Richard L. Jennelle, MD 2017-04-19T14:08:54+00:00


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Richard L. Jennelle, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Residency Director For The Radiation Oncology Residency Program
Radiation Oncology
GNH 1100 N. State Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 409 6818


Dr. Jennelle is an Associate Professor and Director of Quality Improvement and Safety at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Keck Medical Center of USC and LAC + USC Medical Center. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati and earned his MD from the UC College of Medicine, where he completed his residency in radiation oncology and was chief resident in his final year.

Dr. Jennelle was previously Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Mississippi, and served as the Chair of the University of Mississippi’s Quality Improvement Committee for the Cancer Center.

While at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Jennelle was instrumental in establishing the first ACGME accredited Radiation Oncology Residency Program in the state. Previously, he has served as the Residency Program Director at the University of Arizona, and is very much looking forward to helping the further development of USC’s Residency Program and its focus on training future leaders in the field. Dr. Jennelle’s clinical focus will be directed towards programs in head and neck cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, thoracic oncology, brachytherapy, and supporting gynecologic radiation oncology. He has a lifelong dedication to addressing the challenges of the medically underserved and is very excited about the partnership between Los Angeles County Hospital and USC KSOM.


Berry JL, Kim JW, Jennelle R, Astrahan M. Use of the Toric Surgical Marker to Aid in Intraoperative Plaque Placement for the USC Eye Physics Plaques to Treat Uveal Melanoma: A New Surgical Technique. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Sep 1; 46(8):866-70. View in: PubMed

Browne AW, Dandapani SV, Jennelle R, Stevanovic M, Lee TC, Murphree AL, Kampp TD, Astrahan MA, Kim JW, Berry JL. Outcomes of medium choroidal melanomas treated with ruthenium brachytherapy guided by three-dimensional pretreatment modeling. Brachytherapy. 2015 Sep-Oct; 14(5):718-25. View in: PubMed

Dandapani SV, Zhang Y, Jennelle R, Lin YG. Radiation-Associated Toxicities in Obese Women with Endometrial Cancer: More Than Just BMI? ScientificWorldJournal. 2015; 2015:483208. View in: PubMed

Caudell JJ, Hamilton RD, Otto KJ, Jennelle RL, Pitman KT, Vijayakumar S. Induction docetaxel, Cisplatin, and 5-Fluorouracil precludes definitive chemoradiotherapy in a substantial proportion of patients with head and neck cancer in a low socioeconomic status population. Am J Clin Oncol. 2014 Aug; 37(4):332-6. View in: PubMed

Mourad WF, Packianathan S, Ma JK, Yang CC, Shourbaji RA, He R, Zhang Z, Kanakamedala MR, Khan MA, Mobit P, Katsoulakis E, Nabhani T, Jennelle R, Russell GV, Vijayakumar S. Computerized tomography-based radiotherapy improves heterotopic ossification outcomes. Bone. 2013 Nov; 57(1):132-6. View in: PubMed

Mourad WF, Packianathan S, Shourbaji RA, Jennelle R, Yang CC, Mobit P, Zhang Z, Khan MA, Graves M, Russell G, Vijayakumar S. The influence of pregnancy on heterotopic ossification post-displaced acetabular fractures surgical repair. J Orthop Res. 2013 Jun; 31(6):944-8. View in: PubMed

Jennelle RL, Vijayakumar V, Vijayakumar S. A systematic and evidence-based approach to the management of vertebral metastasis. ISRN Surg. 2011; 2011:719715. View in: PubMed

Chen AM, Li BQ, Jennelle RL, Lau DH, Yang CC, Courquin J, Vijayakumar S, Purdy JA. Late esophageal toxicity after radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2010 Feb; 32(2):178-83. View in: PubMed

Yang C, Liu T, Jennelle RL, Ryu JK, Vijayakumar S, Purdy JA, Chen AM. Utility of megavoltage fan-beam CT for treatment planning in a head-and-neck cancer patient with extensive dental fillings undergoing helical tomotherapy. Med Dosim. 2010; 35(2):108-14. View in: PubMed

Chen AM, Jennelle RL, Sreeraman R, Yang CC, Liu T, Vijayakumar S, Purdy JA. Initial clinical experience with helical tomotherapy for head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2009 Dec; 31(12):1571-8. View in: PubMed

Chen AM, Jennelle RL, Grady V, Tovar A, Bowen K, Simonin P, Tracy J, McCrudden D, Stella JR, Vijayakumar S. Prospective study of psychosocial distress among patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Jan 1; 73(1):187-93. View in: PubMed

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