Kunal Saigal, MD

BOARD-CERTIFIED RADIATION ONCOLOGIST

Brachytherapy Specialist
Focuses on genitourinary, gynecologic, head and neck and central nervous system cancers
 
Kunal Saigal, MD

Dr. Kunal Saigal is a board-certified and fellowship-trained radiation oncologist who has advanced expertise in the employment of brachytherapy for treating cancers of the breast, head and neck, prostate and gynecologic system. He is a noted researcher and clinician who focuses on identifying new and effective methods for delivering targeted radiation therapy and designing innovative treatment plans for cancer patients. A nationally renowned researcher who has presented his work in landmark scientific forums and whose work appears in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals, he joined Radiation Oncology Specialists upon completion of his advanced fellowship training in brachytherapy at Mount Sinai’s Beth Israel Medical Center/Roosevelt Hospital in New York. He previously completed his radiation oncology residency and served as Chief Resident at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and his internal medicine internship at Georgetown University’s Washington Hospital Center after having received his Medical Degree from the University of Miami’s Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

Since joining Florida Hospital, Dr. Saigal has collaborated with Dr. Matthew Biagioli in developing the region’s only MRI-guided high-dose-rate brachytherapy program for the treatment of prostate and gynecologic cancers.  Combining their expertise with the latest imaging and treatment technologies available, this technique allows delivery of high-dose radiation therapy with pinpoint accuracy, thereby limiting the radiation doses delivered to surrounding structures, such as the erectile nerve bundles which surround the prostate gland. This treatment paradigm also allows patients to receive their high radiation dose treatments as efficiently as possible on an outpatient basis, avoiding the need for hospitalizations. Dr. Saigal serves as Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, where he mentors and conducts research with medical students interested in pursuing a career in Radiation Oncology.

Specialties

  • 3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation
  • Brachytherapy
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Cervical Cancer
  • General Radiation Oncology
  • Genitourinary Oncology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • SpaceOAR Gel Placement
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
  • Stereotactic Radio Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

Research

  • Active in American Brachytherapy Society, American Association for Radiation Oncology, American Society for Clinical Oncology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Ongoing Research

Select Publications/Presentations

  • Co-author, Feasibility and Dosimetric Outcomes of MRI-Based Planning for Delivery of High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer
  • Co-author, Phase I/II prospective trial of cancer-specific imaging using ultrasound spectrum analysis tissue-type imaging to guide dose-painting prostate brachytherapy
  • Co-author, Mucosal Melanomas of the Head and Neck; the Role of Post-Operative Radiation Therapy
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