Doctor Jimmy Caudell, MD, PhD

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Having graduated from college with a degree in Genetics at age 20, Jimmy Caudell pursued a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, receiving this for work identifying candidate oncogenes in prostate cancer.  He then went to medical school at UT Houston, received an M.D., and then did residency training at University of Alabama at Birmingham for Radiation Oncology.  He was recruited to Moffitt Cancer Center to lead the Head and Neck program in Radiation Oncology.  Currently, Dr. Caudell is an Associate Member of Radiation Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. He is internationally known for head and neck treatment planning, toxicity, and outcomes research.  Specifically, his work on treatment planning and dysphagia following radiation treatment has been internationally recognized and has been used to guide how radiation treatments are planned.  Dr. Caudell has been a PI on a number of clinical trials, both investigator-initiated and co-operative groups. He serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Head and Neck Guideline Panel which sets national guidelines for treatment of Head and Neck Cancer. Dr. Caudell is an author of 36 peer-reviewed papers, 7 book chapters, and numerous scientific presentations.