Dr. Anatoly Dritschilo, MD

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Dr. Anatoly Dritschilo, MD

Anatoly Dritschilo, MD, was appointed to the dual positions of professor and chairman, Department of Radiation Medicine, at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and chief of service, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, in 2010. Previously, Dr. Dritschilo served as chair for the Department of Oncology and as interim director of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. In the course of his career, Dr. Dritschilo has personally treated more than 5,000 patients with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung or gastrointestinal tract, as well as those with malignant or benign brain tumors and pediatric cancers. He was instrumental in bringing state-of-the-art therapies and technologies to the hospital, including CyberKnife SRS and SBRT services in 2002. That move made MedStar Georgetown one of the first CyberKnife sites on the East Coast, leading to its current position as a national leader in volume, experience and expertise. He also sees, consults and provides proton treatment for patients at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center. Dr. Dritschilo is a prolific researcher, with a cumulative total of more than $20 million in NIH awards and nearly 250 peer-reviewed articles to date. In turn, he is a regular reviewer or editor for prominent scientific and medical publications, a sought-after presenter at major national meetings and a frequent guest lecturer at medical schools around the county. The holder of a dozen US patents and a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Dritschilo received his medical degree from the College of Medicine of New Jersey followed by a residency in radiation therapy and a fellowship in radiation oncology, both at Harvard Medical School. After a brief stint at Tufts University-New England Medical Center, Dr. Dritschilo joined Georgetown in 1979. Awards and Recognition Fellow, National Academy of Inventors Lifetime Contribution Award, Georgetown University Medical Center Fellow, American College of Radiology Woodward/White "Best Doctors in America" Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctors in Washington, D.C." Professional Memberships American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) American College of Radiology (ACR) American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs (SCAROP) American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) District of Columbia Medical Society (DCMS) American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncologists (ASTRO) Radiation Research Society (RR) National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Adjunct Professor: Maryland Proton Treatment Center

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"Each patient presents with a unique set of cancer-related and personal circumstances that are best evaluated and treated by a multidisciplinary team."

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Anatoly Dritschilo, MD, was appointed to the dual positions of professor and chairman, Department of Radiation Medicine, at  Georgetown University School of Medicine, and chief of service, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, in 2010.  Previously, Dr. Dritschilo served as chair for the Department of Oncology and as interim director of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In the course of his career, Dr. Dritschilo has personally treated more than 5,000 patients with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung or gastrointestinal tract, as well as those with malignant or benign brain tumors and pediatric cancers.  He was instrumental in  bringing  state-of-the-art therapies and technologies to the hospital, including CyberKnife SRS and SBRT services in 2002. That move made MedStar Georgetown one of the first CyberKnife sites on the East Coast, leading to its current position as a national leader in volume, experience and expertise. He also sees, consults and provides proton treatment for patients at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center.

Dr. Dritschilo is a prolific researcher, with a cumulative total of more than $20 million in NIH awards and nearly 250 peer-reviewed articles to date. In turn, he is a regular reviewer or editor for prominent scientific and medical publications, a sought-after presenter at major national meetings and a frequent guest lecturer at medical schools around the county.   

The holder of a dozen US patents and a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Dritschilo received his medical degree from the College of Medicine of New Jersey followed by a  residency in radiation therapy and a fellowship in radiation oncology, both at Harvard Medical School.  After a brief stint at Tufts University-New England Medical Center, Dr. Dritschilo joined Georgetown in 1979. 

Awards and Recognition 

  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
  • Lifetime Contribution Award, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Fellow, American College of Radiology
  • Woodward/White "Best Doctors in America"
  • Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctors in Washington, D.C." 

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO)
  • Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs (SCAROP)
  • American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO)
  • District of Columbia Medical Society (DCMS)
  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncologists (ASTRO)
  • Radiation Research Society (RR)
  • National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
  • Adjunct Professor: Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Dr. Dritschilo's Care Philosophy

"Each patient presents with a unique set of cancer-related and personal circumstances that are best evaluated and treated by a multidisciplinary team."

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  •  Specializes in Radiation Oncology
  •  Board certified in Therapeutic Radiology
  •  Malpractice claims in District of Columbia not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Therapeutic Radiology

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer

Education

  • Medical School
    Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    Cincinnati Genl Hosp

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Harvard Joint Center For Radiation Therapy

    Completed in 1977

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Joint Center For Radiation Therapy

    Completed in 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology

Procedures Performed

  • Brachytherapy
  • Proton Therapy
  • Radiation Therapy