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Brett Cox, MD

Radiation Oncologist

(212) 389-1872

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I am an Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and am Interim Chairman of the Department of Radiation Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. I also serve as Chief of Brachytherapy for Northwell Health, the largest health system in the New York tristate area.

I graduated from Stanford University, receiving a BS with Honors and Distinction in Biological Sciences before receiving a MD from Harvard Medical School in the Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Medical Sciences Program. I served as an intern with the University of Hawaii Transitional Residency Program and completed my residency in radiation oncology at Stanford University, serving as Chief Resident in my final year. I joined the faculty of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as Assistant Member in Radiation Oncology from 2007-2012 before joining the Zucker School of Medicine as Chief of Brachytherapy in the Department of Radiation Medicine in October of 2012.

In my clinical practice, I integrate advanced radiation therapy techniques including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), low dose rate (LDR) and high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, and unsealed radioisotope therapy to manage patients in both the definitive and metastatic settings.

I hold committee positions in national organizations, including NRG Oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS). I have authored over 35 peer reviewed articles, numerous book chapters and other invited articles, and hold grant funding to examine the use of novel radiopharmaceuticals in cancer treatment and to optimize deformable registration to integrate spatial and radiobiologic dose distributions for patients receiving combination therapy for prostate cancer. I serve as institutional investigator for several national cooperative and investigator-initiated research trials. I am a nationally and internationally invited lecturer in my fields of expertise and serve as a referee for 14 peer-reviewed academic journals related to radiation therapy and cancer treatment. I recently joined the Editorial Board of the journal Brachytherapy. I devote significant time and effort to the advocacy of medical student and post-graduate education, having served as Society Master and currently maintaining positions on the Core Admissions Committee, Advisory Committee for Student Research, and Student Advancement Committee at the Zucker School of Medicine. I serve in leadership positions for national fellowship programs sponsored by the ABS, and am Chairman of the Resident Clinical Competency Committee of the Northwell Health Department of Radiation Medicine.

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