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Radiation Oncologist Joins Cancer Team

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., September 20, 2018 Shiv Desai, MD, MBA, has joined Radiation Oncology Specialists at AdventHealth Memorial Medical Center.

Dr. Desai is actively involved in clinical research and health policy advocacy. He is trained in a wide array of radiation therapy techniques, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), low-dose rate prostate brachytherapy, and high-dose rate gynecologic brachytherapy. Dr. Desai also utilizes advanced motion management techniques, including four-dimensional respiratory motion monitoring during simulation and treatment.

Before making the move to AdventHealth Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Desai served as chief resident in radiation oncology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicines Montefiore Medical Center in New York, New York. Prior to his time in New York, Dr. Desai earned his medical degree and MBA simultaneously in a combined, five-year program at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He completed a surgical internship at the University of Hawaii’s Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dr. Desai is an excellent addition to our team of highly qualified radiation oncologists, said Michelle Rosato, director of radiation oncology operations at AdventHealth Memorial Medical Center. His arrival helps ensure that we can continue to meet the growing need for high-quality radiologic expertise.

At AdventHealth Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Desai will provide radiation oncology treatment services to cancer patients. His office is located at 224 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach. The practice can be reached by phone at Call386-231-4061.

About AdventHealth Memorial Medical Center
AdventHealths parent company, Adventist Health System, has announced that it will soon change its name to AdventHealth. Based in Altamonte Springs, Adventist Health System is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospital campuses in nine states and more than 80,000 employees. As of Jan. 2, 2019, AdventHealth Memorial Medical Center will adopt the AdventHealth name and logo. This name change is not the result of a merger, acquisition or change in ownership, but part of our efforts to help consumers easily identify AdventHealth’s care locations and services. We remain steadfastly committed to delivering whole-person care for the mind, body and spirit and our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ remains the same.

Located in Daytona Beach, AdventHealth Memorial Medical Center has 327-beds and is one of the six AdventHealths in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region.