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Nina Mayr, M.D., FASTRO, FAAAS


Locations of Practice

SCCA Proton Therapy

1570 N 115th Street
Seattle, WA 98133

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Dr. Nina Mayr is a professor and the chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington. Dr. Mayr specializes in the treatment of women’s cancers, lung cancer, neuro-oncology, and tumor imaging.

Patient Care Philosophy

Whatever we do in medicine—clinical care, teaching, research, outreach, leadership—it has one purpose: to improve our patients’ health, well-being and lives. To me, patients come first, always and everyday.


Education and Training

Medical Education: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, 1985

Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 1990

Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 1993

Published Works

Lang EV, Yuh WT, Ajam A, Kelly R, Macadam L, Potts R, Mayr NA. Understanding patient satisfaction ratings for radiology services. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Dec;201(6):1190-5

Expert Panel on Radiation Oncology-Gynecology, Kidd E, Moore D, Varia MA, Gaffney DK, Elshaikh MA, Erickson B, Jhingran A, Lee LJ, Mayr NA, Puthawala AA, Rao GG, Small W Jr, Wahl AO, Wolfson AH, Yashar CM, Yuh W, Cardenes HR. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® management of locoregionally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva. Am J Clin Oncol. 2013 Aug;36(4):415-22

Huang Z, Mayr NA, Yuh WT, Wang JZ, Lo SS. Reirradiation with stereotactic body radiotherapy: analysis of human spinal cord tolerance using the generalized linear-quadratic model. Future Oncol. 2013 Jun;9(6):879-87

De Los Santos J, Popple R, Agazaryan N, Bayouth JE, Bissonnette JP, Bucci MK, Dieterich S, Dong L, Forster KM, Indelicato D, Langen K, Lehmann J, Mayr N, Parsai I, Salter W, Tomblyn M, Yuh WT, Chetty IJ. Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) technologies for radiation therapy localization and delivery. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Sep 1;87(1):33-45

Mundt AJ, Yashar C, Mell L, Mayr N, Milosevic M. Oncology scan – gynecological cancers: new treatments, old treatments, imaging, and meta-analyses. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Jun 1;86(2):207-10

Huang Z, Mayr NA, Lo SS, Grecula JC, Wang JZ, Jia G, Yuh WT. Characterizing at-Risk Voxels by Using Perfusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Cervical Cancer during Radiotherapy. J Cancer Sci Ther. 2012 Sep;4(9):254-259.

Berber B, Sanabria JR, Braun K, Yao M, Ellis RJ, Kunos CA, Sohn J, Machtay M, Teh BS, Huang Z, Mayr NA, Lo SS. Emerging role of stereotactic body radiotherapy in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2013 Apr;13(4):481-7.

Shiue K, Song A, Teh BS, Ellis RJ, Yao M, Mayr NA, Huang Z, Sohn J, Machtay M, Lo SS. Stereotactic body radiation therapy for metastasis to the adrenal glands. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2012 Dec;12(12):1613-20.

He L, Grecula JC, Ling Y, Enzerra MD, Ammirati M, Kendra K, Cavaliere R, Mayr N, McGregor J, Olencki T, Mrozek E, Matharbootham M, Oluigbo C, Phelps MA.

Development and validation of sensitive liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry method for quantification of bendamustine in mouse brain tissue. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2012 Sep 15;905:141-4.

Small W Jr, Strauss JB, Jhingran A, Yashar CM, Cardenes HR, Erickson-Wittmann BA, Gullett N, Kidd E, Lee LJ, Mayr NA, Moore D, Puthawala AA, Rao GG, Varia MA, Wahl AO, Wolfson AH, Yuh W, Gaffney DK. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® definitive therapy for early-stage cervical cancer. PMID:22810416[PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Huang Z, Mayr NA, Gao M, Lo SS, Wang JZ, Jia G, Yuh WT. Onset time of tumor repopulation for cervical cancer: first evidence from clinical data. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Oct 1;84(2):478-84

Radawski JD, Huang Z, Wang JZ, Yuh WT, Mayr NA. Direct sagittal image registration and tumor delineation on sagittal magnetic resonance imaging sequences for image-guided brachytherapy of cervical cancer. Discov Med. 2012 Jan;13(68):47-56

Huang Z, Mayr NA, Lo SS, Wang JZ, Jia G, Yuh WT, Johnke R. A generalized linear-quadratic model incorporating reciprocal time pattern of radiation damage repair. Med Phys. 2012 Jan;39(1):224-30

Mayr NA, Huang Z, Wang JZ, Lo SS, Fan JM, Grecula JC, Sammet S, Sammet CL, Jia G, Zhang J, Knopp MV, Yuh WT. Characterizing tumor heterogeneity with functional imaging and quantifying high-risk tumor volume for early prediction of treatment outcome: cervical cancer as a model. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jul 1;83(3):972-9.

Wolfson AH, Varia MA, Moore D, Rao GG, Gaffney DK, Erickson-Wittmann BA, Jhingran A, Mayr NA, Puthawala AA, Small W Jr, Yashar CM, Yuh W, Cardenes HR; American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR Appropriateness Criteria® role of adjuvant therapy in the management of early stage cervical cancer. PMID:22155418[PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, 1990, 2000, 2010