Shelly Hayes, MD

Dr. Hayes

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

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


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 2020
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


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


  • 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

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.


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.


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.



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  • 5.0
    July 27, 2020
    Dr. Hayes is a pleasure to work with - professional, intelligent, caring.
  • 5.0
    June 26, 2020
    Very good Dr. visit, discussed my test results and answered my questions to my satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    June 16, 2020
    Dr.Hayes and her team are the epitomy of everything you would expect from health care professionals.
  • 5.0
    June 16, 2020
    The results of my mammography were by phone due to COVID-19. Everyone was very helpful prior to my call with Dr. Hayes and after. Dr. Hayes is terrific.
  • 5.0
    June 14, 2020
    Good always.
  • 5.0
    June 11, 2020
    very good experience
  • 5.0
    June 01, 2020
    [...] Even with COVID 19 and telephonic appointment, the quality of care is EXCELLENT! [...], [...] and Dr. Hayes answer all questions, and never rush you. They are PROFESSIONAL, RESPECTFUL, FRIENDLY, CARING, and THEY LISTEN TO YOU!
  • 5.0
    May 27, 2020
    Best care anywhere.
  • 5.0
    May 25, 2020
    Always made to feel at home & welcome.
  • 5.0
    May 15, 2020
    I love Dr Hayes and her amazing staff and have recommended them to friends who need their services. They make you feel like part of their family.
  • 5.0
    April 27, 2020
    Love, love, love, Dr. Hayes, staff!
  • 5.0
    April 16, 2020
    Dr. Hayes and staff strive to make sure they respond to all questions and concerns in a timely manner.
  • 5.0
    April 09, 2020
    Wonderful, caring doctor. Listens to patient and willing to thoroughly discuss treatment options, scan results etc.
  • 5.0
    March 25, 2020
    Dr. Hayes is the best doctor ever.
  • 5.0
    March 25, 2020
    This office always makes me feel comfortable. Dr. Hayes is caring as are her staff & receptionist.
  • 5.0
    March 10, 2020
    I have never had anything but positive experiences with Dr. Hayes and her entire staff. This is not the closest facility I can go to for a radiation oncologist, but I gladly make the drive to see her.
  • 5.0
    February 21, 2020
    Excellent experience!
  • 5.0
    February 19, 2020
    Very good.
  • 5.0
    February 14, 2020
    our experience was very good.
  • 5.0
    February 07, 2020
    [...] I truly appreciate Dr. Hayes. She asks the right questions and I feel has helped me the most with post cancer care. I would recommend this radiology center as top in its field.

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