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About Ajay Sandhu, MD
Ajay Sandhu, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in treating genitourinary cancers, lung cancer and sarcoma. In particular, he is interested in the application of novel radiotherapeutic approaches in these diseases including intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), and four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and respiratory gating.
Dr. Sandhu is the medical director for the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He also serves as an investigator at UC San Diego for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), a national cooperative group focusing on clinical trials in radiation oncology.
He has published extensively on a variety of topics related to clinical applications of radiation and other modalities in treatment of cancer.
Dr. Sandhu has completed fellowship training in brachytherapy at the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom and a fellowship in radiosurgery from the University of Rochester, New York. He earned his medical degree from the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh, India. Dr. Sandhu is board-certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology and in medical radiotherapy and oncology by the Royal College of Radiologists, London.
Included among his awards are the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship in Cancer Research, the RSNA Roentgen Research Award and the American College of Radiation Oncology's Howard H. Wong Fellowship.
- Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
- University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
- University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Date Joined Staff
- Radiation Oncology
Conditions and Treatments
- Lung Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
- Genitourinary Cancers
- Respiratory Gating
- Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography (4DCT)
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