Joshua Siglin, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
  • Physician, UPMC CancerCenter UPMC Altoona

I am a clinically oriented physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UPMC Altoona. My focus is on providing patients with quality care in a community hospital setting. I treat all disease sites but have a personal interest in the use of stereotactic radiotherapy.

Teaching Activities:

Lectures on general principles of radiation oncology as well as palliative radiation therapy delivered to UPMC Altoona Family Medicine Residents and Palliative Care Fellows. Additionally provide mentorship to palliative care fellows during their radiation oncology rotation.

Representative Publications

Palmer, JD, Siglin, J, Yamoah K, Dan T, Champ CE, Bar-Ad V, Werner-Wasik M, Evans JJ, Kim L, Glass J, Farrell C, Andrews DW, Shi W.  Re-resection for recurrent high-grade glioma in the setting of re-irradiation: more is not always better. J Neurooncol. 2015 Sep;124(2):215-21.

Witek, M, Siglin, J, Malatesta, T, Snook, A, Gressen, E, Rudoler, S, Fisher, S.  Is Financial Literacy Necessary for Radiation Oncology Residents?  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Dec 1;90(5):986-7.

Eldredge-Hindy, H, Lockamy, V, Crawford, A, Nettleton, V, Werner-Wasik, M. Siglin, J, Simone, N, Sidhu, K, Anne’, P.  Active Breathing Coordinator Reduces Radiation Dose to the Heart and Preserves Local Control in Patients with Left Breast Cancer: Report of a Prospective Trial. Practical Radiation Oncology, Vol. 5, Issue 1, p4–10.

Siglin J, Vakhnenko Y, Champ CE, Witek M, Xiao Y, Liu H, Zaorsky N, Harrison AS, Shi W. Optimizing Patient Positioning for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in Hippocampal-Sparing Whole Brain Radiation Therapy.  Practical Radiation Oncology 2014, Vol. 4, Issue 6, p378–383.

Yamoah K, Zaorsky N, Siglin J, Shi W, Werner-Wasik M, Andrews DW, Dicker AP, Bar-Ad V, Liu H. Spine Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Residual Setup Errors and Intra-Fraction Motion Using the Stereotactic X-Ray Image Guidance Verification System.   Int J Med Phys, Clin Eng Rad Onc, 2014, 3, 1-8.