Amir Lavaf, M.D.
Dr. Amir Lavaf joined the Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2013 from New York Methodist Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he was Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology. His training in New York also involved working in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Lavaf received advanced brachytherapy training at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, as well as the University of California, Los Angeles. He trained in cutting edge stereotactic radiotherapy techniques with Cyberknife®, True Beam® and Gamma Knife® at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lavaf completed his internship at State University of New York Downstate, and post-doctoral research fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He earned his Medical Degree cum laude from St. Georges University School of Medicine.
Dr. Lavaf’s research interests and expertise include prostate, head and neck, and lung malignancies. Since his arrival, he has opened several national clinical trials for prostate cancer treatment at CCC. He has clinical experience in all external beam radiation therapies including 3D, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, RapidArc®, Image-Guided Radiotherapy, TomoTherapy®, brachytherapy and Stereotactic Radiotherapy.