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Akila N Viswanathan, M.D., M.P.H.

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Executive Vice Chair, Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

Female

Expertise: Brachytherapy, Gynecologic Cancers, Gynecologic Oncology , Gynecological Oncology, Gynecological/Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Uterine Cancer

Research Interests: Gynecologic malignancies; uterine cancers and image-guided brachytherapy

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Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Sibley Memorial Hospital
Appointment Phone: 202-537-4787

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-537-4787

Background

As an expert on gynecologic cancers and their treatment, Dr. Akila Viswanathan has published more than 130 articles and chapters, with her primary clinical and research interests focused on gynecologic malignancies, uterine cancers and image-guided brachytherapy. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Masters in Public Health and Masters in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, and completed residency in radiation oncology at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Viswanathan has held leadership positions in the American Brachytherapy Society and the American Society for Radiation Oncology, and serves on the committees of the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup and the Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee for the National Cancer Institute. She is on the editorial board of Gynecologic Oncology and Brachytherapy, and is an editor of the text Gynecologic Radiation Therapy: Novel Approaches to Image-Guidance and Management. She has been named to "America's Top Doctors" in 2014 and 2015 as listed in Newsweek.

Dr. Viswanathan sees patients at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

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Titles

  • Executive Vice Chair, Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Director of National Capital Region, Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Director of Johns Hopkins Gynecological Radiation Oncology
  • Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Professor of Oncology

Education

Degrees

  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1997)

Residencies

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital / Radiation Oncology (2002)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology / Radiation Oncology (2002, 2012)

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • "America's Top Doctors", Newsweek, 2014 - 2015

Memberships

  • American Brachytherapy Society
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup and the Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee for the National Cancer Institute
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