Message from the Program Director

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Radiation Oncology Training Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Located in a unique location in Manhattan with Central Park to the West, Harlem and Spanish Harlem to the North and Northeast, and the Upper East Side the South and additional training sites in the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan, Mount Sinai is ideally situated for training in radiation oncology in one of the greatest cities in the world. The diversity and breadth of patients, faculty, and exposure at Mount Sinai are truly second-to-none.

There are three goals for our program: 

  1. First and foremost, to train our residents to be outstanding radiation oncologists.
  2. To use the strengths of our department and institution to allow residents to achieve their personalized goals in radiation oncology and beyond.
  3. To advance the field of radiation oncology forward into the next generation. These goals coalesce in a program that is very focused on tailoring a resident’s training and research experience to maximize the chances of achieving these three important objectives.

Our training program typically contains ten residents who perform clinical rotations at the Mount Sinai campus on the Upper East Side, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Elmhurst Hospital, and the James J. Peters Bronx VA Hospital.

Mount Sinai is also one of only three New York hospitals that are part of the New York Proton Consortium where residents will train in this state of the art modality. The New York Proton Center is poised to be one of the leaders in proton radiotherapy in the country. Elective time for pediatrics and other subspecialties at outside institutions is also available. In addition to standard modality radiotherapy, residents will also get trained in SRS, SBRT, IORT, brachytherapy, intracoronary brachytherapy, and superficial skin radiation.

Research is a central aspect of training at Mount Sinai. In addition to retrospective reviews, residents are encouraged to develop and implement prospective research protocols. Mount Sinai supports the Holman Pathway and has had residents choose this research-intensive path.  Our residents consistently present their data at national meetings in oral and poster presentations.

We appreciate your interest in our training program and invite you to learn more about our department, faculty, and residents.

Michael Buckstein, MD PhD
Associate Professor and Residency Program Director
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai