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Specialists in Cancer. Experts in Caring.

From the radiation therapist to the social worker—our fully integrated staff is oncology-trained. We understand cancer and what cancer patients go through. We are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art treatment with sensitivity, compassion, and a smile.

Hong Zhang , M.D., Ph.D. - Highland office

Dr. Hong Zhang earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and her M.D. at Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her research interests include radiation treatment responses in non-small cell lung cancer tumors and gastrointestinal soft tissues, as well as various topics in neuroscience. She received the 2006 RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award. Dr. Zhang is a member of ASTRO, RSNA, and ASCO and is certified by the American Board of Radiology.

 

Kevin Bylund , M.D. - Highland office

Dr. Kevin Bylund received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Brigham Young University and his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. His interests include brachytherapy (low-dose and high-dose rates), as well as the protection of normal tissue during radiation therapy. He specializes in prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular, endometrial, and cervical cancers. He received the RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award at the University of Iowa in 2008 and at the University of Rochester in 2012. Locally, he was also chosen as Educator of the Year from the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology. Dr. Bylund is a member of ASTRO and is certified by the American Board of Radiology.

 

Bingren Liu, M.D. - Park Ridge office

Dr. Bingren Liu earned his M.D. at Tianjin Medical University in China. Dr. Liu has conducted cutting-edge research in tumor suppressor genes, and drug resistance of tumor cells.  He has authored multiple scientific papers in leading peer reviewed journals, and presented nationally. Before coming to Rochester, he worked in two NCI designated cancer centers.  Dr. Liu completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at Ohio State University in 2004. He is the clinical director of radiation oncology at Park Ridge Cancer Center. His research interests include treatments that reduce radiation side effects for cancers of the prostate and breast. He received the 1995 Young Scientist Award from the American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Liu is a member of American Society for Radiation Oncology, American Brachytherapy Society, American College of Radiation Oncology and is certified by the American Board of Radiology.

 

Sughosh Dhakal, M.D. - Park Ridge office

Dr. Sughosh Dhakal received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Cornell University and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Rochester. He completed his internship at the Lehigh Valley Hospital/Penn State program in Allentown, Pennsylvania and later completed residency training in Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester, where he also served as chief resident.  He then served as Assistant Professor and Medical Director of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital from 2012 to 2016 before joining the Park Ridge Cancer Center.  Dr. Dhakal has authored over two dozen scientific papers in leading peer reviewed journals, written multiple book chapters, and has presented his research both locally and nationally on various oncology-related topics.  His primary research interests are in regards to minimizing both acute and late effects from cancer therapy and issues related to cancer survivorship. Dr. Dhakal has also 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.