Suchit Patel, M.D., Ph.D. Joins Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Medical Staff

(Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is pleased to announce the addition of radiation oncologist Suchit H. Patel, M.D., Ph.D., to its medical staff. Dr. Patel will begin practicing today at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center in Baton Rouge, La. and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Hammond and Covington, La. locations.

Dr. Patel is a summa cum laude graduate of New York Insititute 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. He has authored a number of publications, delivered many presentations at oncology conferences and holds several active grants.

“We are thrilled and honored that Dr. Patel is joining our oncology team,” said Charles G. Wood, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at Mary Bird Perkins. “With his depth of experience and previous work at one of the most prestigious cancer centers in the world, we look forward to the immediate and positive impact that he will have on patient care.”

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty using various forms of radiation in treating cancer. For more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Patel, please visit


About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for almost 50 years. The cancer care organization provides care at nine centers in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Houma, Gonzales, Zachary, and Natchez, and its service area encompasses 18 parishes across Southeast Louisiana and several counties in Mississippi. For more information, please visit