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  • The Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Radiation Oncology

    Meet the Team

    M. Yakub Puthawala, MD

    M. Yakub Puthawala, MD joined the radiation oncology department at Rhode Island Hospital in the summer of 1990. Puthawala is a clinical associate professor in the department of radiation oncology at Brown University. He has served as the director of brachytherapy at Rhode Island Hospital for the last few years. He is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology since 1991.

    Puthawala received his MD degree from India and then had training in general surgery for three years. He then had radiation oncology training in San Juan, Puerto Rico under well-known radiation oncologist, Victor Marcial, MD, after which he completed a one-year fellowship in radiation oncology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. He joined Rhode Island Hospital as an attending radiation oncologist in 1990.

    Puthawala has a broad range of knowledge in the treatment of several malignant diseases and has treated many challenging patients in this department. He has a particular interest and clinical expertise in the treatment of GYN cancers and head and neck cancers. Many challenging and difficult GYN cancers are being referred to him from nearby Massachusetts and nearby Connecticut. He is involved in research in the GYN Oncology Department at Women and Infants Hospital.

    Puthawala is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Brachytherapy Society, The American College of Radiation Oncology and the GYN Oncology Group.