Clayton B. Hess, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department of Radiation Oncology


Phone:

(404) 778-3473

Location:

Emory Proton Therapy Center, Emory University Hospital Midtown and Loughlin Radiation Oncology Center at Grady

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Biography

Clayton B. Hess, MD, MPH, is a board certified radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Hess specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric brain tumors, tumors of the head and neck, and bone and soft tissue. sarcomas with a particular focus in the use of proton therapy. He also has a special interest in health care disparities and both public and global health. He sees patients at Emory Proton Therapy Center, Emory University Hospital Midtown and Loughlin Radiation Oncology Center at Grady.

Education

Dr. Hess earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University and received a Master of Public Health from Harvard University. He completed an internship at University of Texas at Austin and a residency in radiation oncology at University of California, Davis. Dr. Hess then completed three years of clinical and research fellowship in pediatric proton therapy and neuro-oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University where he was awarded a NIH K12 research grant.

Research

Dr. Hess' clinical and translational research interest focus in brain tumors. In particular, he is actively investigating childhood tumor  circulating tumor cells, including high-grade glioma, medulloblastoma, and Ewing sarcoma.  He also has strong interest in understanding and innovating novel solutions to persistent health care disparities.

Publications

Dr. Hess has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented any numerous domestic and international conferences.