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Patricia Sneed, F.A.C.R., M.D.

Co-director of the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Program

Dr. Penny K. Sneed is a radiation oncologist and co-director of the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Program. She is a specialist in the treatment of brain tumors and breast cancer and researches new treatments for these conditions, specifically using the Gamma Knife.

Sneed is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Fellowship in the American College of Radiology. She earned a medical degree at Stanford University and completed a residency in radiation oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a Professor in Residence in the department of Radiation Oncology at UCSF.

Clinics

California Center for Pituitary Disorders
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (866) 559-5543

Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Neuro-Oncology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2966
Fax: (415) 353-2167

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Radiation Oncology at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Basement Level
San Francisco, CA 94143-1708
Main Phone: (415) 353-7175
New Patient Appointments: (415) 353-9807
Fax: (415) 353-9884

Hours: Monday to Friday
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Radiation Oncology at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave, Room L-75
San Francisco, CA 94143-0226
Main Phone: (415) 353-7175
New Patient Appointments: (415) 353-8335
Fax: (415) 353-7281

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Patricia Sneed

Education

Stanford University School of Medicine 1981

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Radiation Oncology 1986

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wang DD, Lau D, Rolston JD, Englot DJ, Sneed PK, McDermott MW. Pain experience using conventional versus angled anterior posts during stereotactic head frame placement for radiosurgery. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Sep; 21(9):1538-42.
  2. Ma L, Pinnaduwage D, McDermott M, Sneed PK. Whole-procedural Radiological Accuracy for Delivering Multi-session Gamma Knife Radiosurgery With a Relocatable Frame System. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Oct; 13(5):403-8.
  3. Wahl M, Hwang A, Nakamura J, Barani I, Fogh S, Sneed P, McDermott M, Sahgal A, Ma L. Individual beam sharpening improves composite dose fall-off near a target for non-isocentric cyberknife radiosurgery. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Aug; 12(4):341-8.
  4. Butowski N, Chang SM, Lamborn KR, Polley MY, Pieper R, Costello JF, Vandenberg S, Parvataneni R, Nicole A, Sneed PK, Clarke J, Hsieh E, Costa BM, Reis RM, Hristova-Kazmierski M, Nicol SJ, Thornton DE, Prados MD. Phase II and pharmacogenomics study of enzastaurin plus temozolomide during and following radiation therapy in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme and gliosarcoma. Neuro Oncol. 2011 Dec; 13(12):1331-8.
  5. Ma L, Sahgal A, Hwang A, Hu W, Descovich M, Chuang C, Barani I, Sneed PK, McDermott M, Larson DA. A two-step optimization method for improving multiple brain lesion treatments with robotic radiosurgery. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Aug; 10(4):331-8.
  6. Barajas RF, Chang JS, Sneed PK, Segal MR, McDermott MW, Cha S. Distinguishing recurrent intra-axial metastatic tumor from radiation necrosis following gamma knife radiosurgery using dynamic susceptibility-weighted contrast-enhanced perfusion MR imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009 Feb; 30(2):367-72.
  7. Chang SM, Butowski NA, Sneed PK, Garner IV. Standard treatment and experimental targeted drug therapy for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme. Neurosurg Focus. 2006; 20(4):E4.
  8. Butowski NA, Sneed PK, Chang SM. Diagnosis and treatment of recurrent high-grade astrocytoma. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Mar 10; 24(8):1273-80.
  9. Butowski N, Prados MD, Lamborn KR, Larson DA, Sneed PK, Wara WM, Malec M, Rabbitt J, Page M, Chang SM. A phase II study of concurrent temozolomide and cis-retinoic acid with radiation for adult patients with newly diagnosed supratentorial glioblastoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2005 Apr 1; 61(5):1454-9.
  10. McDermott MW, Berger MS, Kunwar S, Parsa AT, Sneed PK, Larson DA. Stereotactic radiosurgery and interstitial brachytherapy for glial neoplasms. J Neurooncol. 2004 Aug-Sep; 69(1-3):83-100.
  11. Sneed PK, Suh JH, Goetsch SJ, Sanghavi SN, Chappell R, Buatti JM, Regine WF, Weltman E, King VJ, Breneman JC, Sperduto PW, Mehta MP. A multi-institutional review of radiosurgery alone vs. radiosurgery with whole brain radiotherapy as the initial management of brain metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2002 Jul 1; 53(3):519-26.
  12. Nakamura JL, Verhey LJ, Smith V, Petti PL, Lamborn KR, Larson DA, Wara WM, McDermott MW, Sneed PK. Dose conformity of gamma knife radiosurgery and risk factors for complications. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2001 Dec 1; 51(5):1313-9.
  13. Barker FG, Chang SM, Larson DA, Sneed PK, Wara WM, Wilson CB, Prados MD. Age and radiation response in glioblastoma multiforme. Neurosurgery. 2001 Dec; 49(6):1288-97; discussion 1297-8.
  14. Barker FG, Simmons ML, Chang SM, Prados MD, Larson DA, Sneed PK, Wara WM, Berger MS, Chen P, Israel MA, Aldape KD. EGFR overexpression and radiation response in glioblastoma multiforme. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2001 Oct 1; 51(2):410-8.
  15. Sanghavi SN, Miranpuri SS, Chappell R, Buatti JM, Sneed PK, Suh JH, Regine WF, Weltman E, King VJ, Goetsch SJ, Breneman JC, Sperduto PW, Scott C, Mabanta S, Mehta MP. Radiosurgery for patients with brain metastases: a multi-institutional analysis, stratified by the RTOG recursive partitioning analysis method. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2001 Oct 1; 51(2):426-34.
  16. Pirzkall A, McKnight TR, Graves EE, Carol MP, Sneed PK, Wara WW, Nelson SJ, Verhey LJ, Larson DA. MR-spectroscopy guided target delineation for high-grade gliomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2001 Jul 15; 50(4):915-28.
  17. Goodman KA, Sneed PK, McDermott MW, Shiau CY, Lamborn KR, Chang S, Park E, Wara WM, Larson DA. Relationship between pattern of enhancement and local control of brain metastases after radiosurgery. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2001 May 1; 50(1):139-46.
  18. Chang S, Theodosopoulos P, Sneed P. Multidisciplinary management of adult anaplastic astrocytomas. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2001 Apr; 11(2):163-9.
  19. Hoffman R, Sneed PK, McDermott MW, Chang S, Lamborn KR, Park E, Wara WM, Larson DA. Radiosurgery for brain metastases from primary lung carcinoma. Cancer J. 2001 Mar-Apr; 7(2):121-31.
  20. Tsao MN, Sneed PK, McDermott MW, Larson DA. Radiosurgery and radiotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer metastatic to brain. Clin Lung Cancer. 2001 Feb; 2(3):197-203.

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