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Sughosh Dhakal, M.D.

Cancer, Radiation Oncology

Clinical Interests

Bone Sarcoma, Bone Cancer; Genitourinary Oncology, Prostate Cancer, Urology Cancer, Reproductive Organ Cancer; Leukemia, Myeloma, Blood & Marrow Transplant; Lung Cancer; Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Neuro-Oncology, Brain & Spine Cancer; Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Cancer; Pediatric Radiation Oncology; Radiation Oncology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 225-3989

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Biography

As a radiation oncologist, I treat all disease sites, but specialize in the treatment of pediatric malignancies, adult lymphomas and sarcomas, and genitourinary cancers. I am proficient in the application of stereotactic intracranial and body radiosurgery for both primary and metastatic disease, in addition to total body irradiation.

I pursued a career in oncology because I wanted to be part of a team that continues to improve the outlook for all patients, while caring for patients on an individual level every day. My patients can be confident knowing I will work with them and their families to develop a personalized treatment plan using all available resources at Strong Memorial Hospital and the Wilmot Cancer Institute. These include the most cutting-edge technologies, in addition to a team of caring professionals from all disciplines of medicine.

I have a particular clinical and research interests in the long term side effects of cancer therapy and other issues related to cancer survivorship.


I grew up in Rochester and reside with my wife, also an oncologist, and our two young sons.


Conditions I Treat

- Pediatric cancers
- Adult lymphomas
- Adult sarcomas
- Genitourinary cancers

Professional Background

Dr. Dhakal received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his internship at the Lehigh Valley Hospital/Penn State program in Allentown, Pennsylvania and later completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center's Strong Memorial Hospital, where he also served as chief resident.

Dr. Dhakal has received several prestigious awards and honors including a High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy Scholarship, Roentgen Resident Research Award, Medical Society of the State of New York Community Service Award, and Joan Jensler Community Outreach Award, among others.

In addition, Dr. Dhakal has first authored numerous publications in leading peer reviewed journals and has presented both locally and nationally on various oncology-related topics.

Research

Dr. Dhakal received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his internship at the Lehigh Valley Hospital/Penn State program in Allentown, Pennsylvania and later completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center's Strong Memorial Hospital, where he also served as chief resident.

Dr. Dhakal has received several prestigious awards and honors including a High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy Scholarship, Roentgen Resident Research Award, Medical Society of the State of New York Community Service Award, and Joan Jensler Community Outreach Award, among others.

In addition, Dr. Dhakal has first authored numerous publications in leading peer reviewed journals and has presented both locally and nationally on various oncology-related topics.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology

Education

2003
BS | Cornell University
Human Development

2007
MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2012
Residency in Radiation Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/24/2007 - 05/31/2008
Internship in Transitional at Lehigh Valley Hospital

Awards

2012
High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy Scholarship
Sponsor: American Brachytherapy Society

2010
Roentgen Resident Research Award
Sponsor: RSNA Research and Education Foundation

2009
Resident Research Award
Sponsor: Upstate New York Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology

2007
Medical Society of the State of New York Community Service Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine Class of 2007
Location: Rochester, NY

2005
Joan Jensler Community Outreach Award
Sponsor: 7th Annual Dr. Marvin J. Hoffman Day. University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

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Publications

Journal Articles

8/2017
Bates JE, Dhakal S, Mazloom A, Casulo C, Constine LS. "Benefit from the inclusion of radiation therapy in the treatment of patients with stage III classical Hodgkin lymphoma: A propensity matched analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database." Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.. 2017 Aug 0; 124(2):325-330. Epub 2017 Aug 01.

3/2017
Hunter BD, Herr M, Meacham PJ, Barlaskar F, Evans AG, Burack WR, Liesveld JL, Becker MW, Milner LA, Constine LS, Dhakal S, Barr PM, Friedberg JW, Casulo C. "Late Relapses After High-dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma in the Rituximab Era." Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia.. 2017 Mar 0; 17(3):145-151. Epub 2016 Nov 23.

12/2016
Parzen JS, Bates JE, Milano MT, Dhakal S. "Survival after subsequent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-small cell lung cancer in patients with malignant thymoma." Journal of thoracic disease.. 2016 Dec 0; 8(12):3605-3613.

Books & Chapters

2016
Chapter Title: Late effects of cancer treatment
Book Title: Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Author List: Dhakal S; Bates JE; Friedman DL; Constine LS
Edited By: Constine LS; Tarbell NJ; Halperin EC
Published By: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins2016 in Philadelphia

2015
Chapter Title: Pediatric Growth and Development: Impact on Vulnerability to Normal Tissue Damage from Cancer Therapy
Book Title: Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Author List: Dhakal S; Paulino AC; Constine LS
Edited By: Schwartz CL; Hobbie WL; Constine LS; Ruccione KS
Published By: Springer2015 in New York

2015
Chapter Title: The Thyroid Gland
Book Title: Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Author List: Milano MT; Dhakal S; Schwartz CL; Constine LS
Edited By: Schwartz CL; Hobbie WL; Constine LS; Ruccione KS
Published By: Springer2015 in New York

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