MEET KEY STAFF
Michael J. Dattoli, MD
Michael J. Dattoli, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist with well over two decades of brachytherapy experience and has performed thousands of prostate implant procedures. He is considered the foremost pioneer optimizing brachytherapy designs to maximize tumor eradication and minimize symptoms. 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 at Vassar College; he earned his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Radiation Oncology at New York University Medical Center, then distinguished himself at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Hospital-Cornell University 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. Dr. Dattoli serves on multiple journal editorial review boards. Government appointments include “The Prostate Cancer Task Force” in Florida and consultant to the “Washington Oncology Roundtable Advisory Committee”. He was selected by the International Association of Oncologists as a Leading Physician of the World and top Brachytherapist.
Arvind Soni, MD
Dr. Soni is a board certified Radiation Oncologist who received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. He completed his Radiation Oncology residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Radiation Oncology in Rochester, New York, where he also served as Chief Resident. Following his residency, Dr. Soni was an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Soni worked closely with Dr. Philip Rubin and assisted with two FDA IDE’s. He worked on protocols to get approval for a novel therapies such as vascular radiation therapy and algorithms to improve prostate seed placement. Dr. Soni received the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award and the John Michelis Memorial Award for high achievement in biomedical engineering. He graduated from Rutgers University with honors in electrical engineering and was admitted to two national engineering honor societies. He is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncologists, Florida Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, and the Florida Medical Association. Dr. Soni is featured in several publications and is actively involved with civic organizations. Dr. Soni has been a contributor and liaison editor of several journals. In addition to being a practicing radiation oncologist, Dr. Soni has been a consultant for several biotech startups. He assisted with the data collection and writeup to the FDA. Dr. Soni also assisted in making some improvements to a device which is currently being developed. He is currently named in a couple of pending patents.
As part of our endocrinology program (hormones and bone integrity), we call upon our world renowned consultant Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD, FACP, FACE, FACN, ECNU, who is Clinical Professor of Medicine, Chief of Metabolic Support in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Metabolism, Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Center’s Physics Team
The Dattoli Cancer Center’s physicists, Drs. Shafiq Islam and Joseph Ting are key members of the patient treatment team. The physicists’ function is to verify by exacting calculations that the dose plan for daily radiation is appropriate, adequate and accurate for each individual patient, as well as to certify the minute calibrations of our linear accelerators that ultimately create and project the radiation doses into the patient. They work in close partnership with the physicians and the dosimetry design team. Drs. Islam and Ting have unparalleled expertise in the Varian systems employed at Dattoli Cancer Center. They provide direction for the Center’s important quality assurance standards.