Dr. Steven Lester, MD

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Dr. Steven Lester, MD
Steven G. Lester, M.D., F.A.C.R.O., was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. He completed his internship in radiation oncology, followed by his residency training in radiation oncology at Indiana University Hospitals, where he also served as chief resident. While at IU, Dr. Lester wrote several research papers on testicular cancer and Intraoperative Radiotherapy. After completing his radiation oncology training, Dr. Lester returned to his home state of Louisiana to join the Department of Radiation Oncology at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. During his time at Ochsner, Dr. Lester served as the Assistant Director of Ochsner Cancer Institute as well as Acting Chairman of Radiation Oncology. He was also involved in clinical research, and spoke at several seminars. Dr. Lester has been serving the Central Florida community since December of 1988. In 2004, Dr. Lester with his partner, John D. Looper, MD., founded Central Florida Cancer Care Center in Sanford, Florida. His outside interests include LSU Football, New Orleans Saints, tennis, spending time with his wife and two daughters and visiting his son who is a Radiation Oncologist in training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Lester is board certified in radiation oncology, a fellow of American College of Radiation Oncology, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of Independent Doctors. "We believe that what separates us from other cancer centers in the area is our personal touch; the doctors are always available. You get treatment from the staff whose names you learn and you see your doctor, who treats you the way he'd want to be treated."

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    10 to 15 minutes
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Steven G. Lester, M.D., F.A.C.R.O., was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. He completed his internship in radiation oncology, followed by his residency training in radiation oncology at Indiana University Hospitals, where he also served as chief resident. While at IU, Dr. Lester wrote several research papers on testicular cancer and Intraoperative Radiotherapy. After completing his radiation oncology training, Dr. Lester returned to his home state of Louisiana to join the Department of Radiation Oncology at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. During his time at Ochsner, Dr. Lester served as the Assistant Director of Ochsner Cancer Institute as well as Acting Chairman of Radiation Oncology. He was also involved in clinical research, and spoke at several seminars.

Dr. Lester has been serving the Central Florida community since December of 1988. In 2004, Dr. Lester with his partner, John D. Looper, MD., founded Central Florida Cancer Care Center in Sanford, Florida. His outside interests include LSU Football, New Orleans Saints, tennis, spending time with his wife and two daughters and visiting his son who is a Radiation Oncologist in training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Lester is board certified in radiation oncology, a fellow of American College of Radiation Oncology, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of Independent Doctors.

"We believe that what separates us from other cancer centers in the area is our personal touch; the doctors are always available. You get treatment from the staff whose names you learn and you see your doctor, who treats you the way he'd want to be treated."

Dr. Lester'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 Radiation Oncology, Radiology and Therapeutic Radiology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Therapeutic Radiology

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Tumor of the Head and-or Neck
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myeloma
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Mass
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In Shreveport

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Ind University Hosps

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Ind University Hosps

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of New Orleans

    Graduated in 1975

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Oncology
  • Radiology

Procedures Performed

  • Brachytherapy
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Radiation Therapy