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Miami Cancer Institute Adds New Expert To Radiation Oncology Department

Radiation oncologist Dr Rupesh Kotecha has joined the Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida's unique and integrated Radiation Oncology department, which offers standard photon therapy and soon will open the region's first proton therapy centre.

Dr Kotecha will work alongside internationally renowned radiation oncologist Dr Minesh Mehta, the Institute's deputy director and chief of radiation oncology, to provide advanced cancer care and conduct clinical trials designed to help discover new and innovative ways to treat cancer with radiation therapy.

"Miami Cancer Institute continues to recruit some of the nation's best and brightest radiation oncologists, further building our team of highly skilled specialists and positioning the Institute as the region's premier destination for leading-edge radiation treatment," said Dr Mehta. "Dr Kotecha is an extremely innovative radiation oncologist. He will perform the most advanced and effective radiation therapies and provide our patients with personalised care that ensures the best possible outcomes."

Dr Kotecha's research background and clinical interests have focused on optimizing radiosurgical treatment of brain metastases. He comes to Miami Cancer Institute from Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute in Cleveland, where he completed a five-year residency in radiation oncology. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr Kotecha has received numerous awards and honours for his clinical excellence and accomplishments in research and teaching. He has been an invited presenter at many symposiums and has published book chapters and dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Radiation Oncology, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Practical Radiation Oncology. He also serves as an editorial contributor on the topic of brain cancer for PracticeUpdate, an online resource for healthcare providers.

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