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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

Diane Check

Breast Cancer

Diane Check

Breast Cancer

After a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis, Diane Check sought treatment at Fox Chase Cancer Center. With the help of Dr. Marcia Boraas of Fox Chase and Dr. Shelly Hayes of Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham, Diane beat breast cancer through chemotherapy and a double mastectomy.

Ellen Anthonisen

Breast Cancer

Ellen Anthonisen

Breast Cancer

I had done my own research and learned that my outcome would be the same whether I had a lumpectomy and radiation or a radical mastectomy. I would gladly have driven to the main campus in Philadelphia, if needed, but I was able to leave home and arrive at Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham within 15 minutes or less. 

Suzanne Buck

Ovarian & Primary Peritoneal Cancer

Suzanne Buck

Ovarian & Primary Peritoneal Cancer

I have lived with cancer since 1989, when I was first diagnosed with stage 1 ovarian cancer. Although I’d had a full hysterectomy, the ovarian cancer cells migrated to my colon in 1993 and then to my liver in 1996. With each new diagnosis I underwent surgery and six months of chemotherapy at my local hospital in the Poconos, about two hours north of Philadelphia.

Stephanie Haney

Lung Metastases

Stephanie Haney

Lung Metastases

Stephanie Haney was shocked when she learned she had terminal lung cancer at the age of 39, but was determined to do everything she possibly could to find the best treatment available. After undergoing treatment at a hospital near her home, she continued her research, when she came across a clinical trial being offered at Fox Chase Cancer Center that targeted a specific genetic mutation she carried. Following the completion of the clinical trial, she also underwent radiation therapy through the use of Cyberknife radiation at Fox Chase Buckingham. Today, Stephanie's condition is now monitored and managed at a hospital near her home. "It is important to me that I receive the most progressive treatments possible to sustain my quality of life and my time with my children," she said. "I am extremely grateful for the care and individual attention I received at Fox Chase. Thanks to the incredible team there, I am an active participant in my life, and I don’t intend to let lung cancer get in the way of that."

Marsha Berman

Lung Cancer

Marsha Berman

Lung Cancer

Being diagnosed and treated for cancer has certainly has made me treasure every day and the experiences that come with each day. When you are diagnosed with cancer, it is important to keep a positive attitude, to surround yourself with caring, loving people, and to develop a good support system.

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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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