Theodore L DeWeese, MD
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THEODORE L. DEWEESE, M.D.

Dr. DeWeese is Vice President, Interdisciplinary Care, for Johns Hopkins Medicine and is the Sidney Kimmel Professor and Director of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences at Johns Hopkins.  He is also Professor of Radiation Oncology, Urology, and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University and has a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1990, graduating with Honors, and completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins.  He served as Chief Resident and then undertook study as a laboratory research fellow in urologic oncology at Johns HopkinsIn 1995, Dr. DeWeese joined the faculty in the Department of Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, and in the Department of Urology.   Following the Board of Trustee decision in 2003 to create a new Department of Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins, Dr. DeWeese was asked to serve as the founding Director and Professor of the Department.

Dr. DeWeese is considered an international expert in the management of men with prostate cancer and has conducted multiple clinical trials that have sought to improve the quality and quantity of the lives of men with the disease.  This has included several first-in-man clinical translation of novel therapies.

Dr. DeWeese also manages a research laboratory that focuses on DNA damage and repair in cancer cells with the goal of devising new ways to enhance the effects of radiation and chemotherapy to kill cancer.

His research has been funded since 1995 and he has published more than 140 peer-reviewed papers, authored numerous book chapters, edited a book on the molecular determinants of radiation response, given more than 125 invited lectures and visiting professorship talks, mentored 40 trainees in his lab and too numerous to count medical students and residents in reaching their professional goals.

Dr. DeWeese also has multiple leadership roles inside and outside the institution.  He lead an expansion of the Johns Hopkins radiation oncology programs to the National Capital Region and to Johns Hopkins Bayview and has crafted relationships with new partners in the NCR in order to support and grow the missions of JHUHe has served on numerous committees and councils at Johns Hopkins, including serving as the Chair of the Medical Board and President of the medical staff for the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  He was elected to the Board of Directors for the American Society for Radiation Oncology in 2013, serving as Chair of the Scientific Council for the society, and is Senior Editor of the most prestigious scientific journal in his field.  Dr. DeWeese was also appointed by the National Academy of Sciences to serve as the Chair of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), based in Hiroshima, Japan, to review and help guide the organization’s research that focuses on biologic effects of atomic bomb radiation.