Comprehensive, Fully Accredited Radiation Oncology Residency program
The Radiation Oncology Physician Residency Program at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, is a comprehensive, fully accredited four-year program dedicated to excellence in education.
Our program's mission is to prepare highly motivated physicians for successful careers in academic radiation oncology. Toward this end, the rigorous program combines extensive training in radiation physics and radiation biology but is anchored by a strong foundation of exceptional multidisciplinary patient care. While the technology available in our department is world class, the radiology oncology training program prepares residents to be expert multidisciplinary evidenced-based decision makers.
Comprehensive Clinical Experiences at University Hospitals State-of-the-Art Facilities
The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Radiation Oncology Physician Residency Program treats over 250 patients per day across 10 clinical facilities in the Greater Cleveland area. While the department overall is decentralized, the majority of the resident's time is spent on clinical rotations at the main campus of UH Seidman Cancer Center. In addition to an extensive use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), current treatment modalities include:
- Cyberknife for both intracranial and extracranial tumors
- Gamma knife radiosurgery
- High dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy
- Low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy
- Intraoperative radiation therapy (Mobetron)
- Linear accelerator-based stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
- Proton beam therapy
- Total body irradiation
- Total skin electron beam
In addition, University Hospitals provides brachytherapy services for both prostate and gynecological cancer. And all of the patients from the adjoining University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital are treated within our department providing a busy pediatric service.
Top Nationally Acclaimed Cancer Research and Clinical Trials
Clinical trial participation is a top priority and the Department is consistently one of the nation's top accruers to the National Research Group (NRG) Oncology trials. The Radiation Oncology Physician Residency Program continues to provide state-of-the-art treatment options, which culminated in the opening of our proton beam facility in July 2016.
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