Robert L. Foote, M.D.

  1. Radiation Oncologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Dr. Foote's research interests include treatment of malignant and benign tumors of the head and neck region (including endocrine neoplasms such as thyroid and parathyroid cancer) and skin.

This includes evaluating new radiation fractionation schemes, combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted biological agents; and evaluating new technology such as volumetric modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, intensity modulated radiation therapy, 4-dimensional radiation simulation and treatment, adaptive radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and proton/heavy ion beam therapy.

Dr. Foote also has research interests in the prevention and management of acute and chronic effects of radiation such as, mucositis, xerostomia and carotid artery stenosis. Much of his research has been conducted in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, North Central Cancer Treatment Group and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.

  • Benign and malignant head and neck tumors
  • Endocrine malignancies
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Charged particle therapy
  • Skin cancer
  • Cardiac ablation
  1. 1988
    Fellow - Mayo Foundation Scholar, Department of Radiation Oncology, Head and Neck CancerUniversity of Florida, Shands Teaching Hospital
  2. 1988
    Senior Resident Associate - Division of Radiation OncologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1988
    Resident - Radiation OncologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1986
    Visiting Resident - Department of Therapeutic RadiologyUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  5. 1985
    Internship - Transitional InternshipLDS Hospital
  6. 1984
    MDUniversity of Utah School of Medicine
  7. 1980
    BSBrigham Young University

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Mayo Clinic Excellence in LeadershipMayo Clinic Excellence in Leadership
  2. 2016
    Mayo Clinic Distinguished Clinician AwardMayo Clinic Distinguished Clinician Award
  3. 2014
    Mayo Fellow Association Teacher of the Year AwardDepartment of Radiation Oncology
  4. 2012
    Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Board of Radiology
  5. 2010
    Fellow, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and OncologyAmerican Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  6. 2008
    Fellow, American College of RadiologyAmerican College of Radiology
  7. 2003
    Mayo Fellow Association Teacher of the Year AwardDivision of Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology
  8. 2002
    Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology Teacher of the Year AwardMayo Clinic
  9. 2001
    Spanish Fork High School Distinguished Alumni AwardAwarding Organization
  10. 2000
    Mayo Fellow Association Teacher of the Year AwardDivision of Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology
  11. 1999
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  12. 1998
    Faculty Award for Outstanding Didactic Instruction, Class of 1998Radiation Therapy Program, Mayo Clinic School of Health-Related Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  13. 1997
    Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame AwardMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  14. 1997
    Mayo Fellow Association Teacher of the Year AwardDivision of Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology
  15. 1996
    Mentored Winner of the Research Trainee Prize in Radiation Oncology and Radiobiology82nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Chicago, IL.
  16. 1995
    Mayo Fellow Association Teacher of the Year AwardDivision of Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology
  17. 1990
    Mayo Fellow Association Teacher of the Year AwardDivision of Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology
  18. 1987
    Clinical FellowshipAmerican Cancer Society
  19. 1985
    Intern of the Year AwardLDS Hospital
  20. 1980
    MemberPhi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  21. 1980
    Outstanding Senior Chemistry Undergraduate AwardBrigham Young University
  22. 1980
    Undergraduate Research AwardBrigham Young University
  23. 1977
    MemberPhi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Radiology, Oral Board Examination, Head, Neck, and Skin
  2. 2017 - present
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Radiology, Oral Board Examination, Head, Neck, and Skin
  3. 2017 - present
    ChairMayo Clinic Cancer Center, Rochester Cancer Practice Committee
  4. 2016 - present
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Radiology, Oral Board Examination, Head, Neck, and Skin
  5. 2016 - 2017
    Planning CommitteeAmerican Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology, Coding and Coverage Seminar 2017
  6. 2016 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center Practice Committee
  7. 2015
    MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center Endocrine Cancer Specialty Council
  8. 2014 - present
    Workgroup MemberAmerican Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology, Clinical Practice Statements Topic Selection and Prioritizations Workgroup
  9. 2014
    DiscussantAnnual Meeting Head and Neck Session, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  10. 2014
    Abstract ReviewerAnnual Meeting Head & Neck Abstract Reviewer, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  11. 2014 - present
    Core MemberNRG Oncology Head and Neck Steering Committee, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health
  12. 2014 - present
    Panel MemberNational Comprehensive Cancer Network
  13. 2013 - 2015
    Committee MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center, Cancer Care Advisory Council Executive Committee
  14. 2013 - present
    MemberBusiness Advisory Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Workgroups
  15. 2013
    Abstract ReviewerAnnual Meeting Head & Neck Abstract Reviewer, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  16. 2013
    Scientific Abstract ReviewerInternational Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
  17. 2013 - present
    MemberChildren's Research Center
  18. 2013 - present
    MemberPayer Relations Subcommittee, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  19. 2012
    Abstract ReviewerAnnual Meeting Head & Neck Abstract Reviewer, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  20. 2011 - present
    Advisory Board MemberCommunications Advisory Board, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Committees, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  21. 2011 - present
    MemberScientific Committee, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
  22. 2011 - present
    Annual meeting session organizer/ moderatorInternational Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
  23. 2011 - present
    MemberRadiation Oncology Specialty Council Group
  24. 2011 - 2014
    MemberNominating Committee, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  25. 2011 - 2013
    ChairRadiation Oncology Specialty Council Group
  26. 2011 - present
    Co-ChairWritten and Oral Examination for Head/Neck/Skin, American Board of Radiology
  27. 2009 - present
    ChairExecutive Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  28. 2009
    ExaminerOral Board Examination, Head, Neck, and Skin, American Board of Radiology
  29. 2008
    ExaminerOral Board Examination, Head, Neck, and Skin, American Board of Radiology
  30. 2008
    FellowAmerican College of Radiology
  31. 2008 - present
    ChairRadiation Oncology Head, Neck, and Skin Written Examination Committee, American Board of Radiology
  32. 2007 - 2011
    ChairRadiation Oncology Subcommittee, Radiological Society of North America
  33. 2007 - 2011
    MemberRadiation Oncology Subcommittee, Radiological Society of North America
  34. 2007 - 2010
    ChairHead and Neck Cancer Disease Oriented Group, Task Force on Regional Clinical Trials Network, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  35. 2007 - present
    MemberEndocrine Neoplasia Disease Oriented Group, Task Force on Regional Clinical Trials Network, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  36. 2007 - present
    MemberHead and Neck Cancer Disease Oriented Group, Task Force on Regional Clinical Trials Network, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  37. 2006
    ExaminerOral Board Examination, Head, Neck, and Skin, American Board of Radiology
  38. 2006 - 2008
    MemberStereotactic Body Radiosurgery Disease Site Group, Department of Radiation Oncology
  39. 2006
    MemberTask Force for New Item Development, American Board of Radiology
  40. 2006
    Abstract ReviewerAnnual Meeting Head & Neck Abstract Reviewer, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  41. 2005 - 2011
    Abstract ReviewerRadiological Society of North America
  42. 2005 - 2011
    Abstract GraderEducation Exhibits Committee, Radiological Society of North America
  43. 2005 - 2011
    MemberRadiological Society of North America
  44. 2005 - 2011
    MemberEducation Exhibits Committee, Radiological Society of North America
  45. 2005 - 2010
    MemberAnnual Meeting - Educational Sessions, Education Council, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  46. 2005
    MemberTask Force for New Item Development, American Board of Radiology
  47. 2005
    Abstract ReviewerAnnual Meeting Head & Neck Abstract Reviewer, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  48. 2005 - present
    Team LeaderHeavy Charged Particle Therapy, Department of Radiation Oncology
  49. 2005 - present
    MemberHeavy Charged Particle Therapy, Department of Radiation Oncology
  50. 2004
    ModeratorAnnual Meeting Head and Neck Session, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  51. 2004
    Abstract ReviewerAnnual Meeting Head & Neck Abstract Reviewer, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  52. 2004 - present
    MemberAngoff Testing of Written Questions, American Board of Radiology
  53. 2003
    ExaminerOral Board Examination, Head, Neck, and Skin, American Board of Radiology
  54. 2003
    Abstract ReviewerAnnual Meeting Head & Neck Abstract Reviewer, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  55. 2002
    ModeratorAnnual Meeting Head and Neck Session, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  56. 2002
    ExaminerOral Board Examination, Head, Neck, and Skin, American Board of Radiology
  57. 2002 - 2004
    Committee MemberAnnual Meeting and Program Committee, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  58. 2002
    MemberField Testing of Computer Authoring Program for Recertification Examination and Oral Board Examination, American Board of Radiology
  59. 2000 - 2001
    PresidentRochester Minnesota Chapter, Collegium Aesculapium
  60. 2000 - 2013
    Committee MemberHead and Neck Steering Committee, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, National Institutes of Health
  61. 2000 - 2005
    ChairRegional Practice Committee, Department of Oncology
  62. 2000 - 2005
    Vice Chair, Regional PracticesDepartment of Oncology
  63. 2000 - 2005
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Oncology
  64. 2000 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  65. 1999
    ExaminerOral Board Examination, Head, Neck, and Skin, American Board of Radiology
  66. 1998
    ExaminerOral Board Examination, Head, Neck, and Skin, American Board of Radiology
  67. 1998 - 2008
    ChairPhysician Compensation Committee, Board of Trustees, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Health System
  68. 1997
    ExaminerOral Board Examination, Head, Neck, and Skin, American Board of Radiology
  69. 1997 - 2005
    ChairRegional Practice Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  70. 1997 - 1998
    MemberMayo Clinic Education Committee, Humanities in Medicine - Mayo Clinic
  71. 1997 - 1998
    MemberHospital Ethics Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  72. 1996 - 2008
    MemberBoard of Trustees, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Mayo Clinic Health System
  73. 1996 - 1998
    MemberPhysician Compensation Committee, Board of Trustees, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea
  74. 1995
    ExaminerOral Board Examination, Head, Neck, and Skin, American Board of Radiology
  75. 1995 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Radiology
  76. 1995 - present
    MemberMinnesota Radiological Society
  77. 1995 - present
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  78. 1994 - 1996
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Oncology
  79. 1994
    ExaminerOral Board Examination, Head, Neck, and Skin, American Board of Radiology
  80. 1994 - 2005
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  81. 1994 - 1996
    ChairClinical Practice Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  82. 1994 - 1996
    RepresentativeRevenue Systems Intermediary Group, Department of Radiation Oncology
  83. 1994 - 1996
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Oncology
  84. 1993 - 1996
    ChairQuality Performance Improvement Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  85. 1993
    MemberVolume XIV, Cancers of the Head and Neck in Adults and Children, Radiation Oncology Self-Assessment Program
  86. 1992 - present
    MemberInternational Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
  87. 1991 - 2005
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  88. 1990 - present
    ChairGamma Knife Radiosurgery Disease Site Group, Department of Radiation Oncology
  89. 1990 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  90. 1989 - 1991
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  91. 1989 - 1996
    Patient LiaisonMayo Clinic Health Education Library Representative, Department of Radiation Oncology
  92. 1989 - 1993
    MemberTask Force for New Item Development, American Board of Radiology
  93. 1989 - present
    ChairGamma Knife Working Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Workgroups
  94. 1988 - 1989
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Oncology
  95. 1988 - present
    Group LeaderHead, Neck, and Skin Disease Site Group
  96. 1988 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  97. 1983 - present
    MemberCollegium Aesculapium
  98.  
    Faculty ContributorVolume XIV, Cancers of the Head and Neck in Adults and Children, Radiation Oncology Self-Assessment Program
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