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About ASTRO

Chelsea Pinnix

Chelsea Pinnix

Education Council Vice-chair

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

EDUCATION

  • MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2007
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2005
  • BS, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Biochemistry (Magna Cum Laude, Meyerhoff Program Scholar), 1999

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION

  • Resident, Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 2008 - 2012
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, 2007 - 2008

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 2018 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 2012 - 2018
  • Voluntary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Houston College of Medicine (UHCOM), 2021 - present

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

  • Residency Program Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 2020 - present
  • Residency Associate Program Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 2016 - 2020
  • Co-chair, Division of Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 2020 - present
  • Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology Teaching & QA Conference, Houston, 2020 - present
  • Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology Residency Program Clinical Competency Committee, 2018 - 2020

SERVICE TO ASTRO

  • Member, ASTRO Workforce Task Force Committee, 2021 - present
  • Vice-chair, Annual Meeting Track Committee, Hematologic Malignancies, 2020 – present
  • Member Annual Meeting Scientific Committee, 2020 - present
  • Vice-president, Association for Directors of Radiation Oncology (ADROP), 2021 - present
  • Director at Large, Association for Directors of Radiation Oncology (ADROP), 2020 - 2021
  • Member, Red Journal Editor in Chief Search Committee, 2019 - 2020
  • Senior Editor, Red Journal Editorial Board, Hematologic Malignancies, 2018 - 2020
  • Associate Editor, Red Journal Editorial Board, Hematologic Malignancies, 2015 - 2017
  • Member, CME/MOC Committee, 2015 - 2020
  • Member, Annual Meeting Track Committee, Hematologic Malignancies, 2014 - 2020

SERVICE TO OTHER ONCOLOGY OR RADIOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS

  • National American College of Radiology (ACR)
    • In-Training Exam Test Writer for Lymphoma/Leukemia, 2020 - 2021
    • Member, 2012 - present
  • NCI Lymphoma Steering Committee
    • Member, 2022 - present
  • International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG)
    • Steering Committee Member, 2019 - present
    • Council Member, 2015 - 2019
    • Member, 2014 - 2015
  • Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)
    • Myeloma Committee-Radiation Oncology Chair, 2016 - present
    • Radiation Oncology Committee Member, 2016 - present
    • Member, 2016 - present
  • American Radium Society (ARS)
    • Scientific Program Chair, 2021 Annual Meeting
    • Member at Large, 2021 - present
    • Member, Awards Committee, 2021 - 2022
    • Member, Appropriateness Criteria Panel for Lymphoma, 2017 - present
    • Member, 2017 - present
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
    • Member, 2017 - present
    • Member, Oncologic Imaging and Therapies Task Force/Lymphoma Boost Course Organizer, 2017 - 2021
  • American Board of Radiology (ABR)
    • Continuing Certification (CC) Advisory Committee, 2021 - present
    • Member, MOC Advisory Committee (RO), 2021 - present
    • Member, RO Oral Lymph, 2021 - present
    • Oral Examiner, RO Oral Examiners, 2019 - present
    • SAMs Reviewer, MOC RO SAMs, 2018 - 2019
    • Lymphoma/Leukemia/Myeloma Category Member, 2018 - present
  • American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR)
    • Treasurer, 2014 - 2015
    • Secretary, 2013 - 2014
    • Chair, Radiation Oncology Committee, 2012 - 2013
    • Chair, Members in Training Committee, 2010 - 2012

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Chelsea C. Pinnix, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, specializing in the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies. In addition to a commitment to patient care and clinical research, Dr. Pinnix is also passionate about education. She has served as the Associate Program Director of the residency program at MD Anderson Cancer Center between 2016 - 2020, and in 2020 she assumed the role of Program Director. At MD Anderson she serves as Chair of the Radiation Oncology Teaching and Quality Assurance Conference and the Co-chair of the Division of Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds Selection Committee.

Dr. Pinnix has been an Active Member of ASTRO since 2013 and has a history of service to ASTRO and education. She has served on the Annual Meeting Lymphoma Track Committee since 2014, acting as the Vice-chair of this committee since 2020. Since 2021, she has participated as a member of the Annual Meeting Scientific Committee. She was a member of the ASTRO CME-MOC Committee between 2015-2020. Currently she is the Vice-chair of the Association of Directors of Radiation Oncology Program (ADROP) and serves on the ASTRO Workforce Task Committee.

In addition to her service on ASTRO committees, she acted as Associate Editor for the Hematologic Malignancy Section of the Red Journal between 2015-2017, and then served as Senior Editor of this section until 2020.  She is a category member and board examiner of the hematologic malignancy section for the ABR, an exam writer for the Lymphoma/Leukemia Section for the ACR In-Training Examination for Radiation Oncology, and a steering committee member of the International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG).