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Danny Song, M.D. Danny Y Song, M.D.
Associate Professor of Urology and Oncology
Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Joint Appointment, Department of Urology
Joint Appointment, Department of Oncology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
         

Dr. Danny Song is an associate professor of urology, oncology, and radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He serves as the co-director of the Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, prostate brachytherapy and prostate cancer.

Dr. Song’s clinical activities involve treating patients with cancers of the genitourinary tract (prostate, bladder and testicular cancers) and cancers of the lung, for which he uses external beam, brachytherapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy to deliver therapeutic radiation.

Dr. Song received his B.A. from Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He earned his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Song’s research interests include the development and refinement of new imaging methods to improve radiation targeting, as well as innovative means of delivering higher doses of radiation.

Dr. Song received the Teacher of the Year award by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology and was named one of the “Best Pediatric Doctors in Richmond” by Richmond magazine.

EDUCATION


1992

B.A., Southern Adventist University, Chattanooga, TN


1996 M.D. Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING

1996-97

Internship,
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Internal Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

1997-01

Residency,
Radiation Oncology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

2000-01 Chief Resident,
Radiation Oncology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION

  •  2001-2011       Board certification in Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology

  •         -2005       Virginia Board of Medicine, 0101230778

  •         -2005       Maryland Board of Physicians, 885011

  •         -2006       Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Drug Control, 026838

  •         -2007       Drug Enforcement Administration license, BS7206279

PUBLICATIONS

   Free Access to abstracts at PubMed

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS


  1. Munn, DH, Beall, AC,Song, DY, Wrenn, RW, Throckmorton, DC:  Activation-induced apoptosis in human macrophages: developmental regulation of a novel cell death pathway by macrophage colony-stimulating factor and interferon. J Exp Med 181(1):127-36, 1995.

  2. Song, DY, Williams, JA:  Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for treatment of acoustic neuromas.  Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 73(1-4):45-9, 1999.

  3. DeWeese, TL,Song, DY:  Current evidence for the role of combined androgen suppression and radiation in the treatment of adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Urology 55(2):169-74, 2000.

  4. Song, DY, Lawrie, WT, Abrams, RA, Kafonek, DR, Bayless, TM, Welsh, JS, DeWeese, TL:  Acute and late radiotherapy toxicity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 51(2):455-459, 2001.

  5. Song, DY, Travis, TL, Ramakrishnan, V, Harrison, R, DeWeese, TL: Salvage   Radiotherapy for Rising or Persistent PSA Following Radical Prostatectomy. Urology 60(2):281-287, 2002.

  6. Song, DY, Jones, RJ, Welsh, JS, Haulk TL, Korman, LT, Noga, S, Goodman, S, Herman, M, Mann, R, Marcellus, D, Vogelsang, G, Ambinder, RF, Abrams, RA: Phase I Study of Escalating Doses of Low-dose Rate, Local Regional Irradiation Preceding Cy-TBI for Patients with Chemotherapy Resistant, Non-Hodgkin’s or Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 57(1):166-171, 2003.

  7. Song, DY, Kavanagh, BD, Benedict, SH, Schefter, TA:  Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: rationale, techniques, application, and optimization.  Oncology (Williston Park), 18:1419-30, 2004.

  8. Song, DY, Benedict SH, Cardinale RM, Chung, TD, Chang MG, Schmidt-Ullrich, R: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy of Lung Tumors: preliminary experience using normal tissue complication probability-based dosing.  Am J Clin Oncol 28:591-6, 2005.

  9. DeWeese TL, Song DY: Radiation dose escalation as treatment for clinically-localized prostate cancer: is more really better? JAMA 294:1274-5, 2005.

  10. Song DY, DeWeese TL: Can PSA nadir predict prostate cancer outcomes following radiotherapy?  Nat Clin Pract Urol, 3:464-65, 2006.

  11. Song DY: The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer.  Community Oncol 3:759-64, 2006.

  12. Muntener M, Patriciu A, Petrisor D, Schar M, Mazilu D, Ursu D, Song DY, Stoianovici D: MRI Compatible Robotic System for Fully Automated MRI-guided Transperineal prostate interventions: system description and proof of principle. (submitted).

ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS


  1. Song, DY, Williams, JA:  Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for treatment of acoustic neuromas.  (presented at AASFN 7/1999).

  2. Song, DY, Williams, JA:  Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for treatment of acoustic neuromas.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys  45(3S):325-326, 1999 (presented at ASTRO 10/1999).

  3. Lawrie, WT,Song, DY, Abrams, RA, Kafonek, DR, Boitnott, JK, DeWeese, TL:  Acute and late radiotherapy toxicity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys  48(3S):226, 2000 (presented at ASTRO 10/2000).

  4. Song, DY, Wharam, M, Cohen, K, Burger, P: Pediatric High Grade Gliomas: Analysis of potential prognostic factors.  Med Ped Oncol 39(4):383, 2002 (presented at SIOP 9/2002).

  5. Song, D: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Part II: clinical experience and rationale.  Med Physics 30(6):1357, 2003 (presented at AAPM 8/2003).

  6. Benedict S, Song D, Kavanagh B: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Part I: physics and technology.  Med Physics 31(6):1766, 2004 (presented at AAPM 8/2004).

  7. Song D, Benedict S, Kavanagh B: Stereotactic body radiation therapy, Part II: clinical experience and rationale.  Med Physics 31(6):1766, 2004 (presented at AAPM 8/2004).

  8. Kavanagh B, Benedict S, Song D: Stereotactic body radiation therapy, Part III: radiobiological considerations.  Med Physics 31(6):1766, 2004 (presented at AAPM 8/2004).

  9. Vikal S, Jain AK, Deguet A, Song DY, Fichtinger G: Seed segmentation in C-arm fluoroscopy for brachytherapy implant reconstruction. Med Physics 33(6):2229, 2006 (presented at AAPM 8/2006).

  10. Vikal S, Jain AK, Deguet A, Song DY, Fichtinger G: Automated segmentation of radiographic fiducials for C-arm tracking. Med Physics 33(6):2208, 2006 (presented at AAPM 8/2006).

  11. Kennedy C, Iordachita I, Burdette C, Kronreif G, Ptacek W, Kazanzides P, Song D, Fichtinger G: Robotically Assisted Needle Placement for Prostate Brachytherapy.  Med Physics 33(6):2264, 2006 (presented at AAPM 8/2006).

  12. Ford E, Song D, Tryggestad E, McNutt T, Wong J: Evolution of Tumor Volume and Motion in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer during Radiotherapy. Med Physics 33(6):2034, 2006 (presented at AAPM 8/2006).

  13. Hales R, Shokek O, Burger P, Paynter N, Cohen K, Carson B, Weingart J, Song D, Wharam M: Importance of Accurate Pathologic Diagnosis and Prognostic Factors in Pediatric High-Grade Glioma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys (presented at ASTRO 11/2006).

  14. Yu HM, Song DY, Tsai Y, Thompson T, Song DY, DeWeese TL: Impact of perineural invasion on the biochemical outcome of prostate cancer after definitive external beam radiation therapy.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys (presented at ASTRO 11/2006).

  15. Lin SH, Song D, Sugar E, Saleh H, Teslow T, McNutt T, DeWeese T, Wong J: Comparison of daily couch shifts on tomotherapy and BAT ultrasound systems during prostate radiotherapy.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys (presented at ASTRO 11/2006).

  16. Christodouleas JP, Song DY, DeWeese TL: Treating physician is the most important predictor of acute genitourinary toxicity in men with low and intermediate risk prostate cancer treated by IMRT.  (presented at RSNA 11/2006).

BOOK CHAPTERS
  1. Song DY, Blomgren H:  “Body Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Lung Tumors” in Body Stereotactic Radiotherapy, Kavanagh and Timmerman, eds., Williams-Wilkins, 2004.

  2. Benedict S, Song DY: “High Precision Radiotherapy” in IMRT Handbook: Foundations & clinical applications, Bortfeld, Schmidt-Ullrich, and de Neve, eds., Springer-Verlag, 2004.

  3. Benedict S, Cardinale RM, and Song DY: “Application of IMRT to stereotactic radiosurgery”, in Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy: A Clinical Perspective, Arno J. Mundt and John C. Roeske, eds., BC Decker Inc Publisher, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2004.

  4. Song DY, and DeWeese TL: “Radiotherapy for the treatment of locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer”, in Prostate Cancer: Surgical Principles and Practice, Kirby, Partin, Feneley, and Parsons eds., Taylor and Francis, London, 2005.

  5. Song DY, Jabbour S, and DeWeese TL: “Emerging concepts in improving the therapeutic outcome of locally advanced prostate cancer using radiation therapy”, in Prostate Cancer: Biology, genetics, and the new therapeutics, Chung, Isaacs, and Simon eds., Humana Press, NJ, 2006.

  6. Song DY, DeWeese TL: “Radiation Therapy”, in Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer, Janet Worthington and Patrick C. Walsh, Warner Books, NY. (in press)

  7. Song DY.  Stereotactic body radiation therapy: rationale and clinical experience. In: UpToDate.com, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Wellesley, MA, 2007.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

    Departmental Administrative Appointments
               
    2005-present    Member, SKCCC MD Logix development oversight committee
    2005-present    Member, Johns Hopkins Hospital Clinical Quality Improvement committee
    2005-present    Member, SKCCC Clinical Research Review Committee
    2005-present    Institutional principal investigator, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
               
    Professional Societies

    1995-present    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    1997-present    American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
    2002-present    American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
    2004-present    American Brachytherapy Society

AWARDS & HONORS

2002

Richmond magazine, “Best Pediatric Doctors in Richmond,” March 2002 issue

  Phi Beta Kappa
2002 Faculty Teaching Award, VCU Department of Radiation Oncology
2002 Teacher of the Year Award, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology
2006 NIH 2nd Biennial Career Development Workshop to Increase Diversity in  Research Funding Workshop

   CONTACT INFORMATION

 

  • Address:
    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
    401 N Broadway
    Suite 1440
    Baltimore, Maryland 21231-1000
  • Appointments: (410) 502-5875




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