Sue Yom, MD, PhD

Radiation oncologist

Dr. Sue Yom is an expert in the radiation treatment and management of head, neck and lung cancers. In her research, she studies chemoradiation for these cancers as well as image-guided radiation therapy and ways to reduce toxicities using focused radiation techniques, emerging biological agents and radiation protectants.

Yom earned a medical degree and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a residency in radiation oncology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She has received numerous awards recognizing her commitment to patient care and patient-oriented research.

Clinics

Melanoma Center
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9900
Fax: (415) 885-3802

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

Board Certification

Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Sue Yom

Education

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2002

Residencies

University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wu X, Yom SS, Ha PK, Heaton CM, Glastonbury CM. Submandibular Gland Transfer: A Potential Imaging Pitfall. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Mar 29.
  2. Yom SS, Zietman AL. Radiation Therapy in a Time of Disaster. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Mar 15; 100(4):832-833.
  3. Yom SS, Harari PM. When Disaster Strikes: Mitigating the Adverse Impact on Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Mar 15; 100(4):838-840.
  4. Xu MJ, Lazar AA, Garsa AA, Arron ST, Ryan WR, El-Sayed IH, George JR, Algazi AP, Heaton CM, Ha PK, Yom SS. Major prognostic factors for recurrence and survival independent of the American Joint Committee on Cancer eighth edition staging system in patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma treated with multimodality therapy. Head Neck. 2018 Mar 10.
  5. Yu Y, El-Sayed IH, McDermott MW, Theodosopoulos PV, van Zante A, Kased N, Glastonbury CM, Garsa AA, Yom SS. Dural recurrence among esthesioneuroblastoma patients presenting with intracranial extension. Laryngoscope. 2018 Feb 10.
  6. Mayo CS, Moran JM, Bosch W, Xiao Y, McNutt T, Popple R, Michalski J, Feng M, Marks LB, Fuller CD, Yorke E, Palta J, Gabriel PE, Molineu A, Matuszak MM, Covington E, Masi K, Richardson SL, Ritter T, Morgas T, Flampouri S, Santanam L, Moore JA, Purdie TG, Miller RC, Hurkmans C, Adams J, Jackie Wu QR, Fox CJ, Siochi RA, Brown NL, Verbakel W, Archambault Y, Chmura SJ, Dekker AL, Eagle DG, Fitzgerald TJ, Hong T, Kapoor R, Lansing B, Jolly S, Napolitano ME, Percy J, Rose MS, Siddiqui S, Schadt C, Simon WE, Straube WL, St James ST, Ulin K, Yom SS, Yock TI. American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 263: Standardizing Nomenclatures in Radiation Oncology. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Mar 15; 100(4):1057-1066.
  7. Tello TL, Coggshall K, Yom SS, Yu SS. Merkel cell carcinoma: An update and review: Current and future therapy. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Mar; 78(3):445-454.
  8. Zhou MJ, van Zante A, Lazar AA, Groppo ER, Garsa AA, Ryan WR, El-Sayed IH, Eisele DW, Yom SS. Squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary of the head and neck: Favorable prognostic factors comparable to those in oropharyngeal cancer. Head Neck. 2017 Dec 06.
  9. Le QT, Yom SS, Ng RHW, Bratman SV, Welch JJ, Chan KCA, Kim KY. In Reply to Zoto Mustafayev and Ozyar. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 12 01; 99(5):1307.
  10. Grégoire V, Evans M, Le QT, Bourhis J, Budach V, Chen A, Eisbruch A, Feng M, Giralt J, Gupta T, Hamoir M, Helito JK, Hu C, Hunter K, Johansen J, Kaanders J, Laskar SG, Lee A, Maingon P, Mäkitie A, Micciche' F, Nicolai P, O'Sullivan B, Poitevin A, Porceddu S, Skladowski K, Tribius S, Waldron J, Wee J, Yao M, Yom SS, Zimmermann F, Grau C. Delineation of the primary tumour Clinical Target Volumes (CTV-P) in laryngeal, hypopharyngeal, oropharyngeal and oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma: AIRO, CACA, DAHANCA, EORTC, GEORCC, GORTEC, HKNPCSG, HNCIG, IAG-KHT, LPRHHT, NCIC CTG, NCRI, NRG Oncology, PHNS, SBRT, SOMERA, SRO, SSHNO, TROG consensus guidelines. Radiother Oncol. 2018 Jan; 126(1):3-24.
  11. Valdes G, Simone CB, Chen J, Lin A, Yom SS, Pattison AJ, Carpenter CM, Solberg TD. Clinical decision support of radiotherapy treatment planning: A data-driven machine learning strategy for patient-specific dosimetric decision making. Radiother Oncol. 2017 Dec; 125(3):392-397.
  12. Lee AW, Ng WT, Pan JJ, Poh SS, Ahn YC, AlHussain H, Corry J, Grau C, Grégoire V, Harrington KJ, Hu CS, Kwong DL, Langendijk JA, Le QT, Lee NY, Lin JC, Lu TX, Mendenhall WM, O'Sullivan B, Ozyar E, Peters LJ, Rosenthal DI, Soong YL, Tao Y, Yom SS, Wee JT. International guideline for the delineation of the clinical target volumes (CTV) for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Radiother Oncol. 2018 Jan; 126(1):25-36.
  13. Yuan JT, Tello TL, Hultman C, Barker CA, Arron ST, Yom SS. Medical marijuana for the treatment of vismodegib-related muscle spasm. JAAD Case Rep. 2017 Sep; 3(5):438-440.
  14. Fakhry C, Zhang Q, Nguyen-Tân PF, Rosenthal DI, Weber RS, Lambert L, Trotti AM, Barrett WL, Thorstad WL, Jones CU, Yom SS, Wong SJ, Ridge JA, Rao SSD, Bonner JA, Vigneault E, Raben D, Kudrimoti MR, Harris J, Le QT, Gillison ML. Development and Validation of Nomograms Predictive of Overall and Progression-Free Survival in Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Dec 20; 35(36):4057-4065.
  15. Koyfman SA, Yom SS. Clinical Research Ethics: Considerations for the Radiation Oncologist. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 10 01; 99(2):259-264.
  16. Adelstein D, Gillison ML, Pfister DG, Spencer S, Adkins D, Brizel DM, Burtness B, Busse PM, Caudell JJ, Cmelak AJ, Colevas AD, Eisele DW, Fenton M, Foote RL, Gilbert J, Haddad RI, Hicks WL, Hitchcock YJ, Jimeno A, Leizman D, Lydiatt WM, Maghami E, Mell LK, Mittal BB, Pinto HA, Ridge JA, Rocco J, Rodriguez CP, Shah JP, Weber RS, Witek M, Worden F, Yom SS, Zhen W, Burns JL, Darlow SD. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Head and Neck Cancers, Version 2.2017. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Jun; 15(6):761-770.
  17. Yom SS, Mallen-St Clair J, Ha PK. Controversies in Postoperative Irradiation of Oropharyngeal Cancer After Transoral Surgery. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2017 Jul; 26(3):357-370.
  18. Kim KY, Le QT, Yom SS, Pinsky BA, Bratman SV, Ng RH, El Mubarak HS, Chan KC, Sander M, Conley BA. Current State of PCR-Based Epstein-Barr Virus DNA Testing for Nasopharyngeal Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017 04 01; 109(4).
  19. Ghosh P, Lazar AA, Ryan WR, Yom SS. A feasibility and efficacy trial of a hand-held humidification device in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2017 08; 25(8):2611-2618.
  20. Kim KY, Le QT, Yom SS, Ng RHW, Chan KCA, Bratman SV, Welch JJ, Divi RL, Petryshyn RA, Conley BA. Clinical Utility of Epstein-Barr Virus DNA Testing in the Treatment of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 08 01; 98(5):996-1001.

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