Our team of radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, physicists, therapists, and nurses are all specially trained to treat specific cancers and we work side-by-side with other Johns Hopkins experts, including surgical oncology, medical oncology, pathology, and interventional radiology to create individualized treatment plans for each patient, using targeted technologies including Proton Therapy and procedures such as Brachytherapy. Our patient safety program - cited as one of the best in the nation - employs quality assurance protocols and innovative techniques to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our patients.
Director of Radiation Oncology: Dr. Akila Viswanathan
Dr Akila Viswanathan talks about clinical excellence at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Each person who comes to us needing treatment can expect individualized treatment plans and comprehensive consultations geared to answering every question. We also ensure that each patient is put at ease to ensure thorough preparation for the treatment. We provide the highest standard of quality care, accredited by the American Society of Radiation Oncology (APEX).
Collaborative Precision Therapy
We provide a broad base of support for patients, families and caregivers; including mental, social and spiritual health. Visit Kimmel Cancer Center’s Duffey Family Patient and Family Services Program.
With high-end technology and a commitment to solid, evidence-based practice, our researchers continue to pioneer new findings in molecular radiation sciences, findings that lead to new treatments, higher levels of safety, and ever increasing hope for patients and their families.
Patient StoryRicks' Story
Strong faith, work commitments and support from family and friends have helped Ricardo Ricks stay positive during his multi-year battle with lung cancer. "I don't live with cancer," says Ricks. "Cancer lives with me."