Thomas M. Pisansky, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Radiation Oncologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

My clinical practice and research interest focuses exclusively on cancers of the genito-urinary tract (particularly prostate cancer); and on the role of radiation therapy in the care of patients with this condition. My research efforts are devoted to clinical studies that are aimed at increasing the accuracy of radiotherapy delivery and integrating radiotherapy with other methods of cancer treatment to make the treatments more effective and less toxic. This is generally done by developing, conducting and analyzing clinical studies that involve great numbers of patients. Oftentimes, these studies are done in collaboration with researchers from other medical institutions across the country or in Canada. In addition, I often work with basic science researchers in the laboratory to determine how their work translates into clinical care matters.

  1. 1987
    Resident - Radiation Oncology Program Director: Leonard L. Gunderson, MD, MSMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 1984
    Chief Resident - Internal Medicine Program Director: Alvin L. Schultz, MDHennepin County Medical Center
  3. 1984
    Chief Resident - Medical Oncology Program Director: Athanasias Theologides, MD, PhDHennepin County Medical Center
  4. 1983
    Resident - Internal Medicine Program Director: Alvin L. Schultz, MDHennepin County Medical Center
  5. 1981
    Internship - Categorical Internal Medicine Program Director: Alvin L. Schultz, MDHennepin County Medical Center
  6. 1980
    MD - Doctor of Medicine: June 1980University of Minnesota Medical School
  7. 1976
    BS - Microbiology and Cell Biology: June 1976
    Cell Biology Research: 1975-1976
    Clinical Laboratory Instructor: 1975-1976College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
  8. 1973
    Undergraduate StudiesCollege of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Certifications

  1. 1988
    Radiation OncologyAmerican Board of Radiology
  2. 1983
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    Guideline PanelistAmerican Urological Associantion - American Society for Radiation Oncology
  2. 2018 - present
    Guideline PanelistAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  3. 2018 - present
    MemberEuropean Association for Urology: Active Surveillance Delphi Project
  4. 2007 - 2013
    HeadQuality Performance Improvement Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  5. 2006 - 2011
    MemberRadiation Safety Committee
  6. 2001
    Oral ExaminerGenitourinary Oncology, American Board of Radiology
  7. 2001
    ContributorGenitourinary Oncology, American Board of Radiology
  8. 2000
    Oral ExaminerGenitourinary Oncology, American Board of Radiology
  9. 1999
    ContributorCertification Examination in Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology
  10. 1998 - 2002
    ChairResearch Committee, Department of Oncology
  11. 1998 - present
    MemberResearch Strategy Committee, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
  12. 1998 - present
    MemberGenito-Urinary Strategy Committee, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
  13. 1997 - 2002
    Certification ExaminerAmerican Board of Radiology
  14. 1997 - present
    MemberCertification Examination in Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology
  15. 1996 - 2002
    MemberStaff Utilization & Funding Allocation Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  16. 1996 - 2002
    MemberClinical Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  17. 1996 - 2002
    Cancer Center Clinical Research, Mayo Medical Center
  18. 1996 - 2002
    LeaderGenito-Urinary Global Group Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  19. 1996 - 2002
    Principal InvestigatorRadiation Therapy Oncology Group
  20. 1996 - 2002
    MemberStaff Utilization & Funding Allocation, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
  21. 1996 - present
    MemberPractice Guidelines Working Group, Department of Oncology
  22. 1995 - 1998
    ChairUro-Oncology Study Group, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  23. 1995 - 1998
    ChairProstate Cancer Translational Research Group, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  24. 1995 - present
    MemberProstatic Diseases, Cochrane Collaboration
  25. 1994 - 2002
    MemberGenito-Urinary Global Group Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  26. 1994 - 2002
    MemberGenito-Urinary Intergroup Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  27. 1993 - present
    MemberBreast Cancer Working Group, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
  28. 1993 - present
    MemberGenito-Urinary Committee, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
  29. 1992 - 2000
    MemberRadiation Oncology Executive Committee, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  30. 1989
    Site VisitOncology Program, Toledo Community Hospital
  31. 1989 - 1994
    MemberRadiation Oncology Education Committee
  32. 1989 - 1993
    ChairRadiation Oncology, Breast Cancer Study Group, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester
  33. 1989 - 1993
    MemberBreast Cancer Executive Committee, North Central Cancer Treatment Group
  34. 1989 - 1993
    MemberBreast Cancer Executive Committee, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  35. 1989 - 1992
    Associate Co-ChairBreast Committee, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  36. 1989
    Site VisitCarle Clinic Association
  37. 1988
    Site VisitRadiation Therapy, Midwest Oncology Clinic
  38. 1988 - present
    MemberRadiation Therapy Committee, North Central Cancer Treatment Group
  39. 1988 - present
    MemberRadiation Therapy Oncology Group
  40. 1988 - present
    MemberNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group
  41. 1987 - 2000
    MemberEastern Cooperative Oncology Group, Radiation Therapy Committee
  42. 1987 - 1999
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  43. 1987 - 1992
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Oncology
  44. 1987 - 1992
    OfficerRadiation Therapy Quality Control, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  45. 1987 - 1992
    Protocol ReviewerRadiation Therapy Committee, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  46. 1987 - present
    MemberUro-Oncology Study Group, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  47. 1987 - present
    MemberBreast Cancer Study Group, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  48.  
    MemberCochrane Collaboration
  49.  
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  50.  
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  51.  
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  52.  
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  53.  
    MemberAmerican Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  54.  
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  55.  
    MemberGastrointestinal Committee, Patterns of Care Study, American College of Radiology
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Research activities

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