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- Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
- Lung Cancer
- Other Cancers
- Pediatric Cancers
- Prostate Cancer
- Prostate Seed Implants
- Skin Cancer
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Gamma Knife®
The NewYork-Presbyterian Radiation Oncology staff are a multidisciplinary team of remarkable individuals who work together to care for our patients. The team is over 150 people strong and works together to provide a complete range of treatment services including many treatments that require subspecialty expertise. Radiation Oncology services are delivered at both NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
The Radiation Oncology Residency Program consists of two separate programs with a strong, mutually beneficial relationship. The training programs are designed to foster clinical and academic excellence, providing a sophisticated understanding of our field and its central role in cancer patient care. Learn more about our world-class radiation oncology residency training programs.
Our physician team consists of 12, highly experienced, board-certified radiation oncologists with faculty appointments at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons or Weill Cornell Medical College.
Radiation oncologists see patients in consultation and then carefully analyze the unique information from the examination and test results. They then design a treatment prescription according to the individual needs of each patient. Radiation oncologists also oversee each patient's treatments as well as the activities of the treatment team. They frequently interact with each patient and continuously monitor the status of each patient's progress.
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- Alvaro Vallejo, MD
The treatment team consists of highly trained medical physicists, dosimetrists, therapists and nurses. All our physicists, therapists and nurses are licensed professionals with extensive specialty training in radiation oncology.
Medical physicists and dosimetrists use sophisticated software tools to calculate the technical detail needed for each patient's treatment plan based on the physician's prescription. Therapists operate the complex machinery and instrumentation that delivers the radiation treatments. Nurses monitor each patient's progress and provide care for any medical issues during treatment.
Clinical Support Staff
We also have a complete range of clinical support staff who are always ready to guide, help or assist with any special need. This includes social workers, nutritionists, patient navigators and nurses specially trained to provide patient and family education.
The office staff includes our reception staff, medical secretaries, billing representatives, administrators and many others who work continuously with our patients as well as behind the scenes to make each patient's experience as easy as possible.
Our research team includes each physician faculty member and collaborations with the Center for Radiological Research (CRR) of Columbia University, a world-renowned radiation research facility that has been on the forefront of research for nearly 100 years.
The CRR has over 35 researchers with doctorate or medical degrees working to unlock the mysteries of cancer and how it can best be treated with radiation. Our Radiation Oncologists then use this information to improve our treatment strategies and provide more options. These research efforts assure that we are always on the cutting edge of the newest developments in our field.