Valley’s Radiation Oncology program is led by physicians who are nationally recognized in their field. These doctors are assisted by a team of professionals whose many years of education and experience help hundreds of patients and families each year.
Our Radiation Oncologists
Michael F. Wesson, M.D., was Chief Resident at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Wesson served as an attending staff physician at the Mount Sinai Medical Center where he founded the Brachytherapy Service. Dr. Wesson has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, made presentations at major national medical meetings and conducted significant clinical research in radiation oncology. He is board certified in radiation oncology. Dr. Wesson has also earned certification in the use of the Gamma Knife Perfexion.
Chad M. DeYoung, M.D., is Director of the Department of Radiation Oncology. He completed his residency training at The University of Maryland. Following his training he accepted an academic appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of Maryland where he helped to develop a partial breast irradiation program and an extra-cranial stereotactic body radiation therapy program. He has served on national committees through CALGB and IASLC developing national research protocols, and has presented work at major national meetings. He is board certified in radiation oncology through the American Board of Radiology. He was an active member of The University of Maryland’s Gamma Knife Team, receiving his certification from The Cleveland Clinic in 2004. Dr. DeYoung has earned certification in the use of the Gamma Knife Perfexion.
Thomas Kole, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified radiation oncologist whose expertise includes the use of stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy, as well as image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), for a wide range of benign (non-cancerous) and malignant conditions. A graduate of Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (where he received the prestigious Stanley S. Bergen, Jr., M.D. Medal of Excellence), Dr. Kole completed his internship at Atlantic Health System and a radiation medicine residency at Georgetown University School of Medicine, during which he also served as Chief Resident in Radiation Oncology. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Kole holds a doctorate in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Johns Hopkins University. An active researcher, Dr. Kole has been published in many peer-reviewed medical journals and is a member of numerous professional societies.