Jaboin Lab

Jerry Jaboin, M.D., Ph.D.

Jerry Jaboin, M.D., Ph.D. is a professor and executive vice-chair of the Department of  Radiation Medicine. His clinical research and expertise are on the treatment of pediatric and adult brain tumors. He has lead the programmatic development of the OHSU Pediatric and CNS Radiation Oncology Programs. Dr. Jaboin’s research focus include the identification of novel gene targets and biomarkers, the characterization of the NDRG family of proteins, and the development of novel techniques to enhance the standard therapies used to approach brain tumors. His ongoing research has been supported by the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Award and the OHSU Start-Up Fund.

Dr. Jaboin is currently collaborating with Dr. Melissa Wong, a stem cell biologist and cancer researcher at the OHSU Department of Cell, Development and Cancer Biology. Their project focuses on the novel population of circulating hybrid cells in high grade glioma patients.


Melissa Wong, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology School of Medicine

Research assistants

Catherine 'Zoe' Beach, Research Assistant

John Minger, Senior Research Associate

Michael Parappilly, Research Assistant

October 29, 2018

Blair Murphy, M.D. has been awarded the Umpqua Bank Innovation Award for Pediatric Cancer Research, in the amount of $20,000 for her proposal, VidRT: Offering an Alternative to Pediatric Sedation for Children Receiving Radiation. Congratulations to Dr. Murphy, her faculty mentors, Jerry Jaboin, M.D., Ph.D. and Richard Crilly, Ph.D., along with her multidisciplinary project team.

April 7, 2017

Jerry Jaboin, M.D., Ph.D. and his research team published radiotherapy outcome for WHO grade II meningioma in the journal, Neuro-Oncology. Co-authors include Drs. Michael Wang (lead author), Tania Kaprealian, John Suh, Charlotte D.  Kubicky, Jeremy Ciporen, Yiyi Chen, and Dr. Jaboin.

March 27, 2017

Jerry Jaboin, M.D., Ph.D. and his research team published an original study analyzing the impact of insurance status and ethnicity on treatment received for patients with acoustic neuromas, in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Co-authors include Shearwood McClelland III, M.D., Ellen Kim. M.D., Jim Murphy, M.D. and Dr. Jaboin.

November 8, 2016

Jerry Jaboin, M.D., Ph.D. and his research team published acoustic neuroma population database analysis. Co-authors of this work from the National Cancer Data Base include Drs. Shearwood "Woody" McClelland, III,  Ellen Kim, Jim Murphy.


Gender-based analysis of the academic paediatric radiation oncology workforce. McClelland Iii S, Huang CC, Zellars RC, Jaboin JJ. Postgrad Med J. 2021 Feb 4:postgradmedj-2020-139543. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2020-139543.


Disparities in Patterns of Conventional Versus Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Spine Metastasis in the United States. Kim E, McClelland S 3rd, Jaboin JJ, Attia A.J Palliat Care. 2020 Dec 23:825859720982204. doi: 10.1177/0825859720982204. 

Evolution of the prevalence of pre-residency peer-reviewed publications among incoming junior residents. McClelland Iii S, Murphy B, Jaboin JJ, Zellars RC.Postgrad Med J. 2020 Dec 3:postgradmedj-2020-139223. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2020-139223.

In Regard to Wong et al. Scarpelli DB, Murphy B, Chang BH, Nemecek E, Jaboin JJ. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020 Dec 1;108(5):1395-1396. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.07.2316.

Distinguishing Extravascular from Intravascular Ferumoxytol Pools within the Brain: Proof of Concept in Patients with Treated Glioblastoma.  Barajas Jr RF, SchwartzD, McConnellHL, KerschN, Li X, Hamilton BE, Starkey J, PetterssonDR, Nickerson JP, Pollock JM, Fu RF, Horvath A, SzidonyaL, VarallyayCG, Jaboin JJ, Raslan AM, Dogan A, Cetas JS, Ciporen J, Han SJ, AmbadyP, MuldoonLL, Woltjer R, Rooney D, Neuwelt EA. 2020 Jun 11. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2020;10.3174/ajnr.A6600. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A6600

Elective Nodal Irradiation for Limited-stage Small-cell Lung Cancer: Survey of US Radiation Oncologists on Practice Patterns. Farrell MJ, Yahya JB, Degnin C, Chen Y, Holland JM, Henderson MA, Jaboin JJ, Harkenrider MM, Thomas CR Jr, Mitin T.Clin Lung Cancer. 2020 Mar 7:S1525-7304(20)30071-1. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2020.02.020.05399-9.

Measure Twice: Promise of Liquid Biopsy in Pediatric High-Grade Gliomas. Dietz MS, Beach CZ, Barajas R, Parappilly MS, Sengupta SK, Baird LC, Ciporen JN, Han SJ, Loret de Mola R, Cho YJ, Nazemi KJ, McClelland S 3rd, Wong MH, Jaboin JJ. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2020 Jan 28;5(2):152-162. doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2019.12.008. eCollection 2020 Mar-Apr.

National trends in management of adult myxopapillary ependymomas. Scarpelli DB, Turina CB, Kelly PD, Khudanyan A, Jaboin JJ, McClelland S 3rd.J Clin Neurosci. 2020 Mar;73:162-167. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2019.12.049. Epub 2020 Jan 24.PMID: 31987634

Predictors of linear accelerator versus Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery use for brain metastases in the United States. McClelland Iii S, Degnin C, Chen Y, Watson GA, Jaboin JJ. J Radiosurg SBRT. 2020;6(4):263-267.

Arteriovenous Malformation Presenting as Symptomatic, Enlarging and Contrast-Enhancing Mass 12 Years After Being Treated with Embolization and Radiotherapy. O'Neill BE, Uluc K, Wood MD, Jaboin J, Cetas JS, Ciporen J, Dogan A.World Neurosurg. 2020 Feb;134:45-49. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.10.055.

Measure Twice: Promise of Liquid Biopsy in Pediatric High-Grade Gliomas. Dietz MS, Beach CZ, Barajas R, Parappilly MS, Sengupta SK, Baird LC, Ciporen JN, Han SJ, Loret de Mola R, Cho YJ, Nazemi KJ, McClelland S 3rd, Wong MH, Jaboin JJ.Adv Radiat Oncol. 2020 Jan 28;5(2):152-162. doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2019.12.008.

Older publications

Impact of the American Tax Payer Relief Act on stereotactic radiosurgery utilization in the United States. McClelland S 3rd, Degnin C, Chen Y, Watson GA, Jaboin JJ. J Neurooncol. 2019 Sep 4. doi: 10.1007/s11060-019-03283-z.

The surgical nature of radiation oncology should be better reflected in pre-residency training. McClelland S 3rd, Brown SA, Ramirez-Fort MK, Jaboin JJ, Zellars RC. Rep Pract Oncol Radiother. 2019 Sep-Oct;24(5):507-508. doi: 10.1016/j.rpor.2019.07.011. Epub 2019 Aug 17. No abstract available.

Patterns of Care and Outcomes for Small Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix: A National Retrospective Analysis of 542 Cases. Wharton D, Kim E, Pagan J, Small W Jr, Jaboin J, Ayala-Peacock D.Adv Radiat Oncol. 2019 Aug 31;5(3):412-418. doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2019.08.008. 

Germination of Germinoma Treatment. McClelland S 3rd, Jaboin JJ. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Aug 1;104(5):967-968. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.03.040. No abstract available.

Use of the g-index for assessment of citation-based scholarly activity of United States radiation oncology residents and subsequent choice of academic versus private practice career. McClelland Iii S, Mitin T, Nabavizadeh N, Fuller CD, Thomas CR Jr, Jaboin JJ. Rep Pract Oncol Radiother. 2019 May-Jun;24(3):294-297. doi: 10.1016/j.rpor.2019.03.005. Epub 2019 Apr 30.

Analysis of pre-residency research productivity, dual degree status, and gender distribution of underrepresented minorities among a current United States radiation oncology junior resident class. McClelland S 3rd, Woodhouse KD, Jaboin JJ, Zellars RC. Rep Pract Oncol Radiother. 2019 May-Jun;24(3):284-287. doi: 10.1016/j.rpor.2019.03.003. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Concurrent Radiosurgery and Immune Checkpoint Inhibition: Improving Regional Intracranial Control for Patients With Metastatic Melanoma. Murphy B, Walker J, Bassale S, Monaco D, Jaboin J, Ciporen J, Taylor M, Dai Kubicky C. Am J Clin Oncol. 2019 Mar;42(3):253-257. doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000509.