Professor Michael Zelefsky, MD

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Professor Michael Zelefsky is a recognized international authority in the treatment of prostate cancer with radiotherapy. He is the Chief of the Brachytherapy Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Vice Chair of Clinical Research. He also serves as a leader of the Genito-urinary Disease Management Team at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and has been instrumental in the development of novel radiation techniques which have been adopted world-wide including IMRT, IGRT and intraoperative adaptive brachytherapy treatment planning. Professor Zelefsky has published over 350 publications as well as chapters and textbooks. He is currently exploring approaches using targeted biologic agents concurrent with hypofractionated stereotactic radiosurgery for high risk disease as well as implementing novel brachytherapy techniques to improve the precision for brachytherapy in the treatment of prostate cancers.  Dr Zelefsky is the Editor in Chief of Brachytherapy, an international journal which represents the premier journal in the world for articles devoted to the use of brachytherapy in the treatment of cancer.