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Theodore Leslie DeWeese, M.D.

Director, Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

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Appointment Phone

410-502-8000

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Titles

  • Director, Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Radiation Oncologist -in-Chief
  • Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Professor of Urology

Centers & Institutes

Departments

  • Oncology - Prostate Cancer/GU
  • Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Urology

Locations

Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Appointment Phone: 410-502-8000

401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231 map
Phone: 410-614-3979
Fax: 410-502-7234

Expertise

Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Urological Oncology

Biography

Dr. Theodore DeWeese is a professor of radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences, oncology and urology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include prostate cancer, radiation oncology and urological oncology.

He and his colleagues devised the first adenoviral gene therapy trial for prostate cancer, using a common cold virus to target cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed.

Dr. DeWeese serves as the director of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences.

Dr. DeWeese received his B.A. from Metropolitan State College of Denver. He earned his M.D. from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and performed a fellowship in urologic oncology at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center and the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute.

Previously at Johns Hopkins, Dr. DeWeese was an associate professor in oncology and urology and, later, the director of the radiation biology research program.

Dr. DeWeese''s research interests include prostate cancer, DNA damage and radiation sensitization.

Dr. DeWeese has served on committees for the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. He has received numerous awards and honors, including two teaching awards from the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center and an appointment as chief resident of radiation oncology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1993-1994.

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  • Education +

    Degrees

    • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center / MD (1990)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Radiation Oncology (1994)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Radiology / Radiation Oncology (1995, 2005)
  • Research & Publications +

    Clinical Trial Keywords: Prostate cancer, Gene therapy

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Kusano AS, Thomas CR Jr, Bonner JA, Deweese TL, Formenti SC, Hahn SM, Lawrence TS, Mittal BB. "Burnout in United States academic chairs of radiation oncology programs." Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Feb 1;88(2):363-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.09.027. Epub 2013 Nov 1.
    2. Wada S, Harris TJ, Tryggestad E, Yoshimura K, Zeng J, Yen HR, Getnet D, Grosso JF, Bruno TC, De Marzo AM, Netto GJ, Pardoll DM, DeWeese TL, Wong J, Drake CG. "Combined treatment effects of radiation and immunotherapy: studies in an autochthonous prostate cancer model." Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Nov 15;87(4):769-76.
    3. Song H, Hedayati M, Hobbs RF, Shao C, Bruchertseifer F, Morgenstern A, Deweese TL, Sgouros G. "Targeting aberrant DNA double-strand break repair in triple-negative breast cancer with alpha-particle emitter radiolabeled anti-EGFR antibody." Mol Cancer Ther. 2013 Oct;12(10):2043-54. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-13-0108. Epub 2013 Jul 19.
    4. Alcorn S, Walker AJ, Gandhi N, Narang A, Wild AT, Hales RK, Herman JM, Song DY, Deweese TL, Antonarakis ES, Tran PT. "Molecularly targeted agents as radiosensitizers in cancer therapy--focus on prostate cancer." Int J Mol Sci. 2013 Jul 16;14(7):14800-32.
    5. Narang AK, Lam E, Makary MA, Deweese TL, Pawlik TM, Pronovost PJ, Herman JM. "Accuracy of marketing claims by providers of stereotactic radiation therapy."J Oncol Pract. 2013 Jan;9(1):57-62.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Dean's Letter of Academic Achievement, 1990
    • Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1993 - 1994
    • Fellowship Award, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Research, 1994
    • Travel Grant, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Basic Science, 1995
    • Travel Award, European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 1998
    • Doris Duke Research Scientist Award, 1999
    • Director's Teaching Award in Basic Science, The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, 2002
    • Director's Teaching Award in Clinical Science, The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, 2003

    Memberships

    • American College of Radiology, 1991
    • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 1991
    • American Association for Cancer Research, 1994

    Professional Activities

    • Examiner, Genitourinary Section of Oral Boards for American Board of Radiology, 2002
    • Executive Committee, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 2002
      Cancer and Radiation Biology Committee
    • Education Committee, American Association for Cancer Research, 2004
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