Dr. Alam Syed, MD

Dr. Alam Syed, MD

Radiation Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 77
Dr. Alam Syed, MD is a radiation oncology specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University in 1963 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
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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very high
more than 94% of peers
Gynecologic Cancer
more than 83% of peers
Colorectal 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.


  • Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University
    Medical School | Graduated 1963
  • Osmania General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1964
  • Clayton Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Cromer District Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1965
  • Department Of Radiology, Radiation Medicine Unit University Of Southern California
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Christie Hospital-Holt Radium Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Weiss Meml Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1970

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Excellence in the development, training & education in the field of Oncology in India, 2011
  • Padam Singh Memorial Orator, VII Congress of the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India, Bangalore, India, October, 1
  • Program Chairman, Annual Endocurietherapy Workshops and Symposia, Endocurietherapy Research Foundation, Long Beach, C Society, 1982 - pre
  • Chairman, International Faculty, technology Transfer Programme, Indian Soc. of Oncology, Interstitial Brachytherapy Programme, Bombay, In
  • Founder, Pacific Endocurietherapy Society (later to become The American Endocurietherapy Society) Los Angeles, CA, 1978
  • President-Elect (1983) and President, American Endocurietherapy Society, Los Angeles, CA, 1984
  • Secretary, American Endocurietherapy Society, Los Angeles, CA, 1980-83
  • The Munzer Family Award: Excellence in resident education, Long Beach, CA, 1997
  • Gold Medal, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 1978
  • Program Chairman, 4th Annual Mid-Winter Meeting, American Endocurietherapy Society, December,
  • Program Chairman, International Endocurietherapy Symposium, Bonaventure Hotel, Los angeles, CA, July 2 - 4
  • Secretary, Pacific Endocurietherapy Society, Los Angeles, CA, 1978-79
  • Visiting Professor to numerous institutions: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Scripps Memorial Hospital, UCSF etc., 1986 - pre
  • Lifetime Contribution Felicitation, AROI-Karnataka Chapter (Association of Radiation Oncologists), August, 20
  • Second Henschke Memorial Lecturer, American Endocurietherapy Society, December,
  • Editor-in-Chief, Endocurietherapy/Hyperthermia Oncology: An International Journal, Long Beach, CA, 1985 -pres
Media & Publications
  • Current brachytherapy techniques., 1996
  • Role of interstitial irradiation in the treatment of primary and recurrent tumors of tonsillar region and soft palate., 1985
  • Interstitial brachytherapy in the treatment of carcinoma of the anorectum. In: Principles and Practice of Brachytherapy using afterloading systems., 2001
  • Interstitial brachytherapy in the treatment of carcinoma of the cervix. In: Principles and Practice of Brachytherapy using afterloading systems., 2001
  • Management of extensive residual cancer with interstitial Iridium implant: A preliminary report, 1975
  • Afterloading interstitial implant in the treatment of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers, 1977
  • Primary treatment of Carcinoma of the Lowr Rectum and Anal Canal by a Combination of External Irradiation and Interstitial Implant, 1978
  • Followup prostate biopsy in patients with carcinoma of the prostate treated by 192 Iridium Template Irradiation plus supplemental External Beam Radiation., 1992
  • Changes in Prostate-specific Antigen Levels Following Interstitial Radiation of the Prostate Using Iridium-192 for Carcinoma of the Prostate., 1994
  • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy In The Treatment Of Carcinoma Of The Prostate: Preliminary Results., 1997
  • Integrated External and Intersitial Radiation Therapy for Primary Carcinoma of the Vagina, 1983
  • Intraluminal irradiation in the treatment of esophageal cancer., 1987
  • Interstitial Hyperthermia and Interstitial Irradiation (Thermoendocurietherapy) in the Treatment of Recurrent and/or Persistent Head and Neck Cancers., 1990
  • 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., 2008
  • Treatment Outcomes of T4 Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancers With Soft Tissue Invasion or Bone and Cartilage Invasion., 2009
  • Prognostic Significance of Bone or Cartilage Invasion of Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancers., 2010
  • Iridium-192 Afterload Implant in the Retreatment of Head and Neck Cancers, 1978
  • Radiosensitizers in Head and Neck Carcinoma, 1979
  • Management of prostatic cancer. Combination of pelvic lymphadenopatyy, temporary Ir-192 implantation, and external irradiation., 1983
  • Treatment of prostatic cancer by pelvic lymphadenectomy, temporary Iridium-192 implant, and external irradiation., 1983
  • Interstitial hyperthermia in recurrent malignancies., 1985
  • Limited external irradiation and interstitial 192Ir implant in the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsillar region., 1985
  • Interstitial brachytherapy in the treatment of advanced and recurrent vulvar cancer., 1999;
  • Brachytherapy for Primary and Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: 20 Years Experience at Long Beach Memorial., 2000
  • 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., 2001
  • Persistent carcinoma of the oropharynx and oral cavity retreated by afterloading interstitial Iridium-192 implant, 1977
  • Interstitial Iodine-125 Implant in the Management of Unresectable Pancreatic Carcinoma, 1983
  • Temporary Iridium-192 Implant in the Management of Carcinoma of the Prostate., 1992
  • Initial brachytherapy in the breast conservation approach to breast cancer., 1995
  • Induction Chemotherapy Followed By Combined External Beam Irradiation And Brachytherapy For Locally Advanced Head And Neck Cancer., 1998
  • Salvage high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy for recurrent head-and-neck cancer., 2005
  • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy as a Boost for the Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer., 2007
  • Outcomes of High-Dose-Rate Interstitial Brachytherapy in the Treatment of Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer: Long-term Results., 2012
  • Description of an Afterloading 192Ir Interstitial-Intracavity Technique in the Treatment of Carcinoma of the Vagina, 1980
  • Combination of External and Interstitial Irradiation in the Primary Management of Breast Cancer, 1980
  • Intersititial Irradiation As A Salvage Technique, 1981
  • An interstitial technique evaluated by contiguous volume analysis., 1985
  • Treatment of advanced and recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix with constant intraarterial infusion of cisplatin., 1988
  • Radical hysterectomy and tailored post operative radiation therapy in the management of bulky stage 1B cervical cancer., 1989
  • Interstitial low-dose-rate brachytherapy as a salvage treatment for recurrent head-and-neck cancers: long-term results., 2001
  • Primary Invasive Carcinoma of the Vagina - Treatment with Interstitial Brachytherapy., 2001
  • Interstitial Brachytherapy as Boost For Locally Advanced T4 Head and Neck Cancer., 2009
  • Treatment of Extensive Carcinoma of the Cervix with the "Transperineal Parametrial Butterfly": A Preliminary Report on the Revival of Watermsn's Approach, 1978
  • Interstitial Implant Radiotherapy in Upper Aerodigestive Tract Malignancy, 1979
  • Afterloading Interstitial Implant in Had and Neck Cancer, 1980
  • The Role of Afterloading Iridium (192Ir)implant in the Management of Carcinoma of the Tongue, 1981
  • Combined external and interstitial irradiation in the treatment of Stage III breast cancer., 1984
  • Temporary Iridium-192 implant in the management of carcinoma of the prostate., 1985
  • Iridium-192 implants in the treatment of tonsillar region malignancies., 1985
  • Limited external beam and interstitial 192Iridium irradiation in the treatment of carcinoma of the base of the tongue: A ten year experience., 1988
  • Needle displacement during HDR brachytherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer., 2000
  • High dose rate brachytherapy in the treatment of carcinoma of the prostate., 2001
  • Treatment of recurrent gynecologic malignancies with iodine-125 permanent interstitial irradiation., 2002
  • Metranidazole and Interstitial Implantation in the Treatment of Extensive Head and neck Cancers, 1981
  • Re-irradiation with Interstitial Implant for Recurrent Pelvic Malignancies, 1982
  • Definitive Treatment of Extensive Anorectal Carcinoma by External and Interstitial Irradiation, 1982
  • Transperineal interstitial-intracavitary "Syed-Neblett" applicator in the treatment of carcinoma of the uterine cervix., 1986
  • Interstitial re-irradiation for recurrent and/or persistent head and neck cancers., 1987
  • Endobronchial brachytherapy for resistant lung cancer., 1989
  • Malignant neoplasia of the upper vagina., 1990
  • Long-term results of low-dose-rate interstitial-intracavitary Brachytherapy in the treatment of carcinoma of the cervix., 2002
  • Low Lying Rectal Cancer with Anal Canal Involvement., 2010
  • Techniques of Afterloading Interstitial Implant, 1977
  • Primary irradiation in the management of early and locally advanced carcinoma of the breast., 1984
  • Temporary interstitial irradiation in the management of carcinoma of the prostate., 1984
  • Treatment of Advanced Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix With Interstitial Radiotherapy and Hyperthermia., 1992
  • High Dose Rate Treatment Planning For Prostate Cancer Implants Using The VariSource Remote Afterloader., 1998
  • INDIRA Trial: De Novo Low Dose Rate Intracoronary Irradiation After Angioplasty and Stent Placement for Prevention of Restenosis., 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

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    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Amazing genius who cures incurable cancer with ease
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