FCS Radiation Oncologist Kunal Saigal, MD Leads New Outpatient Radiation Center in Sarasota
Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s New Radiation Oncology Center
Fort Myers, Fla., July 29, 2020 —— Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), is pleased to announce that radiation oncologist, Kunal Saigal, MD will lead the new Sarasota Memorial Radiation Oncology Center, which opens August 3, 2020. The 18,000 square foot outpatient radiation center completes the first phase of the planned community Cancer Institute by Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMH), boasting two Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators, which are considered the gold standard for radiation oncology.
Dr. Saigal, who joined FCS in July of 2020 also commended the inclusion of patient perspective in the design of the center. “When this center was constructed,” he said, “there was an extensive amount of feedback that was taken into account from cancer patients who had gone through radiation treatment, so that we could optimize the patient experience. In addition to delivering the most cutting-edge, evidence-based radiation oncology treatments, we wanted to provide the best possible experience to patients, from the moment that they walk in the door, through each treatment that they receive, and even to how they would like to celebrate when they complete their final treatment.”
After earning his medical degree at the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Saigal completed an internship in internal medicine at Georgetown University’s Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. and received his residency training in radiation oncology at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was awarded a fellowship in brachytherapy at Beth Israel Medical Center and Roosevelt Hospital in New York, NY.
Prior to joining FCS, Dr. Saigal treated patients at Advent Health Cancer Institute and served as an assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Saigal added, “It’s really been a unique opportunity to help build a radiation center and to work with a team of individuals who are extremely dedicated to our shared goal of outstanding patient care. The center is like no other radiation center I’ve ever seen; it is absolutely gorgeous.”
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