The University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI) opened in 2006 and currently treats cancers of the head and neck, base of skull, lung, sarcoma, prostate, pancreas, pituitary, central nervous system, lymphoma, and pediatric malignancies. More than 100,000 proton therapy treatments have been delivered to over 12,000 patients, including nearly 2,000 children. UFHPTI is a full radiation oncology center, offering patients brachytherapy, IMRT, IGRT, SRS, and SBRT using Varian Truebeam technology in addition to double scattered and pencil beam proton therapy. It compliments a full education program including University of Florida residents and radiation oncology fellows.
The University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI) is one of the largest pediatric proton therapy program in the United States, with over 150 children treated in 2019. The majority of children are treated on prospective treatment protocols for central nervous system tumors, sarcomas, and other solid tumors adjacent to critical radiosensitive organs. UFHPTI has offered a fellowship position in pediatric proton therapy since 2011. The fellowship is a 12-month program which can be renewed for an additional year with consensus of the program director and the fellow. The goals are to develop clinical expertise in the management of pediatric malignancies and technical expertise in the application of proton therapy. Fellows will be expected to complete a proton therapy related research project. The pediatric fellowship director is Daniel Indelicato, M.D.: firstname.lastname@example.org.The fellow will be formally appointed as Adjunct Clinical Post Doctoral Associate in the University of Florida College of Medicine with commensurate salary and benefits.
The pre-requisite for the fellowship is successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency in Radiation Oncology by the start date of the fellowship. However, the starting date is negotiable. If a fellow wishes to be considered to start at a time other than July 1st, please contact the fellowship director. The application must include a current Curriculum Vitae and a one page personal statement articulating the candidate’s interest in the fellowship. Three letters of recommendation from clinical and/or research mentors are also required, including one from the fellow’s residency director. Exceptional international applicants who have completed a radiation oncology residency in the United Kingdom, Norway, Australia, Singapore, and Canada will be considered provided they can get a valid US medical license, or ECFMG certification for training outside the US (requires completion of USMLE 1 and USMLE 2 exams). ECFMG certification is also required for visa sponsorship, if applicable. Please e-mail CV and personal statement to Ms. Rozina Behrooz: RBehrooz@floridaproton.org and have letters of recommendation sent to: Rozina Behrooz either by email or mail to: University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute 2015 N. Jefferson Street Jacksonville, FL 32206.
Additional Salary Information: Additional Salary Information: negotiable; based on experience and education
Internal Number: Peds Fellow
About University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
University of Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology