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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

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Department of Radiation Medicine

The Department of Radiation Medicine provides a wide range of radiation medicine services to adult and pediatric patients in Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Westchester. The highly experienced radiation oncologists and treatment teams utilize state-of-the-art technology and ensure quality care through evidence-based treatment and one-of-a-kind patient safety programs.

Treatment is provided in a caring and professional environment by staff members that are dedicated to making each patient’s visit as informative and stress-free as possible. Our physicians and medical physicists actively participate in research to advance the field of radiation medicine and to educate the next generation of radiation oncologists.

Radiation Medicine is the use of radiation to damage cancer cells, which are quickly growing cells.Radiation is most harmful to these quickly growing cells preventing them from growing and dividing.

Each patient is incredibly unique and so is the care and treatment the department provides. A team approach lets the patient and their families remain focused on their well-being, knowing that all the resources of Northwell Health are behind them to assure that the most effective treatments are offered and utilized.

Radiation oncologists play the leadership role as part of the multidisciplinary Department of Radiation Medicine team. They prescribe an appropriate plan of radiation therapy that is customized to each individual patient. The nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants in the department are registered professionals with specialized training in oncology. Each treatment team is dedicated to delivering the highest level of quality care with compassion and respect, and committed to ensuring patient safety and satisfaction.