Phone Number : 630-352-5350
Education / Awards
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
|Undergraduate||University of California Los Angeles, California|
|Medical degree||Loyola University Chicago – Stritch School of Medicine , Maywood, Illinois|
|Internship||MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, Illinois|
|Residency||University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin|
Radiation Oncology (American Board of Radiology)
Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Central DuPage Hospital (2009-present).
Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Alexian Brothers Medical Center (2003-2010).
Chief Resident in Radiation Oncology (1999 – 2000).
Dr. Kesslering is the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology of Northwestern Medicine Radation Oncology at CDH and Delnor Hospitals. She primarily practices at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology. After completing medical school at Loyola University and residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she joined Radiation Oncology Consultants, where she has been in private practice since 2000.
Dr. Kesslering has extensive expertise in treating breast cancer and gynecologic malignancies, especially with the use of High-Dose Rate brachytherapy treatment. For breast cancer patients she has experience using all of the currently available applicators including SAVI, Contura and Mammosite catheters. She also has expertise in stereotactic body radiotherapy in the treatment of lung cancer and metastatic disease as well as in stereotactic intracranial radiosurgery including in the use of the BrainLab and GammaKnife for the treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors. She is experienced in the use of 3-D conformal radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT).
Dr. Kesslering is active in numerous professional organizations, as well as the Cancer Committee at Central DuPage Hospital where she was previously the acting Chairperson and is currently the Community Liason Physician.
Dr. Kesslering spends her leisure time with her husband and 4 children. She loves staying active by playing golf, tennis and skiing and enjoys running and triathlons.
When asked why she chose Radiation Oncology, she states, “I love being able to teach my patients about their disease and to help in their cure or to alleviate their symptoms and improve their quality of life. I also enjoy the constantly changing technical side of radiation oncology and being able to perform specialized procedures.”