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Upendra Parvathaneni, M.B., FRANZCR

Associate Professor

Locations of Practice

SCCA Proton Therapy

1570 N 115th Street
Seattle, WA 98133

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Dr. Parvathaneni is a radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancers. He is the University of Washington Department of Radiation Oncology program and disease site lead for head and neck cancers. Dr. Parvathaneni practices at UWMC, SCCA and SCCA Proton Therapy.

Patient Care Philosophy

“Treating patients as I would like to be treated if I were one.”

Education and Training

College: Annamalai University, India, 1990

Medical Education: Annamalai University, Rajah Muthaiah Medical College, India, 1993

Internship: Auckland Hospital, Internal Medicine, Auckland, New Zealand


  • Palmerston North Hospital, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, 1999-2000
  • Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Radiologists, Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales, Australia, 2000-2004

Advanced Fellowship: University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2005-2006

Published Works

Chapuis AG, Afanasiev OK, Iyer JG, Paulson KG, Parvathaneni U, Hwang JH, Lai I, Roberts IM, Sloan HL, Bhatia S, Shibuya KC, Gooley T, Desmarais C, Koelle DM, Yee C, Nghiem P. Regression of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma following transfer of polyomavirus-specific T cells and therapies capable of re-inducing HLA class-I. Cancer Immunol Res. 2014 Jan 1;2(1):27-36.

Berry DL, Hong F, Halpenny B, Partridge AH, Fann JR, Wolpin S, Lober WB, Bush NE, Parvathaneni U, Back AL, Amtmann D, Ford R. Electronic self-report assessment for cancer and self-care support: results of a multicenter randomized trial. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jan 20;32(3):199-205

Goulart BH, Ramsey SD, Parvathaneni U. Observational study designs for comparative effectiveness research: an alternative approach to close evidence gaps in head-and-neck cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Jan 1;88(1):106-14

Kalet AM, Sandison GA, Phillips MH, Parvathaneni U. Validation of the Pinnacle³ photon convolution-superposition algorithm applied to fast neutron beams. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2013 Nov 4;14(6):4305.

Liao JJ, Parvathaneni U, Laramore GE, Thompson JA, Bhatia S, Futran ND, Bhrany AD, Hawes SE, Ladra M. Fast neutron radiotherapy for primary mucosal melanomas of the head and neck. Head Neck. 2013 Jul 12

Gensheimer MF, Rainey D, Douglas JG, Liao JJ, Laramore GE, Jian-Amadi A, Chow LQ, Koh WJ, Parvathaneni U. Neutron radiotherapy for adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jul-Aug;29(4):256-60

Johnson B, Sales L, Winston A, Liao J, Laramore G, Parvathaneni U. Fabrication of customized tongue-displacing stents: considerations for use in patients receiving head and neck radiotherapy. J Am Dent Assoc. 2013 Jun;144(6):594-600

Martins RG, Parvathaneni U, Bauman JE, Sharma AK, Raez LE, Papagikos MA, Yunus F, Kurland BF, Eaton KD, Liao JJ, Mendez E, Futran N, Wang DX, Chai X, Wallace SG, Austin M, Schmidt R, Hayes DN. Cisplatin and radiotherapy with or without erlotinib in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: a randomized phase II trial. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Apr 10;31(11):1415-21

Miller NJ, Bhatia S, Parvathaneni U, Iyer JG, Nghiem P. Emerging and mechanism-based therapies for recurrent or metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma. Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2013 Jun;14(2):249-63.

Wong WM, Parvathaneni U, Jewell PD, Martins RG, Futran ND, Laramore GE, Liao JJ. Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue in a patient with Fanconi anemia treated with radiotherapy and concurrent cetuximab: a case report and review of the literature. Head Neck. 2013 Oct;35(10):E292-8

Furukawa M, Parvathaneni U, Maravilla K, Richards TL, Anzai Y. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MR perfusion imaging of head and neck tumors at 3 Tesla. Head Neck. 2013 Jul;35(7):923-9

Parvathaneni U, Laramore GE, Liao JJ. Technical advances and pitfalls in head and neck radiotherapy. J Oncol. 2012;2012:597467

Board Certification

Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Board Certified, 2004

American Board of Radiology, 2014