Melissa Ana Liriano Vyfhuis, MD, PhD
Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Gynecologic Radiation Oncology, Cutaneous (Skin) Radiation Oncology, Neurologic Radiation Oncology, Gastrointestinal Radiation Oncology, Sarcoma and Connective Tissue Radiation Oncology, Breast Radiation Oncology, Thoracic Radiation Oncology, Head and Neck Medical Oncology, Genitourinary Radiation Oncology, Radiation Oncology
Adjunct Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology , DEI Committee Chair
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Dr. Vyfhuis is a radiation oncologist who uses radiation therapies to treat cancer. She is experienced in treating all types of cancers but has particular interests in lung cancer, breast cancer, gynecologic cancer, gastrointestinal cancer and sarcomas. She also specializes in palliative care radiation oncology.
Dr. Vyfhuis is specially trained in many radiation therapies, including:
- Proton therapy
- Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
- Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
Dr. Vyfhuis uses the latest technological advances to treat her patients, including proton therapy done at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center. She is dedicated to advancing the field of radiation oncology.
Dr. Vyfhuis has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and has given various national presentations. She has also received several grants and awards pertaining to her clinical research. Currently, her clinical research focuses on cancer disparities. She recently received an institutional grant to study the effects of food deserts on cancer outcomes.
Dr. Vyfhuis received her post-graduate doctorate and medical degrees from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Vyfhuis went on to complete an internship in internal medicine and her radiation oncology residency at University of Maryland Medical Center.
Dr. Vyfhuis is chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee in the Department of Radiation Oncology. She is also an active member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and is actively involved in the Committee on Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CHEDI).
A Maryland native, Dr. Vyfhuis enjoys spending time with her family, running and practicing Wushu in her free time.
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University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2014
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), 2019
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), 2015
American Board of Radiology - Radiation Oncology, 2021
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University of Maryland Medical Center
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center