Philosophy of Care
In serving my patients, I employ evidence-based radiation therapy that is tailored and individualized for each unique patient. I strive to minimize side-effects from treatment, all with a goal of improving my patients’ quality of life. I feel it is an absolute privilege to care for patients with cancer and their families, and I am constantly in awe of my patients’ strength and insight.
Areas of Special Interest
Academic Honors & Professional Achievements
- Fulbright Fellowship, Fulbright Foundation, Sweden
- Collins Foundation Scholarship Recipient, Harvard Medical School
I am a mother of three young boys, a violinist, and a fan of books, art, gardening, and cooking.
Krejcarek SC, Chen MH, Renshaw AA, Loffredo M, Sussman B, D'Amico AV. Prediagnostic prostate-specific antigen velocity and probability of detecting high-grade prostate cancer. Urology. 2007; 69(3):515-9.
Krejcarek SC, Grant PE, Henson JW, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Physiologic and radiographic evidence of the distal edge of the proton beam in craniospinalirradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2007; 68(3):646-9.
Kozak KR, Adams J, Krejcarek SC, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. A dosimetric comparison of proton and intensity-modulated photon radiotherapy for pediatric parameningeal rhabdomyosarcomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009; 74(1):179-86.
Childs SK, Nguyen PL, Chi SN, Marcus KJ. Incidence, outcomes, and prognostic factors in children with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (ATRT) using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Result (SEER) data-base. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011; 81(Suppl 2):S656.
Childs SK, Kozak KR, Friedmann AM, Yeap BY, Adams J, MacDonald SM, Liebsch NJ, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Proton radiotherapy for parameningealrhabdomyosarcoma: clinical outcomes and late effects. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012; 82(2):635-42.
Childs SK, Chen YH, Duggan MM, Golshan M, Pochebit S, Wong JS, Bellon JR. Surgical margins and the risk of local-regional recurrence after mastectomy without radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012; 84(5):1133-8.
Childs SK, Chen YH, Duggan MM, Golshan M, Pochebit S, Punglia R, Wong JS, Bellon JR. Impact of Margin Status on Local Recurrence After Mastectomy for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013;85(4):948-52.
Chen YL, Liebsch N, Kobayashi W, Goldberg S, Kirsch D, Calkins G, Childs SK, Schwab J, Hornicek F, DeLaney T. Definitive high-dose photon/proton radiotherapy for unresected mobile spine and sacral chordomas. Spine 2013; 38(15):930-36.
Wo JY, Childs SK, Szymonifka J, Mamon HJ, Ryan DP, Blaszkowsky LS, Kwak EL, Ferrone CR, Allen JN, Zhu AX, Wolpin BM, Chan JA, Abrams TA,McCleary NJ, Fernandez-del Castillo C, Hong TS. Delaying chemoradiation until after completion of adjuvant chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer may not impact local control. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014; 4(2):e117-23.
Kohorst M, Warad D, Keating G, Childs SK, Giannini C, Wetjen N, Nageswara Rao A. Outcomes of children and young adults with recurrent pilocyticastrocytoma treated with multiple surgical resections. Neuro-oncol. 2014; 16:63.
Mutter RW, Brown L, Hoeft K, Wurgler S, Childs SK, Choo R, Petersen I, Pisansky T, Yan E, Beltran C, Remmes N. Single field spot-scanning (sfss) isdosimetrically superior to 2-field intensity modulated proton therapy (impt) for proton postmastectomy radiation therapy (pmrt). Int J Radiat Oncol BiolPhys. 2014; 90:S243.
Miller RC, Van Houten H, Foote RL, Keole S, Schild SE, Laack NN, Childs SK, Daniels TB, Crown WH, Shah ND. Understanding the characteristics and types of adult and pediatric cancers treated with proton beam radiation therapy in a population of 88 million commercially insured patients. Int J RadiatOncol Biol Phys. 2014; 90:S64.
Yock T, Indelicato DJ, Hartsell W, Kasper HSH, Perkins S, Hill-Kayser C, Mahajan A, Chang AL, Childs S, Laurie F, Buchsbaum J, Raeke L, Neville C, LadraM, Yeap BY. Preliminary results from the pediatric proton consortium registry (ppcr): a collaboration of US proton centers to accelerate proton therapy research. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014; 61:S164.