Meet Our Affiliate Physicians

The Maryland Proton Treatment Center strives to make proton therapy accessible for all cancer patients in the region. To increase accessibility, MPTC partners with several health centers in the area. Below is a list of MPTC physicians affiliated with our partner health centers.

Physician, Department of Radiation Oncology for the Inova Schar Cancer Research Institute
Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Choe specializes in radiation treatment for brain tumors and prostate cancer. His research focus has been on novel strategies to overcome treatment resistance in aggressive and metastatic cancers. He has published numerous research articles and book chapters on cancer biology and clinical oncology, some of which have been featured in the New York Times and NPR.

  • Special Interests:  Brain Cancer, Prostate Cancer
  • Medical Degree:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency:  University of Chicago
  • Certification:  Radiation Oncology

Physician with Annapolis Radiology Associates
Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Dad is a rising leader in radiation oncology. He has authored and co-authored numerous scientific articles, presented his research in medicine and science internationally, and remains active in global efforts to maintain the highest quality of radiation oncology services to all populations. Dr. Dad is fluent in both Spanish and Urdu.

  • Special InterestsCentral Nervous System, Head and Neck Cancers, Thoracic malignancies, Gastrointestinal, and Prostate Cancer
  • Medical Degree: Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Department of Radiation Medicine Roswell Park Center Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Certification: Radiation Oncology

Maryland Proton Treatment Center - Affiliate Physician Michael Eblan

Physician, Department of Radiation Oncology at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Schar Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Eblan is trained in all aspects of radiation oncology, and has particular clinical expertise in thoracic, gastrointestinal, breast, central nervous system and pediatric malignancies.

  • Special Interests:  Brain, Breast, Gastrointestinal, Head and Neck, Lung, Pediatric
  • Medical Degree:  University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency:  University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Certification:  Radiation Oncology
Maryland Proton Treatment Center Affiliate Physician Samir Kanani MD

Physician, Department of Radiation Oncology at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Schar Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Kanani’s professional interests include treatment of cancers of the prostate, brain, lung, esophagus, head and neck and gastrointestinal tract.

  • Special InterestsProstate, Brain, Lung, Esophagus, Head & Neck and Gastrointestinal tract
  • Medical Degree: University of Texas Medical School at Galveston
  • Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Certification: Radiation Oncology

Maryland Proton Treatment Center Affiliate Physician Akshar Patel MD

Physician, Chesapeake Oncology Hematology Associates
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Patel specializes in utilizing advanced radiation therapy techniques, including proton therapy, to treat a variety of cancers.

  • Special InterestsLung, Prostate, Breast, Head & Neck , Gastrointestinal (anal, liver, esophagus, pancreas, rectum, stomach) and Brain
  • Medical Degree: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Residency: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Certification: Radiation Oncology

Maryland Proton Treatment Center Affiliate Physician Reena Kamath Pramanik

Physician, WellSpan Radiation Oncology at York Cancer Center;
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Pramanik specializes in treating breast cancers with radiation, and she is also experienced in treating patients with a wide variety of cancers.

To learn more about Dr. Pramanik, please watch the video below:

  • Special InterestsBreast, Head and Neck, Lung, Gynecologic
  • Medical Degree: Kansas City University of Medicine
  • Residency:  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Certification: Radiation Oncology

Maryland Proton Treatment Center Affiliate Physician Ori Boker Shokek MD

Physician, WellSpan Radiation Oncology at York Cancer Center;
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Shokek specializes in treating brain, breast, prostate, head and neck, lung and pediatric cancers with radiation.

  • Special Interests:  Brain, Breast, Prostate, Head and Neck, Lung and Pediatrics
  • Medical Degree:  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency:  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Certification:  Radiation Oncology
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