The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Radiology

Joseph R. Kelley, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Dr. Kelley is launching an important study on the interaction between immunotherapy and radiation therapy for patients being treated for several types of lung cancer. The hypothesis is that with certain types of medical therapy, less radiation is actually better than more. Dr. Kelley's work may lead to a major shift in how patients with lung cancer are managed.


Medical School and Graduate School
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Charleston, SC, 2003

Transitional, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 2004

Radiation Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2008

Pediatric Radiation Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, 2006


American Board of Radiation Oncology

Professional Organizations

American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology
Radiosurgery Society
International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society



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