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Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum

Radiation Oncology
Indianapolis, IN
31 years experience male



Indianapolis, IN


IU Simon Cancer Center/Department of Radiation Oncology, 535 Barnhill Drive; RT041, Indianapolis, IN

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I am a member of the IU School of Medicine's Departments of Radiation Oncology, Pediatrics, and Neurological Surgery. I am also a physicist and protein chemist. So I live in the rare place that lets me understand the new technologies coming forward both in radiation oncology and in the huge area of novel, biologic agents and genetic/molecular medicine. And how it all works in combination. It is an exciting and complex time in medicine and having these tools let's me give my paitients the best care possible. Part of that is knowing my limitations and being willing to say "I don't know, but I'll find out." That is perhaps the most important thing a person can do in medicine: know their limits and how to find out information to help patients. It means being comfortable being part of a team. It keeps patients safe. It is an honor to be part of the IU Health system and to be able to care for both children and adults with both common and incredibly rare, complex tumors. ---------- ASTRO (adult) Service (ASTRO has members from across the world, but is focused on North America for the most part, the USA in particular): Health Care Policy Committee Government Relations Committee (was asked to be a member of these committees to help promote patient safety and close loop-holes in national law and policy that allow fraud in our field) --------------- COG (pediatric and young adult) Service (COG is a worldwide group based in North Americal but with members that are active from around the world): Retinoblastoma Committee Leader: Ocular Late Effects Task Force Rare Tumors Committee Hodgkins Committee Cancer Control Committee (quality of life issues) Neurocogintive Quality of Life Committee ---------------- Protocols that I am leading at the proton center include: Breast Sparing Proton Beam Therapy for Hodgkins Disease Prostate Quality of LIfe More are coming in the very near future. COG protocol team member: Retinoblastoma Nasopharyngeal Cancer ---------------- Reviewer for a number of international journals. Soon to be the Chief Editor of a journal (starting it from scratch via IU)

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Radiation Oncology

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Two parts: Part one: Go to your local, regular MD and discuss the symptoms and see if they can help you. It is statistically most likely an infection of some sort. Part two: Clearly you are worried about cancer and admit in your question you are smoking. It might be reasonable to guess you know you should quit. It is hard to quit..try to get help from the doc too. Having that support really helps success.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Not the biggest risk: Risk of one scan increases your lifetime risk about 0.08%...Low energy scans now even less. Annual from age 25 onward is about 3.8% risk. Older ct's were 1300 mrem...Annual exposure just living is 300 or so...If you live some places it can be 500 or 600 (more rock...Etc.). If it was needed, it likely helped more than hurt. If not needed, we teach to avoid unneeded radiation.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Some good data: Few with positive screens end up with cancer - just to put it in perspective. We need more data, but a quick read of this review suggests that even a positive rarely is associated with cancer.. http://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/74509.pdf.

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Nov 27, 2012
Dr. Buchsbaum is a valued and respected colleague. He takes care of each of his pediatric patients as if they were his own child.
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Dec 16, 2012
After finding out that I had to have radiation treatment folowing Prostrate surgury 6 years previously, I was very concerned and scared. Dr. B and his charge nurse meet with me for 2 hours. They ...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
Ive been treated by Dr B and his staff 3 y ago and Im in remission today. I couldnt be happier to have Dr B as my radio oncologist. He treated me due to my very complicated and inoperable tumor. He to...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

Dartmouth College
Graduated 1990MD


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Patent Pending: CSI board, US Patent Office
Molecular Kinetics Rearch Equipment Grant, Amphotech Corporate Grant
Roentgen Research Resident/Fellow Award, R.S.N.A.


American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology, Audit Committee
Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society
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