Dr. Joyner is a radiation oncologist specializing in breast, gynecological, and genitourinary/prostate cancers. She received her Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas-Austin. Dr. Joyner had an extensive business background prior to attending medical school including a successful career at IBM and subsequently running her own consulting company with her major client being H.B Zachry Company. In 1998, Dr. Joyner enrolled in the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she received her Doctorate of Medicine. She was recognized for her extensive contribution to underserved women and as an advocate on women’s health issues by being awarded the Paul Weinberg scholarship while attending medical school.
Dr. Joyner completed her radiation oncology training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Texas where she also served as Chief Resident. She joined UTMB as an assistant professor in 2009. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Joyner also serves as Clinical Director of Radiation Oncology at Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena, TX. She is leads the monthly tumor board, and is active in the breast tumor board, journal club, and is a new member of the cancer care committee. Dr. Joyner also practices at St. Joseph’s Medical Center and is active in the Hispanic initiatives committee.
Dr. Joyner will be participating in Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and Gynecology Oncologic Group (GOG) studies in conjunction with University of Texas Medical Branch’s Department of Gynecology. She has presented at national and international conferences including the ASTRO’s Translation Research Conference, SBRT in Copenhagen, ESTRO, and RSNA. She has also served on many boards in the community including Family Service Association. Dr. Joyner is a member of numerous scientific societies including; American Brachytherapy Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, Harris County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, Gynecology Oncologic Group, and the American Medical Association. She is an active supportor of both the Stehlin Foundation and The Rose.
In addition, to all of her professional activities, Dr. Melissa Joyner is honored to be married to her husband, Todd and is the blessed mother of 6 boys.