Our Resident Alumni

Our alumni

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Dr. FeigenbergSteven Joel Feigenberg, MD
Vice Chair, Clinical Research
Radiation Oncology Chief, Thoracic Service
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

I feel great pride in being a Gator. My training was second to none where I was very fortunate to train with an incredible group of international thought leaders in biology, physics as well as in the clinic. This group challenged me every day to be a better physician by continuously asking clinically relevant questions to help the next group of patients. A practice I still follow to this day in how to teach students and residents as well as how I develop new clinical research projects. The program promotes a family atmosphere that encourages teamwork between the residents and faculty that is infectious.


Dr. ChangeDaniel Chang, MD, FASTRO
Department of Radiation Oncology
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan

I loved my time at UF. It was a fantastic place to train. I met many wonderful people and made great friends whom I still keep in touch with regularly and faculty who were great role models and whom I still turn to for mentorship. UF’s program is set apart by its overall atmosphere: It was just such a welcoming, family environment. The people are so supportive and friendly, and you just feel at home there. I felt extremely well-trained when I graduated to take care of cancer patients, and I felt very confident in my clinical skills. In addition, the opportunities given to me during residency to get involved in some great research projects helped me get started along an academic career path.


Dr. Heather PacholkeHeather Pacholke, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at the Hayworth Cancer Center
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
High Point, NC

The University of Florida was my first choice for radiation oncology residency because of the program’s excellent reputation and history of producing well-rounded, knowledgeable graduates. I found the training experience to be very collegial and the faculty genuinely invested in the residents. Upon graduation from the program, I was confident that I would excel in this career but the best memories I have of my years at UF were spending time with faculty and residents on outdoor adventures enjoying beautiful sunny Florida.


Dr. CheraBhishamjit S. Chera, MD, FASTRO
Professor of Radiation Oncology & Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Wendy & Keith Wellin Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology
Vice Chairman for Safety and Quality Assurance
Department of Radiation Oncology
Hollings Cancer Center
Medical University of South Carolina

UF was a fantastic place to train. I have many fond memories of my time in the department and living in Gainesville, FL. The culture, comradery, history, reputation, and people set the program apart from others. I am a head and neck oncologist and there is no better place in the county that could have prepared me for my clinical and academic practice.


Dr. O'steenLillie O’steen, MD, DABR
Radiation Oncologist
Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center

The four years I spent in the UF Radiation Oncology Department were the best of my entire academic career. The program and faculty invested extensively in resident education, was rich with research opportunities and the faculty, co-residents and staff there still feel like my second family. I feel extremely well-trained and competent going into practice and found the job search very easy with the reputation the UF Radiation Oncology department has nationally.


James Bates, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. BatesThe University of Florida residency program is unquestionably one of the strongest in the nation. The faculty both in Gainesville and at the proton center in Jacksonville represent true thought leaders in almost every disease site and the training opportunities are second-to-none. The alumni network is deep, well-connected, and is placed throughout the country both in academics and private practice. But most importantly, the UF residency is a family – both my co-residents and the faculty that trained are among people I count as friends. I wouldn’t trade my four years in Gainesville for anything.

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