Sughosh Dhakal, M.D.

Sughosh Dhakal, M.D.

Contact Information

Cancer Center at Park Ridge
1555 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Appointment: (585) 225-3989

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Professional Bio

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.

Patient Care Bio

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

Awards & Honors (Local)

High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy Scholarship | American Brachytherapy Society 2012
Roentgen Resident Research Award | RSNA Research and Education Foundation 2010
Resident Research Award | Upstate New York Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology 2009
Medical Society of the State of New York Community Service Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine Class of 2007 | Rochester, NY 2007
Joan Jensler Community Outreach Award | 7th Annual Dr. Marvin J. Hoffman Day. University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2005

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Radiation Oncology (SMD) - Primary


Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology


MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry2007
BS | Human Development | Cornell University2003

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Radiation Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2008 - 06/30/2012
Internship in Transitional at Lehigh Valley Hospital06/24/2007 - 05/31/2008