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Marilyn N. Ling, M.D.
Marilyn N. Ling, M.D.

Marilyn N. Ling, M.D.

Radiation Oncology — General — Radiation Oncology

Accepting New Patients

Marilyn N. Ling, M.D.

Radiation Oncology — General — Radiation Oncology

Accepting New Patients


125 Red Creek Drive
Pluta Cancer Center
Rochester, NY 14623
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(585) 486-0600



(585) 486-0649

About Me

Dr. Ling is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She received a B.A. in Biology from Williams College in 1983. The Following year, she was awarded a Certificat de Merité from the Cordon Bleu Académie Cuisine in Paris, France. She then enrolled at the University of Maryland and received her M.D. in 1988, which was followed by residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. From 1992 to 1996, Dr. Ling relocated to the Boston area, where she was an instructor and then Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology at Tufts University School of Medicine and New England Medical Center. She was also a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Nuclear Research Laboratory. From 1997 to 1999, Dr. Ling was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. In 1999, Dr. Ling moved back east and joined the faculty at the University of Rochester. She is board certified by the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Ling's interests and publications have covered topics relating to breast cancer such as the latest radiation treatment modalities (stereotactic body radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiotherapy), breast conserving therapy and reconstruction, and side effects of treatment (bone loss, nausea, radiation dermatitis, fatigue). She has also been an invited speaker at special events hosted by local breast cancer support organizations. Dr. Ling is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. She also received board certification from the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.

Dr. Ling admits to:

Highland Hospital



MD | University of Maryland School of Medicine — 1988

Post-doctoral Training & Residency:

Internship in Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital — 1988 - 1989
Residency in Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office — 1989 - 1992



Turner BM, Skinner KA, Tang P, Jackson MC, Soukiazian N, Shayne M, Huston A, Ling M, Hicks DG. "Use of modified Magee equations and histologic criteria to predict the Oncotype DX recurrence score." Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc.. 2015 Jul 0; 28(7):921-31. Epub 2015 May 01.

Ryan JL, Heckler CE, Ling M, Katz A, Williams JP, Pentland AP, Morrow GR. "Curcumin for radiation dermatitis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of thirty breast cancer patients." Radiation research.. 2013 Jul 0; 180(1):34-43. Epub 2013 Jun 07.

Mustian KM; Roscoe JA; Palesh OG; Sprod LK; Heckler CE; Peppone LJ; Usuki KY; Ling MN; Brasacchio RA; Morrow GR. "Polarity therapy for cancer-related fatigue in patients with breast cancer receiving radiation therapy: a randomized controlled pilot study". Integr Cancer Ther. 2011; 10(1): 27-37.

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