M. Maitland DeLand, M.D. is a radiation oncologist in Lafayette, LA, and is president, chief executive officer, and owner of OncoLogics, Inc., a group of clinical practices throughout Louisiana. She holds hospital staff appointments at multiple facilities in the state, including University Medical Center, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, and Lafayette General Medical Center. She has served on the Tulane Cancer Center Community Advisory Board in New Orleans since 2003 and is a member of the NCI-designated cancer consortium in New Orleans.
Dr. DeLand received her B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Florida and completed her residency and fellowship in radiation oncology at Duke University Medical School. She was awarded an American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship and is board certified in therapeutic radiology. She has been recognized with an American College of Radiation Oncology Fellowship and American College of Radiology Fellowship.
After watching her patients suffer with radiation dermatitis caused by life-saving radiation therapy for cancer, she completed research proving that LED Photomodulation reduced the occurrence and severity of painful dermatitis among her breast cancer patients. In LED Photomodulation, pulsating non-thermal light is directed to the treated area and activates healing cells in the skin, which decrease the enzymes that cause skin breakdown. She presented these results at the American College of Radiation Oncology's (ACRO) 16th annual meeting and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery's (ASLMS) 26th annual meeting.
One of Dr. DeLand's major interests is in quality improvement of medical facilities and the establishment of new programs with medical professionals, specialists, and local hospitals. In January 2008 Dr. DeLand opened OncoLogics Women's Center, the first of its kind in Louisiana dedicated solely to cancer treatment, renewal, and wellness for women. The center’s goal is for each woman to regain her active identity and focus on a balanced life -- work, kids, home, and self.
She is proud to serve on the Breastcancer.org Professional Advisory Board because of its continued dedication to helping women and their families with breast cancer find the best medical resources when they need them.