Radiation Oncologist

Matthew Ballo, MD, FACR

Specialty Area
Radiation Oncology
East Campus
7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Germantown TN 38138 901.683.0055
An internationally recognized radiation oncologist, Matthew T. Ballo, MD, FACR, joined West Cancer Center from the University of Texas MD Anderson. Dr. Ballo has played an important role in expanding the Radiation Oncology program at West Cancer Center and advancing clinical excellence in the Mid-South. He is the founding chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and leads a department that includes six highly trained radiation oncologists, as well as a full complement of staff including radiation physicists, therapists, and dosimetrists. He is also developing a Radiation Oncology residency program. Dr. Ballo has interest in wellness and survivorship and plans to implement new programs for patients receiving radiation therapy.



Medical School:

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH


University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center



Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland
Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, 1995 Ivan E. Shalit Prize for Excellence in Patient Care, 1995 Anderson Associates Travel Grant Award, 1998 First Prize Gilbert H. Fletcher Award, Gilbert H. Fletcher Society, 1998 First Prize Gilbert H. Fletcher Award, Gilbert H. Fletcher Society, 1999 Excellence in Cancer Patient Education Award, Cancer Patient Education Network, 2011
Director, Radiation Oncology, West Cancer Center Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, West Clinic Radiation Oncology Group Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Areas of Expertise Dr. Ballo is a recognized academic leader in the treatment of malignant melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma, but is an experienced clinician who treats patients with cancers of any site. Research To learn more about the Radiation Oncology Research Program and its areas of focus, click here.
To view Dr. Ballo’s recent publications, click here.
He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Radiology, American Society of Clinical Oncologists, and the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.