Dr. Ajmel Puthawala, MD

Dr. Ajmel Puthawala, MD

Radiation Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. Ajmel Puthawala, MD is a radiation oncology specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat University in 1970 and specializes in radiation oncology and radiology.

18111 Brookhurst St Ste 300

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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more than 80% of peers
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more than 36% of peers
Lung Cancer
more than 5% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology

1  Board Certifications

  • Therapeutic Radiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*

33  Conditions Treated

  • Adenocarcinoma of Lung
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Adult Development Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Tumor
  • Brain Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cancer Pain
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Dry Mouth
  • Endocrine Tumors of Pancreas
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Gland Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Ovarian Tumor
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer


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16  Procedures

  • Brachytherapy
  • Breast Brachytherapy
  • 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 Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Radioactive Seed Implants
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat University
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Jamaica Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • St Vincent's Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • University Hospital
    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 irradiation.,
  • Iridium-192 implants in the treatment of tonsillar region malignancies.,
  • An 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.,
  • High Dose 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.,
  • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy as a Boost for the Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer.,
  • Needle 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.,
  • Temporary 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.,
  • Temporary Iridium- 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 cisplatin.,
  • Endocurietherapy in pediatric oncology.,
  • Malignant Neoplasia of the Upper Vagina.,
  • 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.,
  • Salvage 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.,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

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