Houston Methodist (HDR GYN and HDR/LDR Prostate)

Our Facility:

Houston Methodist comprises a leading academic medical center in the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals serving the Greater Houston area. Each hospital is staffed by committed personnel who exemplify our I CARE values: integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence. Patient safety, quality, and service are our highest priorities.

Doctors in our Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group are employed by Houston Methodist and have offices located on our campus. These physicians are deeply rooted in an academic and research environment where teaching, continuing education, and collaboration are strongly encouraged.

Membership in the organization provides an affiliation with Houston Methodist Research Institute and opportunities for Weill Cornell Medicine faculty appointments.

Houston Methodist Hospital, the system's flagship, is consistently listed among U.S. News & World Report's best hospitals, and we extend that same level of quality care across the system. Other available centers include Houston Methodist Emergency Care Centers, the Houston Methodist Imaging Center, the Houston Methodist Breast Care Center, and the Houston Methodist Outpatient Center.


Houston Methodist's reputation for outstanding care, treatments, and research attracts patients from Texas, the nation, and around the world.

  Fellowship Description:

The fellowship will consist of a 2-month on-site rotation. These 2 month rotations will be offered for prostate and gynecologic cancer using either LDR and/or HDR brachytherapy. Emphasis will be placed on patient selection, procedural skills, treatment planning as the dosimetry and physics of brachytherapy is essential, progressive thinking and methods to successfully implement a brachytherapy practice. The resident/fellow will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing brachytherapy-related research initiatives, will present brachytherapy cases at weekly QA conference, and will give a formal grand rounds style presentation on a brachytherapy topic of their choosing.

 Case volume:

At Houston Methodist Hospital, we treat >500 brachytherapy cases per year. Over the course of the 2- month rotation, residents/fellows will receive hands-on clinical experience with HDR and LDR brachytherapy in a variety of settings. Our recent case experience includes the following:

  1. HDR/LDR Gynecologic Brachytherapy (T&R, cylinder, Syed applicator, freehand interstitial, Cs- 131)
  2. HDR/LDR Prostate Brachytherapy (monotherapy, boost, salvage, Pd-103)
  3. Eye plaque brachytherapy
  4. Intravascular brachytherapy (Sr-90)
  5. HDR Endobronchial Brachytherapy (malignant and benign)
  6. HDR Skin Brachytherapy (Leipzig applicator, custom mold applicator)
  7. HDR Biliary brachytherapy
  8. Intraoperative brachytherapy (Cs-131 mesh, Pd-103 mesh)

  Resident/Fellow Expectations and Learning Objectives:

The goal of this rotation is to introduce radiation oncology residents/fellows to brachytherapy in the management of adult cancers or tumors and benign conditions.

Patient Care

The resident/fellow must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.

Medical Knowledge

Residents/Fellows must demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological, and social-behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Residents/Fellows must demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate their care of patients, to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and life-long learning.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Residents/Fellows must demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and health professionals.


Residents/Fellows must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles.

Systems-Based Practice

Residents/Fellows must demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care.

ABS Fellowship Application: Houston Methodist, HDR GYN and HDR/LDR Prostate

Accepting Applications