Dr. Anthony Vaccaro, MD

About Dr. Vaccaro:

Dr. Vaccaro, MD is Board Certifed in Radiation Oncology and has practiced in the field for more than 10 years. Besides being a medical doctor he is a licensed engineer. He holds a degree in Bio-Medical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. This varied educational background gives Dr. Vaccaro a unique insight into the field of Radiation Oncology.

His training in Radiation Oncology was done at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadephia where they offer one of the country's premier programs in this form of cancer therapy. During that time he received extensive training in radioactive implants, intra-operative therapy and use of radioactive pharmeceuticals and mono-clonal anti-bodies. He also received a research grant from the American Cancer Society for his work in Breast Cancer.

Dr. Vaccaro received his medical degree the University of Leicester, Leicester England, and is licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. and Great Britain. He has an appreciation for the problems encountered by patients because of his prior work as Medical Director for Hospice of Clinton County. He is a Principal Investigator for the National Cancer Institute and offers treatment regimen that are not available at other community cancer centers.

Dr. Vaccaro moved to Plattsburg, New York in 1990 to help develop the program at the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center and to enjoy his love of the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain. He is an avid water and snow skier. He is a Senior Ski Patroller and First Aid Instructor for the National Ski Patrol.

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