Sonali Rudra, MD, serves as director of the Breast Cancer Radiation Oncology Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and an assistant professor for the Department of Radiation Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She specializes in treating patients with breast cancer, gynecologic malignancies, pediatric malignancies, and central nervous malignancies, with a range of technologies including proton therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy/image-guided radiation therapy (IMRT/IGRT/Rapid Arc), CyberKnife stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and high-dose rate brachytherapy.
Dr. Rudra is widely published in respected clinical journals and serves on an editorial board reviewing clinical articles. She also participates in professional activities, serving as a core member of the team at Georgetown responsible for accreditation by the NAPBC (National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers) to ensure clinical quality, as well as being a member of the Intraoperative Radiation (IORT) Working Group.
Philosophy of Care
"I believe in treating my patients as individuals, and strive to provide them with the best possible outcomes while minimizing the effect on their lives."
Rudra, H. A. Al-Hallaq, S. J. Chmura, Y. H. Hasan. Effect of RTOG breast/chest wall guidelines on dose-volume histogram parameters. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2014 Mar 6; 15(2):4547. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24710440
Song, S. Rudra, M. D. Hasselle, P. L. Dorn, L. K. Mell, A. J. Mundt, S. D. Yamada, N. K. Lee, Y. Hasan. The effect of treatment time in locally advanced cervical cancer in the era of concurrent chemoradiation. Cancer. 2013 Jan 154; 119(2): 325-331. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22806897
Rudra, M. T. Spiotto, M. E. Witt, E. A. Blair, K. Stenson, D. J. Haraf. The lymph node ratio is prognostic in head and neck cancer. Head and Neck. 2014 February; 36(2): 266-272. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23765406
W. Golden, A. Spektor, S. Rudra, M. C. Ranck, M. S. Krishnan, R. B. Jimenez, A. N. Viswanathan, M. Koshy, A. R. Howard, S. J. Chmura. Radiation oncology medical student clerkship: implementation and evaluation of a bi-institutional pilot curriculum. International Journal Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 2014 January 1; 88(1):44-50. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24331650
Rudra, R. Malik, M. Ranck, D. W. Golden, M. Hasselle, R. R. Weichselbaum, J. K. Salama. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Adrenal Metastases. Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment. 2013 June; 12(3):217-224. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23369155