Department of Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Residency Program Virtual Tour

The Radiation Oncology Residency Program at Montefiore-Einstein offers world-class training within state-of-the-art facilities, in an environment that emphasizes evidence-based inquisition and care.

Shalom Kalnicki, MD, FASTRO, FACR, FACRO, Chairman, Radiation Oncology and Keyur Mehta, MD, Director, Radiation Oncology Residency Program 


 


 

Why our program could be right for you

Our comprehensive program combines a first-rate clinical experience with outstanding laboratory and translational research opportunities. Training in the diverse borough of the Bronx, our residents experience a wide range of cancer pathologies and develop the skills needed to become independent expert practitioners. Using state-of-the-art technology, residents train across all areas of radiation oncology, including brachytherapy, stereotactic radiation, intraoperative radiation and proton therapy. 

What sets Montefiore-Einstein apart

At Montefiore-Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 200 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore-Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News and World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2020” by U.S. News and World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $178M+ in research funding in 2019, placing Einstein 34th among 142 schools of medicine
  • 380+ NIH-funded grants awarded to Einstein
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore-Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore-Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore-Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore-Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley

200+

specialty care locations, with more coming soon

40,000+

employees

Home to notable programs and our Centers of Excellence

Located in the Norwood section of the Bronx, our flagship Moses Campus is home to numerous Centers of Excellence, including the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care. Residents gain experience across the many adult oncology and hematology services offered at this location, including a radiation suite, infusion unit and dedicated inpatient units.

Training at Montefiore-Einstein prepares residents to not only treat common clinical scenarios, but also acquire the confidence to treat the rarest and most complex clinical cases.

Amanda Rivera, MD

Current Faculty Member, Radiation Oncology, Class of 2020

Offering the most advanced technology for radiation therapy

Training within our state-of-the-art, 15,000-square-foot Center for Radiation Therapy, residents gain exposure to the most innovative and comprehensive array of radiation therapy services available. 

At Montefiore, we benefit from superb clinical training. It’s a great balance between independence, personal growth and unending support from our co-residents and faculty.

Aviva Berkowitz, MD

Chief Resident Physician, Class of 2021

An ambulatory surgery center and specialty care location

Home to our ambulatory surgery center, Hutchinson Campus is Montefiore-Einstein’s newest facility. While training here, residents perform gynecologic, prostate and breast brachytherapy procedures. Residents also gain experience with an intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) technique that uses the Zeiss Intrabeam System to deliver precise radiation directly to the tumor bed, allowing breast cancer patients to receive radiation treatment in the operating room at the time of surgery.

One of my favorite things about the Department of Radiation Oncology at Montefiore-Einstein is the team spirit. This sense of teamwork and camaraderie makes Montefiore unique, and prepares residents for their future careers.

Jana Fox, MD

Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology

A founding partner in New York's first and only proton center

Montefiore-Einstein has long recognized the value of proton therapy, which is why we established an alliance with the area’s only proton therapy center, in 2012. This alliance enabled our specialists to offer proton therapy to patients, years before most other cancer centers in the nation. In 2019, Montefiore-Einstein became a founding partner of the New York Proton Center, the first of its kind in New York City. We now have 23 Montefiore-Einstein physicists and 13 physicians treating patients at this facility.

Site of our Hematology-Oncology Outpatient Practice

Chandan Guha, MD, and colleagues in his Montefiore-Einstein research lab were early investigators of radiation-enhanced tumor vaccines which amplify the tumor immune response using conventional and exploratory cancer therapies. Their research focus also includes the development of stem cell-based therapies for the mitigation of acute radiation syndrome and radiation-induced gastrointestinal syndrome resulting from radiation injury, as well as preparative live irradiation for hepatocyte transplant in acute liver injury and cirrhosis in place of liver transplant.

A world-renowned faculty

Shalom Kalnicki, MD, FASTRO, FACR, FACRO

Chairman, Radiation Oncology
Professor, Radiation Oncology

Chandan Guha, MBBS, PhD

Vice Chairman, Radiation Oncology
Director, Translational Research and Radiation Oncology
Director, Einstein Institute for Onco-Physics
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Professor, Pathology
Professor, Urology

Madhur Garg, MD, MBA

Medical Director, Radiation Oncology
Co-Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program
Director, Montefiore-Einstein Proton Therapy Program
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Professor, Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Professor, Urology

Keyur Mehta, MD

Director, Radiation Oncology Residency Program
Director, Brachytherapy
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor, Urology

William Bodner, MD

Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor, Clinical Radiation Oncology

Jana Fox, MD

Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

Nitin Ohri, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

Rafi Kabarriti, MD

Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

Jonathan Klein, MD, FRCPC, DABR

Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

Johnny Yap, MD

Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology

Justin Tang, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

Amanda C. Rivera, MD

Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

A challenging and innovative curriculum

While training at Montefiore-Einstein, residents enhance their skills under the guidance of expert faculty members who specialize in treating central nervous system cancer and metastases, head and neck cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, genitourinary cancer, gynecologic cancer, bone and soft tissue cancer, skin cancer and pediatric cancer. Residents have the opportunity to take part in interdisciplinary tumor board conferences, as well as participate in specialized radiation treatments and procedures, such as intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) and proton therapy.

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore-Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.

Hear from our residents

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore-Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.
 

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Residency Application Information

We’re seeking residents who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become a Radiation Oncology Resident at Montefiore-Einstein, here is some information to keep in mind.

  • June 9, 2021—ERAS 2022 season begins
  • September 1, 2021—Applicants may begin submitting applications to residency programs
  • September 29, 2021—Residency programs begin reviewing applications
  • November 2021 through January 2022— Virtual interviews
  • March 14-18, 2022—Match week

Montefiore-Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Keyur Mehta, MD
Director, Radiation Residency Program 
kmehta@montefiore.org

Uduakobong (Luke) Mark
Coordinator, Radiation Oncology Residency Program
radoncresidency@montefiore.org
718-405-8555 

Learn more about the Montefiore-Einstein Department of Radiation Oncology