Dr. Debenham was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and was raised in Sacramento, California and Anchorage, Alaska. He received his baccalaureate degree in Engineering, graduating Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He worked for the General Electric Co. in California after graduation. There was a sense of being unfulfilled in the corporate world and Dr. Debenham felt a need to make more of a difference in peoples lives on a personal level. He resigned his position with General Electric and entered The University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1990.
After graduation from Medical School Dr. Debenham completed a year of training in Internal Medicine in Nevada and moved his family to Cleveland, Ohio to pursue training in Radiation Oncology at The Sideman Cancer Center of Case Western Reserve University Hospitals. While in Cleveland Dr. Debenham was active in numerous research protocols and presented original work concerning radioimmunoguided brachytherapy for Prostate cancer. He also initiated a research project to review the results of stereotactic radiosurgery for acoustic neuromas. Since finishing his training in Cleveland, Dr. Debenham has worked in developing new radiation centers and helped with the growth and development of existing cancer centers in several states. While practicing in St. George, Utah he was named the principle investigator for the clinical trials organization, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) at the affiliate institution in St. George, Dixie Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Debenham has a commitment to family and community and has served in volunteer positions with the Boy Scouts of America, the National Ski Patrol, as well as other local and national organizations. He enjoys road marathon and trail running, bicycling, reading, skiing, hiking and music. He and his wife Laura (Lollie) have seven children. He is a member of The American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.