Dr. Melissa Vyfhuis received both her graduate (Ph.D.) and medical degree (MD) from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She went on to complete her internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
During her residency, she received training in proton therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and brachytherapy. During residency, Dr. Vyfhuis has received various grants and awards pertaining to her clinical research. She has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and various national presentations. She continues to stay active in clinical research, focusing on cancer disparities. Dr. Vyfhuis has recently received an institutional grant to study the effects of food deserts on cancer outcomes.
Dr. Vyfhuis treats all cancer sites, with a particular interest in lung cancer, breast cancer, gynecologic cancer, gastrointestinal cancer and sarcomas.
Dr. Vyfhuis is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and is actively involved in the Committee on Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CHEDI). She uses the latest technological advances to treat her patients, including proton therapy done at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center. Dr. Vyfhuis is a native Marylander who enjoys spending time with her family, running and practicing Wushu.