Suchit Patel, M.D., Ph.D. joins Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Houma

HOUMA, La. – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Houma, a partnership with Terrebonne General Health System, is pleased to announce the addition of radiation oncologist Suchit Patel, M.D., Ph.D. to its medical staff. Patel will begin practicing at the Cancer Center’s Houma location on Nov. 1.

Patel has been with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center for more than two years and has been practicing at the Cancer Center’s Baton Rouge, Hammond and Gonzales locations. The majority of his practice will now be focused in Houma.

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. 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 will be joining our experienced oncology team in Houma,” said Jonas Fontenot, Ph.D., chief operating officer and chief of medical physics, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “With his depth of experience and wealth of knowledge, we look forward to the immediate and positive impact that he will have on patient care in the Bayou community.”

Patel will be replacing radiation oncologist Jeffrey Long, M.D. who is set to retire on Dec. 31. Long has been treating patients for the Cancer Center in Houma for more than 10 years. Patel will begin treating a majority of Long’s patients to ensure a smooth transition of care.

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty using various forms of radiation in treating cancer. For more information or to make an appointment with Patel, please call (985) 876-9045 or visit


About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for more than 50 years. The cancer care organization provides care at nine centers in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Houma, Gonzales, Zachary and Natchez, Mississippi, and its service area encompasses southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi regions. Mary Bird Perkins has a strategic partnership with OneOncology and the largest radiation and medical oncology groups from across the area including exclusive partnerships with Southeastern Louisiana Radiation Oncology Group, which provides radiation therapy throughout Mary Bird Perkins’ service areas, Northshore Oncology Associates, serving St. Tammany and Washington Parishes, specifically the communities of Covington and Slidell and Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates, which services the Greater Baton Rouge area. For more information, please visit