Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Special Interests: Breast, GYN, Thoracic, and CNS
Medical Degree: University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Certification: Radiation Oncology
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- Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, 2010
- Internship: Hennepin County Medical Center, 2011
- Residency: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2015
- Certification: American Board of Radiology – Radiation Oncology, 2016
Dr. McAvoy completed a bachelor’s degree at Carroll College in Montana. Following graduation, she spent several years conducting research in the area of genomic instability in cancer at Mayo Clinic. She went on to receive her medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. She completed an internship at Hennepin County Medical Center and a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she served as a chief resident and received the Dr. Mary Fletcher Award for excellence in clinical care. She is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. McAvoy has several years of experience in practice and treats all sites of cancer. She has a special interest in women’s health and treating breast and gynecologic cancers. She specializes in various radiation advanced technologies, including stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), GammaPod (which is available at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center), and proton therapy (available at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center). Dr. McAvoy also has a special interest in the treatment of brain and spine tumors as well as thoracic tumors.
Dr. McAvoy’s research focus has been on glioblastomas, thoracic radiation, reirradiation, and normal tissue toxicity. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications in these arenas and has given many national presentations of her work.