Carryn Anderson, MD

Residency Program Director, Department of Radiation Oncology
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Contact Information



BA, Major: Biology, Minor: Spanish, Luther College
MD, Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch

Internship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Resident, Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified Radiation Oncologist - American Board of Radiology


Seyedin, S., Anderson, C. M. (2018). Pre-operative vs Post-operative Radiation for Soft-Tissue Sarcoma of the Extremity., ARRO Image Challenge.

Marquardt, M., Anderson, C., Buatti, J., Ginader, T., Parkhurst, J., Pagedar, N. A., Clamon, G., Hoover, A. & Bayon, R. (2018). Utility of 3-month surveillance F-18 FDG PET/CT in surgically resected oral squamous cell carcinoma. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology,, 127(3), 185-191. PMID: 29313371.

Beadle, B. M., Anderson, C. M. (2018). CTV Guidance for Head and Neck Cancers. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. PMID: 29485069.

Lee, J. E., Anderson, C. M., Perkhounkova, Y., Sleeuwenhoek, B. M. & Louison, R. R. (2018). Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Reduces Resting Pain in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: A Randomized and Placebo-Controlled Double-Blind Pilot Study. Cancer Nursing. PMID: 29649082.

Andresen, N. S., Buatti, J. M., Tewfik, H. H., Pagedar, N. A., Anderson, C. M. & Watkins, J. M. (2017). Radioiodine Ablation Following Thyroidectomy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Literature Review of Utility, Dose, and Toxicity. European Thyroid Journal, 6(4), 187-196. PMID: 28868259.

Mallak, N., Menda, Y. & Anderson, C. (In Press). Significance of new mucosal uptake on post-radiation therapy FDG PET/CT in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. ASNR 55th Annual Meeting -April 22-27, 2017 Long Beach CA.

Eppsteiner, R. W., Fowler, J. W., Anderson, C. M., Robinson, R. A. & Pagedar, N. A. (2017). Aggressive Salivary Malignancies at Early Stage: Outcomes and Implications for Treatment. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 126(7), 525-529. PMID: 28474964.

Anderson, C. M., Sonis, S. T., Lee, C. M., Adkins, D., Allen, B. G., Sun, W., Agarwala, S. S., Venigalla, M. L., Chen, Y., Zhen, W., Mould, D. R., Holmlund, J. T., Brill, J. M. & Buatti, J. M. (2017). Phase 1b/2a Trial of the Superoxide Dismutase Mimetic GC4419 to Reduce Chemoradiotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis in Patients With Oral Cavity or Oropharyngeal Carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys., S0360-3016(17), 34024-5. PMID: 29174131.

Anderson, C. M. (2017). Postoperative Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer. In M. C. Ward , R. D. Tendulkar , G. M. Videtic (Eds.) Essentials of Clinical Radiation Oncology. Springer.

Mohiuddin, I. H., Furqan, M., Clamon, G., Keech, J., Anderson, C., Smith, M. C., Buatti, J. M. & Allen, B. G. (2017). A Single-Institution Analysis of Thymic Carcinoma Treated with Multi-Modality Therapy. Annals of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, 1(3), Article 1011.

Anderson, C. (2016). Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) as a vehicle for change and improved ACGME Resident Survey Scores. GME Leadership Symposium.

Anderson, C. M., Allen, B. G., Sun, W., Lee, C. M., Agarwala, S., Venigalla, M., Greenberg, L., Adkins, D., Chen, Y., Zhen, W., Mould, D., Holmlund, J., Brill, J., Sonis, S. & Buatti, J. (2016). Phase 1b/2a Trial of Superoxide (SO) Dismutase (SOD) Mimetic GC4419 to Reduce Chemoradiotherapy-induced Oral Mucositis (OM) in Patients (pts) with Oral Cavity or Oropharyngeal Carcinoma (OCC). Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium February 18-20, 2016. Phoenix, AZ.

Russo, J. K., Snow, A. N., Terrell, A., Vishal, S. J., Laszewski, M., Fisher, C., Liu, B., Mott, S. L., Hellekson, C., Kaelberer, J., Furqan, M., Anderson, C. M., Buatti, J. M. & Watkins, J. M. (2016). Resected p16+ Oropharyngeal (OPC) with Nodal Extracapsular Extension (ECE): Is Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) Superior to Radiotherapy (RT) Alone?. ASTRO 2016.

Furqan, M., Saqlain, M. U., Mott, S. L., Patel, R., Laux, D. E., Zhang, J., Abushahin, L. I., Anderson, C. M., Watkins, J., Snow, A. N., Sun, W. & Clamon, G. (2016). Retrospective comparison between high dose cisplatin & less intensive weekly cisplatin/paclitaxel concurrently with radiation for locally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC). ASCO abstract #169346.

Anderson, C. M., Allen, B. G., Sun, W., Agarwala, S. S., Lee, C. M., Kunos, C., Venigalla, M. L., Greenberg, L., Adkins, D., Chen, Y., Zhen, W., Mould, D. R., Holmlund, J., Brill, J. M., Sonis, S. T. & Buatti, J. M. (2016). Phase 1b trial of superoxide (SO) dismutase (SOD) mimetic GC4419 to reduce chemoradiotherapy (CRT)-induced oral mucositis (OM) in patients (pts) with oral cavity or oropharyngeal carcinoma (OCC). ASCO Annual Meeting June 3-7, 2016.

Karnell, L. H., Sperry, S. M., Anderson, C. M. & Pagedar, N. A. (2016). Influence of body composition on survival in patients with head and neck cancer. Head Neck, 38(Suppl 1), E261-7. PMID: 25545073.

Dooley, S. A., Anderson, C. M. (2016). Definitive IMRT for Stage III Thymic Carcinoma: A Brief Report and Literature Review. Front Oncol, 6, 219.

Karnell, L. H., Sperry, S. M., Anderson, C. M. & Pagedar, N. A. (2016). Influence of Body Composition on Survival in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer. Head Neck. 2016 Apr;38 Suppl 1:E261-7..

Anderson, C. M., Loth, E., Opat, E., Bodeker, K., Ahmann, L., Parkhurst, J., Sun, W., Furqan, M., Laux, D., Brown, H., Vollstedt, S., Follmer, K., Ma, D., Spitz, D., Fath, M., Buatti, J. & Allen, B. (2016). A Phase I Trial of Ketogenic Diet with Concurrent Chemoradiation (ChemoRT) in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC). Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium February 18-20, 2016. Phoenix, AZ..

Russo, J. K., Snow, A. N., Mott, S. L., Laszweski, M., Hetland, A., Terrell, A., Liu, B., Fisher, C., Anderson, C. M., Dufan, T. & Watkins, J. M. (2016). All High Risk? Pathologic Extracapsular Extension in the Era of Human Papillomavirus Associated Head/Neck Cancers. Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 18-20, 2016..

Yuan, T., Watkins, J., Mott, S., Marquardt, M., Hoover, A., Sun, W., Buatti, J., Pagedar, N. & Anderson, C. (2016). Does Routine Surveillance PET/CT at 3 Months Have Value After Laryngectomy (L) Followed by Radiotherapy (RT) for Locoregionally Advanced Laryngeal Cancer (LC)?. Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, Phoenix, AZ. February 18-20, 2016.

Anderson, C. M., Chang, T., Graham, M., Marquardt, M. D., Button, A., Smith, B. J., Menda, Y., Sun, W., Pagedar, N. A. & Buatti, J. M. (2015). Change of SUVmax Slope in Dynamic Triphasic FDG-PET/CT Distinguishes Malignancy from Post-Radiation Inflammation in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma – a Prospective Trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 91(3), 427-9. PMID: 25680593.

Ma, D. C., Rodman, S. N., Buatti, J. M., Anderson, C., Allen, B. G., Spitz, D. R. & Fath, M. A. (2015). Abstract 1177: Ketogenic diet sensitizes FaDu human head and neck cancer xenografts to cisplatin as well as ionizing radiation combined with cetuximab. Philadelphia, PA: Proceedings: AACR 106th Annual Meeting 2015; April 18-22, 2015.

Hoover, A. C., Milhem, M. M., Anderson, C. M., Sun, W., Smith, B. J., Hoffman, H. T. & Buatti, J. M. (2014). Efficacy of nelfinavir as monotherapy in refractory adenoid cystic carcinoma: Results of a Phase II clinical trial. Head Neck. PMID: 24596143.

Hoover, A. C., Anderson, C. M., Hoffman, H. T., de Magalhaes Silverman, M., Syrbu, S. I. & Smith, M. C. (2014). Laryngeal chloroma heralding relapse of acute myeloid leukemia. J Clin Oncol, 32(7), e18-21. PMID: 24419134.

Anderson, C. M., Sun, W., Buatti, J. M., Maley, J. E., Policeni, B., Mott, S. L. & Bayouth, J. E. (2014). Interobserver and Intermodality Variability in GTV Delineation on Simulation CT, FDG- PET, and MR Images of Head and Neck Cancer. Jacobs J Radiat Oncol, 1(1), 006. PMID: 25568889.

Hoffman, H. T., Gailey, M., Pagedar, N. & Anderson, C. (2014). Ch. 107: Management of Early Glottic Cancer. In Flint , Haughey , Lund & Niparko , Richardson , Robbins , Thomas (Eds.) Cummings Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, ed. 6. (ed. 6), pp. 107-1 - 107-21.e4. Elsevier.

Parkhurst, J., Erickson, S., Wenqing, S., Funk, G., Anderson, C. & Buatti, J. M. (2014). Parathyroid Adenoma: Report of a patient successfully treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy. Pract Radiat Oncol, 4(1), 55-7. PMID: 24621424.

Anderson, C., Buatti, J. M. (2014). Letter To the Editor: Response to “Where Do Patients With Cancer in Iowa Receive Radiation Therapy?”. J Oncol Pract. PMID: 24824540.

Muruganandham, M., Clerkin, P. P., Smith, B. J., Anderson, C. M., Morris, A., Capizzano, A. A., Magnotta, V., McGuire, S. M., Smith, M. C., Bayouth, J. E. & Buatti, J. M. (2014). 3D-MR Spectroscopic Imaging at 3Tesla for Early Response Assessment of Glioblastoma Patients during External Beam Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 90(1), 181-9. PMID: 24986746.

Allen, B. G., Bhatia, S. K., Anderson, C. M., Gilmore, J. M., Sibenaller, Z. A., Mapuskar, K. A., Schoenfeld, J. D., Buatti, J. M., Spitz, D. R. & Fath, M. A. (2014). Ketogenic diets as an adjuvant cancer therapy: History and potential mechanism. Redox Biol, 2C, 963-70. PMID: 25460731.

Anderson, C., Singh, A. D. (2012). Chapter 46: Retinoblasoma: Teletherapy. In H. Grossniklaus (Eds.) Pocket Guide to Ocular Oncology and Pathology. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg.

De la Garza, G. O., Ismail, A. F., Anderson, C., Milhem, M. M., Hoffman, H. T. & Buatti, J. M. (2012). Nelfinavir Treatment of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: A Case Report. Pract Radiat Oncol, 2(4), e129-32. PMID: 24674175.

Anderson, C., Morris, A., Buatti, J. M., Alt, D. & Bayon, R. (2012). Intensity-modulated radiation therapy for permanent alopecia of unwanted palatal hair. J Radiat Oncol, 1(4), 411-14.

Anderson, C., Grossniklaus, H. E. (2012). Chapter 40: Retinoblasoma: Brachytherapy. In H. Grossniklaus (Eds.) Pocket Guide to Ocular Oncology and Pathology. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg.

Anderson, C., Bayouth, J. & Buatti, J. M. (2011). Ch. 248: Principles of Radiation Therapy. In H. R. Winn (Eds.) Youmans Neurological Surgery, 6th Edition. pp. 2556-62. Elsevier, Inc..

Anderson, C., Jacobson, G., Bhatia, S. & Buatti, J. M. (2011). Book Review: Atlas of Diagnostic Oncology, 4th Edition, Arthur T. Skarin (Ed.). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 81(1), 314.

Breitbach, E. L., Maltz, J. S., Gangadharan, B., Bani-Hashemi, A., Anderson, C. M., Bhatia, S. K., Stiles, J., Edwards, D. S. & Flynn, R. T. (2011). Image quality improvement in megavoltage cone beam CT using an imaging beam line and a sintered pixelated array system. Med Phys, 38(11), 5969-79. PMID: 22047361.

Anderson, C., Gross, B., Pelland, D. & Bhatia, S. (2011). An unusual case of heterotopic ossification. (Vols. 1). (3) Pract Radiat Oncol.

Anderson, C. (2011). Stereotactic body radiation therapy in the management of spinal metastases. AANS Neurosurgeon, 20(3).

Menda, Y., Ponto, L. L., Dornfeld, K. J., Tewson, T. J., Watkins, G. L., Gupta, A. K. & Anderson, C. (2010). Investigation of Pharmacokinetics of 3’-Deoxy-3’-[18F] Fluorothymidine (FLT) Uptake in the Bone Marrow Before and Early After Initiation of Chemoradiation Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer. Nucl Med Biol, 37(4), 433-8. PMID: 20447554.

Anderson, C., Fleming, P., Wilkinson, D. A. & Singh, A. D. (2009). Chapter 8: Principles of Radiation Therapy. In Singh , Damato , Pe'er & Murphee , Perry (Eds.) Essentials of Ophthalmic Oncology. SLACK Inc: Thorofare, NJ.

Anderson, C., Kim, R. (2009). Adjuvant therapy for resected extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: a review of the literature and future directions. Cancer Treat Rev, 35(4), 322-7. PMID: 19147294.

Grant, L. W., Anderson, C., Macklis, R. M. & Singh, A. D. (2008). Low dose irradiation for diffuse choroidal hemangioma. Ophthalmic Genet, 29(4), 186-8. PMID: 19005992.

Anderson, C. M., Woodside, K. J., Spencer, T. A. & Hunter, G. C. (2004). Methemoglobinemia: an unusual cause of postoperative cyanosis. J Vasc Surg, 39(3), 686-90. PMID: 14981472.

Zwischenberger, J. B., Savage, C., Alpard, S. K., Anderson, C. M., Marroquin, S. & Goodacre, B. W. (2002). Mediastinal transthoracic needle and core lymph node biopsy: should it replace mediastinoscopy?. Chest, 121(4), 1165-70. PMID: 11948048.

Zwischenberger, J. B., Anderson, C. M., Cook, K. E., Lick, S. D., Mockros, L. F. & Bartlett, R. H. (2001). Development of an implantable artificial lung: challenges and progress. ASAIO J., 47(4), 316-20. PMID: 11482477.