David E. Wazer, MD

Director, Lifespan Cancer Institute, and Oncologist-in-Chief, Radiation Oncology

David Wazer, MD, is director of the Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals as well as radiation oncologist-in-chief at Rhode Island Hospital. He is also professor and chairman of the department of radiation oncology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Wazer is an internationally recognized expert in the application of new technology in the field of radiation oncology. He has published more than 200 scientific articles, written several books, and is also editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Clinical Oncology. Wazer earned his medical degree (with honors) from the New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, and also completed a research fellowship in neurochemistry at New York University. Dr. Wazer obtained his clinical training in internal medicine at Brown University and in radiation oncology at Tufts University. His clinical research interests include the study of the efficacy, toxicity, and cost/utility analysis of image-guided radiation therapy, partial breast irradiation, electronic brachytherapy and hyperthermia. He is actively involved in the development of clinical trials for cancers of the breast, skin, gastrointestinal tract and lung.

Dr. Wazer is a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American College of Radiation Oncology and a member of the Radiation Research Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American College of Radiology, the American Radium Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Brachytherapy Society.



Pratt Radiation Oncology Associates
Rhode Island Hospital Main Building/Zecchino Pavillion (directions)
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903


  • Medical School:  New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency:  New England Medical Center/Tufts University
  • Fellowship:  New York University School of Medicine