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Department of Radiation Oncology

As one of the first departments of its kind established in Boston, the Radiation Oncology Department has earned a reputation for innovation in patient care, research and training. We harness the power of radiation therapy to treat cancers and specific benign conditions like keloids, trigeminal neuralgia and inflammatory diseases.
Gamma Knife therapist Stacey Francis prepares a patient for gamma knife treatment at Tufts Medical Center.

Revolutionizing radiation oncology

We pride ourselves not only on the sophistication of the care we provide, but on the compassionate way in which we provide it. While we strive to remain at the forefront of offering the latest radiation therapy technologies, we never forget the human side of our work.

As a sign of our commitment to staying on the cutting edge of radiation oncology, we continually invest in the latest technologies. With the installation of the PerfexionTM Gamma Knife®, Tufts Medical Center became the first and only hospital in Boston to offer what many clinicians consider to be the gold standard in stereotactic radiosurgery.  

Other specialized procedures include intensive modulation radiation therapy and brachytherapy — two technologies we helped to pioneer — along with stereotactic body radiation therapy and image-guided radiation therapy.

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Training + education

Students who enter our Radiation Oncology Residency Program ultimately emerge from it as board-eligible radiation oncologists who have the experience and confidence to practice independently.  

Diversity is at the heart of our program, where trainees and faculty from all backgrounds come together to advance our field. Our robust referral network directs patients from all walks of life who live with conditions ranging from early-stage illnesses to advanced palliative cases to our care. So, when our patients need us, our trainees are prepared to respond with clinical expertise and compassion.

Video tour by our Radiation Oncology Residency Program residents
From the program’s “family feel” to its immersive teaching and mentorship opportunities, hear directly from our residents why they chose to grow with our Radiation Oncology Residency Program.

Clinical research programs

Our Radiation Residency Oncology Program gives trainees the opportunity to care for patients undergoing clinical trials. Residents and medical student clinical research projects span from retrospective chart review, to inclusion in the development of investigator-initiated clinical trials. The Medical Physics Department has an active research program that provides medical students the opportunities to lead an independent project in treatment planning, dosimetry, imaging and radiobiological calculations. 

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Residencies + fellowships


Tufts Medicine met everything I wanted in a residency program. I was very impressed with the faculty and residents. It seemed like their breadth of clinical training, quality of education and the opportunities they’ve had was, compared to other programs, one of the best.
Utkarsh Shukla, MD
Radiation Oncology Resident
Tufts Medical Center, Tufts Medicine

Our leadership

Our leadership team gives us the guidance and support we need to ensure that the clinical, research and training goals of the department are met.

  • Department Chair & Director of the Residency Program, Tufts Medical Center: Matthew Katz, MD
  • Associate Clinic Director, Tufts Medical Center: John Mignano, MD
MRI radiation technologist prepping and helping patient put on headphones before MRI scan at Tufts Medical Center.
Our locations

From regular office visits to inpatient stays, our specialists across Tufts Medicine offer the best in healthcare, when and where our patients need it.

Stepahine Driver and  Evan Kyranos, both MRI Technologists, looking over and setting up MRI machine at MelroseWakefield Hospital.
Our doctors + care team

Our specialists and care team members across Tufts Medicine deliver unmatched healthcare with a personalized touch.

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