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Cameron M. Callaghan, M.D.

  1. Radiation Oncologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Cameron Matthew Callaghan, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., is a Radiation Oncologist and translational physician-scientist. He grew up in Oregon and completed a Bachelors degree at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington before spending two years in the Peace Corps in Ghana as a Health, Water, and Sanitation volunteer. He then attended Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana where he obtained his MD, a MPH in Global Health Systems Development, and a Masters of Science in Clinical Anatomy.

Dr. Callaghan has a clinical focus on gastrointestinal malignancies but sees all cancer types. His research interests include novel radiotherapy techniques (Proton/particle beam radiation, spatial fractionation, minibeam/microbeam), DNA damage and repair, radiosensitizers, and radioprotectors of normal tissue. He has a firm commitment to patient autonomy, transparency related to care and treatment options, privacy, and systems-based quality improvement.

  • Novel radiation therapy techniques
  • DNA damage and repair, radiosensitizers
  • Normal tissue radioprotectors
  1. 2022
    Residency - RESIDENCY IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY, PGY 2-5University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  2. 2018
    Transitional Year - TRANSITIONAL YEAR, PGY-1University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  3. 2017
    MD-MPH - MD, MPH, MS CLINICAL ANATOMY Tulane University School of Medicine
  4. 2017
    MS - Clinical AnatomyTulane University
  5. 2011
    BA - BA BIOLOGYWhitman College

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Annual Meeting Abstract Travel Award in Biology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Radiation Oncology DepartmentASTRO
  2. 2021
    Scholar-in-Training Travel Award (meeting converted to virtual), San Juan, Puerto RicoRadiation Research Society Meeting
  3. 2020
    RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research AwardRSNA Roentgen
  4. 2019
    Oral Presentation ABS Conference 2019 for Intensity Modulated Brachytherapy, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Radiation Oncology DepartmentUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  5. 2019
    Holman Research Pathway in Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Radiation Oncology DepartmentUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  6. 2017
    John Hanna Hoerner MD/MPH $10,000 Scholarship for Cancer ResearchTulane University School of Medicine
  7. 2017
    Dr. Howard and Brenda B. Sheridan Endowed Scholarship, Tulane University School of MedicineTulane University School of Medicine
  8. 2017
    Acceptance to Tulane LEAD Program (Leadership, Education, Advocacy, Discovery)Tulane University School of Medicine
  9. 2015
    Honors in Clerkships: Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Neurology, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, and IMTulane University School of Medicine
  10. 2015
    Olympus Prize for ‘Best Basic Research Paper’ at 33rd World Endourology Conference, LondonTulane University School of Medicine
  11. 2014
    Poster nominated ‘Best Paper’ at 32nd World Conference on EndourologyTulane University School of Medicine
  12. 2014
    Recipient of the Endourology Society Summer Student ScholarshipTulane University School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - 2022
    MemberGraduate Medical Education House Staff Council
  2. 2020 - 2022
    MemberPhysician Scientist Training Program
  3. 2019 - 2022
    MemberWellness Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  4. 2018 - 2022
    Resident MemberAssociation of Residents in Radiation Oncology
  5. 2018 - 2019
    MemberASTRO Research Grants Evaluation Subcommittee
  6. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Brachytherapy Society (ABS)
  7. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO)
  8. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Radiology
  9. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  10. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Radiation Oncology
  11. 2018 - 2022
    Subcommittee MemberARRO Education Subcommittee, Member