Meet Dr. Jeffrey Meyer Radiation Oncologist
Jeffrey Meyer, M.D., loves technology. So it’s no accident that he’s using it to effectively treat cancers.
I believe in taking care of people the way I’d like to be taken care of, and I enjoy having time to interact with my patients during their treatment.”
Dr. Meyer is a radiation oncologist on the GI cancer team at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Simmons Cancer Center. He treats patients with rectal, anal, esophageal, pancreatic, and liver malignancies. He is also Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and the Department's Residency Program Director.
Dr. Meyer believes that the benefits of radiation treatment often outweigh its side effects. While many of his patients will need surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy can cure some anal and some esophageal cancers, he says.
Dr. Meyer loves getting to know his patients; it’s a favorite part of his job. He believes in telling patients exactly what they can expect from their treatment, and he takes time to address any issues they may have.
He is excited about the future of radiation therapy, which he says will include technological improvements that should help minimize its toxicity and improve its effectiveness.
- Radiation therapy
- GI tumors
- Rectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Liver tumors