About the Program

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The Department of Radiation Oncology is recognized nationally for the excellence of its Educational Programs. It is a busy, high-volume department, with a wide range of clinical and technical expertise.

Radiation Oncology Medical Residency Program»

Our fully accredited training program offers a five year residency, which begins with a transitional year sponsored by the Department of Radiation Oncology

This superior academic and clinical training program is equipped with the latest radiotherapy and radiosurgery technology and designed to prepare our residents to become further leaders in the practice of radiation oncology.

Radiation Physics Residency Program»

The CAMPEP-accredited Physics Residency Program in Radiation Oncology at Cleveland Clinic is a three-year training program.

The comprehensive program is equipped with the latest radiotherapy and radiosurgery technology related to: intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy (lung, spine), permanent prostate seed brachytherapy, total body irradiation, high dose rate brachytherapy for gynecologic malignancies, radioimmunotherapy, and intraoperative radiation.

Radiation Oncology Fellowship Program»

The Department of Radiation Oncology is offering a one-year PGY6 clinical fellowship program to graduating residents interested in advanced clinical training. The fellowship is individualized to the interests and backgrounds of the candidates selected. General radiation oncology, as well as sub-site/specialty, fellowships are available. Particular areas of clinical strength within the department include CNS, GU and Thoracic services.

Radiation Oncology Medical Dosimetry Program»

Cleveland Clinic's Medical Dosimetry Program offers a one-year training program to meet the demand for qualified dosimetrists. Graduates receive certificates, which qualify them to apply for the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) examination.

Radiation Oncology Radiation Therapy Program»

This program (recently established in affiliation with Kent State University) teaches students how to position, deliver, and record prescribed courses of radiation while applying radiation protection principles.


Treatment units include:

  • Fluoroscopic and CT simulators
  • 6 linear accelerators treating up to150 patients per day, including Elekta, Varian, BrainLab and Siemens technologies.
  • Experiences in 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy on Novalis and Novalis TX units
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • 2 Cone-beam CT
  • 4DRT
  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • prostate brachytherapy (seed implants)
  • HDR brachytherapy for gynecologic malignancies
  • Hyperthermia
  • Total body irradiation
  • Radioimmunotherapy (oral and parenteral)
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy

Cleveland Clinic Elective Program

Each elective rotation has an assigned preceptor who is responsible for planning the student curriculum for the department. With the varied patient population and the advantages gained in a group practice setting, the Cleveland Clinic offers every student a unique learning experience.

Residency & Fellowship Program

Program Coordinator

Carolyn Sanford
Department of Radiation Oncology
Cleveland Clinic - Desk T28
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44195
216.445.4379

Program Director

Rahul Tendulkar, MD
Department of Radiation Oncology
Cleveland Clinic - Desk T28
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44195

Chief Resident

Monica Shukla, MD
Cleveland Clinic - Desk T28
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44195

Medical Dosimetry

Program Coordinator

Lois Becker
Department of Radiation Oncology
Cleveland Clinic - Desk T28
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216.444.8783

Program Director

Matthew Kolar, MS
Department of Radiation Oncology
Cleveland Clinic - Desk T28
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Radiation Therapy Program

Program Director

Patricia A. Barrett
Department of Radiation Oncology
Cleveland Clinic - Desk T28
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
216.444.1929

Cancer Answers & Appointments

Speak with a cancer nurse specialist for appointment assistance and for answers to your questions about cancer locally at 216.444.7923 or toll-free 1.866.223.8100.

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET).

Referrals

Resources for medical professionals

  • Outpatient appointment referrals: 216.444.7923 or 866.223.8100
  • Inpatient hospital transfers: 800.553.5056
  • Referring Physician Concierge: 216.444.6196 or 216.312.4910.

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This information is provided by Cleveland Clinic and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

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