Amanda Walker, MD
Dover, Manchester | Radiation Treatment & Oncology
 
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Amanda Walker graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University and then earned her medical degree from Tufts University. She completed a preliminary year in internal medicine at the University of Chicago, followed by her radiation oncology residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2015. During her education and training she has received numerous scholastic awards and research funding, including the RSNA Resident Research Grant to study immunotherapy agents and radiation in lung cancer. At Johns Hopkins she received extensive clinical training in a wide variety of radiation therapy techniques including stereotactic body radiation therapy, brachytherapy, and image-guided intensity modulated radiation therapy. During residency Dr. Walker was elected nationally by her peers to serve a three-year term on ASTRO’s Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology Executive Committee. As Chair of ARRO’s Educational Subcommittee and Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee she led a number of educational initiatives for residents and organized sessions for ASTRO Annual Meetings.

After residency she served as Adjunct Investigator in the Radiation Oncology Branch at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD and was the Associate Director of Radiation Oncology in the FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence. At the NCI she specialized in treating patients with central nervous system malignancies. In her role at the FDA, Dr. Walker advised industry and academia with respect to oncology products, clinical trial design, and regulatory pathways to accelerate public access to novel drugs and devices. She has a strong interest in advancing the development of drugs used in combination with radiation therapy in order to improve the outcomes of patients with cancer. To that end, she organized and co-chaired a joint workshop with the AACR, ASTRO and the FDA to address the lack of drug development with radiation.

Dr. Walker has authored several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on topics such as breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma, CNS malignancies, and regulatory science. Since joining Radiation Oncology Associates, she has remained active in committee service including ASTRO’s Science and Education Program Development Committee and NRG’s Developmental Therapeutics Radiation Therapy Subcommittee. She also hopes to expand access to clinical trials for patients in the community.

“Although I have many professional interests and passions, nothing is more fulfilling than getting to know my patients and providing them with the best care possible. Having lost my mother to cancer, I know what my patients and their families may be going through with this terrible disease, and it’s truly an honor and a privilege to be a part of their journey.”

 
Schedule a visit with Dr. Walker in:
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
789 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820
Telephone: (603) 742-8787
 
Elliot Hospital
One Elliot Way
Manchester, NH 03103
Telephone: (603) 663-1800




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