The Department of Radiation Oncology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, uses the most sophisticated technology available and employs expert personnel to deliver radiation therapy.
Care providers within the Department of Radiation Oncology care for more than 2,500 patients with malignant diseases each year. Each radiation oncologist at Mayo Clinic specializes in treating two or three types of cancer. This specialization ensures that even patients with rare cancers receive care from someone who is highly skilled at treating their specific condition.
The department offers the full spectrum of radiation therapy modalities, including:
- External beam radiation therapy
- High energy photon and electron beam radiation
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Proton beam therapy
In addition, the department offers more than 50 cancer clinical studies each year. Protocols are available for brain, breast, head and neck, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, and lung cancers, as well as lymphoma, melanoma and sarcoma.
The faculty members involved in the Radiation Oncology Clinical Medical Physics Residency and Fellowship include Ph.D. and M.S. medical physicists who collectively have a wealth of experience in every aspect of radiation oncology medical physics.
Areas of expertise include all areas of clinical practice, basic and applied research, and education and professional activities, as demonstrated through leadership in national organizations, the certification and peer-review process, and educational involvement.
Advisers and mentors
You are assigned a faculty adviser and mentors throughout this program. These individuals serve as contact points throughout your training.
Prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year and present their work during lectures. Fellows are encouraged to take full advantage of opportunities to interact with visiting experts.