Dr. Afshin A. Safa, MD

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology • Male • Age 47

Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325
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Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center
Thomas and Dorothy Leavy Cancer Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325
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Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325

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    Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center
    Thomas and Dorothy Leavy Cancer Center
    18300 Roscoe Blvd
    Northridge, CA 91325
    (818) 732-8376
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    (818) 700-2336 (Office)
    (818) 733-2337 (Fax)
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  2. Dr. Safa's Experience

    Dr. Safa's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Radiation Oncology

    Board Certifications

    • Radiation Oncology
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    • Brachytherapy
    • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
    • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
    • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
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    • Brain Tumor
    • Breast Cancer
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
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    Background Check for Dr. Safa

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Listed in America’s Top Doctors, 2005-2006
    • Outstanding Achievement Awards in Physics & Math, 1988
    • Listed in The American Breast Cancer Guide, 2005
    • AMA Physician Recognition Award, 1999
    • Listed in Los Angeles Magazine, Southern California Super Doctors, 2010
    • Listed in Best Doctors in America Aiken SC: Woodward/Whit, 2005-2006
    • Los Angeles Radiological Society Award for Contribution to the Growth & Development of the society, 2006
    • Listed in Best Doctors in America Aiken SC: Woodward/White, 2003-2004
    • Listed in Best Doctors in America Aiken SC:Woodward/White, 2007-2008
    • Listed in Best Doctors in America Aiken SC: Woodward/White, 2009-2010
    • RSNA Research Resident Grant- $30,000 Stipend for “Investigating the role of radiation therapy in prevention of restenosis in vascular grafts, 1998
    • First Place Scientific Exhibit Award for Oncology - Los Angeles Radiological Society, 1999
    • Winner of “Top Healthcare Professional in the Valley”. San Fernando Valley Business Journal, 2006
    • Listed in Los Angeles Magazine, Southern California Super Doctors, 2011

    Media & Publications

    • Positron Emission Tomography: An Independent Indicator of Radiocurability in Head and Neck Carcinomas, 2000
    • Accuracy and Clinical Impact of Mediastinal Lymph Node Staging with FDG-PET Imaging in Potentially Resectable Lung Cancer, 2000
    • Efficacy of radiation therapy in the local control of desmoplastic malignant melanoma, 2003
    • The role of radiation in the treatment of advanced juvenile angiofibroma, 2002
    • Radiation effects on the food chain 3/18/2011, 2011
    • Iodine dangers and the rush to purchase in the event of a nuclear disaster, 2011
    • Esophageal Cancer and Reflux disease, 2005
    • General radiation and radiation poisoning in response to the nuclear disaster in Japan, 2011
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1995

    Undergraduate Schools

    University of California, Los Angeles
    Graduated in 1991
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Safa & Staff

    • English
    • Farsi
    • Korean
    • Spanish
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  3. Dr. Safa's Hospital Quality

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  4. Patient Satisfaction

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    4.8
    • 17 responses
    • 15 reviews

    4.8 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
    - in Northridge, CA |

    Dr. Safa has been wonderfull and caring. He has explained my treatment in an easy to understand way. Jennifer RN and Gloria receptionist are really nice and caring also. They are both very upbeat, it's always nice to see them. The radiation techs are very professioanl and nice. I would totally recommend others to come here for excellent care The whole office has been great. Michelle Lockwood

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    5 out of 5
    - in Northridge, CA |

    Dr. Safa communicated the best than any other doctor that I have met in my lifetime. I have many doctors in my lifetime- and I am 82 years old. His staff and specially his nurse are excellent and she was marvelous kind and considerate.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Sylmar |

    Dr Safa is very knowledgeable and caring. He takes the time to explain everything in detail to make sure I understand to the extent of writing notes for me to review should I forget anything. I am never rushed and feel he truly cares. He not only makes me feel comfortable but also makes sure my family understands everything aswell. I would highly recomend Dr. Safa and his team they make you feel like family.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Chatsworth, CA |

    As the caregiver I didn't expect that my thoughts and well being would matter so much to Dr Safa and his team, I was mistaken. From the very first appointment everyone in the office gave me their support in taking care of my loved one. They made sure that I had all of the tools and resources needed to make my job easier. Dr Safa made sure that I understood what was going on and answered all of my questions. I am so grateful that we had this marvelous team to walk with us during this journey.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Northridge, CA |

    I don't think I have ever been treated with so much care and compassion as I have when visiting Dr Safa and his amazing staff. From the minute you walk in the door, you are treated as family, from the office staff at the front desk to the nurses and therapists helping with my daily care to Dr Safa himself. Going through such a difficult time I never expected to be happy to see the smiling faces that greeted me every day let alone miss them when my treatment was over.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Pasadena |

    I can't say enough good things about Dr. Safa, radiation therapists Jessica, Raymond, Hasmukh, and Nurse Jennifer. I was extremely scared of radiation for Stage 3 breast cancer, but after just one visit meeting everyone, I was completely at ease and trusted I made the right choice to come here. Everyone there was compassionate, understanding, and very knowledgeable. Getting 35 radiation treatments (5 days a week for 7 weeks) became less daunting and more like visiting family.

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    5 out of 5
    -Sherman Oaks, CA |

    Dr. Safa is an enormously compassionate physician, as well as extremely competent and knowledgable. In addition, his entire staff/team is absolutely outstanding. Everyone from the receptionist, the nurse and the radiation oncology technicians are warm, caring, competent and efficient. We have been so satisfied with the care.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Winnetka, CA |

    Not only Dr. Safa, but his entire staff was more than excellent, especially Jennifer, Raymond and the radiology techs. Treatment and personnel were wonderful.

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    5 out of 5
    -Reseda, CA |

    He is one of the best physicians I have consulted, His explanation of procedures and treatment are very clear, that I understand well . He is also very kind and caring. I would recommend him to any patient need his service, without any hesitation. Moreover his staff also have a kind and caring attitude when i visit.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Northridge, CA |

    My grandmother has been a patient of Dr. Safa's since the beginning of 2016 due to her medical problem. Dr. Safa and the staff of Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center have been a pleasure to see. Although her situation isn't curable, it has been a wonderful/smooth experience for us every time we make a visit either for radiation therapy or a general followup. Highly recommended healthcare provider(s).

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