Unmatched in the Region
The Lifespan Cancer Institute’s radiation oncology department includes pioneering physicians, unique and sophisticated technology, and experienced staff.
Using an array of advanced technologies, the department of radiation oncology has a proven record of superior outcomes for patients who have been diagnosed with common and uncommon cancers of every type.
David Wazer, MD, an internationally recognized specialist in the treatment of breast cancer, leads the Lifespan Cancer Institute's radiation oncology program, which is affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is also a leading expert in the latest radiation therapies, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, high-dose-rate brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery. Under his guidance, the department is at the forefront of innovation and research for the treatment of cancer.
Expert Radiation Oncologists
Meet our team of expert radiation oncologists:
- Thomas DiPetrillo, MD
- Jaroslaw T. Hepel, MD
- Timothy J. Kinsella, MD
- Kara Leonard, MD
- Yakub Puthawala, MD
- David Wazer, MD
- Esther Yu, MD
Our Comprehensive Team
The program's team approach to care allows our physicians to share each other’s experiences and expertise to best serve each patient we treat. Our program works within the Lifespan Cancer Institute’s multidisciplinary services to meet all our patients’ needs. We encourage patients to use free services such as patient navigation, clinical social work, and complementary therapies.
Cancer Research and Clinical Trials
The Lifespan Cancer Institute is an active clinical trials site, committed to providing patients with the latest protocols. Our patients have access to groundbreaking new immunotherapies and other new and emerging cancer treatments at various stages of diagnosis and across many cancer types. Cancer treatments include the latest chemotherapy, biologic agents, radiation oncology, surgery, and image-guided procedures—many of which are not available elsewhere in New England. Our physicians actively participate in the Brown University Oncology Group, a unique regional clinical trials network that provides innovative approaches to cancer care.