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Louis S. Constine, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2171

Office: (585) 275-5622

Fax: (585) 275-1531

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Radiation Oncology

Biography

As a radiation oncologist, vice chair of UR Medicine's Department of Radiation Oncology, and Director of Wilmot Cancer Institute's Judy DiMarzo Cancer Survivorship Program, my professional life is guided by, in my own words: "For the survivor of cancer, the world is full and each day is a celebration; For the physician, each patient is an inspiration; For the person with cancer, each day is precious and must be faced with courage."

I am fortunate to spend my life striving to help patients with cancer, optimizing their quality of life and curing them when possible. My patients, especially young children, have taught me to appreciate my own life ... to not take it for granted. It is our responsibility and goal to devise strategies to maximize the curability or palliation of cancer, while minimizing the adverse effects of treatment.

My areas of expertise and special interest include protocol design for patients with lymphomas, sarcomas and childhood cancers, as well as cancer survivorship including the long-term effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy on normal body tissues and the generation of secondary malignancies.


Conditions I Treat

- Lymphomas
- Sarcomas
- Pediatric hematology and oncology (including central nervous system cancer)
- Long term side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy

Credentials

Education

1969
BA | Stanford University
History

1973
MD | Johns Hopkins U Sch Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1978 - 06/30/1981
Residency in Radiation Oncology at Stanford University Medical Center

07/01/1976 - 06/30/1978
Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at University of Washington

07/01/1975 - 06/30/1976
Residency in Pediatrics at Stanford University Medical Center

07/01/1973 - 06/30/1975
Internship in Internal Medicine at H.C. Moffitt Hospital

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Awards

2018
Fellow
Sponsor: American College of Radiology (ACR)

2018
Educator of the Year
Sponsor: Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology

2017 - 2018
Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsor: Marquis Who's Who

2017
Medical Book Awards: High Commendation (Oncology)
Sponsor: British Medical Association

2017
America's Most Honored Professionals--Top 1%
Sponsor: The American Registry

2014
Anna Meadows Distinguished Lecturer in Pediatric Oncology Survivorship
Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania

2013 - Present
Philip Rubin Professor of Radiation Oncology and Pediatrics
Sponsor: Department of Radiation Oncology
Location: University of Rochester

2012 - 2013
Patient- and Family-Centered ICARE High Performance Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, NY

2011
Educator of the Year
Sponsor: Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology

2010
Merit Award: PDQ Pediatric Treatment Editorial Board
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

2008
Fellow
Location: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)

2008
Make a Difference Award
Sponsor: Melissa's Living Legacy Teen Cancer Foundation
Location: Rochester, NY

2007 - Present
America's Top Doctors for Cancer
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

2007 - 2008
Best Doctor
Sponsor: BestDoctors.com

2005
Philip Rubin-Mayer Mitchell Teaching Award
Location: University of Rochester Department of Radiation Oncology

2004
Ring of Fire Award
Location: Camp Good Days and Special Times

2001
Philip Rubin-Mayer Mitchell Teaching Award
Location: University of Rochester Department of Radiation Oncology

2001
Jacob Gitelman Award
Location: Cancer Action

1997
Philip Rubin-Mayer Mitchell Teaching Award
Location: University of Rochester Department of Radiation Oncology

1983 - 1986
Junior Faculty Fellowship Award
Location: American Cancer Society

1983
Teddy Award
Location: Camp Good Days and Special Times

1969
Graduation with Distinction
Location: Stanford University

1969
Beta Kappa

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/1/2019
Binkley MS, Brady JL, Hajj C, Chelius M, Chau K, Balogh A, Levis M, Filippi AR, Jones M, Ahmed S, MacManus M, Wirth A, Oguchi M, Vistisen AK, Andraos TY, Ng AK, Aleman BMP, Choi SH, Kirova YM, Hardy S, Reinartz G, Eich HT, Bratman SV, Constine LS, Suh CO, Dabaja B, El-Galaly TC, Hodgson DC, Ricardi U, Yahalom J, Mikhaeel NG, Hoppe RT. "Salvage Treatment and Survival for Relapsed Follicular Lymphoma Following Primary Radiation Therapy: A Collaborative Study on Behalf of ILROG." International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 2019 Jul 1; 104(3):522-529. Epub 2019 Mar 08.

5/1/2019
Bates JE, Howell RM, Liu Q, Yasui Y, Mulrooney DA, Dhakal S, Smith SA, Leisenring WM, Indelicato DJ, Gibson TM, Armstrong GT, Oeffinger KC, Constine LS. "Therapy-Related Cardiac Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors: An Analysis of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.. 2019 May 1; 37(13):1090-1101. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

4/1/2019
Jabbour SK, Timmerman RD, Raben D, DeWeese TL, Donaldson SS, Thomas P, Laurie F, Bishop-Jodoin M, Tarbell N, Wolden S, Halperin E, Constine LS, Haas-Kogan D, Marcus K, Freeman C, Terezakis S, Million L, Smith MA, Mendenhall NP, Marcus RB, Cherlow J, Kalapurakal J, Breneman J, Yock T, MacDonald S, Laack N, Donahue B, Indelicato D, Michalski J, Perkins S, Kachnic L, Esiashvilli N, Roberts KB, FitzGerald TJ. "Moody D. Wharam Jr, MD, FACR, FASTRO, July 22, 1941-August 10, 2018." International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 2019 Apr 1; 103(5):1026-1030. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Books & Chapters

2018
Chapter Title: Hypopituitarism
Book Title: Adult CNS Radiation Oncology
Author List: Hardy S; Milano MT; Shafiq I; Vates GE; Constine LS
Published By: Springer 2018 in New York, NY

2018
Chapter Title: Late Effects of Cancer Treatment on Normal Tissues
Book Title: Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology
Author List: Kirkpatrick J; Milano MT; Grimm J; Constine LS; Vujaskovic Z; Marks LB
Edited By: Halperin EC; Wazer DE; Perez CA; Brady LW
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2018 in New York, NY

2016
Book Title: Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Author List: Constine LS; Halperin EC; Tarbell NJ (eds)
Published By: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2016 in Philadelphia

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Videos

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SECOND OPINION | Late Effects of Cancer Treatment | APT | Full Episode

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SECOND OPINION | Late Effects of Cancer Treatments | APT | Webisode