WK Cancer Treatement Center

Radiation Oncology

J. Ben Wilkinson, M.D.

Ben Wilkinson

Education

College
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Medical School
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, College of Medicine

Internship
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Residency
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, Michigan

Specialized Interests / Training

Dr. Wilkinson has special interests in cancers of the central nervous system, breast, lung, prostate as well as pediatric malignancies. Dr. Wilkinson's main areas of research have been clinical trial development and reducing the treatment time and potential side effects related to breast cancer radiotherapy (hypofractionated / partial breast irradiation).

Professional Affiliations / Accomplishments

Dr. Wilkinson is a member of the Shreveport Medical Society, Louisiana State Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiation Oncology, American Society of Breast, the American Brachytherapy Society, and the American College of Radiology. Dr. Wilkinson is an author of three text-book chapters on breast cancer and author or co-author of over 26 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has received research awards from the American Brachytherapy Society and American Society of Breast Disease. He has been invited to present his research at scientific meetings in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, and Barcelona, Spain.

Community Activities or Interests

Dr. Wilkinson is an active member in his church including his support of several outreach groups and past participation in a mission trip to South America with Habitat for Humanity. He and his wife, Laurin, have two daughters. They enjoy traveling and spending time with family in Fort Worth, Texarkana, and Southern California. Dr. Wilkinson is a lifetime member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, supports Radiating Hope (a non-profit dedicated to improving radiation therapy in developing countries), has run the San Jose Marathon, and cycled 800 miles from Miami to Tallahassee, Florida to raise funds and awareness for children with developmental disabilities.

Contact Information

Radiation Oncology Services
2600 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71103
(318) 212-4639