Welcome Dr. Matt Ladra!


Provision Center for Proton Therapy welcomes pediatric radiation oncologist Matt Ladra, MD, MPH, to the clinical team.  Dr. Ladra will serve as Director of Pediatric Services and will treat adults as well.

After growing up in the California bay area, Dr. Ladra received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from Princeton University and his Medical Doctorate from Tulane University.  While at Tulane, Dr. Ladra also earned his Masters in Public Health and completed a year-long research fellowship in conjunction with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, studying and treating pediatric leukemia in Rabat, Morocco.  He completed his Radiation Oncology Residency at the University of Washington in Seattle and a two-year Pediatric Proton Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

“Provision has established a proton center with the most advanced technology found anywhere in the world,” said Dr. Ladra.  “I am excited to contribute my clinical experience toward providing the highest quality of care to pediatric and adult patients from Eastern Tennessee and beyond.”

Provision Center for Proton Therapy is the first proton center to open in Tennessee and will join the University of Florida Proton Institute as the only two centers in the Southeast treating pediatric patients.

Dr. Ladra’s clinical interests include pediatric tumors, tumors of the central nervous system and spine, head and neck malignancies, and soft tissue sarcomas.  Outside of the clinic, Dr. Ladra is an avid hiker and fly fisherman and is looking forward to exploring the mountains and rivers of Eastern Tennessee.