Home » Christy M. Kesslering, M.D.

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Present Hospital Affiliations

  • Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital
  • Northwestern Delnor Community Hospital
  • Northwestern Kishwaukee Hospital
  • AMITA Alexian Brothers Medical Center
  • AMITA St. Alexius Medical Center
  • AMITA Hinsdale Hospital
  • AMITA La Grange Memorial Hospital
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center

Certification

American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology-May 2000; Recertification May 2010, 2020

Licensing

State of Illinois, No. 336-062648
DEA No. BK5290589

Education

1996-2000 Radiation Oncology Residency, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

1995-1996 Transitional Internship, MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL

1991-1995 M.D., Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

1986-1991 B.S., Cybernetics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Gamma Knife Education

2015 Gamma Knife Perfexion Upgrade Course: October 2015, Cleveland Clinic, OH

2005 Principles and Practice of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Certification: May 2005, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Special Breast Education

2007 MammaCare Clinical Breast Exam Certification: April 12-13, 2007, Elk Grove Village, IL

2002 Proxima Therapeutics, MammoSite Clinical Training Program: March 22, 2002, Atlanta, GA

2002 American Brachytherapy Society, School of Breast Brachytherapy: January 12-14, 2002, New Orleans, LA

Prostate Brachytherapy Education

2001 Chicago Prostate Cancer Center School of Prostate Brachytherapy: September, 2000, Westmont, IL

Additional Education

2016 Online Functional Medicine Training

2021-pres. Andrew Weil Center of Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona

Planned October 2021 The Metabolic Approach to Cancer Practitioner: Mastermind Course with Dr. Nasha Winters.

Teaching

2016-pres. Monthly Low Carb/Ketogenic diet educational and support group through NM LivingWell Cancer Resource Center

1999 Clinical Course Instructor/Physician Expert for ADAC Labs, LINAC Radiosurgery Annual Meeting, December 8-12, 1999, Lake Buena Vista, FL

1999 Physician Expert for ADAC Labs, ASTRO Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

1998 Clinical Course Instructor/Physician Expert for ADAC Labs, LINAC Radiosurgery Annual Meeting, December 9-13, 1998, Lake Buena Vista, FL

1996-2000 Instructor, Radiotherapy Technology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Professional Activities

2010-pres. NM Warrenville Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Medical

Director

2013-pres. NM Delnor Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Medical Director
2010-pres. NM Warrenville Cancer Center Radiation Safety Officer
2010-pres. NM Oncology Leadership Committee
2014-pres. NM West Region Cancer Committee—Radiation Oncology Representative
2014-2019 CDH/Cadence Health Cancer Committee—Community Liaison Physician
2010-2014 CDH Cancer Committee—Vice Chairperson
2014-pres. CDH/Delnor Breast Multidisciplinary Committee (NAPBC)-Member
2018-pres. Northwestern Breast Cancer Quality Initiative Collaborative Committee-CDH Physician Leader
2018-pres. Northwestern Radiation Oncology Hospital System Collaborative Committee Physician Co-Lead
2016-2019 CDH/Delnor Oncology Quality Meeting—Radiation Oncology Leader
2013-2015 Delnor Breast Multidisciplinary Committee (NAPBC)-Member
2012-2014 CDH Breast Multidisciplinary Committee (NAPBC)-Chairperson
2004-2010 Alexian Brothers Medical Center Cancer Committee-Quality Assurance Chairperson
2008-2010 Alexian Brothers Medical Center Breast Center Committee-Chairperson
2002-2010 Alexian Brothers Medical Center Cancer Committee-Member
2002-2003 Advocate Internal Review Board-Physician Member
1997-2000 UW, Madison, Radiation Oncology Department Quality Assurance Committee, Resident Representative

Publications

Shah C, Bremer T, Cox C, Whitworth PW, Patel R, Patel, A, Brown E, Gold L, Rock D, Riley L, Kesslering CM, Brown S, Gabordi R, Pellicane J, Rabinovich R, Khan S, Templeton S, Majithis L, Willey SC Warnberg F, Gerber NK, Shivers S, Vicini FA; The Clinical Utility of DCISionRT on Radiation Therapy Decision Making in Patients with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Following Breast Conserving Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol, 2021 Oct; 28(11):5974-5984

Bremer T, Shah C, Patel R, Wadsten C, Kesslering CM, Shivers S, Whitworth PW, Warnberg F, Vicini F; A novel biosignature to assess residual risk in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) patients after standard treatment. JCO, 2020;
38:15_suppl, 548-548.

Bekelman JE, Lu Hien, Pugh S, Baker K, Berg CD, Berrington de Gonzalez A, Braunstein LZ, Bosch W, Chauhan C, Ellenberg S, Fang LC, Freedman GM, Hahn EA, Haffty BG, Khan AJ, Jimenez RB, Kesslering CM, Ky B, Lee C, Hsiao-
Ming Lu, Mishra MV, Mullins CD, Mutter RW, Nagda S, Pankuch M, Powell SN, Prior FW, Schupak K, Taghian AG, Wilkinson JB, MacDonald SM, Cahlon O, RadComp (Radiotherapy Comparative Effectiveness Consortium); Pragmatic randomized clinicial trial of proton versus photon therapy for patients with non-metastatic breast cancer: the Radiotherapy Comparative Effectiveness(RadComp) Consortium trial protocol. BMJ Open 2019; 9:e0255556.

Thorpe CS, Niska JR, Brunnhoelzl DC, McGee LA, Kesslering CM, Hartsell WF, Vargas CE; First report of proton beam therapy for breast angiosarcoma from the prospective PCG registry. Acta Oncologica, 2018 Jan; 57(7):992-994.

Horvath LE, Yordan E, Malhotra D, Leyva I, Bortel K, Schalk D, Mellinger P, Huml M, Kesslering C, Huml J; Multidisciplinary care in the oncology setting: historical perspective and data from lung and gynecology multidisciplinary clinics. J Oncol Pract. 2010 Nov; 6(6):e21-6.

Wahl AO , Rademaker A , Kiel KD , Jones EL , Marks LB , Croog V , McCormick BM , Hirsch A , Karkar A , Motwani SB , Tereffe W , Yu TK , Sher D , Silverstein J, Kachnic LA , Kesslering C , Freedman GM , Small W Jr .; Multi-institutional review of repeat irradiation of chest wall and breast for recurrent breast cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Feb 1;70(2):477-84. Epub 2007 Sep 14.

Miranpuri AS , Tomé WA , Paliwal BR , Kesslering C , Mehta MP . Assessment of patient-independent intrinsic error for a noninvasive frame for fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy. Int J Cancer. 2001 Oct 20;96(5):320-5.

Kesslering, C, Renscler M, Vanel D, et al: Selective Uptake and Retention of the Radiation Sensitizer Gadolinium-Texaphyrin (Gd-Tex) in Tumors Demonstrated on MRI in Phase I and II Clinical Trials (Abstract) Int J Radiat Oncol Bio Phys 42:263 1998

Kesslering C, MacBeath A, Ritter M: Postoperative Radiation Therapy for the Prevention of Heterotopic Ossification in High Risk Patients (Abstract) Radiology 205(P):265 1997

Kesslering C, Mehta M: Neural Tumors Chapter, Management of Metastatic Disease to the Musculoskeletal System, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. St. Louis, MO

Invited Metabolic Health Presentations

2019 Adapt Your Life with Dr. Eric Westman
2019 KetoCon
2018 American Society of Radiation Therapists–Illinois
2018 Oncology Nursing Society—Illinois
2018 Hinsdale Wellness House
2017-pres. Multiple talks at CDH, Delnor, Northwestern and NM LivingWell (to various groups including to doctors, nurses, general staff and patients)

Basic Research

  • 1994 “Modification of HPV Infected Cervical Cell Radioresistance by Dexamethasone.” Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago
    Advisor: Andrew Vaughan, Ph.D.
  • 1990-1991 “Mapping of the Tailless Gene in Drosophilla Melanogaster Through Phenotypic Crossing and Genetic Recombination.”
    “Phenotypic Analysis of New Lines Mutants in Drosophilla Melanogaster .”
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Advisor: John Merriam, Ph.D

Family

Husband: Jim Kesslering
Children: Joseph, 25; Katie, 23; Sarah, 18; Claire, 17

Hobbies

Reading, lifting weights, golfing, swimming, skiing, being in nature

References

Provided upon request.