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Michael W. Nolan, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVR (Radiation Oncology)

Michael W. Nolan

Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology and Biology
Phone: 919.513.6487
Fax: 919.513.6669


PhD (Radiation and Cancer Biology), Colorado State University
DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook


Veterinary Radiation Oncology

Professional Experience & Qualifications

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology)
Residency, Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)
Internship, NYC Veterinary Specialists (New York, NY)
Graduate studies in molecular pathology and aquatic animal medicine, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)

Clinical Interests

Emerging technologies and techniques in radiation oncology, including intensity-modulated, image-guided and stereotactic radiation therapy.

Research Area

Normal tissue radiobiology, and the study of inflammation and immunity as they relate to local and systemic responses to irradiation.

Selected Publications

Nolan MW, Griffin LR, Custis JT, LaRue SM. Stereotactic radiation therapy for treatment of feline injection-site sarcomas: 11 cases (2008-2012). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 243:526-531, 2013.

Nolan MW, Randall EK, LaRue SM, Lunn KF, Stewart J, Kraft SL. Accuracy of CT and MRI for contouring the feline optic apparatus for radiation therapy planning. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, published online, June 2013.

Bhusari S, Malarkey DE, Hong HH, Wang Y, Masinde T, Nolan M, Hooth M, Sills R, Vasconcelos D, Hoenerhoff, MJ. Mutation spectra of Kras and Tp53 in urethral and lung neoplasms in B6C3F1 mice treated with 3,3’,4,4’-tetrachloroazobenzene. Toxicologic Pathology, published online, May 2013.

Nolan MW, Kogan L, Griffin LR, Custis JT, Biller BJ, Harmon JF, LaRue SM. Intensity-modulated and image-guided radiation therapy for treatment genitourinary carcinomas in dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 26(4): 987-995, 2012.

Chandra SA, Nolan MW, Malarkey DE. Chemical carcinogenesis of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) in rodents: an overview with emphasis on NTP carcinogenesis bioassays. Toxicologic Pathology, 38(1): 188-197, 2010.