Ashish Chawla, MD
Dr. Chawla joined Radiation Oncology Associates in 2011. He received his
undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, graduating with honors
in Biology. He received his M.D. from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia
in 1998, where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical
Honor Society. He completed his Radiation Oncology training at Harvard's
Massachusetts General Hospital in 2003, where he won awards for scholarly
research as a Radiation Oncology resident. He has published several peer-reviewed
articles related to breast, prostate and gastrointestinal cancer management.
Prior to joining ROA, he served as a Radiation Oncologist at Anne
Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland. There, he helped lead
innovative clinical research as the Principal Investigator for Breast
Cancer protocols with the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG). He
also helped lead the cancer center's Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
Program, and served as Cancer Liaison for the American College of Surgeons'
Commission on Cancer. He led numerous studies involving Partial Breast
Irradiation (PBI) as well as Prostate, Central Nervous System and Head/Neck
His clinical interests include the multidisciplinary management of
breast cancer and prostate cancer patients, and he is Director of the
Partial Breast Irradiation program at Inova Fairfax. He has expertise
in the use of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and
Radiotherapy (SBRT) for tumors of the brain, spine, and lung. His other
areas of clinical interest include gastrointestinal, lung, head/neck
and brain tumors.
Dr. Chawla is board certified in Radiation Oncology. He has been
listed in Washingtonian magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and U.S.
News and World Report as a "Top Doctor" for Radiation Oncology in the
Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia area.
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