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Anthony Cmelak, MD

Anthony Cmelak, MD

Radiation Oncology Nashville, TN

Professor Senior Medical Director Dept. Of Radiation Oncology Vanderbilt University

Office Address

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  • B-1003 Preston Research Building
    22nd at Pierce Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37232
    Phone: (615) 322-2555
    Fax: (615) 343-0161

Dr. Cmelak's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Radiation Oncology: General Radiation Oncology, Head & Neck, Benign Diseases, Central Nervous System Cancer
  • Clinical Interests: Stereotaxic Techniques; Brachytherapy; Combined Modality Therapy; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols; Cisplatin; Treatment Outcome; Radiotherapy; Disease-Free Survival; Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Dr. Cmelak's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • PhysicianVanderbilt Medical Center
    Nashville, TN
  • ProfessorVanderbilt University Medical Center
    Nashville, TN
    Assistant Professor (1996-2002); Medical Director (1999-2002); Associate Professor (2002-Present); Senior Medical Director (2010-Present)
  • PhysicianVeterans Administration Hospital
    Nashville, TN
  • PhysicianMaury Regional Hospital
    Columbia, TN
  • PhysicianGateway Medical Center
    Clarksville, TN
  • Senior Medical DirectorGateway-Vanderbilt Cancer Treatment Center
    Clarksville, TN
  • PhysicianWilliamson County Medical Center
    Franklin, TN
  • Senior Medical DirectorVanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Franklin
    Franklin, TN
    Medical Director (2002-Present)
  • ProfessorVanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN
    Senior Clinical Director, Compliance Committee Chair, Safety Committee Chair
  • ConsultantSanofi-Aventis
  • ConsultantAmgen, Inc.
  • ConsultantBristol-Myers- Squibb
  • ConsultantOrtho-Biotech
  • PhysicianMiddle Tennessee Medical Center
    Murfreesboro, TN

Dr. Cmelak's Education & Medical Training

  • Stanford UniversityStanford UniversityResidency, Radiation Oncology
  • St Mary's Hospital Medical Center (San Francisco CA)St Mary's Hospital Medical Center (San Francisco CA)Residency, Internal Medicine
  • Northwestern Univ Med SchNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineMedical School
  • University of California at IrvineUniversity of California at IrvineOther Training, B.S., Biological Sciences

Dr. Cmelak's Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical LicenseTN State Medical License1996 - 2015
  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical LicenseActive through 2015
  • American Board of RadiologyAmerican Board of RadiologyDiagnostic & Medical Nuclear Physics, 1997, Current

Dr. Cmelak's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • U.S. News and World ReportAmerica’s Top 1% DoctorsU.S. News and World Report, 2012-2014
  • Castle Connolly Medical LtdAmerica’s Top Doctors For CancerCastle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2011-2013
  • Nashville Business Journal“Best Doctor in Middle Tennessee”Nashville Business Journal, 2010-2112
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Dr. Cmelak's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Dose to the inferior pharyngeal constrictor predicts prolonged gastrostomy tube dependence with concurrent intensity-modulated radiation therapy and chemotherapy for locally-advanced head and neck canVlacich G, Spratt DE, Diaz R, Phillips JG, Crass J, Li CI, Shyr Y, Cmelak AJ, Radiotherapy and Oncology, 1/16/2014
  • Gastrostomy Tube Dependency as a Function of IMRT Dose to haryngeal ConstrictorsVlacich G, Diaz R, Cmelak AJ, Radiother Oncol, 1/15/2014
  • Segmentation modification improves efficiency while reducing inter-expert variation and maintaining accuracy for normal brain tissues in the presence of space-occupying lesionsDeeley MA, Chen A, Noble J, Datteri R, Cmelak A, Donnelly E, Malcolm A, Moretti L, Jaboin J, Niermann K, Yand E, Yu D, Dawant BM, Phys Med Biol, 5/1/2013
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Dr. Cmelak's Professional Memberships

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Health Net Oregon PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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