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Dr. Heron specializes in stereotactic radiosurgery, high-dose rate brachytherapy, and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). His research interests include stereotactic radiotherapy for benign and malignant brain and body tumors, evaluation of PET/CT in staging and management of head & neck, lung and a variety of other cancers including the use of 4D PET-CT for thoracic and abdominal malignancies as well as identifying and addressing factors contributing to differences in cancer care in various populations in Western Pennsylvania.
Dr. Heron came to the University of Pittsburgh from Thomas Jefferson University where he completed his residency in radiation oncology following an internal medicine internship at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY. He is a graduate of Fairfield University, and received his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a member of several professional associations including the American Brachytherapy Society, the American College of Radiation Oncology and the American College of Radiology.