Richard Bakst, MD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Radiation Oncology
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (PENDING) | Otolaryngology
- Radiation Oncology
- Hospital Affiliations
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- Mount Sinai Queens
- Radiation Oncology Associates 212-241-3545 212-241-3545
I am a board-certified radiation oncologist whose clinical practice is focused on the personalized treatment of patients with head and neck cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. I work closely with my colleagues in surgery, pathology, radiology, and medical oncology to develop a treatment plan that minimizes both the risk of cancer recurrence and the risk of treatment-associated toxicity. My goal is to implement radiation therapy only when needed, and to use advances in technology to target radiation to areas at risk while minimizing radiation exposure to nearby normal tissues.
I completed my residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where I served as chief resident. I have published numerous peer-reviewed papers on a broad range of oncological topics. I serve as a reviewer for a number of cancer journals. My research interest include investigating mechanisms by which cancer invades and spreads along nerves, salivary gland cancers, optimizing the technical delivery of radiation for breast cancer patients to minimize toxicity, and investigating the optimal utilization of radiation for hematological malignancies.
- Breast Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Head and Neck Squamous cell cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Throat Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Tongue Cancer
MD, New York University School of Medicine
Internship, Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency, Radiation Oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
ASTRO Annual Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Award
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Fellows Recognition Program
Mortimer J. Lacher Lymphoma Fellowship
Alpha Omega Alpha
Medical Degree Conferred with Honors in Physiology and Neuroscience
Samuel Spiegel Award for Academic Achievement
Organic Chemistry Achievement Award
Summa Cum Laude
Phi Betta Kappa
New York University Presidential Honors Scholar
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
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