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Jordan R. Kharofa, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Associate Professor of Clinical and Vice Chair of Education

Radiation Oncology | College of Medicine

  • Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin (Radiation Oncology)
  • Internship: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Bachelor's Degree: The Ohio State University (Pharmaceutical Science)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology) (Certification Date: 20150514)


Radiation Oncology

Contact Information
Research Interests

Gastrointestinal Cancers, Gynecologic Cancers, Proton therapy, MRI-Based Brachytherapy for Gynecologic Cancers

Clinical Studies
IRB Protocol ID UCCI-GI-002 (NCT02208024)-  Phase I Study to Evaluate the Feasibility of Neoadjuvant Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Resectable and Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer of the Pancreatic Head and/or Body

IRB Protocol UCCI-GI-003 (NCT03018418) - A Prospective Pilot Study to Evaluate the Feasibility of Intensity Mo...

Clinical Interests

Radiation Oncology

Acinar Cell Carcinoma


Adenomatous Polyposis Coli

Adenomatous Polyps


Adenosquamous Carcinoma

Ampullary Cancer

Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)

Biliary Tract Cancers


Cecal Cancer

Colon Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Experimental Liver Cancers

Gallbladder Cancer


Gastrointestinal Cancers

Hepatocellular carcinoma

Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer

Ileal Cancers

Intestinal Cancer

Islet Cell Adenoma

Islet Cell Carcinoma

Jejunal Cancers

Klatskin Tumor (Hilar cholangiocarcinoma)

Liver Cancer

Lymphoma of the Abdomen

Metastasis Cancers

Metastatic Lesions to the Pancreas


Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Ductal Carcinoma

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor


Periampullary Cancers

Peritoneal Cancer


Plasma Cell Cancers

Rectal Cancer

Retroperitoneal Cancers

Sebaceous Carcinoma

Secondary Brain Cancer (Brain metastases)

Serous Cystic Neoplasm

Sigmoid Cancer

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Melanoma

Skull-Base Tumors

Small Bowel Cancer

Small Bowel Prolapse (Enterocele)

Small Intestine Cancer

Small Intestine/Duodenum Cancer

Solid Pseudopapillary Tumors

Peer Reviewed Publications

Kharofa, Jordan; Mierzwa, Michelle; Olowokure, Olugbenga; Sussman, Jeffrey; Latif, Tahir; Gupta, Anumeha; Xie, Changchun; Patel, Sameer; Esslinger, Hope; Mcgill, Brian; Wolf, Eric; Ahmad, Syed A 2019. Pattern of Marginal Local Failure in a Phase II Trial of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Resectable and Borderline Resectable Pancreas Cancer. American journal of clinical oncology, 42 3, 247-252

Elson, Joshua K; Kachnic, Lisa A; Kharofa, Jordan R 2018. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy improves survival and reduces treatment time in squamous cell carcinoma of the anus: A National Cancer Data Base study. Cancer, 124 22, 4383-4392

Prasad, R N; Elson, J; Kharofa, J 2018. The effect of dose escalation for large squamous cell carcinomas of the anal canal. Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico, 20 10, 1314-1320

Tao, Randa; Ager, Bryan; Lloyd, Shane; Torgeson, Anna; Denney, Michelle; Gaffney, David; Kharofa, Jordan; Lin, Steven H; Koong, Albert C; Anzai, Yoshimi; Hoffman, John M 2018. Hypoxia imaging in upper gastrointestinal tumors and application to radiation therapy. Journal of gastrointestinal oncology, 9 6, 1044-1053

Freese, Christopher; Sudhoff, Mickaela; Lewis, Luke; Lamba, Michael; Kharofa, Jordan 2017. The volume of PET-defined, active bone marrow spared predicts acute hematologic toxicities in anal cancer patients receiving concurrent chemoradiotherapy. Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden), , 1-4

Kim, Young; Stahl, Christopher C; Makramalla, Abouelmagd; Olowokure, Olugbenga O; Ristagno, Ross L; Dhar, Vikrom K; Schoech, Michael R; Chadalavada, Seetharam; Latif, Tahir; Kharofa, Jordan; Bari, Khurram; Shah, Shimul A 2017. Downstaging therapy followed by liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma beyond Milan criteria. Surgery, 162 6, 1250-1258

Meier, Teresa; Hazenfield, J Michael; Girnius, Saulius; Hagen, Matthew; Warnick, Ronald E; Kharofa, Jordan 2017. A rare case of central nervous system amyloidoma treated with fractionated radiotherapy. Journal of neurosurgery, 127 2, 338-341

Xia, Brent T; Fu, Baojin; Wang, Jiang; Kim, Young; Ahmad, S Ameen; Dhar, Vikrom K; Levinsky, Nick C; Hanseman, Dennis J; Habib, David A; Wilson, Gregory C; Smith, Milton; Olowokure, Olugbenga O; Kharofa, Jordan; Al Humaidi, Ali H; Choe, Kyuran A; Abbott, Daniel E; Ahmad, Syed A 2017. Does radiologic response correlate to pathologic response in patients undergoing neoadjuvant therapy for borderline resectable pancreatic malignancy? Journal of surgical oncology, 115 4, 376-383

Zhou, Y M; Freese, C; Meier, T; Go, D; Khullar, K; Sudhoff, M; Lamba, M; Kharofa, J 2017. The absolute volume of PET-defined, active bone marrow spared predicts for high grade hematologic toxicity in cervical cancer patients undergoing chemoradiation. Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico, ,

Meier, Teresa; Kharofa, Jordan 2016. Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer. Seminars in roentgenology, 51 2, 106-11

Nabavizadeh, Nima; Burt, Lindsay M; Mancini, Brandon R; Morris, Zachary S; Walker, Amanda J; Miller, Seth M; Bhavsar, Shripal; Mohindra, Pranshu; Kim, Miranda B; Kharofa, Jordan 2016. Results of the 2013-2015 Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology Survey of Chief Residents in the United States. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 94 2, 228-34

Golden, Daniel W; Braunstein, Steve; Jimenez, Rachel B; Mohindra, Pranshu; Spektor, Alexander; Ye, Jason C ; Bradley, Kristin A; Chmura, Steven J; Currey, Adam; Das, Prajnan; Du, Kevin; Haas-Kogan, Daphne; Howard, Andrew R; Higgins, Susan A; Hung, Arthur Y; Kharofa, Jordan; Krishnan, Monica S; MacDonald, Shannon M; Mancini, Brandon R; Parashar, Bhupesh; Thaker, Nikhil G; Thomas, Charles R; Viswanathan, Akila N; Wheatley, Matt 2015. Multi-Institutional Implementation and Evaluation of a Curriculum for the Medical Student Clerkship in Radiation Oncology. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR, ,

Ye, Jason C; Mohindra, Pranshu; Spektor, Alexander; Krishnan, Monica S; Chmura, Steven J; Howard, Andrew R; Viswanathan, Akila N; MacDonald, Shannon M; Thaker, Nikhil G; Das, Prajnan; Mancini, Brandon R; Higgins, Susan A; Braunstein, Steve; Haas-Kogan, Daphne; Bradley, Kristin A; Hung, Arthur Y; Thomas, Charles R; Kharofa, Jordan; Wheatley, Matt; Currey, Adam; Parashar, Bhupesh; Du, Kevin; Jimenez, Rachel B; Golden, Daniel W 2015. Medical Student Perspectives on a Multi-institutional Clerkship Curriculum: A Report From the Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 92 2, 217-9

Kharofa, Jordan; Tsai, Susan; Kelly, Tracy; Wood, Clint; George, Ben; Ritch, Paul; Wiebe, Lauren; Christians, Kathleen; Evans, Douglas B; Erickson, Beth 2014. Neoadjuvant chemoradiation with IMRT in resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 113 1, 41-6

Mattes, Malcolm D; Golden, Daniel W; Mohindra, Pranshu; Kharofa, Jordan 2014. Results of the 2013 Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology career planning survey of practicing physicians in the United States. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR, 11 8, 817-23

Mattes, Malcolm D; Kharofa, Jordan; Zeidan, Youssef H; Tung, Kaity; Gondi, Vinai; Golden, Daniel W 2014. Results of the 2012-2013 Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) job search and career planning survey of graduating residents in the United States. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 88 1, 25-32

Kharofa, Jordan; Currey, Adam; Wilson, J Frank 2013. Patient-reported outcomes in patients with nonmelanomatous skin cancers of the face treated with orthovoltage radiation therapy: a cross-sectional survey. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 87 4, 636-7

Kharofa, Jordan; Gore, Elizabeth 2013. Symptomatic radiation pneumonitis in elderly patients receiving thoracic irradiation. Clinical lung cancer, 14 3, 283-7

Kharofa, Jordan; Choong, Nicholas; Wang, Dian; Firat, Selim; Schultz, Christopher; Sadasiwan, Chitra; Wong, Stuart 2012. Continuous-course reirradiation with concurrent carboplatin and paclitaxel for locally recurrent, nonmetastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head-and-neck. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 83 2, 690-5

Kharofa, Jordan; Cohen, Eric P; Tomic, Rade; Xiang, Qun; Gore, Elizabeth 2012. Decreased risk of radiation pneumonitis with incidental concurrent use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and thoracic radiation therapy. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 84 1, 238-43

Kharofa, Jordan; Sekar, Padmini; Haverbusch, Mary; Moomaw, Charles; Flaherty, Matthew; Kissela, Brett; Broderick, Joseph; Woo, Daniel 2007. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 38 11, 3049-51

Frankart, Andrew J; Meier, Teresa; Minges, Thomas L; Kharofa, Jordan . Comparison of spinal and general anesthesia approaches for MRI-guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer. Brachytherapy, 17 5, 761-767

Kharofa, Jordan; Morrow, Natalya; Kelly, Tracy; Rownd, Jason; Paulson, Eric; Rader, Janet; Uyar, Denise; Bradley, William; Erickson, Beth . 3-T MRI-based adaptive brachytherapy for cervix cancer: treatment technique and initial clinical outcomes. Brachytherapy, 13 4, 319-25

Lindsay, Daniel P; Kharofa, Jordan; Junck, Marianne; Olasz, Edit; Wilson, J Frank . Eruptive keratoacanthomas after radiation therapy for keratoacanthoma centrifugum marginatum. Practical radiation oncology, 5 3, 203-6

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