Samuel Swisher-Mcclure, M.D., M.S.H.P.

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Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiation Oncology

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3400 Civic Center Boulevard, TRC2 West
Department of Radiation Oncology
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-220-9460
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 focused on the multidisciplinary management of patients with thoracic and head and neck malignancies.

Description of Research Expertise

Samuel Swisher-McClure, MD MSHP is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as the residency program director for the Department of Radiation Oncology and directly oversees the clinical training of 16 residents within the department. He conducts oncology related health services research, and previously completed a Masters degree in Health Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

Selected Publications

Rwigema Jean-Claude M, Langendijk Johannes A, Paul van der Laan Hans, Lukens John N, Swisher-McClure Samuel D, Lin Alexander: A model-based approach to predict short-term toxicity benefits with proton therapy for oropharyngeal cancer. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics Jan 2019.

Frick Melissa A, Kao Gary D, Aguarin Louise, Chinniah Chimbu, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Berman Abigail T, Levin William P, Cengel Keith A, DeCesaris Cristina, Hahn Stephen M, Dorsey Jay F, Simone Charles B: Circulating Tumor Cell Assessment in Presumed Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Treated with Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: A Prospective Pilot Study. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 102(3): 536-542, Nov 2018.

Li Taoran, Scheuermann Ryan, Lin Alexander, Teo Boon-Keng Kevin, Zou Wei, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Alonso-Basanta Michelle, Lukens John N, Fotouhi Ghiam Alireza, Kennedy Chris, Kim Michele M, Mihailidis Dimitris, Metz James M, Dong Lei: Impact of Multi-leaf Collimator Parameters on Head and Neck Plan Quality and Delivery: A Comparison between Halcyon™ and Truebeam® Treatment Delivery Systems. Cureus 10(11): e3648, Nov 2018.

Jahangiri Pegah, Pournazari Kamyar, Torigian Drew A, Werner Thomas J, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Simone Charles B, Alavi Abass: A prospective study of the feasibility of FDG-PET/CT imaging to quantify radiation-induced lung inflammation in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients receiving proton or photon radiotherapy. European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging Sep 2018.

Grover Surbhi, Desir Fidel, Jing Yuezhou, Bhatia Rohini K, Trifiletti Daniel M, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Kobie Julie, Moore Richard D, Rabkin Charles S, Silverberg Michael J, Salters Kate, Mathews W Christopher, Gill M John, Thorne Jennifer E, Castilho Jessica, Kitahata Mari M, Justice Amy, Horberg Michael A, Achenbach Chad J, Mayor Angel, Althoff Keri N: Reduced cancer survival among adults with HIV and an AIDS-defining illnesses despite no difference in cancer stage at diagnosis. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) Sep 2018.

Nead Kevin T, Swisher-McClure Samuel: Utilization of hypofractionated radiation therapy in older glioblastoma patients. Journal of geriatric oncology Jul 2018.

Guttmann David M, Kobie Julie, Grover Surbhi, Lin Alexander, Lukens John N, Mitra Nandita, Rhodes Karin V, Feng Weiwei, Swisher-McClure Samuel: National disparities in treatment package time for resected locally advanced head and neck cancer and impact on overall survival. Head & neck Feb 2018.

Kufta Kenneth, Forman Michael, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Sollecito Thomas P, Panchal Neeraj: Pre-Radiation dental considerations and management for head and neck cancer patients. Oral oncology 76: 42-51, Jan 2018.

Guttmann David M, Mitra Nandita, Metz James M, Plastaras John, Feng Weiwei, Swisher-McClure Samuel: Neoadjuvant chemoradiation is associated with improved overall survival in older patients with esophageal cancer. Journal of geriatric oncology Sep 2017.

Routman David M, Funk Ryan K, Tangsriwong Kanograt, Lin Alexander, Keeney Michael G, García Joaquín J, Zarka Matthew A, Lewis Jason T, Stoddard David G, Moore Eric J, Day Courtney N, Zhai Qihui, Price Katharine A, Lukens John N, Swisher-McClure Samuel, Weinstein Gregory S, O'Malley Bert W, Foote Robert L, Ma Daniel J: Relapse Rates With Surgery Alone in Human Papillomavirus-Related Intermediate- and High-Risk Group Oropharynx Squamous Cell Cancer: A Multi-Institutional Review. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics Jun 2017.

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Last updated: 02/15/2019
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