Dr. John David is a board-certified radiation oncologist with Tampa General Hospital. He serves as the Director of Brachytherapy Services and Lead Physician of Radiopharmaceuticals. He has advanced sub-specialized training in brachytherapy and extensive expert training in radiopharmaceuticals. His other interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy/stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SBRT/SABR). Prior to joining Tampa General Hospital, Dr. David was fortunate to visit and work with physicians at the New York Proton Center, gaining experience in one of the most contemporary radiation treatment modalities – proton therapy.
Fluent in English and Arabic, Dr. David received an academic top 1% class achievement award and received the Honors Medical Student Scholarship from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. His many honors include being a Gold Humanism Award nominee and the recipient of the American College of Physicians Young Achievers Award. Before medical school, Dr. David was an NCAA Division I wrestler at Michigan State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in human physiology.
Dr. David served as a chief resident of radiation oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he trained extensively in brachytherapy under former UCLA Brachytherapy Fellowship Director Mitchell Kamrava. Dr. David did additional brachytherapy training during externships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Clara, Calif., location. He is credited with more than 50 research articles in internationally recognized medical journals, book chapters and presentations in areas of his expertise.
• Prostate/urologic malignancies
• Gynecologic malignancies
• Skin/dermatologic malignancies
• Brain/CNS malignancies
• Head and neck malignancies
• Lung/thoracic malignancies
• Metastatic disease
• Breast malignancies
• Advanced/subspecialized brachytherapy
• Radiopharmaceuticals IORT (intraoperative radiation)
• SBRT/SABR (stereotactic body radiotherapy/stereotactic ablative radiotherapy)
• Proton therapy
• SRS/SRT (stereotactic radiosurgery/stereotactic radiotherapy)
• IMRT/VMAT (intensity modulated radiotherapy/volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy)
• IGRT (Image-guided radiotherapy)
• 3D CRT (three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy)
• TBI (total body irradiation)