Brachytherapy Fellowship

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center offers a fellowship in Brachytherapy for radiation oncologists who wish to develop additional technical skills and experience in brachytherapy. The fellowship is based entirely at Moffitt.  

Brachytherapy Facilities/Equipment

The department has a High-Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy suite with fluoroscopic imaging where the large majority of treatments are delivered, as well as a pre-procedure/recovery area housed in the department. CT-based simulation and an MRI unit for image fusion/tumor visualization are located in the department. Some implant procedures occur in operating rooms here at Moffitt and other implants are performed in our departmental procedure room. We also perform intraoperative radiation therapy for breast cancer and radioembolization of liver tumors in conjunction with Interventional Radiology.

Moffitt is the third-busiest cancer center in the country; the brachytherapy procedure volumes reflect this fact. In the past year, our faculty performed more than 250 brachytherapy procedures. The department is the highest-volume user of Theraspheres in North America. 

Goals and Objectives

  • Expand knowledge of indications for brachytherapy across a broad range of malignancies including prostate cancer, gynecologic cancers, head and neck cancers, skin cancers, gastrointestinal cancers, sarcomas, breast cancers, and liver tumors.
  • Gain technical proficiency in brachytherapy treatment of the above disease sites.
  • Develop procedural skills to safely and effectively perform brachytherapy treatments for these patients. 

Research

The fellow is expected to participate in clinical outcomes research and will be expected to undertake at least one research project leading to publication.

Current Fellow: Anupam Rishi, MD
Dr. Rishi attended the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata, India, graduating in 2008. He then completed a radiation oncology residency in Chandigarh (January 2009 – December 2011). He received a Medal of Academic Excellence in Residency while there. He stayed on there for six months in an instructorship, then moved to the Department of Radiation Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital (probably the premier institution in the country), where he stayed until 2015. He completed a Head and Neck Fellowship at Princess Margaret (2015-16) and then an "Advanced Radiation Oncology" fellowship at Moffitt, prior to starting our Brachytherapy Fellowship.

Faculty

Daniel Fernandez, MD, PhD
Lou Harrison, MD
Michael Montejo, MD
Kosj Yamoah, MD, PhD
Roberto Diaz, MD, PhD
Amber Orman, MD
Sarah Hoffe, MD
Jessica Frakes, MD
Arash Naghavi, MD, MS 

Length of Program

1 year, beginning July 1 

Number of Positions

1

Eligibility

Applicants must have completed an accredited Radiation Oncology residency program. Foreign medical graduates are welcome to apply, but they must be ECFMG-certified. 

Application Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE results 

Applications are due by January 15 of the year in which the applicant wishes to start the fellowship. 

Please submit applications materials to angie.courtney@moffitt.org or mail to:

Moffitt Cancer Center
Attn: Angie Courtney
12902 USF Magnolia Drive
MCC-GME
Tampa, FL 33612
813-745-8535 

Program Director

Daniel Fernandez MD, PhD
Brachytherapy Fellowship Director
12902 USF Magnolia Drive, MCC-Rad Onc
Tampa, FL 33612
813-745-3547