Matthew J. Ferris, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
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Dr. Matthew J. Ferris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland. His primary practice locations include University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, University of Maryland Medical Center, and the Maryland Proton Treatment Center. He has broad clinical interests that encompass treatment for most malignant and non-malignant tumors, and use of advanced radiation techniques.
Dr. Ferris completed his undergraduate studies in 2010 at Loyola University Maryland where he majored in Biology, with minors in Business and English. He graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School in 2014, and there was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
In 2015 he completed a medical internship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and then he continued on at Emory to complete residency training in radiation oncology in 2019. He served as Chief Resident during his final year of training. During his residency, he conducted clinical research in several areas including: cardiac-sparing radiation planning techniques such as cardiac-optimized volumetric modulated arc therapy and intensity modulated proton therapy, implications of radiation dose to the heart, and effects of radiation dose to the central nervous system on patient symptoms in head and neck cancer. Training at Emory provided broad clinical exposure and included high case volumes of stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and high dose rate brachytherapy.
Dr. Ferris' ongoing research at the University of Maryland is focused on optimizing advanced radiation techniques to maximize control of malignancies while sparing side effects and improving long-term patient reported outcomes. His research has resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications and has yielded oral presentations at national and international conferences.
Overall, Dr. Ferris strives to work closely with the entire treatment team, including surgeon and medical oncology colleagues, to offer cutting edge and tailored treatment for each patient. One of his main focuses in his practice at UM Upper Chesapeake is to bring world-class cancer treatment options to the residents of Harford County. He prizes meticulousness and attention to detail throughout each patient's course of radiation therapy.
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
UM Upper Chesapeake Health
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University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2014
Emory University School of Medicine, 2015
Emory University School of Medicine, 2019
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