Meet Our Medical Team

 

The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) is led by renowned radiation oncologists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine who are inspired by patients and driven by a passion for healing. Using a team approach to care, every patient receives an individualized treatment plan. Our physicians are involved in cutting-edge research and clinical trials, and are leading experts who have been formally trained in proton therapy to treat patients with a wide variety of cancers.

MPTC physicians provide a unique level of proton therapy experience and expertise, with an average of 18 years of clinical experience and a combined 20+ years of proton therapy experience.

In addition, MPTC is designed to be a regional resource, and radiation oncologists from other Mid-Atlantic health systems will also treat their patients here alongside our physicians.

To learn about MPTC's published research on proton therapy, please click here.

Read on to learn more about MPTC’s radiation oncologists, their expertise, and the cancer sites they treat with proton therapy.

Executive Director, Maryland Proton Treatment Center;
Professor and Isadore & Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Regine is a leader in the field of radiation oncology and a recognized expert in the areas of GI and CNS malignancies. He has served as a principal investigator for multiple NCI-sponsored clinical trials. His research has defined new standards of care for patients. He is co-inventor of the “GammaPod,” the first treatment system dedicated to the stereotactic radiation of early stage breast cancer and is co-editor of “Principles and Practices of Stereotactic Radiosurgery,” the first comprehensive textbook of its kind.

To learn more about Dr. Regine, please watch the video below:

 

  • Special InterestsBase of skull/paranasal sinuses, Central nervous system (brain/spine), Esophagus, GI (anus/rectum/stomach/colon/liver/pancreas), Head and neck (non-paranasal sinuses), sarcoma
  • Medical DegreeState University of New York Health and Science Center
  • ResidencyThomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Physician FellowshipsThomas Jefferson University Hospital and University of Florida, Radiation Oncology
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Medical Director, Maryland Proton Treatment Center
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Co-Director, Maryland Proton Alliance

Dr. Simone is an internationally recognized expert in the use of proton therapy to treat thoracic malignancies and for reirradiation, and in the development of clinical trial strategies and innovative research in thoracic radiation oncology and stereotactic body radiation therapy.

To learn more about Dr. Simone, please watch the video below:

  • Special InterestsThoracic Malignancies (lung cancer, mesothelioma, mediastinal diseases, thymic cancer)
  • Medical DegreeUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • ResidencyNational Cancer Institute
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Agarwal specializes in the use of proton therapy and advanced radiation therapy techniques and brings clinical experience from the Ohio State University. He received training in proton therapy from the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland. Dr. Agarwal will see patients from the state of Delaware and Cecil Country at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center.

  • Special InterestsHead and Neck, Genitourinary, Gynecologic, Spine
  • Medical DegreeSUNY Downstate Medical Center - College of Medicine
  • ResidencySUNY Downstate Medical Center - Radiation Oncology
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Amin brings nearly 40 years of experience to his research specializing in genitourinary cancers, prostate cancer, and brain tumors. He is particularly interested in improving outcomes for patients with recurrent or aggressive prostate cancer using multi-modal approaches.

  • Special InterestsGenitourinary, Prostate, Brain Tumors
  • Medical DegreeUniversity of Bombay, India
  • ResidencyUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

An active researcher involved in a number of clinical trials at MPTC, Dr. Badiyan is particularly interested in using proton therapy to treat gastrointestinal, breast and thoracic cancers. His research also focuses on using advanced radiation therapy techniques, including proton therapy, to treat mobile tumors.

  • Special InterestsGastrointestinal (including anal canal, bile duct, colon, esophagus, liver, pancreas, rectum, stomach), Breast, Lung, Thoracic, Pediatric
  • Medical DegreeUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • ResidencyMallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Physician FellowshipsPaul Scherrer Institute
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Program Director, Radiation Oncology Residency Program
Medical Director, Tate Cancer Center, Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Dr. Citron has a particular interest in breast cancer and other cancers that affect women. She received training in proton therapy from the Institute Curie in Paris, France. Dr. Citron will see patients from Anne Arundel County at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center.
  • Special InterestsBreast and gynecologic cancers, Women's health
  • Medical DegreeWake Forest University School of Medicine
  • ResidencyUniversity of Chicago, Illinois
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Professor, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Dritschilo has more than 20 years in clinical practice as a radiation oncologist, specializing in the treatment of breast and prostate cancer, radiation medicine, intraoperative radiation therapy, brachytherapy and three dimensional conformal radiotherapy. He is a translational scientist and has published more than 200 research articles in medical and scientific journals regarding the basic molecular mechanisms of cancer and the clinical translation of laboratory research to patient care.
  • Special InterestsBreast, Prostate
  • Medical DegreeCollege of Medicine of New Jersey
  • ResidencyJoint Center for Radiation Therapy, Harvard Medical School
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Physician, Department of Radiation Oncology at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Schar Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Eblan is trained in all aspects of radiation oncology, and has particular clinical expertise in thoracic, gastrointestinal, breast, central nervous system and pediatric malignancies.
  • Special InterestsBrain, Breast, Gastrointestinal, Head and Neck, Lung, Pediatric
  • Medical DegreeUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • ResidencyUniversity of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Kaiser comes to the Maryland Proton Treatment Center with experience in treating patients with breast, gastrointestinal and prostate cancers at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. Dr. Kaiser will see patients from Howard County at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center.

To learn more about Dr. Kaiser, please watch the video below:

  • Special InterestsGenitourinary (prostate), Head and neck cancers
  • Medical DegreeJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • ResidencyUniversity of California Irvine Integrated Radiation Oncology Program
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Physician, Department of Radiation Oncology at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Schar Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Kanani's professional interests include treatment of cancers of the prostate, brain, lung, esophagus, head and neck and gastrointestinal tract.

  • Special InterestsProstate, Brain, Lung, Esophagus, Head & Neck and Gastrointestinal tract
  • Medical DegreeUniversity of Texas Medical School at Galveston
  • ResidencyUniversity of Maryland Medical Center
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Kwok specializes in using proton therapy to treat pediatric patients. His clinical specialties include brain tumors, skull base tumors, and genitourinary tumors, including prostate and bladder cancers. He is an active researcher who serves as the principal investigator on several clinical trials.

  • Special InterestsLymphoma/leukemia/myeloma/bone marrow, Pediatric patients (with and without central nervous system cancers)
  • Medical DegreeAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
  • ResidencyUniversity of Maryland Medical Center
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

As a nationally and internationally recognized proton therapy physician, Dr. Malyapa has over a decade of experience treating cancers of the brain, base of skull, head and neck, spine and sarcoma in adult and pediatric patients. He will also focus on building MPTC’s clinical and research programs.

  • Special InterestsBase of skull/paranasal sinuses, Central nervous system (brain/spine), Head and neck (non-paranasal sinuses), Eye
  • Medical DegreeAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • ResidencyMallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • Special InterestsCentral Nervous System Cancer, Lung Cancer
  • Medical DegreeUniversity of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • ResidencyThomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Mohindra is a physician-scientist who treats patients with thoracic/lung and gynecologic cancers. His research includes efforts to find better ways to protect healthy tissue when using radiation therapy to destroy cancer cells.

  • Special InterestsGynecologic (vagina/cervix/endometrial), Thoracic (lung/mesothelioma/thymoma)
  • Medical DegreeUniversity of Mumbai, DR. D.Y. Patil Medical College
  • ResidencyTata Memorial Center, University of Mumbai, India; University of Wisconsin
  • Physician FellowshipsPrincess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto
  • Physician Research FellowshipsUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Nichols’s clinical research focuses on breast and gynecologic cancers, but she is experienced in treating patients with a wide variety of cancers. At the Maryland Proton Treatment Center, Dr. Nichols will see patients from Howard County who are in need of proton therapy.
To learn more about Dr. Nichols, please watch the video below:

  • Special InterestsBreast cancer, Gynecologic cancers
  • Medical DegreeUniversity of Maryland Medical Center
  • ResidencyUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Physician, Chesapeake Oncology Hematology Associates
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Patel specializes in utilizing advanced radiation therapy techniques, including proton therapy, to treat a variety of cancers. 

  • Special InterestsLung, Prostate, Breast, Head & Neck , Gastrointestinal (anal, liver, esophagus, pancreas, rectum, stomach) and Brain
  • Medical DegreeRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • ResidencyRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Physician, WellSpan Radiation Oncology at York Cancer Center;
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Pramanik specializes in treating breast cancers with radiation, and she is also experienced in treating patients with a wide variety of cancers.

To learn more about Dr. Pramanik, please watch the video below:

  • Special InterestsBreast, Head and Neck, Lung, Gynecologic
  • Medical DegreeKansas City University of Medicine
  • ResidencyUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Physician, Georgetown University Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Rudra specializes in treating patients with breast cancer, gynecologic malignancies, pediatric malignancies, and central nervous malignancies.

  • Special Interests Breast, gynecologic, pediatric, central nervous system.
  • Medical DegreeJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • ResidencyUniversity of Chicago
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Physician, WellSpan Radiation Oncology at York Cancer Center;
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

 Dr. Shokek specializes in treating brain, breast, prostate, head and neck, lung and pediatric cancers with radiation.

  • Special InterestsBrain, Breast, Prostate, Head and Neck, Lung and Pediatrics
  • Medical DegreeJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • ResidencyJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Snider's clinical research focuses center on Head and Neck Cancer, Sarcomas, Spinal Tumors, Pencil-Beam Scanning Proton Therapy, novel and advanced radiotherapy delivery techniques, and Hyperthermia/Thermoradiotherapy. He received training in Proton Therapy at the world-renowned Paul Scherrer Institute Center for Proton Therapy in Villigen, Switzerland. Dr. Snider treats a wide variety of tumors and is an active clinical researcher in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland.

  • Special InterestsHead and Neck Cancer, Sarcomas, Spinal Tumors, Pencil-Beam Scanning Proton Therapy, Novel Radiotherapy Techniques, and Hyperthermia/Thermoradiotherapy
  • Medical DegreeGeorgetown University School of Medicine
  • ResidencyUniversity of Maryland Medical Center
  • Physician FellowshipsClinical/Research Fellowship in Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Therapy, Paul Scherrer Institute, Center for Proton Therapy
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center
Director, Gastrointestinal Cancers at Georgetown University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School Medicine

Dr. Unger specializes in advanced radiation therapy techniques for a variety of cancers. He has a focus on clinical and translational research for gastrointestinal cancers.

  • Special InterestsGastrointestinal (esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, bile duct, colorectal, anus), sarcoma, central nervous system, breast
  • Medical DegreeUniversity of Virginia
  • ResidencyGeorgetown University
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director, Division of Translational Radiation Sciences
Co-Director, Maryland Proton Alliance

Dr. Vujaskovic is a renowned researcher in radiation biology. He is particularly interested in finding new ways to treat and eradicate deadly cancers through unique treatments like thermal therapy, which applies heat to tumors in an effort to improve clinical outcomes. At MPTC, he will lead the Maryland Proton Alliance – an important research consortium to advance patient-centered care and precision medicine – and will specialize in treating patients with prostate cancer.

  • Special InterestsGenitourinary (prostate/bladder/kidney/testicle)
  • Medical DegreeUniversity of Zagreb Medical School, Croatia
  • ResidencyMilitary Medical Academy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Physician FellowshipsUniversity of Colorado Cancer Center, Medical Oncology; Colorado State University, Radiological Health Services
  • CertificationRadiation Oncology

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