Dr. Ajmel Puthawala, MD is a radiation oncology doctor who practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He is 71 years old and has been practicing for 47 years. Dr. Puthawala is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. Puthawala's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Board certified in Therapeutic Radiology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Puthawala's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Adenocarcinoma of Lung
Adult Brain Tumor
Adult Development Disorders
Cancer of Floor of Mouth
Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
Endocrine Tumors of Pancreas
Head and Neck Tumor
Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Spinal Cord Tumor
Breast Cancer Treatment
Cancer Pain Management
Colorectal Cancer Treatment
External Beam Radiotherapy
Frameless Stereotactic Surgery
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Mammosite Catheter Insertion
Prostate Radioactive Seed Implants
Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat University
Medical School | Graduated 1970
Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
St Vincent's Mc
Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Editor, Endocurietherapy/Hyperthermia Oncology: An International Journal, 1985 - 200
Fellowship, American College of Radiation Oncology (FACRO), 2000
Associate Editor, Brachytherapy, An International Journal, 2000 - 200
Fellowship, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (FASTRO), 2008
Fellowship, American College of Radiology (FACR), 1996
President, American Brachytherapy Society (Formerly American Endocurietherapy Society), Los angeles, CA, 1982
Media & Publications
Role of interstitial irradiation in the treatment of
primary and recurrent tumors of tonsillar region and soft palate. In: Head and Neck,
Current brachytherapy techniques.,
Principles and Practice of Brachytherapy using afterloading systems.,
Interstitial brachytherapy in the treatment of
carcinoma of the cervix. In: Principles and Practice of Brachytherapy using afterloading systems.,
Afterloading interstitial implant in head and neck cancer.,
Combined external and interstitial irradiation in the treatment of Stage III breast cancer.,
Followup prostate biopsy in patients with carcinoma of prostate treated by 192 Iridium
Template Irradiation plus supplemental External Beam Radiation.,
Interstitial brachytherapy in the treatment of advanced and recurrent vulvar cancer.,
Radiosensitizers in head and neck carcinoma., 1979
Carcinoma in situ of the vagina: Past and present management.,
Treatment of prostatic
cancer by pelvic lymphadenectomy, temporary Iridium-192 implant and external
Iridium-192 implants in the treatment of tonsillar region malignancies.,
interstitial technique evaluated by contiguous volume analysis.,
Intraluminal irradiation in
the treatment of esophageal cancer.,
Limited external beam and interstitial 192Iridium irradiation in the treatment of carcinoma of the base of the
tongue: A ten year experience.,
Rate Brachytherapy in the Treatment of Carcinoma of the Prostate: Preliminary Results.,
Interstitial Low-Dose- Rate Brachytherapy as a Salvage Treatment for Recurrent Head-and-Neck Cancers. Long-Term Results.,
High dose rate brachytherapy in the treatment of carcinoma of the prostate.,
Rate Brachytherapy as a Boost for the Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer.,
Displacement During HDR Brachytherapy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer.,
Definitive treatment of extensive anorectal carcinoma by external and interstitial irradiation.,
Interstitial Iodine-125 implant in the
management of unresectable pancreatic carcinoma.,
interstitial irradiation in the management of carcinoma of the prostate.,
Interstitial Brachytherapy as Boost For
Locally Advanced T4 Head and Neck Cancer.,
Treatment Outcomes of T4 Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancers With Soft Tissue
Invasion or Bone and Cartilage Invasion.,
Low Lying Rectal Cancer with Anal Canal Involvement.,
Endobronchial brachytherapy for resistant lung cancer.,
192 Implant in the Management of carcinoma of the prostate.,
Treatment of Advanced Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix With
Interstitial Radiotherapy and Hyperthermia.,
Brachytherapy for Primary and Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: 20 Years' Experience at Long Beach Memorial.,
Metronidazole and interstitial
implantation in the treatment of extensive head and neck cancer.,
Integrated external and interstitial radiation therapy for primary carcinoma of the vagina.,
Primary irradiation in the management of early and locally advanced carcinoma of the breast.,
Limited external irradiation and interstitial 192Ir implant in the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsillar region.,
Treatment of advanced and recurrent
squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix with constant intraarterial infusion of
in pediatric oncology.,
Malignant Neoplasia of the
The American Brachytherapy Society Recommendations for High Dose Rate
Brachytherapy for Head and Neck Carcinoma.,
Long Term Results For Treatment Of Carcinoma Of The Prostate By Staging Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection And Radical Irradiation Using Low Dose Rate Temporary Iridium192
Interstitial Implant And External Beam Radiotherapy.,
Long-term results of low-dose-rate interstitial-intracavitary brachytherapy in the treatment of carcinoma of the cervix.,
High-Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy for Recurrent Head-and-Neck Cancer.,
Combination of external and interstitial irradiation in the primary management of breast cancer.,
Re-irradiation with interstitial implant for recurrent pelvic malignancies.,
Management of prostate carcinoma. Combination of pelvic lymphadenectomy, temporary Ir-192 implantation, and external irradiation.,
Interstitial re-irradiation for recurrent and/or persistent head and neck cancers.,
Induction Chemotherapy Followed By Combined External Beam Irradiation And Brachytherapy For Locally Advanced Head And Neck cancer.,
INDIRA Trial: De Novo Low Dose Rate Intracoronary Irradiation After Angioplasty and Stent Placement for Prevention of Restenosis.,
Prognostic Significance of Bone or Cartilage Invasion of Locally
Advanced Head and Neck Cancers.,
ACR Appropriateness Criteria on Advanced Cervical Cancer Expert Panel on Radiation Oncology-Gynecology.,
Primary treatment of carcinoma of the lower rectum and anal canal by a combination of external irradiation and interstitial implant., 1978
Temporary Iridium-192 implant in the management of carcinoma of the prostate.,
Transperineal interstitial-intracavitary "Syed-Neblett" applicator in the treatment of carcinoma of the uterine cervix.,
Radical hysterectomy and tailored post operative radiation therapy in the management of bulky stage 1B cervical cancer.,
Interstitial Hyperthermia and Interstitial Irradiation (Thermoendocurietherapy) in the Treatment of Recurrent and/or Persistent Head and Neck Cancers.,
Changes in Prostate-specific Antigen Levels Following Interstitial Radiation of
the Prostate Using Iridium-192 for Carcinoma of the Prostate.,
High Dose Rate Treatment
Planning For Prostate Cancer Implants Using The VariSource Remote Afterloader.,
Treatment of recurrent gynecologic malignancies with iodine-
125 permanent interstitial irradiation.,
Description of an afterloading 192Ir interstitial-intracavitary technique in the treatment of carcinoma of the vagina.,
Interstitial hyperthermia in recurrent malignancies.,
Initial brachytherapy in
the preast conservation approach to breast cancer.,
Interstitial brachytherapy for vaginal recurrences of endometrial carcinoma.,
Primary invasive carcinoma of the vagina: treatment with interstitial brachytherapy.,
Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Treatment
Outcomes of Patients Treated with Resection Followed by Radiotherapy or Chemoradiotherapy versus Patients Treated with Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy alone.,
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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