Dr. Michael D. Sapozink

Ph.D.  – M.D.

Dr. Sapozink was born and raised in Western New York. He and his wife, Nancy have been married for 26 years and have two children, Rachel and Andrew, Dr. Sapozink received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the Sloan-Kettering Division of the Cornell University Graduate School of  Medical Sciences in New York City, where he first developed a keen interest in basic cancer research. He decided to extend his experience to clinical research and, following medical school at the University of Miami Ph.D. – M.D. program, received Residency training in Internal Medicine and Radiation Oncology at Stanford University, where he was mentored by Henry Kaplan and MalcolmBagshaw, internationally recognized leaders in the treatment of Hodgkin’s Disease and prostate cancer, respectively.

He subsequently served for nine years on the faculties of the Departments of Radiation Oncology at the University of Utah Medical Center and the University of Southern California Medical Center. When he left USC in 1991 as a tenured Associate Professor, he was recognized as an international expert in the treatment of cancer by combining hyperthermia (heat treatment) with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. As the Medical Director of the Division of Radiation Oncology at the Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Center, he also developed very strong programs in Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Total Body Irradiation for Bone Marrow Transplant conditioning, and Low and High Dose rate brachytherapy. He has published numerous peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts in these areas, and served on multiple editorial boards, national scientific advisory committees, national cooperative cancer research groups and national professional societies.

In 1991 he and Nancy decided to move from Los Angeles to Phoenix to raise their family and Dr. Sapozink was the Medical Director of the Radiation Oncology department at Good Samaritan Medical Center for 14 years. In addition to developing strong clinical programs for radiotherapy treatment of breast cancer, head and neck cancer, lymphoid malignancy, sarcomas and brain tumors, he has been the chief Pediatric Radiation Oncologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Phoenix Magazine has recognized him in its “Top Docs” issues on multiple occasions. He has recently joined Dr. Grado and his associates to have the exciting opportunity to develop the use of Tomotherapy in the treatment of a wide variety of malignancies.

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