I am a radiation oncologist who cares for people with a variety of cancers. I have a special interest in intensity-modulated radiation therapy for breast cancer and tumors of the central nervous system. I see about 300 patients each year at MSK Westchester in West Harrison, New York and MSK Monmouth in Middletown, New Jersey.
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I have always been interested in how patient care, medical research, and technology intersect. I have a degree in electrical engineering and worked as an engineer before starting medical school. I was attracted to a field that was heavily dependent on technology but also involved a great deal of patient contact. Radiation oncology proved to be a great fit.
It’s an exciting time in our field. Thanks to new advances, we can now use stereotactic radiation therapy to deliver highly precise doses of radiation that destroy tumors and spare healthy tissue. I’m also involved in research on how to improve the quality of cancer care through telemedicine, which allows doctors to diagnose and treat disease remotely.
All patients are nervous during their first appointment — that’s normal. I work very hard with our nursing staff to make a strong personal connection with everyone I meet. I tell my patients that once they are under my care, I will always be there for them, even many years later.
When I’m not working, I love to walk and go hiking.
- Clinical Expertise: Breast Cancer; CNS Tumors; Prostate Cancer; Sarcoma; Head and Neck Cancer; Lung Cancer
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
- Residencies: Radiation Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Radiation Oncology
Mueller BA, Obcemea C, Lee J, Sim S. Pilot Study of a Radiation Oncology Telemedicine Platform. Journal of Radiation Oncology Informatics 2010; 2 :20-30
Song Y, Zhang P, Wang P, Obcemea C, Mueller B, Burman C, Mychalczak B. The development of a novel radiation treatment modality - volumetric modulated arc therapy. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009; 1 :3401-4
Song Y, Wang S, Chan M, Mueller B, Mychalczak B, Song Y. 4D Medical Imaging and 4D Radiation Therapy. Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment 2008.
Li G, Citrin D, Camphausen K, Mueller B, Burman C, Mychalczak B, Miller R, Song Y. Advances in 4D Medical Imaging and 4D Radiation Therapy. Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 2008 Feb; 7(1):67-81. Review
Song Y, Mueller B, Burman C, Mychalczak B. From Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy to 4D Radiation Therapy - An Advance in Targeting Mobile Lung Tumors. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007; 1 :226-229
Song Y, Mueller B, Burman C, Mychalczak B, Song Y. A Model-Aided Segmentation in Urethra Identification Based on a Atlas Human Autopsy Image for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007; 1 :3532-3535
Yamada Y, Bhatia S, Zaider M, Cohen G, Donat M, Eastham J, Rabbani F, Schupak K, Lee J, Mueller B, Zelefsky MJ. Favorable clinical outcomes of three-dimensional computer-optimized high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy in the management of localized prostate cancer.. Brachytherapy 2006; 5(3) :157-64
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