Newswise — Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center is pleased to welcome Prashant Desai, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Desai is a specially trained radiation oncologist and has been appointed medical director of radiation oncology at Ocean Medical Center and Shore Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Desai is experienced in a wide range of radiation oncology procedures, including:  Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and Brachytherapy. He specializes in treating multiple disease sites such as breast, lung, head and neck, central nervous system gastrointestinal, and urologic malignancies.

 “Dr. Desai brings additional expertise to our excellent multidisciplinary cancer team at Ocean Medical Center’s Cancer Center, providing comprehensive infusion and radiation oncology services in one convenient location,” said Vincent J. Vivona, D.O., JD, FACP, chief medical officer of Ocean Medical Center. “We’re delighted to have him join our medical staff and the radiation oncology team to continue to provide compassionate treatment, with state-of-the-art radiation technologies, to effectively target tumors and provide our patients with access to the best treatment available.”

Dr. Desai received his medical degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas and completed his residency at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

Prior to joining Hackensack Meridian Health, Dr. Desai was Associate Director of Radiation Oncology at Pinnacle Health Cancer Center in Harrisburg, PA and most recently, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at St. Clare’s Cancer Center in Denville, NJ.

“I am looking forward to working with the highly trained and experienced radiation oncology team at Ocean Medical Center,” says Dr. Desai.  “Using the latest radiation technologies to treat patients while sparing as much health tissue as possible can help our patients heal and improve their quality of life.” 

Dr. Desai is a member of several professional associations and has contributed to many clinical presentations and authored several publications.

Dr. Desai is accepting new patients at Ocean Medical Center, 425 Jack Martin Blvd., Brick, New Jersey. To make an appointment, call 732-836-4030.