David Gannett, MD

(503) 216-2195
Areas of Focus: 
Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Central Nervous System
Breast Cancer (including Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation)
Image Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IGRT/IMRT)
Prostate Cancer
Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery

About Me

By providing every patient with clear and concise information, we can make decisions together regarding his or her care. With this approach, we individualize treatment not only to the size and location of the tumor, but also to each persons unique goals and expectations.

- David Gannett, MD

Dr. Gannett graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Arizona and later became an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. Dr. Gannett brings several honors and awards to The Oregon Clinic - Radiation Oncology, including the American Radium Society Visiting Oncologist Award for Head and Neck Cancer from the University of Florida and the ACRO Fellowship in Gynecologic Radiotherapy from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Gannett was also awarded a Research Fellowship from the American Society of Radiation Oncology for the study of a specific type of brain tumor and its response to radiation therapy. His areas of focus include brain tumors, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and esophageal cancer. Dr. Gannett is also the Oregon representative to the Carrier Advisory Committee for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a manuscript reviewer for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics (the Red Journal) and for Diseases of the Esophagus.

To refer a patient or request an appointment, please call: (503) 216-2195 for The Oregon Clinic at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

Other Interests: 

Dr. Gannett enjoys traveling, hiking, snowshoeing, bocce, and curling.

My Work

Office Locations: 
Hospitals Served: 
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Specialties: 

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Radiation Oncology
Education & Training: 
  • Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1998
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1997
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1993
  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1992
  • BS, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1988
Leadership: 
  • Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology 1996-1997
  • Regional Medical Director for The Oregon Clinic - Radiation Oncology, 2011-present
  • Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Providence Cancer Center, 2007-2015
Honors: 
  • ARS Visiting Oncologist Award, Head and Neck radiotherapy, University of Florida, January 1997
  • American Radium Society Visiting Oncologist Award, Head and Neck Cancer University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, January 1997
  • ACRO Fellowship, Gynecologic Radiotherapy, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, April 1996
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology Research Fellowship Award, October 1995
Publications: 
  • Gannett DE, Wisbeck WM, Silbergeld DL, et al. The role of postoperative irradiation in the treatment of oligodendroglioma. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 30:567-573, 1994.
  • Gannett DE, Stea B, Hamilton AJ, et al. Stereotactic radiosurgery as an adjunct to surgery and external beam radiotherapy in the treatment of patients with malignant glioma. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 33:461-468, 1995.
  • Gannett DE, Stea B, Shimm D, et al. Interstitial thermoradiotherapy for locally advanced and recurrent neoplasms of the head and neck. Endocuriether. Hypertherm. Oncol. 11:143-153, 1995.
  • Gannett DE, Hill D, Hamilton AJ, et al. Taxol sensitized stereotactic radiotherapy in the treatment of recurrent medulloblastoma. Am. J. Clin. Oncol. 20:233-236, 1997.
  • Edlund T, Gannett DE. A single isocenter technique using CT-based planning in the treatment of breast cancer. Med. Dosim. 24:239-244, 1999.
  • Edlund T, Zimmer JR, Gannett DE. IMRT for the treatment of prostate cancer: A comparison of a forward-planned technique and an inversed-planned technique utilizing a dose gradient method. Med. Dosim. 29:1-7, 2004.
  • Chang E, Johnson N, Webber B, Gannett DE, et al. Bilateral reduction mammoplasty in combination with lumpectomy for treatment of breast cancer in patients with macromastia. Am. J. Surg. 187:647-651, 2004.
  • Gannett DE, Wolf RF, Takahashi GW, et al. Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer using weekly paclitaxel and carboplatin plus infusional 5-fluorouracil. Gastrointest Cancer Res 1:132-138, 2007.
  • Seung S, Bae J, Solhjem M, Bader S, Gannett DE, et al. Intensity modulated radiation therapy for head and neck cancer in the community setting. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72: 1075-1081, 2008.
Other Activities: 
  • Oregon Representative to the Carrier Advisory Committee, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Manuscript Reviewer, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics (the Red Journal), and Diseases of the Esophagus
  • Recent research publications based on trials at Providence in the areas of areas of esophageal, head and neck, and breast cancer
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • American College of Radiation Oncology
  • American College of Radiology
  • Oregon Medical Peer Review Association
  • Oregon Medical Association
  • Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland