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Benjamin Yan M.D., Ph.D

Benjamin Yan M.D., Ph.D

(417) 257-5900
Primary Specialties
  • Radiation Oncology
    (Board Certified)
  • Affiliations
  • OMC Cancer Treatment Center

    Primary Office

    Ozarks Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center
    1111 Kentucky Avenue
    West Plains, MO 65775
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    Education: Peking Union Medical University and Duke University Medical Center
    Internships: Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
    Fellowships: Postdoctoral fellowship in radiation oncology; Duke University Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise/Services

    • Dr. Yan is experienced with advanced radiation therapy technologies, offering
      state-of-the-art cancer treatment to patients

    • Uses the Varian Linear Accelerator to apply radiation to tumors

    • Uses CT-guided SBRT technology

    • OMC recently invested in a new 4D Oncology CT (computed tomography) unit.
      This new CT scanner, along with our state-of-the-art linear accelerator,
      enable Dr. Yan to safely and effectively treat a wider variety of tumors
      than ever before

    • Our caring staff works together with the patient and physicians to ensure
      the most effective treatment

    • OMC's Cancer Center has an expanded treatment area and also has a beautiful
      healing garden

    Other Specialties/Certifications

    Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology – Radiation Oncology
    Membership in Honorary/Professional Societies:
    Member, The Radiosurgery Society (RSS)
    Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
    Member, American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
    Associate Member, American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
    Member, American Medical Association (AMA)
    Member, Radiation Research Society (RRS)


    Top Oncologist, International Association of Oncologists
    ASCO Foundation Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
    Aflac-AACR 2006 Scholars-in-Training Awards, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 97th Annual Meeting
    Scholar-in-training award, Radiation Research Society (RRS)
    AACR Scholar-in-training award, AACR special conference for Cancer Susceptibility and Cancer Susceptibility syndrome
    Best Poster Award, Duke University Postdoctoral Research Day Symposium
    The National Dean’s List

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Benjamin Yan has accomplished a significant achievement in clinical oncology and contribution to cancer research since he graduated from medical school in 1998. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Yan completed a PhD in Pathology and Cancer Biology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Yan's many achievements include identifying a tumor suppressor gene, DFF. This discovery was presented in annual conferences of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Association of Cancer Research (AACR). The significance of his research was also reported by medias including TV, radiostations, newspapers and a number of major websites. During his residency in University of Mississippi and postdoctoral fellowship in radiation oncology at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Yan has published over 20 publications in top peer reviewed medical journals and received a number of prestigious award/honors including AACR scholar-in-training award and ASCO Merit Award. Currently Dr. Yan is the medical director of radiation oncology at Ozarks Medical Center in Missouri. He was selected as a top oncologist by International Association of Oncologist in 2014. Dr. Yan is specialized in treating cancers with radiaotherapy. He is experienced with 3D conventional radiotherapy, IMRT, IGRT, stereotactic radiosugery (SBRT and SRS), HDR (T&O, cylinder for Gyn cancers and accelerated partial breast irradiation), LDR (prostate brachytherapy seed implant), thyroid I-131 and SIR sphere.