Our Purpose – To Improve the Lives of Cancer Patients
Led by Daniel Spratt, MD, the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Radiation Oncology team is a world-class team comprised of more than 150 of the most compassionate and talented individuals. Our team specializes in the personalized assessment, planning, delivery, coordination, education, and research of radiation therapy to treat cancer and select benign conditions.
Simply put, we provide a comprehensive end-to-end solution for patients seeking compassionate care using the latest treatment options and clinical trials, an internationally recognized training center with one of the most comprehensive arrays of radiotherapy treatment options, and a world-class research program from bench to bedside.
Message from Chair
I am incredibly proud to be leading and working with a world-class team of hundreds of the most compassionate and talented individuals, all with the singular focus of providing cancer care the way it should be - all about the patient. Whether you are a patient, family member, caregiver, researcher, scientist, physician, or student, I welcome you to our UH Seidman Cancer Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology.
Daniel Spratt, MD
Vincent K Smith Chair
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. University Hospitals’ mission echoes throughout UH Seidman Cancer Center and the Department of Radiation Oncology.
What Makes Us Different?
We are proud to be the only center in Cleveland and among only a few centers worldwide to offer stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, intra-operative radiotherapy, low-dose, and high-dose-rate brachytherapy, total skin electron therapy, total body radiotherapy, proton beam therapy, and radiopharmaceutical therapy with radium-223 and Lutetium-177 PSMA. Less than 5% of the centers worldwide offer this comprehensive array of radiation treatment options. These technologies represent a sizable investment to ensure our patients have access to the latest technologies. However, this is only half of the equation to receiving a successful course of radiation therapy. Comprised of experts in planning and delivering radiotherapy, we require exquisite precision from our incredible radiation therapists, dosimetrists, and medical physicists.
One of the only healthcare organizations to be ranked in the top 10 organizations that excel in diversity and inclusion.
Modern Healthcare recognized ten organizations that have bolstered the diversity of their workforces, including the leadership and governance ranks. UH was one of the only hospital systems to make the list. Over 50% of our department leadership is female, and over 15% of our physicians are underrepresented in medicine.
One of only 38 centers in the USA to offer proton beam therapy
The significant advantage of proton therapy treatment over standard radiation therapy is that protons slowly deposit their energy as they travel towards the cancerous tumor, and then due to a unique physical characteristic called the Bragg Peak, deposit the majority of the radiation dose directly in the tumor and travel no further through the body.
One of 53 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers
Of the nearly 900 cancer centers in the USA, only 53 have achieved NCI-designated status as a comprehensive cancer center. This is based on excellence in scientific leadership, resources, and the depth and breadth of their research in basic, clinical, and prevention, cancer control, and population science. The comprehensive cancer center was one of the few that received “exceptional” status.
One of Forbes 2022 “America’s Best Large Employers”
Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 23 hospitals (including five joint ventures), more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and over 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. UH is one of the largest employers in Northeast Ohio, with more than 30,000 employees.
Top accruing member site to the National Clinical Trial Network
UH Seidman is part of only 32 Lead Academic Participating Sites and is a leader in clinical trial accrual.
One of only 32 NCCN member institutions in the country
UH Seidman is part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is part of NCCN's not-for-profit alliance of 32 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education.
While having the latest technology and talented minds are needed to be a world-class center of excellence, they are only half the story to provide exceptional care. Our team is comprised of hundreds of compassionate people who work together to treat patients the way they would want their family to be treated.
UH Rainbow Babies & Children's is a trusted leader in pediatric cancer care
UH Rainbow Babies & Children's is a 244-bed, full-service children's hospital, and academic medical center. A trusted leader in pediatric health care for over 130 years, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's consistently ranks among the top children's hospitals in the nation.
Only Freestanding Cancer Hospital in Northeast Ohio
Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient cancer care is delivered at UH Seidman Cancer Center, the only free-standing cancer hospital in Northeast Ohio. A simple elevator ride takes you between our large radiation oncology department, infusion center, breast center, and numerous inpatient floors and outpatient surgery and medical clinics.
Innovative Research & Clinical Trials
We are here for the patient. UH Seidman Cancer Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology has also pioneered numerous cutting-edge technologies and treatments through our dedication to the design and conduct of clinical trials.
While excellence lives within the Department of Radiation Oncology, we recognize that the patient's journey goes beyond our doors. Thus, we are proud to work as part of incredible multi-disciplinary teams to make this journey as seamless and exceptional as possible.