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Richard L. Jennelle, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
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    Title(s)Residency Director for the Radiation Oncology Residency Program


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    Dr. Richard L.S. Jennelle is an Associate Professor of Clinical 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. Williams PA, Hu J, Yang D, Cao S, Jennelle RL. The Cancer Bell: Too Much of a Good Thing? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Oct 01; 105(2):247-253. PMID: 31300336.
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    2. Williams PA, Cao S, Yang D, Jennelle RL. Patient-reported outcomes of the relative severity of side effects from cancer radiotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2019 May 02. PMID: 31044307.
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    3. 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. Phase 1 Trial of SBRT to the Prostate Fossa After Prostatectomy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 May 01; 104(1):50-60. PMID: 30605751.
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    4. Le BHA, Kim JW, Deng H, Rayess N, Jennelle RL, Zhou SY, Astrahan MA, Berry JL. Outcomes of choroidal melanomas treated with eye physics plaques: A 25-year review. Brachytherapy. 2018 Nov - Dec; 17(6):981-989. PMID: 30082188.
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    5. 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. 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. PMID: 30675478.
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    6. Yoo SK, Bian SX, Lin E, Batth SS, Ng LW, Andrade J, Williams PA, Pham AH, Ragab OM, Schechter NR, Chang EL, Jennelle RLS. 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. PMID: 29413269.
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    7. Diao K, Sun Y, Yoo SK, Yu C, Ye JC, Trakul N, Jennelle RL, Kim PE, Zada G, Gruen JP, Chang EL. 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. PMID: 28902402.
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    8. Jennelle R, Chang EL. In Regard to Dr Vapiwala. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 05 01; 98(1):215. PMID: 28586964.
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    9. Berry JL, Kim JW, Jennelle R, Astrahan M. 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. PMID: 26431303.
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    10. Browne AW, Dandapani SV, Jennelle R, Stevanovic M, Lee TC, Murphree AL, Kampp TD, Astrahan MA, Kim JW, Berry JL. Outcomes of medium choroidal melanomas treated with ruthenium brachytherapy guided by three-dimensional pretreatment modeling. Brachytherapy. 2015 Sep-Oct; 14(5):718-25. PMID: 26073224.
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    11. Dandapani SV, Zhang Y, Jennelle R, Lin YG. Radiation-Associated Toxicities in Obese Women with Endometrial Cancer: More Than Just BMI? ScientificWorldJournal. 2015; 2015:483208. PMID: 26146653.
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    12. Caudell JJ, Hamilton RD, Otto KJ, Jennelle RL, Pitman KT, Vijayakumar S. 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. PMID: 23275276.
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    13. 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. Computerized tomography-based radiotherapy improves heterotopic ossification outcomes. Bone. 2013 Nov; 57(1):132-6. PMID: 23938292.
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    14. Mourad WF, Packianathan S, Shourbaji RA, Jennelle R, Yang CC, Mobit P, Zhang Z, Khan MA, Graves M, Russell G, Vijayakumar S. The influence of pregnancy on heterotopic ossification post-displaced acetabular fractures surgical repair. J Orthop Res. 2013 Jun; 31(6):944-8. PMID: 23335247.
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    15. Jennelle RL, Vijayakumar V, Vijayakumar S. A systematic and evidence-based approach to the management of vertebral metastasis. ISRN Surg. 2011; 2011:719715. PMID: 22084772.
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    16. Chen AM, Li BQ, Jennelle RL, Lau DH, Yang CC, Courquin J, Vijayakumar S, Purdy JA. Late esophageal toxicity after radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2010 Feb; 32(2):178-83. PMID: 19536858.
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    17. Chen AM, Jennelle RL, Sreeraman R, Yang CC, Liu T, Vijayakumar S, Purdy JA. Initial clinical experience with helical tomotherapy for head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2009 Dec; 31(12):1571-8. PMID: 19405087.
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    18. Yang C, Liu T, Jennelle RL, Ryu JK, Vijayakumar S, Purdy JA, Chen AM. 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. PMID: 19931022.
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    19. Chen AM, Jennelle RL, Grady V, Tovar A, Bowen K, Simonin P, Tracy J, McCrudden D, Stella JR, Vijayakumar S. 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. PMID: 18513884.
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    20. Jennelle R, Gladson C, Palmer C, Guthrie B, Markert J. Paradoxical labeling of radiosurgically treated quiescent tumors with Ki67, a marker of cellular proliferation. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 1999; 72 Suppl 1:45-52. PMID: 10681690.
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    21. Brezovich IA, Pareek PN, Plott WE, Jennelle RL. 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. PMID: 9240658.
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    22. Virostek LJ, Kim RY, Spencer SA, Meredith RF, Jennelle RL, Soong SJ, Salter MM. Postsurgical recurrent carcinoma of the cervix: reassessment and results of radiation therapy options. Radiology. 1996 Nov; 201(2):559-63. PMID: 8888258.
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    23. Kim RY, Meyer JT, Spencer SA, Meredith RF, Jennelle RL, Salter MM. 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. PMID: 8751413.
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    24. Murrah CP, Ferguson ER, Jennelle RL, Guthrie BL, Holman WL. Resection of multiple pulmonary metastases from a recurrent intracranial meningioma. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Jun; 61(6):1823-4. PMID: 8651794.
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    25. Kim RY, Meyer JT, Plott WE, Spencer SA, Meredith RF, Jennelle RL, Salter MM. 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. PMID: 7724760.
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    26. Kim RY, McGinnis LS, Spencer SA, Meredith RF, Jennelle RL, Salter MM. 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. PMID: 7995740.
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    27. Kim RY, McGinnis LS, Spencer SA, Meredith RF, Jennelle RL, Salter MM. 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. PMID: 8184111.
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