Physicians & Professional Staff

The Department of Radiation Oncology is made up of a diverse group of medical and non-medical professionals who work together to offer the best patient experience possible. Select a tab below to meet our team.

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John Suh, MD - Chairman

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

John Suh, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Associate Director of the Gamma Knife Center at the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Suh received his Bachelor's and Medical degrees from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Fla. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Cleveland Clinic from 1990 to 1995 and joined the Staff in 1995. He was the Residency Program Director from 1996 to 2002.

His primary research interests are brain tumors, Gamma Knife radiosurgery and innovative radiation modalities. He has participated in numerous in-house, pharmaceutical and cooperative group trials.


Mohamed Abazeed, MD, PhD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Mohamed Abazeed, MD, PhD, is an Associate Staff in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Translational Hematology and Oncology Research.

Dr. Abazeed received both his medical degree and doctorate from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He completed his residency training in radiation oncology at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, MA.


May Abdel-Wahab, MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

May Abdel-Wahab, MD, received her medical degree from the University of Cairo School of Medicine, in Cairo, Egypt. She completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Dr. Abdel-Wahab specializes in radiation therapy and intraoperative radiation therapy for colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and stomach cancer.


Sudha Amarnath, MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Sudha Amarnath, MD, is an Associate Staff in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Amarnath received her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School. She completed an internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, CA, and a residency at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA.


Henry Blair, MD

Hillcrest Hospital

Henry Blair, MD, is Co-Director of the Hirsch Cancer Center and Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Hillcrest Hospital. He is also ACS Physician Liaison, Hillcrest Hospital and Chairman of the Cancer Committee at Hillcrest Hospital.

Dr. Blair is board-certified in Radiation Oncology.


Samuel Chao, MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Samuel Chao, MD, obtained his Bachelor's degree in chemistry with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University and stayed in Cleveland to specialize in radiation oncology at Cleveland Clinic, where he is currently on Staff. His appointment is under the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center and the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Chao is also Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

His clinical interests include adult and pediatric brain tumors, brain metastases, heterotopic ossification, stereotactic radiosurgery of the brain and spine, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, intensity-modulated radiation therapy and image-guided radiation therapy. His research interests include improving quality of life following treatment, and outcomes following radiation to the brain and spine. He is actively involved in research studies for brain and spine tumors.


Christopher Chen, MD

Weston, Florida

Christopher Chen, MD, attended Medical School at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He is certified in Radiation Oncology and has memberships in the American College of Radiology, American College of Radiation Oncology, and American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.


Sheen Cherian, MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Sheen Cherian, MD, is Associate Staff in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. He attended medical school at Trivandrum Medical College, University of Kerala in India. He obtained a graduate degree at King’s College London. Dr. Cherian earned a residency at both NHS Trust Hospitals in Great Britain and Cambridge University Hospitals in Cambridge, United Kingdom. He completed a fellowship in Advanced Radiation Oncology at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Cherian has a specialty interest in radiation oncology.


Jay Ciezki, MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Jay Ciezki, MD, is a Staff member of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Cleveland Clinic. He is also a Staff member of the Department of Cell Biology at Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in radiology oncology.

Dr. Ciezki received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisc. After medical school, he completed his residency and fellowship in brachytherapy at Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include brachytherapy, prostate cancer and genitourinary oncology.


John Greskovich, Jr., MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

John Greskovich, Jr., MD, received his Bachelor's degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his medical degree from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Greskovich's specialty interests include thoracic oncology, gamma knife radiosurgery, and intensity modulated radiation therapy.


Lanea Keller, MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Lanea Keller, MD, earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and her medical degree from Rush University Medical College in Chicago.


Douglas Keyser, MD

Cleveland Clinic Cancer Centers, Mansfield

Douglas Keyser, MD, attended medical school at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He completed three residencies; one in Internal Medicine at Akron General Medical Center and two in Radiation Oncology at Indiana University Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic.


Shlomo Koyfman, MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Shlomo Koyfman, MD, received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine and then completed his residency training at the Cleveland Clinic Radiation Oncology Department.

Dr. Koyfman has a joint appointment in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Bioethics. He specializes in treating head and neck, skin and anorectal cancers. His research interests focus on treatment related outcomes, quality of life and the ethics of clinical trials.


Margaret Kranyak, MD

Fairview Hospital

Margaret Kranyak, MD, has been on Staff at Cleveland Clinic since 1994. She serves on various hospital committees, and chairs the Breast Cancer Tumor Conference and the Oncology Process Improvement Committee.

Dr. Kranyak's primary interests are prostate and breast cancer, but she treats all types of cancer except for pediatric, and is considered a Generalist in Radiation Oncology. Dr. Kranyak has recently initiated a new support program for men entitled "For Men Only" which will hopefully continue to grow.


Daesung Lee, MD

Wooster

Daesung Lee, MD, is on Staff in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Wooster. He attended the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in Stony Book, NY, and is board-certified in radiation oncology.


Roger Macklis, MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Roger M. Macklis, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is a Staff member in the Department of Radiation Oncology and chaired the department from 1993 to 2005.

Board-certified in radiation oncology, his clinical interests include breast cancer, pediatric abdominal tumors, biologically targeted radiopharmaceutical therapy, radiosurgery, lymphomas, and various other combinations of automated and computer-assisted technologies. He lectures widely on all of these topics.


Anthony Mastroianni, J.D., MD

Fairview Hospital

Anthony Mastroianni, J.D., MD, is on Staff in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Fairview Hospital. He attended Case Western Reserve University and is board-certified in radiation oncology.


Erin Murphy, MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Erin Murphy, MD, attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, for her medical degree and then went on to complete her Residency at Cleveland Clinic’s Radiation Oncology Program. She then completed a Fellowship at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Dr. Murphy is currently a Staff Physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus and specializes in treating both adult and pediatric patients.


Betty Obi, MD

Hillcrest Hospital

Betty Obi, MD, is a Staff physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology, located at Hillcrest Hospital. She was appointed in 1998.

Dr. Obi's interests include radiation therapy of the breast and head and neck.


Kevin Stephans, MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Kevin Stephans, MD, received his Bachelor's degree from Williams College in Williamstown, MA and then attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine for his medical degree. Following medical school, Dr. Stephans completed his residency training at the Cleveland Clinic Radiation Oncology Department.

Dr. Stephans' specialty interests include prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, bladder cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, stereotactic body radiotherapy, and radio protectors.


Rahul Tendulkar, MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Rahul Tendulkar, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and then completed his residency training at the Cleveland Clinic Radiation Oncology Department.

Dr. Tendulkar is the Residency Program Director for the Department of Radiation Oncology and his specialty interests include breast cancer and prostate cancer.


Carmen Vermont, MD

Hillcrest Hospital

Carmen Vermont, MD, is on Staff in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Hillcrest Hospital. She is board-certified in radiation oncology and her specialty interests include breast cancer, lymphoma, and pediatric radiation oncology.


Andrew Vassil, MD

Strongsville

Andrew Vassil, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He then went on to complete his Residency at Cleveland Clinic's Department of Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Vassil specializes in the latest radiotherapy treatments available for breast, lung, and prostate cancers. He is currently a Staff Physician at Cleveland Clinic Strongsville Family Health and Surgery Center.


Gregory Videtic, MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Gregory M.M. Videtic, MD, CM, FRCPC, received his medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He completed a first residency in family medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He later carried out a clinical research fellowship in geriatrics at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.

He has been a Staff Physician at the London Regional Cancer Centre, London, Ontario; the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.; and is currently Section Head for Thoracic Malignancies in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Cleveland Clinic.

His specialty interests include radioprotectants, radiosensitizers, stereotactic body radiotherapy, altered fractionation and treatment toxicity.


Jennifer Yu, MD, PhD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Jennifer Yu, MD, PhD, received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and then completed her residency training at the University of California San Francisco General Hospital.

Dr. Yu was appointed to Cleveland Clinic's Radiation Oncology Department in 2011 and specializes in treating breast cancer and central nervous system malignancies using radiation therapy.

Ping Xia, Ph.D. - Chief Medical Physicist

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Ping Xia, PhD, received her doctorate in physics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is a Professor of Molecular Medicine and is Head of Medical Physics, Radiation Oncology for Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and regional radiation oncology facilities. Dr. Xia has been awarded The Don DiGeronimo Endowed Chair in Medical Physics.

Dr. Xia specializes in treatment planning and delivery in intensity modulated radiotherapy and image guided radiotherapy. Her research interests are in the development of four-dimensional radiation therapy, quantitative dosimetry for treatment outcomes, and the development of an informatics system for radiotherapy.


Toufik Djemil, Ph.D.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Toufik Djemil, PhD, DABR, is a staff physicist and the lead medical physicist of the Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Program at the Cleveland Clinic. He earned a PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Djemil’s primary clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery in both intra and extra-cranial using Gamma Knife and Linac based modalities (Novalis and Synergy_S). His research interests include innovative radiation modalities and the investigation and implementation of novel techniques for state-of-the-art treatments in radiation oncology.


Andrew Godley, Ph.D.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Andrew Godley, PhD, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic. He earned a PhD in High Energy Physics from the University of Sydney.

Dr. Godley’s primary clinical interests include brachytherapy, HDR, Gamma Knife, IMRT and IGRT. His research interests include online adaptive planning, deformable image registration, and image segmentation.


Matthew Kolar, M.S.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Matthew Kolar, MS, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic. He earned a Master’s Degree in physics with a medical physics concentration from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Kolar’s interests include image guided radiotherapy, stereotactic body radiotherapy, brachytherapy, and quality assurance.


Anthony Magnelli, M.S.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Anthony Magnelli, MS, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic. He earned a Master’s Degree in physics from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Magnelli’s clinical interests include stereotactic radiotherapy to lung and spine, intensity-modulated radiotherapy and linear accelerator QA. His research interests include post-implant 1-125 prostate seed migration and radiotherapy quality assurance devices.


Lama Muhieddine Mossolly, M.S.

Strongsville

Lama K. Muhieddine Mossolly, MS, is a staff physicist and lead physicist at the Cleveland Clinic satellite at the Strongsville Family Health and Surgery Center. She earned her Master’s Degree from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ms. Mossolly performs monthly and annual quality assurance tests and is responsible for radiation safety procedures and tasks, as well as making sure the department meets the State of Ohio regulations.


Gennady Neyman, Ph.D.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Gennady Neyman, PhD, DABR, is a staff physicist and is a lead medical physicist for the Gamma Knife Center at the Cleveland Clinic. He earned a doctoral degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Neyman’s specialty interests include stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy.


Michael Ohm, M.S.

Fairview Hospital

Michael J. Ohm, MS, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic and is located primarily at the Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital, Moll Pavilion. He earned a Master’s of Science Degree in radiological physics from the University of Cincinnati Medical School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mr. Ohm’s areas of interest include a wide variety of physics applications for radiation oncology, including external beam using IMRT and IGRT, brachytherapy, treatment planning/dosimetry, and computing.


Malika Ouzidane, Ph.D.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Malika Ouzidane, PhD, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic. She earned a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.

Dr. Ouzidane’s clinical interests include external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy, both intra and extra-cranial, Gamma Knife and Novalis platforms, intensity modulated radiation therapy and image guided radiation therapy. Her research interests include the use of the Calypso 4D localization and tracking system in the treatment of prostate cancer.


Peng Qi, Ph.D.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Peng Qi, PhD, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic. He earned a Ph.D. in Physics from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He then completed his Physics Residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Qi’s primary clinical interests include treatment planning, intensity modulated radiotherapy, and image guided radiotherapy. His research interests include adaptive planning, image-guided radiotherapy, and in vivo dosimetry.


Curtis Reece, M.Sc.

Independence

Curtis Reece, MSc, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic and is located at the Department of Radiation Oncology in Independence. He earned a Master’s Degree in Medical Physics with a specialty in Medical Imaging from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Mr. Reece specializes in External Beam Radiotherapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy.


Maria Rybak, M.S.

Hillcrest Hospital

Maria Rybak, MS, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic and is located at Hillcrest Hospital. She earned a Master’s of Science Degree in medical physics from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ms. Rybak’s specialty interests include Brachytherapy, External Beam Radiotherapy, Image Guided Radiation Therapy, and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy.


Michael Strongosky, MMSc

Hillcrest Hospital

Michael Strongosky, MMSc, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic and is located at Hillcrest Hospital. He earned a Master’s of Medical Science Degree in radiation oncology physics from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Strongosky’s specialties include Brachytherapy, External Beam Radiotherapy, and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy.


Eric Tischler, M.S.

Fairview Hospital

Eric Tischler, MS, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic and is located at Fairview Hospital. He received his Master’s of Science Degree in physics from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Tischler’s specialties include Brachytherapy, Image Guided Radiation Therapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, and Radiation Therapy Physics.


Matthew Vossler, M.S.

Wooster

Matthew K. Vossler, MS, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic. He earned a Master’s of Science Degree in radiological physics from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Mr. Vossler’s areas of interest include a wide variety of physics applications for radiation oncology, including external beam using IMRT, treatment planning/dosimetry, and computing.


D. Allan Wilkinson, Ph.D.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Allan Wilkinson, PhD, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic and Director of the Physics Residency Program. He earned his PhD from Yale University.

Dr. Wilkinson’s clinical and research interests are centered on brachytherapy and hyperthermia. He is co-director of the Medical Physics Graduate Program at Cleveland State University.


Naichang Yu, Ph.D.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Naichang Yu, PhD, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic. He earned a PhD in physics from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Yu’s current interests include improvement in treatment plan optimization in external beam treatment, image guided radiation therapy, and brachytherapy.


Tingliang Zhuang, Ph.D.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Tingliang Zhuang, PhD, is a staff physicist at the Cleveland Clinic. He earned a PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Zhuang’s primary clinical interests include stereotactic radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, and image guided therapy. His research interests include developing and implementing novel treatment techniques and applications of novel cone-beam CT image reconstruction for image guided therapy.

Alexandru Almasan, Ph.D.

Alexandru Almasan, PhD, attended the University of Brasov in Brasov, Romania, and then completed his Doctorate at the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Almasan's specialty interests include cell cycle regulation and cancer, radiation biology, hematologic malignancies, and prostate cancer.

Throughout your radiation therapy treatments you will work Nurse Practitioners (NPs). NPs play an active role in your treatment in collaborating with your staff physician to perform physical exams, review treatment and follow laboratory and radiology results on a daily basis. They are a constant member of the radiation oncology team, providing consistent care to you and your caregivers with an additional focus on quality of life and symptom management.

Elisabeth Dolan
Elisabeth “Libby” Dolan, MSN, ONC ACHPN

Libby graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2005 then went on to study nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Libby worked on a women’s surgical oncology unit while obtaining her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University with a focus in oncology and palliative care. After completing her MSN in 2011, Libby worked in palliative care before turning her interests to radiation oncology.

Libby joined the Radiation Oncology program at Cleveland Clinic as a Nurse Practitioner in 2013. She works closely with physicians to coordinate patient care and treatment and manage side effects with a special focus on patients with gynecologic and breast cancers. Libby has published articles related to managing cancer pain and other symptoms and is certified in Oncology Nursing as well as Hospice and Palliative Nursing.


Molly Freeman
Molly Freeman, MSN, ANP-BC

Molly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Elmira College in New York in 1998. For five years, she worked with women diagnosed with gynecological malignancies. Working within both inpatient and outpatient areas, she administered care over the spectrum of treatment for these patients, from post-surgical resection, to chemotherapy, and end of life care. She graduated with her Masters of Science degree in Nursing from Ursuline College in 2008. After obtaining her Nurse Practitioner license, she cared for patients in a family practice setting for 3 years.

Molly joined the Radiation Oncology program at Cleveland Clinic as a Nurse Practitioner in 2011. She works closely with her collaborating physician, Dr. Gregory Videtic, to coordinate the care of patients diagnosed with thoracic malignancies. The most rewarding part of her job is the gratification she feels when she has had the opportunity to provide comfort to a patient.


Bridgett Harr
Bridgett Harr, MSN, NP-C OCN

Bridgett graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2007. After graduation, Bridgett worked on a medical/surgical oncology unit at Cleveland Clinic. Bridgett obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing at Kent State University in 2012.

Bridgett joined the Radiation Oncology program at Cleveland Clinic as a Nurse Practitioner in 2012. She works closely with physicians to coordinate patient care and treatment and manage side effects. Bridgett is involved in a multi-disciplinary survivorship clinic for patients with head and neck cancers. She has presented at multiple head and neck cancer conferences and is certified in oncology nursing.


Sherry Soeder
Sherry Soeder, MSN, CNP, AOCNP, ACHPN

Sherry graduated from Youngstown State University with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree and Master of Science in Nursing from Ursuline College.

Sherry joined the Radiation Oncology program at Cleveland Clinic as a Nurse Practitioner in 2003. She works very closely with the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center and physicians to coordinate patient care and treatment and manage side effects. In 2012, Sherry received the Nursing Alliance Award, which is a Nursing Excellence Award presented during Nurses’ week at Cleveland Clinic. She is certified in both oncology and palliative medicine nursing. Sherry has presented at numerous conferences.


Richard Thousand
Richard Thousand MSN, CNP, RN

Richard, originally a Registered Respiratory Therapist, graduated from the Huron School of Nursing in 2003 and Ursuline College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He worked in the Intensive Care Unit of Cleveland Clinic at Huron Road. In 2007, Richard completed his MSN from Case Western Reserve University as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with a sub-specialty in cardiology.

Richard joined the Radiation Oncology department at Cleveland Clinic as a Nurse Practitioner in 2007. He currently works with several collaborating physicians to coordinate patient care, manage side-effects, and offer support and guidance to patients with prostate cancer. Richard is involved in a multi-disciplinary survivorship program for patients with prostate cancer.

The Department of Radiation Oncology is comprised of several other team members that directly or indirectly assist our patients throughout his or her cancer treatment.

Coordinators

Radiation Oncology coordinators are administrative support representatives who assist in maintaining a variety of clinical programs, events and activities in the department of Radiation Oncology. Along with establishing schedules for events the coordinator represents programs effectively and professionally. The coordinators work collaboratively with both internal and external clientele.


Medical Dosimetrists

The dosimetrist has the education and expertise necessary to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations in collaboration with the medical physicist and radiation oncologist. The dosimetrist designs a treatment plan by means of a computer to deliver a prescribed radiation dose. When designing a plan, the dosimetrist takes into consideration the dose-limiting normal structures, such as the lens of the eye, the spinal cord, or the heart.


Medical Secretaries

Medical Secretaries perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties to support the physician staff in Radiation Oncology. These duties include: answering phone calls, handling and preparing correspondence, and keeping accurate and up-to-date schedules for the physicians. They must be well organized in order to maximize the efficiency of their physician's time.


Nursing

Delivering compassionate care to patients and their families is the primary focus of the nurses in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Cleveland Clinic.

We strive to provide excellent nursing care to:

  • Maximize health
  • Enhance quality of life
  • Relieve suffering
  • Provide education and support to patients and their families.

Promoting an environment that respects diversity, enhances quality of life and preserves human dignity, radiation oncology nurses collaborate with other professionals involved in patient care, including doctors, nurse practitioners, dieticians and social workers.


Patient Service Representatives

Patient Service Representatives provide our Radiation Oncology patients with excellent customer support. This group of trained individuals work with the patients to schedule a variety of complex appointments over the duration of their treatment. Additionally, they check patients in for treatments, offer support and provide information concerning financial clearance. Dedicated to patient satisfaction, our Patient Service Representatives strive for excellence to meet the needs of our diverse patient population.


Radiation Therapists

The radiation therapist is an integral part of the cancer treatment team. The therapist administers and records targeted doses of prescribed radiation. The radiation therapists are compassionate professionals educated in physics, radiation safety, human anatomy and patient care.


Research

The Radiation Oncology research team has the responsibility of oversight of numerous clinical research trials. These trials include therapeutic, retrospective, chart review, and database studies. The research team is comprised of a biostatistician, a data coordinator, regulatory coordinators, a research nurse, and a research supervisor. Our current Radiation Oncology clinical research trials are available online.


Special Procedure Group

The special procedures team consists of Radiation Therapists that have advanced training in the delivery of internal radiation therapy. Procedures include: intracavitary implants, interstitial implants, ocular implants, hyperthermia, and brachytherapy for treatment of the prostate.


Van Drivers

Our Van Drivers play an integral role in patient care. The drivers provide transportation for those patients that would not be able to get the treatment they need due to lack of transportation. The drivers promote a positive Cleveland Clinic experience by being courteous, safe, service minded and helpful. They cover a 30 mile radius between the patient’s residence and main campus. They provide assistance as well as a friendly ear when necessary!

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