Oncology

Chand Khanna, DVM, PhD Medical Oncology
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)

Christina Manley, DVM Medical Oncology
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)

Ira Gordon, DVM, DACVR Radiation Oncology
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology)

Pamela White, DVM Radiation Oncology
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology)

Abbie Speas, DVM Medical Oncology
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)

Ira Gordon, DVM, DACVR

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology)

Dr. Gordon

I am a native Californian and obtained my veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis. I then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Ohio State University. I returned to UC Davis and completed a residency in radiation oncology and am board certified with the American College of Veterinary Radiology in the discipline of radiation oncology. Due to a strong interest in veterinary education and training, I stayed at UC Davis as an instructor in radiation oncology and founded VetPrep, a company dedicated to providing learning resources to veterinary students that has helped over 10,000 veterinarians prepare for and pass their licensing examination. In 2008, I moved to the Washington, DC area where I initiated advanced training as a postdoctoral fellow in the Radiation Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute.

My primary clinical interests include the use of advanced imaging and radiation delivery techniques to improve tumor control and patient quality of life. I have a special interest in tumors of the head and neck and in tumors of the central nervous system. My research interests include the identification and investigation of drugs that increase tumor responsiveness to radiation or improve the tolerance of normal tissues to radiotherapy. I have published primary research and review articles on these subjects and have spoken at national meetings on these topics. I have received multiple awards for my work as a clinician and clinician-scientist, including the George H. Hart Research Grant, Myrtle L. Oliver Memorial Resident Research Award, and the Gerald Ling Award for Small Animal Research. I live in Bethesda with my Dalmatian, Jezebel, and my wife, Tamara, a reporter for National Public Radio.