What’s SRS, SBRT? Our Newest Radiation Oncologist Dr. Suchit Patel Explains

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is excited to continue to grow its talented team of doctors with the addition of Suchit H. Patel, M.D., Ph.D. He is the Cancer Center’s newest radiation oncologist with a wealth of invaluable experience, including utilizing Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT). Both of these treatment techniques are non-surgical radiation therapy and usually performed on an outpatient basis.

Dr. Patel is a summa cum laude graduate of New York Institute of Technology. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience from The Rockefeller University and a Doctor of Medicine with Honors in Service from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY. He completed his radiation oncology residency training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY, where he served as chief resident, was awarded the Mortimer J. Lacher Fellowship in radiation oncology and completed his postdoctoral research.

In addition to practicing at the Cancer Center in Baton Rouge, Dr. Patel will also be practicing at Mary Bird Perkins’ Hammond and Covington, La. locations. You can make an appointment with Dr. Patel by visiting marybirdlake.org/doctor/patel.

Watch Dr. Patel share more about the services he is excited to offer to the Cancer Center and why his family is looking forward to living in the south.