Dr. Paul Okunieff, MD

Dr. Paul Okunieff, MD

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    Paul Okunieff, MD, is board-certified in therapeutic radiology and is among the pioneers of in-vivo nuclear magnetic resonance imaging of tumors. Dr. Okunieff's research includes development of a novel method to measure radiation-induced DNA fragments in the bloodstream to estimate radiation exposure, and the identification of molecules that provide genetically-based protection against radiation hazards. He has active protocols to study the treatment of metastatic cancers with radiosurgery and is developing protocols for the use of proton therapy in metastatic cancers. Dr. Okunieff came to UF in 2009 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he served as Philip Rubin Professor in radiation oncology and chair of the department of radiation oncology. Prior to his appointment in Rochester in 1998, he served as branch chief of radiation oncology at the National Cancer Institute and as an assistant professor in radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School between 1988 and 1993. Dr. Okunieff earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he also completed his postdoctoral fellowship in medicine and a fellowship in radiation medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and computer science and biological science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Okunieff is radiation oncology chair for the Southwest Oncology Group and is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He also serves on national committees overseeing the safety and quality of therapeutic radiation delivery. 

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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise


    Education & Training

    Massachusetts General Hospital (Residency)

    Harvard Medical School (Fellowship)

    Beth Israel Hospital (Residency)

    Doctorate - Harvard Medical School

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Radiology

    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by a Radiologist, like Dr. Paul Okunieff, may include:

    CT Scan - Lungs, CT Scan - Heart (Coronary CTA), CT Scan - Head, CT Scan - Teeth (Dental Scan), CT Scan - Virtual Colonoscopy, CT Scan - Whole Body Scan, CT Scan - Other, MRI - Brain, MRI - Breast, MRI - Back / Spine, MRI - Other, PET / CT Scan, X-ray, Mammography - No Breast Cancer History, Bone Density Measurement / DXA Scan, Sonography, Radiology Consultation, MRI - Brain, Mammography - With Breast Cancer History, SPECT Scan, PET Scan, Interventional Radiology Treatment, Angiography, Embolization, IVC Filter Insertion, MRI - Spinal Cord, CT Scan - Spinal Cord, MRI Angiography, CT Angiography, Mesenteric Angiography, Barium Swallow, Calcium CT Scan, Leg Venous Doppler, KG Arterial Doppler, Neurosonology Consultation, Myelogram, TIPS / Biliary Interventions, Ventilation / Perfusion Scan, CT Scan - Abdominal / Pelvic, CT Scan - Chest, Dialysis Catheter Placement, Drainage of Abscess, Feeding Tube Placement, Fluoroscopy, Line Insertion, MRI - Abdomen / Pelvis, MRI - Head, MRI - Knee, MRI - Shoulder, Bone Scan, Brain / Spinal Cord Biopsy, Pelvic Ultrasound, Radiofrequency Ablation, Radioimmunotherapy, Cryoablation, Interventional Radiology Consultation, Cone Beam CT, Arthrography, Sialography, Skeletal Imaging, Hybrid Imaging, Renal Function Imaging, Urinary Tract Imaging, Abdominal Imaging, Molecular Imaging, Chemoembolization, Digital Radiography, Radioembolization, Image-Guided Cancer Therapy, Thrombectomy, Nuclear Medicine Imaging, Diagnostic Radiology, EOS Imaging, Drug-Eluting Bead Therapy, Abdominal Radiology Consultation, Intravascular Ultrasound, Interventional Radiology Follow Up, Needle Biopsy, Lung Biopsy, Bone Biopsy, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening, Fistulagram and Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

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    UF Health Radiation Oncology - Davis Cancer Pavilion

    1535 Gale Lemerand Drive

    Gainesville, FL 32610

    (352) 265-0287

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    1600 SW Archer Rd

    1st Floor, Stop #12

    Gainesville, FL 32608

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Paul Okunieff accepting new patients?

    Yes, Paul Okunieff is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Paul Okunieff offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Okunieff's office at (352) 265-0287 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Paul Okunieff offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Okunieff's office at (352) 265-0287 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Paul Okunieff speak?

    Paul Okunieff speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Paul Okunieff have?

    Paul Okunieff is certified by the American Board of Radiology.

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