Washington University, St. Louis, MO – B.A. Biology and Anthropology
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD – Radiation Oncology
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore, MD – Post-doctoral Fellow in Bioethics
Dr. Christen Elledge is a radiation oncology specialist within our Cancer Center. She attended medical school at Georgetown University in Washington DC before completing a radiation oncology residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Maryland. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in bioethics at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics in Maryland. Dr. Elledge provides radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer. She is trained in all aspects of radiation oncology and has experience in stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), HDR brachytherapy and proton radiation.
Dr. Elledge takes special interest in treating breast, gynecologic, genitourinary, thoracic, head and neck and central nervous system cancers. She is also passionate about palliative radiation therapy (radiation therapy used to relieve symptoms of cancer) and bioethics.
Dr. Elledge holds the patient-doctor relationship of high importance in the patient’s care plan. She shares, “I most enjoy the deep connections I am able to make with patients. I enjoy talking to my patients and learning their values and using this information to come up with a treatment plan together.”
A native of Bethalto, IL, Dr. Elledge enjoys cooking, baking, hiking, reading, traveling and spending time with her Yorkshire terrier named Winston.