Yvonne Mowery, MD, PhD, DABR, Joins UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Yvonne Mowery, MD, PhD, DABR

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is pleased to welcome Yvonne Mowery, MD, PhD, DABR, effective June 1, 2023. Dr. Mowery is associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh and will see patients in the outpatient clinic at UPMC Hillman. 

Dr. Mowery will develop an active research program focusing on basic and translational research in head and neck cancer, working closely with other members of the head and neck cancer disease team and developing collaborations throughout UPMC Hillman. 

She is joining us from Duke University, where she was the Butler Harris Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and assistant professor of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences. Dr. Mowery was also the Associate Center Director for Radioimmunotherapy at the Duke Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Immunotherapy. 

Dr. Mowery is certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology. She is actively involved in preclinical and clinical research related to head and neck cancer and combining radiation therapy with immunotherapy. She is the principal investigator for an investigator-initiated multi-institutional trial evaluating pembrolizumab with a radiosensitizing drug and radiation therapy to treat recurrent head and neck cancer.

Dr. Mowery has authored more than 65 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters and has presented at numerous national and international conferences. Her research has been funded by foundations, societies, and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institute of Health, including through a K award on overcoming chemoradiation resistance for head and neck cancer. Dr. Mowery is an active member of the scientific community, serving as a reviewer for society meetings, grants, and journals.  She has also received several honors and awards for her research and mentoring activities. Dr. Mowery earned her MD and PhD from Duke University’s Medical Scientist Training Program.

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