- ABMS Certification:
- Radiation Oncology - General
- Research Interests:
Comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered research, clinical trials, high risk prostate cancer
- Clinical Practice:
- Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Colon Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Tomotherapy, Brachytherapy, Urologic Cancer
Timothy Showalter, MD, is a radiation oncologist who specializes in brachytherapy and external beam radiation therapy for prostate and other genitourinary cancers, gynecological cancers, sarcoma and pediatric cancers. He is an associate professor at UVA and serves as program director for the residency program in radiation oncology.
Dr. Showalter completed his residency in radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he stayed for his first faculty position before coming to work at UVA in 2012. A dedicated researcher, Dr. Showalter focuses on patient-oriented research, including clinical trials and comparative effectiveness research aimed at improving radiation therapy methods and providing information to help cancer treatment decision-making. In 2015, he earned a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University to supplement his research training. He is co-chair of the Patient Safety Committee of the American Brachytherapy Society, and active nationally on several prostate cancer and gynecological cancer committees, including the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Committee of NRG Oncology, a non-profit cancer research organization.
Dr. Showalter grew up in Richmond and attended Washington and Lee University for his undergraduate education. He completed medical school at UVA, where he met and subsequently married his wife, Shayna Lefrak Showalter, who is on faculty in the Department of Surgery. The couple have three children, Lillian, Tessa and Brooks. Outside of work, Dr. Showalter is an avid squash player and enjoys traveling.
- 2019 Best Bedside Manner Awards, OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine; Third Place, Radiation Oncology
- University of Virginia School of Medicine 2004
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 2009