Richard L. Jennelle, MD

Title(s)Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Ophthalmology (Part-Time)
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressGNH 1100 N. State Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 409 6818
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    Dr. Richard L.S. Jennelle is a Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology at Keck Medical Center of USC and LAC + USC Medical Center. He serves as the Director of USC's Radiation Oncology Residency Program in the Keck School of Medicine.

    Dr. Jennelle graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati and earned his MD from the UC College of Medicine, where he completed his residency in radiation oncology and was chief resident in his final year.

    Dr. Jennelle was previously Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Mississippi, and served as the Chair of the University of Mississippi’s Quality Improvement Committee for the Cancer Center.

    While at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Jennelle was instrumental in establishing the first ACGME accredited Radiation Oncology Residency Program in the state. Previously, he has served as the Residency Program Director at the University of Arizona and has been critical in his development of USC's Radiation Oncology Residency Program and its focus on training future leaders in the field.

    Dr. Jennelle’s clinical focus is head and neck cancers, gamma knife radiosurgery, thoracic oncology, brachytherapy, and supporting gynecologic radiation oncology. He has a lifelong dedication to addressing the challenges of the medically underserved and excels in collaborating a beneficial partnership between Los Angeles County Hospital and USC's Keck School of Medicine.

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    1. Anterior plaque brachytherapy placement for treatment of iris and iridociliary melanomas - surgical procedure and institutional experience. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2024 Jan 08. Pike S, Engelhard SB, Greig LC, Woods K, Jennelle RL, Berry JL. PMID: 38189366.
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    2. Outpatient ocular brachytherapy: The USC Experience. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2021 Sep-Oct; 6(5):100737. Joh S, Kim ME, Reilly M, Zhou SY, Kim J, Jennelle RL, Berry JL. PMID: 34307966; PMCID: PMC8283325.
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    3. Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx): A Catalyst for Quality Improvement. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2021 Mar-Apr; 11(2):101-107. Hong DS, Boike T, Dawes S, Klash SJ, Kudner R, Okoye C, Rosu-Bubulac M, Watanabe Y, Wright JL, Jennelle RL. PMID: 33279669.
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    4. Residency Match Trends, Racial Disparity, and Matching Amid a Pandemic. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2021 Mar-Apr; 6(2):100620. Vassantachart A, Hwang L, Vassantachart A, Jennelle R. PMID: 33732958; PMCID: PMC7940782.
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    5. Quantifying Subclinical and Longitudinal Microvascular Changes Following Episcleral Plaque Brachytherapy Using Spectral Domain-Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography. J Vitreoretin Dis. 2020 Nov; 4(6):499-508. Green KM, Toy BC, Ashimatey BS, Mustafi D, Jennelle RL, Astrahan MA, Chu Z, Wang RK, Kim J, Berry JL, Kashani AH. PMID: 33409441; PMCID: PMC7785061.
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    6. Technical Challenges of Heart Avoidance for Synchronous Breast and Lung Cancers in a Postmenopausal Female: A Planning Case Report From a Safety-Net Hospital. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2020 Sep-Oct; 5(5):1076-1082. Marques C, Schiff J, Momin F, McAllister N, Jennelle RL, Bian SX, Schechter NR, Yoo SK. PMID: 33083670; PMCID: PMC7557127.
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    7. Identifying Disparities in Care in Treating Glioblastoma: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Patients Treated at a Safety-net Versus Private Hospital Setting. World Neurosurg. 2020 05; 137:e213-e220. Wang T, Pham A, Yoo S, Attenello FJ, Jennelle R, Wagle N, Chang EL, Zada G. PMID: 32001415; PMCID: PMC8908807.
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    8. Practice Patterns for the Treatment of Uveal Melanoma with Iodine-125 Plaque Brachytherapy: Ocular Oncology Study Consortium Report 5. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2020 May; 6(3):210-218. Binder C, Mruthyunjaya P, Schefler AC, Seider MI, Crilly R, Hung A, Meltsner S, Mowery Y, Kirsch DG, Teh BS, Jennelle RLS, Studenski MT, Liu W, Lee C, Hayman JA, Kastner B, Hadsell M, Skalet AH. PMID: 32509767; PMCID: PMC7250354.
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    9. The Cancer Bell: Too Much of a Good Thing? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 10 01; 105(2):247-253. Williams PA, Hu J, Yang D, Cao S, Jennelle RL. PMID: 31300336.
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    10. Patient-reported outcomes of the relative severity of side effects from cancer radiotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Jan; 28(1):309-316. Williams PA, Cao S, Yang D, Jennelle RL. PMID: 31044307.
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    11. Phase 1 Trial of SBRT to the Prostate Fossa After Prostatectomy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 05 01; 104(1):50-60. Ballas LK, Luo C, Chung E, Kishan AU, Shuryak I, Quinn DI, Dorff T, Jhimlee S, Chiu R, Abreu A, Jennelle R, Aron M, Groshen S. PMID: 30605751; PMCID: PMC7457432.
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    12. Outcomes of choroidal melanomas treated with eye physics plaques: A 25-year review. Brachytherapy. 2018 Nov - Dec; 17(6):981-989. Le BHA, Kim JW, Deng H, Rayess N, Jennelle RL, Zhou SY, Astrahan MA, Berry JL. PMID: 30082188; PMCID: PMC6613587.
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    13. Trends in Radiation Practices for Female Ocular Oncologists in North America: A Collaborative Study of the International Society of Ocular Oncology. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2019 Jan; 5(1):54-59. Shah SN, Kogachi K, Correa ZM, Schefler AC, Aronow ME, Callejo SA, Cebulla CM, Day-Ghafoori S, Francis JH, Lally S, McCannel TA, Paton KE, Phan IT, Pointdujour-Lim R, Ramasubramanian A, Rath P, Shields CL, Skalet AH, Wells JR, Jennelle RL, Berry JL. PMID: 30675478; PMCID: PMC6341326.
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    14. Development of a Radiation Oncology Resident Continuity Clinic to Improve Clinical Competency and Patient Compliance. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 03 01; 100(3):551-555. Yoo SK, Bian SX, Lin E, Batth SS, Ng LW, Andrade J, Williams PA, Pham AH, Ragab OM, Schechter NR, Chang EL, Jennelle RLS. PMID: 29413269.
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    15. Safety-net versus private hospital setting for brain metastasis patients treated with radiosurgery alone: Disparities in follow-up care and outcomes. Cancer. 2018 Jan 01; 124(1):167-175. Diao K, Sun Y, Yoo SK, Yu C, Ye JC, Trakul N, Jennelle RL, Kim PE, Zada G, Gruen JP, Chang EL. PMID: 28902402; PMCID: PMC7469980.
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    16. In Regard to Dr Vapiwala. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 05 01; 98(1):215. Jennelle R, Chang EL. PMID: 28586964.
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    17. Use of the Toric Surgical Marker to Aid in Intraoperative Plaque Placement for the USC Eye Physics Plaques to Treat Uveal Melanoma: A New Surgical Technique. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Sep; 46(8):866-70. Berry JL, Kim JW, Jennelle R, Astrahan M. PMID: 26431303.
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    18. Outcomes of medium choroidal melanomas treated with ruthenium brachytherapy guided by three-dimensional pretreatment modeling. Brachytherapy. 2015 Sep-Oct; 14(5):718-25. Browne AW, Dandapani SV, Jennelle R, Stevanovic M, Lee TC, Murphree AL, Kampp TD, Astrahan MA, Kim JW, Berry JL. PMID: 26073224.
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    19. Radiation-Associated Toxicities in Obese Women with Endometrial Cancer: More Than Just BMI? ScientificWorldJournal. 2015; 2015:483208. Dandapani SV, Zhang Y, Jennelle R, Lin YG. PMID: 26146653; PMCID: PMC4471399.
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    20. Induction docetaxel, Cisplatin, and 5-Fluorouracil precludes definitive chemoradiotherapy in a substantial proportion of patients with head and neck cancer in a low socioeconomic status population. Am J Clin Oncol. 2014 Aug; 37(4):332-6. Caudell JJ, Hamilton RD, Otto KJ, Jennelle RL, Pitman KT, Vijayakumar S. PMID: 23275276.
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    21. Computerized tomography-based radiotherapy improves heterotopic ossification outcomes. Bone. 2013 Nov; 57(1):132-6. Mourad WF, Packianathan S, Ma JK, Yang CC, Shourbaji RA, He R, Zhang Z, Kanakamedala MR, Khan MA, Mobit P, Katsoulakis E, Nabhani T, Jennelle R, Russell GV, Vijayakumar S. PMID: 23938292.
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    22. The influence of pregnancy on heterotopic ossification post-displaced acetabular fractures surgical repair. J Orthop Res. 2013 Jun; 31(6):944-8. Mourad WF, Packianathan S, Shourbaji RA, Jennelle R, Yang CC, Mobit P, Zhang Z, Khan MA, Graves M, Russell G, Vijayakumar S. PMID: 23335247.
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    23. A systematic and evidence-based approach to the management of vertebral metastasis. ISRN Surg. 2011; 2011:719715. Jennelle RL, Vijayakumar V, Vijayakumar S. PMID: 22084772; PMCID: PMC3200210.
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    24. Late esophageal toxicity after radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2010 Feb; 32(2):178-83. Chen AM, Li BQ, Jennelle RL, Lau DH, Yang CC, Courquin J, Vijayakumar S, Purdy JA. PMID: 19536858.
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    25. Initial clinical experience with helical tomotherapy for head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2009 Dec; 31(12):1571-8. Chen AM, Jennelle RL, Sreeraman R, Yang CC, Liu T, Vijayakumar S, Purdy JA. PMID: 19405087.
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    26. Utility of megavoltage fan-beam CT for treatment planning in a head-and-neck cancer patient with extensive dental fillings undergoing helical tomotherapy. Med Dosim. 2010; 35(2):108-14. Yang C, Liu T, Jennelle RL, Ryu JK, Vijayakumar S, Purdy JA, Chen AM. PMID: 19931022.
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    27. Prospective study of psychosocial distress among patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Jan 01; 73(1):187-93. Chen AM, Jennelle RL, Grady V, Tovar A, Bowen K, Simonin P, Tracy J, McCrudden D, Stella JR, Vijayakumar S. PMID: 18513884.
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    28. Paradoxical labeling of radiosurgically treated quiescent tumors with Ki67, a marker of cellular proliferation. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 1999; 72 Suppl 1:45-52. Jennelle R, Gladson C, Palmer C, Guthrie B, Markert J. PMID: 10681690.
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    29. Quality assurance system to correct for errors arising from couch rotation in linac-based stereotactic radiosurgery. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1997 Jul 01; 38(4):883-90. Brezovich IA, Pareek PN, Plott WE, Jennelle RL. PMID: 9240658.
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    30. Postsurgical recurrent carcinoma of the cervix: reassessment and results of radiation therapy options. Radiology. 1996 Nov; 201(2):559-63. Virostek LJ, Kim RY, Spencer SA, Meredith RF, Jennelle RL, Soong SJ, Salter MM. PMID: 8888258.
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    31. Major geometric variations between intracavitary applications in carcinoma of the cervix: high dose rate vs. low dose rate. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1996 Jul 15; 35(5):1035-8. Kim RY, Meyer JT, Spencer SA, Meredith RF, Jennelle RL, Salter MM. PMID: 8751413.
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    32. Resection of multiple pulmonary metastases from a recurrent intracranial meningioma. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Jun; 61(6):1823-4. Murrah CP, Ferguson ER, Jennelle RL, Guthrie BL, Holman WL. PMID: 8651794.
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    33. Major geometric variations between multiple high-dose-rate applications of brachytherapy in cancer of the cervix: frequency and types of variation. Radiology. 1995 May; 195(2):419-22. Kim RY, Meyer JT, Plott WE, Spencer SA, Meredith RF, Jennelle RL, Salter MM. PMID: 7724760.
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    34. Conventional four-field pelvic radiotherapy technique without computed tomography-treatment planning in cancer of the cervix: potential geographic miss and its impact on pelvic control. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1995 Jan 01; 31(1):109-12. Kim RY, McGinnis LS, Spencer SA, Meredith RF, Jennelle RL, Salter MM. PMID: 7995740.
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    35. Conventional four-field pelvic radiotherapy technique without CT treatment planning in cancer of the cervix: potential geographic miss. Radiother Oncol. 1994 Feb; 30(2):140-5. Kim RY, McGinnis LS, Spencer SA, Meredith RF, Jennelle RL, Salter MM. PMID: 8184111.
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