Realizing that together we are better, West Cancer Center is dedicated to providing patients - and medical professionals - with the information, training and resources necessary to ensure complete transparency in the treatment of cancer. 

Division Chief, Matthew Ballo, MD, FACR

Dr. Ballo earned his medical degree from the top-rated Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his clinical internship at Mr. Sinai Medical Center and his residency at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Prior to joining West Cancer Center’s faculty, he served as MD Anderson’s Director of Radiation Oncology services within the regional cancer centers. Dr. Ballo currently serves as Director of Radiation Oncology at West Cancer Center and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

Chief's Message

The Radiation Oncology Division of UTHSC is committed to making strides towards the goal of cancer eradication. West Cancer Center has a unique partnership with UTHSC which includes collaboration with Methodist Healthcare and other major healthcare and research institutions in the city and region. This singular association combines the research and teaching capabilities of a leading institution with the patient care group of one of the Mid-South's largest cancer physicians group.

 The Program faculty consists of seven radiation oncologists, as well as five medical physicists and one radiation biologist. The Department houses four megavoltage linear accelerators (LINAC) and two CT Simulators over two sites located in the nexus of healthcare delivery for southwest Tennessee, northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas.

 The UTHSC/West Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology exists to produce highly competent and influential Radiation Oncologists of high character, outstanding clinical capabilities and with commitment to discovery and the advancement of science to be used in the fight against cancer.

 Matthew Ballo, MD, FACR

Chief, Division of Radiation Oncology