Sarahgene Gillianne Defoe, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

I am clinical assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and serve as staff Radiation Oncologist at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital. I provide care in the community setting and thus treat all disease sites. I have a special interest in breast cancers and using advanced modalities such as SRS/SBRT.

Teaching activities

  • Preceptor to medical students and residents.

Representative Publications

DeFoe SG, Kabolizadeh P, Heron DE and Beriwal S. Dosimetric Parameters Predictive of Acute Gastrointestinal Toxicity in Patients with Anal Carcinoma Treated with Concurrent Chemotherapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Oncology, 2013 Jan; 85: 1-7.

DeFoe SG, Beriwal S, Jones HA, Rakfal S, Heron DE, Smith RP and Lalonde R. Concurrent Chemotherapy and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Anal Carcinoma-Clinical Outcomes in a large NCI-Designated Integrated Cancer Center Network. Clinical Oncology, 2012 Aug; 24 (6): 424-31. Epub 2011 Nov 8.

DeFoe SG, Pennathur A, Flickinger JC, Heron DE, Gibson MK, Luketich JD and Greenberger JS. Retrospective Review of Patients With Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer Treated at the University of Pittsburgh. American Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2011 Dec; 34 (6): 587-92.

Research Grants

The Competitive Research Fund of UPMC Shadyside Hospital and Shadyside Hospital Foundation, 2010.