Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Leila Tchelebi, MD

Leila Tchelebi, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Disease Teams:
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Liver, Pancreas and Foregut Cancer

Research Interests

Dr. Leila Tchelebi’s research interests have an emphasis on cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. She has co-authored a textbook chapter on GI cancers and written a number of review papers on the role of radiation therapy in upper GI cancers. Her ongoing research is aimed at improving outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer, for which efforts are needed to improve patient outcomes. She is optimistic that ongoing efforts will one day improve cure rates for this and other GI cancers. 

  • Radiotherapy
  • Neoplasms
  • Therapeutics
  • Radiation
  • Drug Therapy
  • Epidemiology
  • Survival
  • Melanoma
  • Podocytes
  • Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
  • MicroRNAs

Recent Publications


Tchelebi, L & Sharma, N 2019, 'Selective Internal Radiation Therapy in the Multidisciplinary Management of Liver Metastases From Colorectal Carcinoma', Seminars in Nuclear Medicine, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 182-188.


Yee, NS-S, Lengerich, E, Schmitz, K, Maranki, J, Gusani, NJ, Tchelebi, L, Mackley, H, Krok, K, Baker, M, de Boer, C & Yee, JD 2018, 'Frontiers in gastrointestinal oncology: Advances in multi-disciplinary patient care', Biomedicines, vol. 6, no. 2, 64.
Tchelebi, L, Zaorsky, N & Mackley, H 2018, 'Stereotactic body radiation therapy in the management of upper GI malignancies', Biomedicines, vol. 6, no. 1, 7.


Tchelebi, L, Guirguis, A & Ashamalla, H 2016, 'Rectal melanoma: epidemiology, prognosis, and role of adjuvant radiation therapy', Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, vol. 142, no. 12, pp. 2569-2575.


Tchelebi, L & Ashamalla, H 2015, 'Overcoming the hurdles of using PET/CT for target volume delineation in curative intent radiotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer', Annals of Translational Medicine, vol. 3, no. 14, 191.

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