Nadia N. Laack, M.D.

  1. Radiation Oncologist

My research-related appointments include:

  • Bone Tumor Committee, Vice Chair for Radiation-Children's Oncology Group
  • Ewing Sarcoma Committee Member-Children's Oncology Group
  • Osteosarcoma Committee Member-Children's Oncology Group
  • Neurotoxicity Cancer Control Committee Member-Children's Oncology Group

My primary research interests include:

  • Improving radiotherapy treatment and patient outcomes in pediatric and adult brain tumors using advanced imaging and radiotherapy techniques such as stereotactic radiosurgery, radionuclide therapy, and proton radiotherapy
  • Reducing toxicity for pediatric and adult brain tumors
  • Improving outcomes for pediatric and adult sarcomas through advanced imagining and radiotherapy techniques, such as stereotactic body radiosurgery and proton radiotherapy
  • Improving outcomes for skull base tumors such as chordomas and chondrosarcomas with advanced radiotherapy techniques such as proton and heavy particle therapy
  • Pediatric cancer
  • Central nervous system tumors
  • Radiosurgery
  • Sarcoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Cognitive effects of therapy
  1. 2007
    Fellow - Pediatric radiation oncologySt. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  2. 2006
    ResidentRadiation Oncology Residency Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2002
    Internship/Residency - Preliminary Internal MedicineLoma Linda University Medical Center
  4. 2001
    MDLoma Linda University School of Medicine
  5. 1999
    MS - PhysiologyLoma Linda University Graduate School
  6. 1994
    BS - Biological ScienceColorado State University

Certifications

  1. 2007
    Radiation OncologyAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Minnesota Monthly's Top Doctor 2019Minnesota Top Doctors List
  2. 2016
    The Best Doctors in Minnesota Minnesota Monthly Magazine
  3. 2015
    Excellence in Teaching AwardMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  4. 2015
    Teacher of the Year - Radiation OncologyMayo Fellows' Association
  5. 2015
    Nominated to 2015 America's Best Physicians DirectoryAmerica's Top Doctors
  6. 2006
    Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research AwardRadiological Society of North America
  7. 2005
    Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance, Humanitarianism, and Scholarly ActivityMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  8. 2005
    Moreton Fellow, Recognition of Outstanding Research ContributionsAwarding Organization
  9. 2004
    Excellence in Teaching AwardMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  10. 2003
    Excellence in Teaching AwardMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  11. 2001
    Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, Top 10% of Graduating ClassAmerican Medical Women's Association
  12. 2001
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical SocietyAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  13. 2001
    Marilyn J. Herber Scholarship for Outstanding Achievements as a Medical StudentAwarding Organization
  14. 2001
    Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Excellence in Leadership as a Medical StudentLeonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation
  15. 1996
    Student Research Training Program FellowNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  16. 1995
    Appleton and Lang Medical Scholar, Class Rank 99%Awarding Organization
  17. 1994
    Summa Cum Laude, University Honors ScholarColorado State University
  18. 1994
    Dean's ScholarshipLoma Linda University

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - 2022
    At-Large MemberSCAROP Executive Committee
  2. 2020
    Faculty MemberASTRO
  3. 2019 - present
    MemberClinical Trials Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  4. 2018 - present
    Session ModeratorLeksell Gamma Knife Society
  5. 2016 - present
    MemberDisease/Discipline Oriented Groups (DOGs), Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  6. 2016 - present
    MemberJacobson MR Clinical Practice Committee, Diagnostic Radiology, Department of Radiology
  7. 2014 - present
    ChairResearch Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  8. 2014 - 2018
    Committee MemberEducation Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  9. 2014
    MemberParticle Therapy Co-Operative Group
  10. 2013 - 2014
    Associate Program DirectorEducation Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  11. 2013 - 2014
    Co-ChairResearch Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  12. 2013 - present
    Committee MemberRadiation Oncology Steering Committee, Children's Oncology Group
  13. 2013 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  14. 2012
    Co-ModeratorOral Scientific Session, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  15. 2012 - present
    MemberProton Coordinating Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  16. 2011 - 2015
    MemberAssociation for Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs
  17. 2011 - 2013
    ReviewerAbstract Reviewer, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  18. 2010 - 2013
    MemberGraduate Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  19. 2010 - 2013
    Program DirectorEducation Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  20. 2010 - 2014
    MemberProtocols Review Committee, Cancer Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester
  21. 2010 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  22. 2009 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  23. 2009 - present
    Committee MemberEwing Sarcoma Committee, Children's Oncology Group
  24. 2009 - present
    Vice ChairRadiation Oncology, Bone Tumor Committee, Children's Oncology Group
  25. 2009 - present
    Committee MemberOsteosarcoma Committee, Children's Oncology Group
  26. 2008 - present
    Vice ChairChildren's Oncology Group
  27. 2008 - present
    MemberChildren's Oncology Group
  28. 2008 - present
    MemberChildren's Oncology Group
  29. 2008 - present
    MemberChildren's Oncology Group
  30. 2008 - present
    MemberSociety for Neuro-Oncology
  31. 2007 - 2012
    MemberCancer Center Clinical Research Administrative Subcommittee, Cancer Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester
  32. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Board of Radiology
  33. 2007 - present
    MemberPaediatric Radiation Oncology Society
  34. 2006 - 2010
    Assistant Program DirectorEducation Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  35. 2006 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  36. 2006 - present
    MemberChildren's Oncology Group
  37. 2006 - present
    MemberRadiation Therapy Oncology Group
  38. 2006 - present
    MemberNeuro-Oncology Disease-Oriented Group, North Central Cancer Treatment Group
  39. 2003 - 2006
    Resident RepresentativeProtocols Review Committee, Cancer Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester
  40. 2003 - 2004
    Resident RepresentativeEducation Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  41. 2003 - 2004
    MemberGraduate Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  42. 2002 - 2007
    MemberRadiological Society of North America
  43. 2002 - 2006
    MemberAmerican Brachytherapy Society
  44. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  45. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  46. 2002 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  47. 1998 - 2001
    Student RepresentativeScientific and Academic Affairs Committee, Board of Trustees, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  48. 1998 - 2001
    MemberLoma Linda University School of Medicine
  49. 1997 - 1998
    Social Activities CoordinatorWestern Student Medical Research Committee
  50. 1996 - 2001
    Board MemberWalter E. MacPherson Society, Loma Linda University
  51. 1996 - 2001
    MemberAdmissions Committee, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  52. 1995 - 1999
    Student Research CoordinatorLoma Linda University School of Medicine
  53. 1995 - 1999
    Board MemberWestern Student Medical Research Committee
  54. 1994 - 2006
    MemberAmerican Medical Association

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.