Dr. Powell is the Medical Director at Presence Resurrection Medical Center. She attended medical school at Wayne State University and completed her residencey at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit Michigan. Dr. Powell was chief resident from July 2002 through June 2003. She completed a research year in radiobiology, and won the Delmar H Mahrt, M.D. award for research. She has written publications and given lectures locally and nationally on the effects of radiation therapy of the heart after treatment for breast cancer, the dosimetry of breast irradiation, the use of BAT ultrasound for prostate localization, esophageal cancer, lymphoma and oncologic emergencies.
Dr. Powell is trained in the use of conformal 3-D radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), high dose brachytherapy, permanent brachytherapy (seed implants), neutron radiotherapy and Gamma Knife radiosurgery. She has a particular interest in gynecologic malignancies, breast cancer, gastrointestinal malignancies, prostate cancer and palliative care.
Dr. Powell has participated in AIDS prevention programs for inner city school children and hospice programs for oncology patients and their families. She spends her leisure time with her husband Vince and enjoys travel, cooking, University of Michigan Sporting events and reading.
When asked why she chose Radiation Oncology, she states, "After volunteering for Hospice, I learned how immensely valuable it was to help patients and their families through terminal illness. In medical school, my exposure to radiation oncology taught me that we can use the latest technologies to cure as well as help patients. I cherish the opportunity radiation oncology has given me to utilize my education and interest in technology to deliver the best possible care to my patients while forming life long relationships.
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