Our world-class radiosurgery team
Caring for patients at the Swedish Radiosurgery Center takes teamwork. Our physicians, nurses, radiation therapists and administrative staff work together to provide the very best care. Each team member has extensive knowledge and experience, and many are active in research and clinical trials to make further advancements in the field of radiosurgery.
Because we have both CyberKnife and Gamma Knife technology in the center, our experts are able to use the most appropriate technology to design a personalized treatment plan that will provide the best possible results.
We believe, however, it’s not just about expertise and technology. It’s also about caring for each person with compassion, respect and kindness.
A radiation oncologist is a physician who has received four years of additional training in treatments using radiation. Each of the radiation oncologists at the Swedish Radiosurgery Center is CyberKnife and/or Gamma Knife certified, and is involved with all radiosurgery treatments. All of them have many years of experience and are experts in their field.
The radiation oncologist will follow your progress during and after treatment to help manage any side effects, and will work closely with your personal physician and oncologist.
- Robert M. Douglas, M.D.
- Brian Lee, M.D., Ph.D
- Christopher Loiselle, M.D.
- Vivek K. Mehta, M.D.
- Robert M. Meier, M.D.
- Sandra S. Vermeulen, M.D.
A neurosurgeon is a physician who has received additional training in surgery and, in particular, surgery of the central nervous system. A neurosurgeon operates on the brain, spine and other parts of the central nervous system.
Neurosurgeons who are affiliated with the Swedish Radiosurgery Center are CyberKnife and/or Gamma Knife certified.
- Ryder P. Gwinn, M.D.
- Sarah Jost Fouke, MD
- Marc R. Mayberg, M.D.
- David W. Newell, M.D.
- James E. Raisis, M.D.
- Jayashree Srinivasan, M.D.
- Ronald F. Young, MD
The medical physicist is a health-care professional who has received special education in the equipment and techniques required to use radiation as a treatment, including training on CyberKnife and Gamma Knife.
The medical physicist will collaborate with your radiation oncologist to determine the appropriate dose of radiation and location. The medical physicist also will monitor the equipment and procedures to ensure you safely receive the appropriate radiation dose in the correct location.
Cristian Cotrutz, Ph.D.
CyberKnife and Gamma Knife certified
Francisco Li, M.Sc., RSO
CyberKnife and Gamma Knife certified
Radiation oncology nurses have received additional education and accreditation in oncology nursing and in the care of patients receiving radiation therapy. A radiation oncology nurse will help evaluate you before treatment begins and play a key role in educating you about the treatment and its effects. Your radiation oncology nurse will follow your progress during and after treatment to help manage any side effects you might experience.Back to Top
The radiation therapist is a professional technologist who has received specialized training in the delivery of radiation treatments, including the use of CyberKnife and Gamma Knife. On the day of your treatment, he or she will ensure you are positioned correctly and comfortably on the treatment table and will safely administer the radiation treatment according to the plan developed by your radiation oncologist and medical physicist. Although the radiation therapist will not remain in the room with you, he or she will constantly monitor your progress.Back to Top
Our patient services coordinator will greet you when you arrive at the center. On the day of your first visit she will collect information from you that will be used to register you in our computer system and set up your medical record. Our patient services coordinator is available to help answer your questions or direct you to another staff member who can provide the information.Back to Top
Our scheduler will work closely with you to schedule and coordinate your appointments for treatment planning, treatment and follow-up visits.Back to Top
Our financial counselor is available to assist you with your insurance and billing questions. If you do not have insurance or think you might need financial assistance for your radiosurgery treatment, our financial counselor will connect you with the right department at Swedish Medical Center for your particular needs.Back to Top
Radiosurgery Center550 17th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Office Hours: Monday-Friday. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m
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