The clinical team consists of highly qualified professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care to patients.
Our patients are our primary focus. The Radiation Oncology clinical team consists of highly qualified professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care to patients.
Our clinical team consist of:
- Physicians (radiation oncologists), who are board-certified, some in more than one specialty. All have areas of particular interest and expertise. In addition to patient care and research, they are involved in teaching the department's resident physicians (radiation oncologists in training).
- Medical physicists use treatment planning software to determine how to deliver the prescribed radiation therapy; they perform necessary maintenance and calibration of the department's equipment; they investigate the integration of new technology to optimize patient care; and they are involved in teaching the next generation of physicists.
- Radiation therapists and dosimetrists, some of whom have been with the department for many years, are experienced and highly qualified. They have mastered the intricacies of delivering complex treatment plans--a very important skill in our environment of advanced technology.
- Oncology nurses who bring not only special expertise to the treatment and management of cancer patients, particularly regarding the side effects of radiation therapy, but also extraordinary empathy and compassion.
- Social workers who counsels patients and families and facilitates solutions to the myriad problems encountered by radiation oncology patients.
- Resident physicians (radiation oncologists in training) who assist in the care and treatment of patients under the direct supervision of the staff physicians. Their inquiring minds and compassion also provide an extra dimension to the department mission.