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Are there specialists in pediatric radiation oncology?
30 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
12 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
While there is no formal fellowship for pediatric radiation oncology there are people who have a focus in treating pediatric patients.
These physicians are most commonly at academic centers as opposed to in private practice.

In brief: Yes
While there is no formal fellowship for pediatric radiation oncology there are people who have a focus in treating pediatric patients.
These physicians are most commonly at academic centers as opposed to in private practice.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Just checked. St Jude indeed offers a clinical fellowship, not sure it is ACGME approved.also linked to the UFla Proton Facility.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Although all radiation oncologists have received pediatric radiation oncology training, a specialist in this area is available at most academic centers.
They will often be more up to date on the latest research and studies.

In brief: Yes
Although all radiation oncologists have received pediatric radiation oncology training, a specialist in this area is available at most academic centers.
They will often be more up to date on the latest research and studies.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Dr. Brian Lawenda
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Dr. Sumita Bhatia
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes there are
It is of utmost importance to seek a pediatric radiation oncologist who has either had a pediatrics fellowship or has treated multiple cases of pediatric cancers in radiation oncology.
The doses for pediatric cases are completely different than for adults, the planning is completely different and the diseases are also very different. I recommend going to a large academic center.

In brief: Yes there are
It is of utmost importance to seek a pediatric radiation oncologist who has either had a pediatrics fellowship or has treated multiple cases of pediatric cancers in radiation oncology.
The doses for pediatric cases are completely different than for adults, the planning is completely different and the diseases are also very different. I recommend going to a large academic center.
Dr. Sumita Bhatia
Dr. Sumita Bhatia
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
But almost always associated with a pediatric specialty hospital.
Consult with your pediatrician.

In brief: Yes
But almost always associated with a pediatric specialty hospital.
Consult with your pediatrician.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
In many large cities there are pediatric cancer specialist.
They are almost always at higher education or university settings. St jude's in tennessee is famous for children's cancer therapy and has pediatric radiation oncologists. All radiation oncologists however train and test in the knowledge for pediatric cancers.

In brief: Yes
In many large cities there are pediatric cancer specialist.
They are almost always at higher education or university settings. St jude's in tennessee is famous for children's cancer therapy and has pediatric radiation oncologists. All radiation oncologists however train and test in the knowledge for pediatric cancers.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and no
All radiation oncology training and certification involves pediatric therapy.
However, most radiation oncologists do not treat children after training. There are those of us that do specialize in this and can usually be found in major academic centers and children's hospitals with a cancer program.

In brief: Yes and no
All radiation oncology training and certification involves pediatric therapy.
However, most radiation oncologists do not treat children after training. There are those of us that do specialize in this and can usually be found in major academic centers and children's hospitals with a cancer program.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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Dr. Maher Eldadah
Pediatrics - Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes there are. Check with major Children Hospitals such as Boston Children, CHOP, Children Hospital of Los Angeles.

In brief: Yes
Yes there are. Check with major Children Hospitals such as Boston Children, CHOP, Children Hospital of Los Angeles.
Dr. Maher Eldadah
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Yes
Usually located or aligned with a major children's hospital with a oncology service.

In brief: Yes
Usually located or aligned with a major children's hospital with a oncology service.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Yes.
Some radiation oncologists treat both adults and children, but there are radiation oncologists at children's hospitals that treat children exclusively.

In brief: Yes.
Some radiation oncologists treat both adults and children, but there are radiation oncologists at children's hospitals that treat children exclusively.
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Dr. Craig MacArthur
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: And while some of
Us are experienced, we all call the experts on each coast and st jude in memphis for advice and discussion.

In brief: And while some of
Us are experienced, we all call the experts on each coast and st jude in memphis for advice and discussion.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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