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. 

  • Neoplasms
  • Radiotherapy
  • Therapeutics
  • Radiation
  • Survival
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Epidemiology
  • Liver
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Radiosurgery
  • Drug Therapy
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms

Recent Publications


Tchelebi, LT, Lehrer, EJ, Trifiletti, DM, Sharma, NK, Gusani, NJ, Crane, CH & Zaorsky, NG 2020, 'Conventionally fractionated radiation therapy versus stereotactic body radiation therapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (CRiSP): An international systematic review and meta-analysis', Cancer.
Horn, SR, Stoltzfus, KC, Lehrer, EJ, Dawson, LA, Tchelebi, L, Gusani, NJ, Sharma, NK, Chen, H, Trifiletti, DM & Zaorsky, NG 2020, 'Epidemiology of liver metastases', Cancer Epidemiology, vol. 67, 101760.
Tchelebi, LT, Haustermans, K, Scorsetti, M, Hosni, A, Huguet, F, Hawkins, MA, Dawson, LA & Goodman, KA 2020, 'Recommendations for the use of radiation therapy in managing patients with gastrointestinal malignancies in the era of COVID-19', Radiotherapy and Oncology, vol. 148, pp. 194-200.
Tchelebi, LT, Zaorsky, NG, Rosenberg, JC, Sharma, NK, Tuanquin, LC, MacKley, HB & Ellis, RJ 2020, 'Reducing the Toxicity of Radiotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer with Magnetic Resonance-guided Radiotherapy', Toxicological Sciences, vol. 175, no. 1, pp. 19-23.


Zaorsky, NG, Zhang, Y, Walter, V, Tchelebi, LT, Chinchilli, VM & Gusani, NJ 2019, 'Clinical trial accrual at initial course of therapy for cancer and its impact on survival', JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, vol. 17, no. 11, pp. 1309-1316.
Tchelebi, L & Sharma, NK 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.
Zaorsky, NG, Zhang, Y, Tchelebi, LT, Mackley, HB, Chinchilli, VM & Zacharia, BE 2019, 'Stroke among cancer patients', Nature communications, vol. 10, no. 1, 5172.


Yee, NS, Lengerich, EJ, Schmitz, KH, Maranki, JL, Gusani, NJ, Tchelebi, L, Mackley, HB, Krok, KL, Baker, MJ, 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.

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