Johann Brandes, MD, is an accomplished medical oncologist with subspecialties in general oncology, hematologic and thoracic cancer. Currently on staff at Tennessee Oncology, Dr. Brandes is also an attending physician with multiple hospitals, including Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and TriStar Stone Crest Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and has been in practice for nearly 20 years. Dr. Brandes is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in critical care medicine, internal medicine, medical oncology, and pulmonary disease; having demonstrated the quality and skill necessary for such achievements.
Education and Training
University of Munich
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Critical Care Medicine
- Alteration of pemetrexed excretion in the presence of acute renal failure and effusions: presentation of a case and review of the literature.
- Occlusive endobronchial stent placement as a novel management approach to massive hemoptysis from lung cancer.
- Cancer DNA methylation: molecular mechanisms and clinical implications.
- Targeted therapy of non-small-cell lung carcinoma.
- CHFR protein expression predicts outcomes to taxane-based first line therapy in metastatic NSCLC.
- Class I HDACs are mediators of smoke carcinogen-induced stabilization of DNMT1 and serve as promising targets for chemoprevention of lung cancer.
- Long-term use of valproic acid in US veterans is associated with a reduced risk of smoking-related cases of head and neck cancer.
- Could valproic acid be an effective anticancer agent? The evidence so far.
- Aberrant promoter methylation of caveolin-1 is associated with favorable response to taxane-platinum combination chemotherapy in advanced NSCLC.
- Molecular characteristics of non-small cell lung cancer with reduced CHFR expression in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project.
- Small molecule inhibition of the CHFR-PARP1 interaction as novel approach to overcome intrinsic taxane resistance in cancer.
Areas of expertise and specialization
- 2005 Research Award (American College)
- John Hopkins Hospital
- Fellow of the American College of St Thomas
What do you attribute your success to?
- Hard work and diligence
Favorite professional publications
- American Journal of Medicine
- St Thomas (Rutherford TN)
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Get to know Oncologist Dr. Johann Brandes, who serves the population of Tennessee.
Dr. Brandes is tri-certified and fellowship trained oncologist. He holds certification in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Since its founding in 1936 to answer a public call to establish more uniform standards for physicians, Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties. Certification has meant that internists have demonstrated – to their peers and to the public – that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.
Dr. Brandes currently practices as an Oncologist with Tennessee Oncology, and is affiliated with St Thomas Hospital in Rutherford, Tennessee, where he holds an expertise in Thorasic Oncology. Tennessee Oncology, one of the nation’s largest, community-based cancer care specialists, is home to one of the leading clinical trial networks in the country. Established 1976 in Nashville, Tennessee Oncology’s mission remains unchanged: To provide access to high-quality cancer care and the expertise of clinical research for all patients, at convenient locations within their community and close to their home. Their growing network of physicians and locations is based on this mission.
Dr. Brandes graduated with his Medical Degree from the University of Munich in Germany in 1998, giving him over two decades of experience in his field. After obtaining his Medical Degree he completed his residency with the Humboldt University Berlin in Germany. He then relocated to the United States and completed his internal medicine residency with the John Hopkins Hospital. Wanting to further his training he then completed his Medical Oncology and Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship with the John Hopkins Hospital.
To stay up to date in his field he remains a professional member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American College of Chest Physicians and has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of St Thomas. Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer. The specialist who practices oncology is known as an oncologist. If an oncologist has special training in performing surgery on cancerous tumors, he or she is called a surgical oncologist.
Dr. Brandes attributes his professional success to his hard work and diligence.
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