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Marilyn N. Ling, M.D.

Marilyn N. Ling, M.D.

Radiation Oncology , Cancer

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Pluta Cancer Center - Henrietta

Red Creek (Calkins Corporate Park)
125 Red Creek Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

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Strong Memorial Hospital
90 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642

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 a...
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 and is Co-Medical Director of the Integrative Oncology and Wellness Center.

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.

Certified Specialties

Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology - Department of Radiation Oncology (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Radiation Oncology, Johns Hopkins Hospital. 1989 - 1992

Internship, Internal Medicine, Northwell Health - Lenox Hill Hospital. 1988 - 1989


MD | University of Maryland School of Medicine. 1988


Angel Award. 2016

Jacob Gitelman Award. 2016

Heart & Hands Award. 2013

Rubin-Mitchell Teaching Award. 2004


Journal Articles

Risk stratification of ER-positive breast cancer patients: A multi-institutional validation and outcome study of the Rochester Modified Magee algorithm (RoMMa) and prediction of an Oncotype DX® recurrence score <26

Turner BM; Gimenez-Sanders MA; Soukiazian A; Breaux AC; Skinner K; Shayne M; Soukiazian N; Ling M; Hicks DG.

Cancer Med. 2019; 8(9): 4176-4188.

The effects of high-dose calcitriol and individualized exercise on bone metabolism in breast cancer survivors on hormonal therapy: a phase II feasibility trial.

Peppone LJ, Ling M, Huston AJ, Reid ME, Janelsins MC, Puzas JE, Kamen C, Del Giglio A, Asare M, Peoples AR, Mustian KM

Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2018 August 26 (8):2675-2683. Epub 02/22/2018.

Oral curcumin for radiation dermatitis: a URCC NCORP study of 686 breast cancer patients.

Ryan Wolf J, Heckler CE, Guido JJ, Peoples AR, Gewandter JS, Ling M, Vinciguerra VP, Anderson T, Evans L, Wade J, Pentland AP, Morrow GR

Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2018 May 26 (5):1543-1552. Epub 12/01/2017.

Use of modified Magee equations and histologic criteria to predict the Oncotype DX recurrence score.

Turner BM, Skinner KA, Tang P, Jackson MC, Soukiazian N, Shayne M, Huston A, Ling M, Hicks DG

Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc.. 2015 July 28 (7):921-31. Epub 05/01/2015.

Curcumin for radiation dermatitis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of thirty breast cancer patients.

Ryan JL, Heckler CE, Ling M, Katz A, Williams JP, Pentland AP, Morrow GR

Radiation research.. 2013 July 180 (1):34-43. Epub 06/07/2013.

Polarity therapy for cancer-related fatigue in patients with breast cancer receiving radiation therapy: a randomized controlled pilot study

Mustian KM; Roscoe JA; Palesh OG; Sprod LK; Heckler CE; Peppone LJ; Usuki KY; Ling MN; Brasacchio RA; Morrow GR.

Integr Cancer Ther. 2011; 10(1): 27-37.

Irradiated autologous breast reconstructions: effects of patient factors and treatment variables.

Albino FP, Koltz PF, Ling MN, Langstein HN

Plastic and reconstructive surgery.. 2010 July 126 (1):12-16. Epub 1900 01 01.

The efficacy of calcitriol therapy in the management of bone loss and fractures: a qualitative review.

Peppone LJ; Hebl S; Purnell JQ; Reid ME; Rosier RN; Mustian KM; Palesh OG; Huston AJ; Ling MN; Morrow GR.

Osteoporos Int. 2010; 21(7): 1133-49.

Angiosarcoma of the breast: a rare clinicopathological entity.

Biswas T, Tang P, Muhs A, Ling M

American journal of clinical oncology.. 2009 December 32 (6):582-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Acupressure bands are effective in reducing radiation therapy-related nausea.

Roscoe JA, Bushunow P, Jean-Pierre P, Heckler CE, Purnell JQ, Peppone LJ, Chen Y, Ling MN, Morrow GR

Journal of pain and symptom management.. 2009 September 38 (3):381-9. Epub 03/28/2009.

A non-invasive immobilization system and related quality assurance for dynamic intensity modulated radiation therapy of intracranial and head and neck disease.

Tsai JS, Engler MJ, Ling MN, Wu JK, Kramer B, Dipetrillo T, Wazer DE

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 1999 January 1543 (2):455-67. Epub 1900 01 01.

Dosimetric verification of the dynamic intensity-modulated radiation therapy of 92 patients.

Tsai JS, Wazer DE, Ling MN, Wu JK, Fagundes M, DiPetrillo T, Kramer B, Koistinen M, Engler MJ

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 1998 March 1540 (5):1213-30. Epub 1900 01 01.

Dosimetric comparison of stereotactic radiosurgery to intensity modulated radiotherapy.

Kramer BA, Wazer DE, Engler MJ, Tsai JS, Ling MN

Radiation oncology investigations. 1998 6 (1):18-25. Epub 1900 01 01.

A technique for accurate planning of stereotactic brain implants prior to head ring fixation.

Ulin K, Bornstein LE, Ling MN, Saris S, Wu JK, Curran BH, Wazer DE

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 1997 October 139 (3):757-67. Epub 1900 01 01.

Response of intracranial melanoma metastases to stereotactic radiosurgery.

Gieger M, Wu JK, Ling MN, Wazer D, Tsai JS, Engler MJ

Radiation oncology investigations. 1997 5 (2):72-80. Epub 1900 01 01.

Radiation therapy of external iliac lymph nodes with lateral pelvic portals: identification of patients at risk for inadequate regional coverage.

Chun M, Timmerman RD, Mayer R, Ling MN, Sheldon J, Fishman EK

Radiology.. 1995 January 194 (1):147-50. Epub 1900 01 01.

A model system that predicts effective half-life for radiolabeled antibody therapy.

Klein JL, Ling MN, Leichner PK, Kopher KA, Rostock RA, Order SE

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 1985 August 11 (8):1489-94. Epub 1900 01 01.


Radiosurgery 1995, Proceedings of the 2nd ISRS meeting, Boston, Massachusetts (1996)

Chapter: Preliminary Clinical Experience with the Peacock Intensity Modulation 3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy System.

Authors: Carol M. Grossman R, Selker R, Polk D, Wu J, Butler B, Woo S, Wisenberg M, Figura J, Onufrey V, Wazer D, Ling MN, Grant W. Pavord D, Turner A, Berta C, Engler M, Tsai JS, Curran B, Kania A, Larson S, Tracey L:

Publisher: Karger, Basel 1996

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Patient Comments

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I was very impressed with Dr. Ling's knowledge of my medical history at my first visit with her. She was well prepared, explained things very well, listened to my concerns and included me as part of the "team".

Apr 05, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr Ling has a very good "bedside" manner. She had a folder ready with materials that were important for me.

Mar 10, 2024

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I would recommend Dr. Ling to anyone who might need radiation treatment. She is a wonderful doctor.

Feb 25, 2024

5.0 stars

So great! Explained things well, was patient so I could understand fully. Pleasant & easy to later act with!

Feb 02, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Ling is an exceptionally well prepared and attentive physician. She is at the top of her game! I trust her and value her highly.

Nov 29, 2023

5.0 stars

Everything explained very well - This provider is top-notch.

Sep 15, 2023

5.0 stars

This physician is the most thorough doctor I have ever had. She had prepared information to take home plus she explained medical terminology. She never made you feel rushed. She is always there to cheer me on when I have radiation treatment for breast cancer.

Sep 06, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr Ling is one of the most professional, caring, organized, careful, responsible and capable doctors I've ever dealt with. Overall outstanding.

Aug 30, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Ling is the best -

Jul 19, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Ling is of the utmost quality from her knowledge to her interactions w/patients. She is the best!!

Jun 30, 2023


Dr. Ling is amazing. Even if I didn't need radiation therapy I would want her for my doctor. She explains everything very clearly and with concern.

May 08, 2023


Dr. Ling is the most thorough doctor that I have ever worked with. I recommend her highly to any patient going through breast cancer treatment that requires radiation.

Mar 01, 2023


Great explanation about the procedure.

Feb 05, 2023


Care, concern, respect.

Jul 15, 2022


Dr. Ling explained everything very thoroughly. She made certain I was comfortable and understood my upcoming procedures.

May 03, 2022


Always treated very good.

Apr 25, 2022


Dr. Ling had my medical records from previous treatment (23 years ago). This is impressive. She used the time to explain every step for my current condition: from diagnosis to the final step! What a doctor in our community. The BEST!!

Mar 30, 2022


OUTSTANDING kindness & professionalism always.

Mar 02, 2022


Dr M. Ling was great

Feb 25, 2022


Dr. Ling is outstanding. She listens and explains things in a way that is easy to understand.

Feb 01, 2022