn P, Basu D, Bauml JM, Brody R, Chalian A, Cohen RB, Fotouhi-Ghiam A, Geiger G, Gershowitz J, Livolsi V, Mitra N, Montone K, Newman J, Ojerholm E, O'Malley B Jr, Rajasekaran K, Tan E, Weinstein G, Lin A.: A Phase 2 Trial of Alternative Volumes of Oropharyngeal Irradiation for De-intensification (AVOID): Omission of the Resected Primary Tumor Bed After Transoral Robotic Surgery for Human Papilloma Virus-Related Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 106(4): 725-732, Mar 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.11.021.

Ojerholm E, Bekelman JE. : Finding Value for Protons: The Case of Prostate Cancer? Semin Radiat Oncol 28(2): 131-137, Apr 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.semradonc.2017.11.003.

Ojerholm Eric, Hill-Kayser Christine E: Reply to Comment on: Insurance coverage decisions for pediatric proton therapy. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 65(1): e26827, January 2018.

Ojerholm Eric, Hill-Kayser Christine E: Insurance coverage decisions for pediatric proton therapy. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 65(1): e26729, January 2018.

Ojerholm Eric, Freedman Gary M, Bekelman Justin E: The Dollars and Sense of Hypofractionated Breast Radiation. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 109(11), November 2017.

McMillan Matthew T, Ojerholm Eric, Verma Vivek, Higgins Kristin A, Singhal Sunil, Predina Jarrod D, Berman Abigail T, Grover Surbhi, Robinson Cliff G, Simone Charles B: Radiation Treatment Time and Overall Survival in Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 98(5): 1142-1152, Aug 2017.

Ojerholm Eric, Van Arsdalen Keith N, Roses Robert E, Tripp Patrick: Initiative to reduce bone scans for low-risk prostate cancer patients: A quasi-experimental before-and-after study in a Veterans Affairs hospital. Advances in Radiation Oncology 2(3): 416-419, July-September 2017.

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Last updated: 02/16/2024
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