Steven R. Isaacson, MD

Steven R. Isaacson, MD

Title: Professor Emeritus of Radiation Oncology
Company: Columbia University
Location: Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Steven R. Isaacson, MD, Professor Emeritus of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in oncology and neurosurgery education.

With a desire to be a useful contributor to the well-being of others and to be continually educated throughout his life, Dr. Isaacson pursued a career in the medical profession. Notably, in 1973, he earned a Doctor of Medicine from the Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then went on to complete a residency in general surgery at the Abington Memorial Hospital, now known as Abington-Jefferson Health, in 1975 and a residency in otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems in 1978. Additionally, in 1988, he completed a residency in radiation oncology from the State University of New York Downstate Health Science University.

Upon receiving certification in head and neck surgery otolaryngology from the American Board of Otolaryngology and certification in radiation oncology from the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Isaacson soon joined the faculty at Columbia University. Excelling as a clinical professor of radiation oncology and neurological surgery for 27 years, he attained emeritus status in 2015. In addition, Dr. Isaacson offered his expertise at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center as co-director of the Center for Radiosurgery from 1989 to 1998 and co-director of Gamma Knife Center from 1998 to 2015. Today, he maintains membership with the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American College of Surgeons as a fellow. Having committed his life to his specialty in radiation oncology and neurosurgery, he is proud to lead the way of applying new technologies in the delivery of treatment to very challenging tumors of the brain and orbit.

Finding great success throughout the course of his career, Dr. Isaacson was inducted into the Academy of Clinical Excellence at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2019. Garnering an honorable reputation with Castle Connolly, he was named to America’s Top Doctors for Cancer from 2005 to 2013, as well as America’s Top Doctors and Top Doctors of the New York Metro Area from 2002 to 2014. Additionally, in 1973, he was the recipient of the S. MacCuen Smith Memorial Prize in Otology from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Dr. Isaacson attributes his success to personal discipline and tenacity. In five years’ time, he plans to continue mentoring and being a resource to current and former colleagues pursuing their professional growth.

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