Michael J. Dattoli, MD
A board-certified radiation oncologist with more than 20 years of brachytherapy experience and has performed thousands of prostate implant procedures. Dr. Dattoli has successfully applied the same technology to other forms of cancer, including breast, head and neck, GI, GYN, sarcomas and lung malignancies. He is a noted author and speaker in this complex field of medicine. Dr Dattoli attended the University of California at Berkeley and was the Valedictorian of his class from Vassar College; he earned his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine; completed residency training at New York University Medical Center, and then distinguished himself at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, as the Special Fellow in Brachytherapy. He was appointed Associate Professor in Brachytherapy and Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center prior to relocating to Florida. He is considered the foremost pioneer optimizing prostate brachytherapy designs to maximize tumor eradication and minimize symptoms
The Dattoli Cancer Center employs three registered nurses and one ARNP licensed through the Florida Board of Nursing, and one medical assistant certified through the Accrediting Commission of the Council of Occupational Education. One of the RNs and the ARNP are Oncology Certified Nurses (OCNs), accredited through the Oncology Nursing Society, with requirements for renewal of oncology-specific continuing education on a yearly basis. One of the RNs is the clinical research coordinator, having completed extensive workshops specific to this field of expertise.
Each dosimetrist at the Dattoli Cancer Center is Board Certified by MDCB (Medical Dosimetrists Certification Board) as CMD (Certified Medical Dosimetrists); are members of AAMD (American Association of Medical Dosimetrists). Our dosimetrists are also Board Certified by ARRT as Radiation Therapists and must maintain yearly Continuing Education requirements in order to be licensed in the State of Florida.
All Radiation Therapy Technologists and Radiologic Technologists are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and licensed by the Florida Department of Health and Bureau of Radiation Control.
The Dattoli Cancer Center Computed Tomography Department is one of fewer than 500 in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico that have been accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Computed Tomography Laboratories. Participation in this program is voluntary, indicating the department’s adherence to ICACTL’s rigorous standards for the performance of quality CT procedures. ICACTL accreditation is important because it demonstrates a commitment to quality care and provides fro ongoing, confidential peer review.
The Dattoli Cancer Center offers a fully accredited blood and urinalysis laboratory. The lab has been approved by the State of Florida and has successfully passed the accreditation inspection from the international healthcare accreditation agency, COLA, with a perfect score of 100%. This ensures all regulatory requirements of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA ‘88) have been met. The laboratory is staffed by a Board Certified Medical Laboratory Technician and a licensed Medical Phlebotomist. Standard Quality Assurance and Proficiency programs are in place to ensure consistent testing integrity. The lab is inspected every two years to maintain accreditation and the staff will have a minimum of 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), biannually.