Matthew Ballo, MD, FACR

Radiation Oncology
Skin Cancer   |   Gastrointestinal Cancer   |   Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancer   |   Brain Cancer CNS   |   Sarcoma

About Me

Dr. Matthew Ballo is the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at West Cancer Center & Research Institute, St. Francis and the Radiosurgery Center of Memphis. He was recruited to West in 2014 after 17 years at the mecca of cancers in the US-MD Anderson in Houston. His vision and experience have elevated patient care  with a focus on education and research.

Most recently, Dr. Ballo and physicians from Semmes-Murphey completed the area’s first GammaTile® procedure at Saint Francis. Only one other hospital in the state of Tennessee boasts the GammaTile® Technology. Designed to help prevent the reoccurrence of brain tumors, GammaTile is a collagen tile implant that delivers radiation to the area where the patient’s brain tumor was removed—with the goal of leaving healthy tissue unaffected. It is a one-time treatment intended to eliminate the need for ongoing radiation treatments.


  • MD, University School of Medicine
  • BA, Oberlin College


  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


  • Clinical Internship – Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology

Awards and Honors

  • 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)

Research and Publications

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