Dr. Janet M. Nettleton
was raised in Kirkland, Washington, and traveled extensively in her
first career as a Department of Defense
school counselor in Germany and Turkey before returning to the states to train for her
second career in medicine.Dr. Nettleton
has four children.Sonya is a software architect and actress in Los Angeles, Shannon is a Dartmouth
educated stay-at-home mom in Oregon, Rick is a pre-med student at the University of Arizona and Rob
is a Pima Community College
student interested in business.Dr. Nettleton
completed medical school and residency in Radiation Oncology in Norfolk, Virginia where she
was mentored by Dr. Anas El-Mahdi and Dr. Deborah Kuban and chosen among her
peers to be the Chief Resident.Following residency she
returned to her
roots in Seattle as a fellow in prostate brachytherapy with prostate implant pioneers Dr. John Blasko and Dr. Haakon Ragde.Dr. Nettleton
first met Dr. Grado in Seattle when both were lecturing at the Northwest Hospital brachytherapy course in 1997.
lectured on starting community based prostate brachytherapy programs.In Seattle, Dr. Grado and Dr. Nettleton
first discussed Dr. Grado,s vision of developing centers of excellence.
Over several years, Dr. Nettleton
has worked with community hospitals and Urologists to start prostate brachytherapy programs in Wenatchee, Washington, Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Sierra Vista, Arizona.These programs brought innovative treatment to rural communities and all remain active.Dr. Nettleton worked as part of a large multi-specialty group in Wenatchee, WA before joining Dr. Saul Silverman in a private practice in Klamath Falls, OR. After Dr. Silverman,s death in a motorcycle accident in 2001, Dr. Nettleton began looking for a new partner with the same dedication to excellence in patient care.Dr. Nettleton worked as part of a large multi-specialty group in Wenatchee, WA before joining Dr. Saul Silverman in a private practice in Klamath Falls, OR. After Dr. Silverman,s death in a motorcycle accident in 2001, Dr. Nettleton began looking for a new partner with the same dedication to excellence in patient care.
...Dr. Nettleton currently heads up the team at the Glendale office of Southwest Oncology Centers where a new radiation treatment method called TomoTherapy, an image-guided (IGRT) modality, is used to treat patients.She
is excited about this new technology and it,s ability to treat tumors to higher doses of radiation while limiting exposure of healthy tissue.