David Catalano, MD
InterCommunity Cancer Center
Intercommunity Cancer Center’s radiation oncologist and Medical Director, Dr. David Catalano, is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California, where he received his bachelor’s degree and medical degree on the same day.
After an internal medicine internship with the Veterans Administration, Dr. Catalano returned to Loma Linda University for residency and faculty appointment in radiation oncology, working on what would be at the time, the world’s first only hospital-based proton radiation facility. While there, Dr. Catalano helped develop the radiation implant and on-demand intraoperative radiation programs, and specialized in organ preservation of difficult pelvic tumors.
Dr. Catalano received an American Cancer Society Fellowship Award in 1986. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in radiation oncology, and has been an active Fellow of the American College of radiation oncology since 2008.
In the early 1990’s, Dr. Catalano co-founded and co-developed the largest radiation oncology group in southern Oregon, where he was a regional leader in radiopharmaceutical treatments and one of the first in the state to develop an extensive radiation implant program for prostate, gynecological, and rectal
gynecological, and rectal tumors. He helped design, implement, and direct Oregon’s first all-digital radiation oncology center in 1998. After spending some years on both coasts, Dr. Catalano moved his practice to central Florida in 2008. As Medical Director at the Radiological Institute of The Villages, he introduced TomoTherapy® for prostate cancer. He remained with The Villages until 2016, and to InterCommunity Cancer Center in 2016.