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Shelly Hayes, MD

Dr. Hayes

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham
2365 Heritage Center Drive
Furlong, PA 18925

About

Director, Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Treatment Focus

CyberKnife training; Lung Cancer; Breast Cancer; gynecological cancers; CNS malignancies; IMRT; stereotactic body radiation and stereotactic radiosurgery

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2021
Radiation Oncology

Treatment Philosophy

I would like to give you a little background about myself, my training and my approach to treating cancer patients.

I did my undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in bioengineering. I attended medical school at Temple University and did my residency in radiation oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center where I served as chief resident in 2005-06. During my training, I participated in many clinical research projects which have been published in various peer reviewed journals and presented at our national meeting of radiation oncologists. My research endeavors earned me the RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award in 2006.

Upon finishing my residency, I entered private practice, joining a radiation oncology group in Richmond, VA where I spent two years. During that time, I attended training in Pittsburgh, PA, becoming certified on the gamma knife, a radiosurgery treatment unit to treat benign and malignant tumors and other conditions in the brain. While practicing in Richmond, I worked in conjunction with a large neurosurgery group and treated many types of central nervous system tumors. I became board-certified in radiation oncology in 2008. I am now returning to Fox Chase as the Director of the Fox Chase Cancer Center- Buckingham radiation facility in Bucks County... Expand

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Chief Resident, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2006
  • Resident, Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2003–2007
  • Resident, Preliminary Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
  • MD, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2002
  • BSE, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1995

Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • CyberKnife Trained

Memberships

  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2013-16, 2018-20
  • Best Doctors in America® , 2013-14, 2019-2020, Radiation Oncology
  • America's Top Doctors®2016-17
  • Chief Resident Fox Chase Cancer Center 2005-06
  • 2006 RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award
Patient Stories

Sonia Smith

Breast Cancer

Sonia Smith

Breast Cancer

I was very busy as the Economic and Business Development Program Administrator for Bucks County, PA, when a routine mammogram in January 2011 confirmed that I had stage 2 breast cancer in my left breast. Further testing at my local hospital found that the cancer had spread to all 4 quadrants of my breast.

Bill Gruccio

Prostate Cancer

Bill Gruccio

Prostate Cancer

When a needle biopsy confirmed that I had stage 1 prostate cancer, my urologist recommended a radical prostectomy, which would remove the prostate gland and the surrounding tissue. I decided to research other treatments that use minimally invasive or robotic-assisted surgery to see if there was another viable option for me. 

Michael Green

Prostate Cancer

Michael Green

Prostate Cancer

When Michael Green learned he had prostate cancer, he sought treatment at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Because Michael's PSA level was increasing very slowly, he was advised that he could either choose active surveillance with regular monitoring of PSA levels, or intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to precisely target and deliver doses of radiation. Michael chose the radiation, so he could take care of the cancer before it got worse. Michael received radiation at Fox Chase Buckingham, which was on his way home from work. Today, he feels 100%. "I knew the caliber of care that is standard at Fox Chase," he said. "I am very lucky and attribute my success to Dr. Hayes and Fox Chase. She is brilliant and professional, and displays so much empathy. I can’t say enough about Dr. Hayes and her staff."

John Fitzpatrick

Prostate Cancer

John Fitzpatrick

Prostate Cancer

John Fitzpatrick is the kind of guy who likes to weigh all his options. He's also a big believer in preventive medicine, which is one reason he got a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test along with his regular physical 5 years ago. A PSA test indicates a man's likliehood of developing prostate cancer. "I wanted to have a baseline," said John, a resident of Langhorne, PA, who celebrated his 62nd birthday in 2010.

Margaret McCaughey

Sarcoma;  Skin Cancer

Margaret McCaughey

Sarcoma;  Skin Cancer

At 54, Peggy McCaughey is counting her blessings. In addition to her husband, Hugh, and their two daughters, Hannah Rose and Grace Kelly, she feels blessed to be alive. "I am overjoyed to share my experience about Fox Chase Cancer Center,” she says. 

Peggy's journey began with heavy menstrual periods, losing hair and back pain. She shared her concerns with her gynecologist who suggested hormone therapy. “I could not tolerate it,” Peggy recalls.

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Research Profile

Research Interests

I am interested in the effects of respiration on tumor motion in the lung, breast, and abdomen and in utilizing image-guidance to improve the accuracy and efficacy of radiation to these areas. I have also studied parameters for treatment decisions for salvage radiation after prostatectomy for recurrent prostate cancer and the risk of lymphedema in breast cancer patients treated with radiation after lumpectomy.

Publications

Selected Publications

Fareed MM, Eldib AA, Weiss SE, Hayes SB, Li J, Ma CC. A treatment planning comparison between a novel rotating gamma system and robotic linear accelerator based intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy. Physics in medicine and biology, 63(3):035029, 2018. PubMed

Esposito AC, Crawford J, Sigurdson ER, Handorf EA, Hayes SB, Boraas M, Bleicher RJ. Omission of radiotherapy after breast conservation surgery in the postneoadjuvant setting. Journal of Surgical Research, 221:49-57, 2018. PMC5729922

Lu Wang,  Shelly Hayes, Kamen Paskalev, Lihui Jin, Mark K. Buyyounouski, Charlie C.-M. Ma, Steven Feigenberg.  "Dosimetric comparison of stereotactic body radiotherapy using 4D CT and multiphase CT images for treatment planning of lung cancer: evaluation of the impact on daily dose coverage." Radiotherapy and Oncology 2009. Article in Press.

Shelly B. Hayes, MD, Gary M. Freedman, MD, Tianyu Li, Penny R. Anderson, MD, Eric Ross.  “Does Axillary Boost Increase Lymphedema Compared with Supraclavicular Radiation Alone After Breast Conservation?” International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, Vol. 72(5), 2008, p1449-55.

Shelly B. Hayes, MD, Yan Chen PhD, Tianyu Li, Gary M. Freedman MD, “An Analysis of Breast Motion due to Respiration using 4D CT simulation.”  ASTRO 2007 Poster Presentation.

Pollack A, Hayes S, Roach M III, Merrick G, Anscher MS, Beyer DC, Lawton CA, Lee WR, Michalski JM, Rosenthal SA, Vijayakumar S, Carroll PR, Higano CS, Expert Panel on Radiation Oncology-Prostate. Postradical prostatectomy irradiation in prostate cancer. online publication. Reston (VA): American College of Radiology (ACR); 2006. 18 p. [116 references].

Shelly B. Hayes, MD; Alan Pollack, MD, PhD. “Parameters for Treatment Decisions for Salvage Radiation Therapy.” JCO Nov 10 2005; Vol 23(32);8204-11.

Shelly B. Hayes, MD, Gary M. Freedman, MD, Tianyu Li, Eric Ross, Penny R. Anderson, MD, Andre Konski, MD, MBA. “An Analysis of Outcome Based on Marital Status in Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Breast Conservation Therapy.” ASTRO 2005 abstract.

Shelly B. Hayes, MD; Alexandra L. Hanlon, PhD; Eric M. Horwitz, MD; Alan Pollack, MD, PhD; Robert G. Uzzo, MD; and, Steven J. Feigenberg, MD.  “Are there any prostate cancer patients without high risk features who need long term androgen deprivation with external beam radiation therapy?  A recursive partitioning analysis.”  ASTRO 2004 abstract.

Ratings

177 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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44 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    September 27, 2021
    Dr. Hayes saw me on very short notice and spent a good deal of time addressing all my concerns.
  • 5.0
    September 24, 2021
    Very kind and caring staff especially the Radiation Technologist. Dr, Hayes is the best, very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and very down to earth. She listens extremely well and answered all my questions with very understandable answers. She takes my perspective into consideration when we are dealing with my health care. I could not ask for a better team to guide me thorough my fight to cure my cancer.
  • 5.0
    August 20, 2021
    I have only positive things to say about this practice and I have already recommended this practice to my friends. I'm currently VERY HAPPY with Dr. Hayes and her staff.
  • 5.0
    August 13, 2021
    Very good!
  • 5.0
    July 29, 2021
    Dr. Hayes and her entire staff should be proud of the way the office is run.
  • 5.0
    July 28, 2021
    A wonderful experience. I was had some concerns and I'm very, very thankful that she listened, and we talked about the vaccine, and also about my health in general. Never felt like I was rushed or anything that I said was not important. It was a great follow up and I'm so thankful for Dr. Sally Hayes as my radiologist.
  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021
    Dr. Hayes and her staff meet and far exceed my expectations for cancer treatment. This is a great center for cancer treatment. Dr. Hayes is knowledgable, thorough, and compassionate. A great doctor who runs an A+ operation. An especial thanks to the Buckingham center's office manager, [...], who makes my wife and I feel at home. She is so very kind and thoughtful. The best!
  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021
    My experience was excellent. Professional staff, caring, and helpful
  • 5.0
    July 09, 2021
    Saw Dr. Hayes for my radiation treatments. She is excellent in her field.
  • 5.0
    June 22, 2021
    Dr. Hayes is a wonderful, smart and kind physician. Her office staff are as well.
  • 5.0
    June 07, 2021
    Going to Dr. Hayes office is like visiting family. They are warm & friendly but also professional, knowledgeable and thorough.
  • 5.0
    May 25, 2021
    The dr. and office were excellent. [...]
  • 5.0
    April 19, 2021
    Excellent experience with Dr. Shelly Hayes and all the staff at Buckingham Fox Chase Cancer Center! Love her!!
  • 5.0
    March 24, 2021
    Dr. Hayes, [...], [...], and the FCCC Buckingham team are exceptional. They are professional, caring, respectful, and extremely knowledgeable. They always take as much time as necessary to discuss my health issues, concerns, and questions.
  • 5.0
    March 12, 2021
    dr. Hayes is a wonderful physician. She listens to your concerns, answers all your questions and takes a genuine interest in the patient.
  • No Star Ratings Available March 05, 2021
    This is my 2nd bout with Cancer.. Dr. Hays, was my Radiologist Oncologist, back in 2017.. She's Great !
  • 5.0
    February 26, 2021
    No response to emails.
  • 5.0
    February 14, 2021
    I have always had a good experience at this office. Receptionist and nurses and Dr. Hayes are excellent. I feel that they have always had the time to listen to me and help me with care. It is a great office to go to for follow up care. It has almost been five years since I had radiation at this location. I would highly recommend to anyone that need radiation oncology as the place to go in Bucks County.
  • 5.0
    February 14, 2021
    The entire team at FCCC Buckingham is exceptionally talented, caring and personable ! I have complemented each and everyone on staff and complemented Dr. Hayes for having developed a uniquely superior team of health care professionals --- Well Done ! Thanks !
  • 5.0
    February 11, 2021
    Dr. Shelly Hayes is an outstanding physician.
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