Kiran Kumar, M.D., M.B.A., Chief of Pediatric Radiation Oncology Service
New Patient Appointment or 214-645-8300
Our team of pediatric radiation oncologists has deep expertise in childhood cancers and provide comprehensive care for all diagnoses. In partnership with Children’s Health, we work together with surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, physical therapists, psychologists, and social workers to provide integrated, multidisciplinary care.
Our pediatric cancer program is ranked #22 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our Pediatric Group’s cancer specialists have deep expertise in pediatric oncology, providing comprehensive care for a range of childhood cancers.
Meet Our Team
Tu Dan, M.D.
Matthew Strunk, M.P.A.S., PA-C
Robert Timmerman, M.D., FASTRO, FACR
Zabi Wardak, M.D.
Pediatric Clinical Trials
As one of the top academic medical centers in the country and the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in North Texas, we lead and participate in a number of clinical trials aimed at improving the outcomes of patients with cancer. Our department enrolls approximately 200 new patients in clinical trials each year.
Through our relationship with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials group, our pediatric oncologists have access to the latest treatments, information, and support from all over the world. In addition, we recently joined the Pediatric Early Phase Clinical Trial Network (PEP-CTN) as one of only a few institutions within the COG approved for early phase experimental new drug trials.
Clinical trials are critical in developing new therapies for cancer and can mean having access to new medication, groundbreaking research, and additional clinical care. Our clinical trials team is comprised of radiation oncologists, radiation biologists, clinical research coordinators, quality assurance coordinators, and clinical data specialists.
PROMISE - Video-Based Motion Detection and Prediction for Pediatric Radiotherapy.
Our patients share their stories and experiences within the Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern.
Radiation therapy can sound frightening, but we’re here to guide patients throughout their journey to help with any questions or concerns.
We offer a variety of support services to help those with cancer and their families.