Dr. Ryan Burri is joining our practice after having been academic faculty in the Radiation Oncology department of Columbia University School of Medicine in New York City. While at Columbia, Dr. Burri successfully treated all forms of cancer including Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Skin Cancer, Lung Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Cervix Cancer and Sarcomas with the most modern radiation treatment techniques.
He developed a very skilled approach to using intensity modulated radiation, image guided radiation, brachytherapy and conformal radiation for different cancer sites. He also has worked very closely with many breast surgeons, medical oncologists and urologists in terms of best coordinating patient and family centered cancer care.
Dr. Ryan Burri completed medical school training at Michigan State University and his radiation oncology residency training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. While at Mount Sinai School of Medicine , Dr. Burri was appointed Chief Resident for the Department of Radiation Oncology. In addition, while at Mount Sinai he published several important studies about curing intermediate and high risk prostate cancer with radiation while working to have the lowest side effect profile possible.
"While at Columbia University in New York I had many patients from Southern Florida. I am happy to be here now so my patients no longer have to travel so far for their care! I am looking forward to joining this practice; within the field of radiation oncology they are all well known to be great physicians and an outstanding care team!” says Dr. Burri.
He can be contacted for a referral at the Tampa Bay Cancer Center of Sun City at (813) 633-5513
Dr. Jamie Cesaretti has been recently promoted within the Florida Radiation Oncology Group, the largest and oldest radiation oncology private practice in the country, consisting of 26 board certified radiation oncologist, to lead their Tampa operations. He has spent the previous three years in Jacksonville, Florida, where FROG has been based since 1957, building one of the busiest and most successful prostate cancer treatment practices in the country with his long-time friends and colleagues Mitchell Terk, M.D. and Carlos Vargas, M.D.
While practicing at Riverside Cancer Center, Dr. Jamie Cesaretti personally performed over 300 prostate seed implants per year. Prior to joining FROG he was academic faculty at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. While at Mount Sinai he spent time discovering the reasons why patients have side effects following radiation therapy for prostate cancer. His work was so promising that the Department of Defense awarded Dr. Cesaretti and his mentor Richard Stock, MD, a $700,000 grant that allowed them to complete important investigations in this area. He and the research group he continues to work with have been awarded funding by the American Cancer Society, the National Institutes of Health, and the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
Dr. Cesaretti obtained his medical doctorate degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook, his medical internship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, and his radiation oncology residency training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he was Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Cesaretti has lectured and actively taught several hundred urologists and radiation oncologists in innumerable operating rooms throughout the world how to successfully curing prostate cancer using the most modern radiation and seed implant techniques. He has a special interest in helping patients make an unbiased and personally rewarding treatment choice following their prostate cancer diagnosis. “I know that the Tampa community has many excellent physicians. My goal is to bring new and improved medical options for prostate cancer treatment to the Tampa Bay, Brandon, Sarasota, Bradenton, Sun City, Clearwater, St. Petersberg, Lakeland and Orlando communities! Men and most importantly their wives will travel for the best prostate care possible,” says Dr. Cesaretti. He can be contacted for a referral at the Tampa Bay Cancer Center of Tampa at (813) 661-6339.
Maureen Holasek, MD is board certified in radiation oncology and was born in North Dakato, having lived in several states as well as Europe. Dr. Holasek graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with an emphasis in zoology, finishing summa cum laude from the College Scholars Program which is equivalent to obtaining a masters degree. She attended medical school at the University of Tennessee, as well as East Tennessee State University for clinical clerkships. She then completed her internal medicine internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School and her radiation oncology residency at the University of Minnesota, serving as chief resident her senior year.
After one year on academic staff at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Holasek moved to central Florida and has been in private practice for over 19 years. Since then, she received certification in stereotactic radiosurgery utilizing the CyberKnife technology. Recently, she served as the medical director at Central Florida Regional Hospital’s Stereotactic Radiosurgery program.
Dr. Holasek is a proud physician member of the Florida Radiation Oncology Group, which developed in 2010 the Florida Cancer Physicians Network. She has been a long standing member of American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Her interests include breast, prostate, head and neck, and lung cancers. Dr. Holasek is happy to be practicing at the Tampa Bay Cancer Center and will be working mostly out of the Zephyrhills office; as well as providing services to the Brandon CyberKnife.
Janelle Park, MD was born in Columbia, Missouri, and grew up in Avon Lake, Ohio. She obtained her BA in Biology with a minor in Art History from Columbia University in New York City, and her MD from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Park completed her medical internship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, and then traveled to Los Angeles to the University of Southern California for her radiation oncology residency training, where she served as Chief Resident her senior year. While in the USC Radiation Oncology residency program, Dr. Park was trained in CyberKnife as well as GammaKnife radiosurgery treatment planning and delivery.
Upon completion of her training, Dr. Park did a brief stint in private practice in Southern California, and then returned to New York City in order to be closer to family. While in New York, she was an assistant professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Clinical Director of the Bronx Veterans’ Administration’s Radiation Therapy clinic. She also served as the chair of the Radiation Safety Committee and Director of the Tumor Registry. Dr. Park moved back to warmer climates in 2009, joining Florida Radiation Oncology Group (FROG) and becoming Medical Director of the Brandon Regional Hospital CyberKnife Cancer Center. In 2010, Florida Cancer Physicians Network was developed and Tampa Bay Cancer Center is a proud member.
Dr. Park is board-certified in Radiation Oncology, and currently participates on the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Guidelines and Standards Committee, as well as on the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Physics Committee. In addition, she is a member of American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), American College of Radiology (ACR), and the American Medical Association (AMA).
Johnny Kao, MD is originally from New York City and graduated with honors from Dartmouth College. Dr. Kao completed medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and radiation oncology residency training at University of Chicago. He has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and 10 book chapters in the areas of prostate, head and neck and breast cancers, stereotactic body radiation for metastatic tumors and cancer biology
Dr. Kao served as Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine for 5 years where he started an active stereotactic body radiation therapy program. At Mount Sinai, he developed and tested several new treatment combinations of radiation therapy and biologically targeted anticancer treatments. For example, Dr. Kao was principal investigator of the first clinical trail to combine stereotactic body radiation therapy with Sutent for patients with metastases to the lung, liver, bone or lymph nodes. He also developed new treatment regimens for patients with advanced or recurrent head and neck cancers, including patients that recurred after previous radiation.
Dr. Kao is a member of numerous professional organizations, including American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncologists and the American Association of Cancer Research. He is Past President of the New York Roentgen Society Section of Radiation Oncology and is a board certified in radiation oncology the American Board of Radiology. He has been invited to speak at numerous local, national and international cancer meetings. In addition to receiving nearly $2 million in research grants, Dr. Kao was awarded the Patients Choice Award based on patient satisfaction.
Dr. Kao joined FROG in 2010 and is committed to bringing leading edge treatment options to patients in the Tampa Bay area