FLORIDA HOSPITAL APOPKA: Radiation Oncologist Joins Cancer Team

By Press release submission | | Oct 4, 2018

Florida Hospital Apopka recently issued the following announcement.

Shiv Desai, MD, MBA, has joined Radiation Oncology Specialists at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.

Dr. Desai is actively involved in clinical research and health policy advocacy. He is trained in a wide array of radiation therapy techniques, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), low-dose rate prostate brachytherapy, and high-dose rate gynecologic brachytherapy. Dr. Desai also utilizes advanced motion management techniques, including four-dimensional respiratory motion monitoring during simulation and treatment.

Before making the move to Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Desai served as chief resident in radiation oncology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Montefiore Medical Center in New York, New York. Prior to his time in New York, Dr. Desai earned his medical degree and MBA simultaneously in a combined, five-year program at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He completed a surgical internship at the University of Hawaii’s Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

“Dr. Desai is an excellent addition to our team of highly qualified radiation oncologists,” said Michelle Rosato, director of radiation oncology operations at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. “His arrival helps ensure that we can continue to meet the growing need for high-quality radiologic expertise.”

At Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Desai will provide radiation oncology treatment services to cancer patients. His office is located at 224 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach. The practice can be reached by phone at 386-231-4061.

About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center

Florida Hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health System, has announced that it will soon change its name to AdventHealth. Based in Altamonte Springs, Adventist Health System is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospital campuses in nine states and more than 80,000 employees. As of Jan. 2, 2019, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center will adopt the AdventHealth name and logo. This name change is not the result of a merger, acquisition or change in ownership, but part of our efforts to help consumers easily identify AdventHealth’s care locations and services. We remain steadfastly committed to delivering whole-person care for the mind, body and spirit and our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ remains the same.

Located in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has 327-beds and is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. For more information about Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.

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