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Ana Kiess, M.D., Ph.D.

Ana Ponce Kiess, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

Languages: English, Spanish


Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Tumors, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck, Thyroid Cancer more

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Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-8946
401 N. Broadway
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Dr. Ana Kiess's clinical focus is on the treatment of head and neck cancers and prostate cancer with external beam radiotherapy and radiopharmaceutical therapies. Her research concentrates on the integration of novel imaging and radiopharmaceutical treatment techniques into the clinic.

Dr. Kiess received her bachelors of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia, after which she obtained a doctorate of medicine and a doctorate of philosophy degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University. Following medical school, she matriculated to the resident staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, receiving extensive oncologic training and research experience. She also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Radiology.

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  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

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  • MD; Duke University School of Medicine (2008)


  • Radiation Oncology; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology) (2014)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Residency Program Director for Radiation Oncology

Activities & Honors


  • Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Dept of Defense Breast Cancer Program., 2004 - 2006
  • Best Abstract Award, Dept of Radiation Oncology, 2006
  • Scholar in Training Travel Award, Radiation Research Society., 2005
  • Thesis Contest 2nd prize, University of Virginia School of Engineering., 2001
  • Undergraduate Research Fellowship, University of Virginia., 1999
  • Junior Brachytherapy Travel Award, World Congress of Brachytherapy., 2012
  • Achievement Scholar., University of Virginia , 1997 - 2001
  • Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship., 2001 - 2008
  • Eleanor Montague Distinguished Resident Award in Radiation Oncology, AAWR , 2011
  • Editor's Choice Award, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2016
  • Theodore L. DeWeese Award in Innovative Research, 2019


  • American Association for Women Radiologists, 2009
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology, 2009

Professional Activities

  • Organizer, ASTRO Theranostics Workshop

Videos & Media

  • Play Video:

    Causes and Risk Levels of HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer

  • Play Video:

    HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancers: An Overview

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

On Target with Dr Akila Viswanathan - Rapid Evolution in Theranostics for Seminars in Radiation Oncology, Hopkins Medicine (April 20, 2021)

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