Dr. Shannon M MacDonald MD Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Shannon MacDonald is a radiation oncologist in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and has been in practice for 13 years. Dr. MacDonald accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 13 doctors at Emerson Hospital and one of 64 at Massachusetts General Hospital who specialize in Radiation Oncology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Radiation Oncologist: General Radiation Oncology

Education & Medical Training

Mt Auburn Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 2001–2002

New York University School of Medicine
Residency, Radiation Oncology, 2002–2006

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Class of 2001

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Radiology
Certified in Radiation Oncology

MA State Medical License
Active through 2015

NH State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

2013 ASTRO's Spring Refresher Course
2012 4 13

Long-Term Cosmetic Outcomes and Toxicities of Proton Beam Therapy Compared With Photon-Based 3-Dimensional Conformal Accelerated Partial-Breast Irradiation: A Phase 1 Trial.
Galland-Girodet, S.,Pashtan, I.,MacDonald, S. M.,Ancukiewicz, M.,Hirsch, A. E.,Kachnic, L. A.,Specht, M.,Gadd, M.,Smith, B. L.,Powell, S. N.,Recht, A.,Taghian, A. G.

The impact of radiation therapy on the risk of lymphedema after treatment for breast cancer: a prospective cohort study.
Warren, L. E.,Miller, C. L.,Horick, N.,Skolny, M. N.,Jammallo, L. S.,Sadek, B. T.,Shenouda, M. N.,O'Toole, J. A.,Macdonald, S. M.,Specht, M. C.,Taghian, A. G.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref

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