Physician Profile

Atif Khan, MD
Radiation Oncologist

I have been at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey since 2007 after completing a fellowship in brachytherapy at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard. Prior to that, I completed a residency in radiation oncology at Rush University Medical Center.  Brachytherapy is a highly specialized method of delivering radiation directly into the tumor or the tumor bed (after surgery), and is one way to deliver radiation to the disease and minimize radiation to surrounding normal tissues.

My primary focus has been in breast cancer, as well as radiation therapy for central nervous system/brain tumors, melanoma and sarcomas. Along with assistance from the multidisciplinary teams within the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center, the Melanoma and Soft Tissue Oncology Program and the Neuro-Oncology Program, I help patients understand their treatment options so that they can make an informed decision.

In addition to brachytherapy I have also been the lead radiation oncologist for our cranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) program. SRS allows us to deliver radiation with pinpoint accuracy to targets in the brain using a special machine called the GammaKnife PerfexionTM.  In addition, I have a strong research interest in "hypofractionated" radiation therapy for breast cancer, which allows us to safely shorten the courses of radiotherapy by designing bioequivalent schedules.  Finally, I am the primary radiation oncologist for children requiring radiation therapy and am a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG).  By having the resources available that can only be found at a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, I am exceptionally proud that our team of doctors is able to offer the highest quality, most advanced cancer care right here in central New Jersey.  

Clinical Expertise 

Breast cancer, brachytherapy, external beam radiation

Honors 

Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology Teaching Award 2011

Contact Information  

To schedule a new patient appointment call 732-235-8515.
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.