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

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

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  • Assistant 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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Dr. Ana Kiess's clinical focus is on the treatment of head and neck cancers with external beam radiotherapy, as well as the treatment of prostate cancer and other cancers with 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. more


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

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  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine (2008)


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology / Radiation Oncology (2014)

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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, ASTRO Annual Meeting, Chicago 2019 and Miami 2020

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

HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancers: An Overview

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