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Amin J. Mirhadi, MD

  • Radiation Oncology

Dr. Amin J. Mirhadi, MD, is a specialist in radiation therapy for many types of tumors, including those of the brain, spine, lung, liver and breast.

He is especially interested in “enhanced localization techniques,” a subdivision of radiation oncology that promotes precisely guided radiation therapy. Technology available at Cedars-Sinai – including the Gamma Knife and the Trilogy image-guided system – offer highly focused treatment with millimeter accuracy. These technologies and their applications for patient care are the focus of Dr. Mirhadi’s current research.

Dr. Mirhadi joined the faculty of Cedars-Sinai in 2006 and is active in community education and the training of medical residents. He has written three textbook chapters. The most recent, published in August 2009, is on radiation therapy in the care of patients with lung cancer.

An avid surfer, beach volleyball player and traveler, Dr. Mirhadi has coached high school football and volleyball teams and he was captain of his high school football team in Newport Beach, CA. He is a board member of Music for a Cure, a charity organization that provides music-related gifts and therapies for children going through a difficult treatment process.

• American Society for Radiation Oncology

• Received ACRO Award for Outstanding Student in Pediatric Radiation Oncology, 2004
• Named anatomy tutor of the year at the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine, 2000-2001

• Bachelor’s Degree: University of California, Irvine, 1997
• Medical Degree: University of California, Irvine, 2001
• Internship: General surgery, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, 2001-2002
• Residency: Radiation oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2002-2006

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