Dheerendra Prasad

Radiation Oncology
Buffalo Spree Top Doctor 2024

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Cancers Treated:

Specializing In:

Brain tumors (adult & pediatric) Spinal cord tumors (adult & pediatric) Trigeminal neuralgia Vascular malformations of the brain Epilepsy

Research Interests:

Image analysis and quantitative outcome analysis Bio-informatics & Smart EMR Inverse planning for radiosurgery Brain tumor radiosurgery Basic and clinical aspects of radiosurgery Development of computer-assisted operative neurosurgical techniques Stereotactic imaging for gamma knife surgery Treatment of epilepsy with radiosurgery

About Dheerendra Prasad


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Chief, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Medical Director, Department of Radiation Medicine
  • Professor of Radiation Medicine, Neurosurgery and Oncology
  • Director, Central Nervous System & Pediatric Radiation Services

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery & Radiation Oncology


Education and Training:

  • MBBS - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • MCh Neurosurgery - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India


  • Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India


  • Lars Leksell Fellow in Radiosurgery and Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology
  • Neurosurgery, International Certification

Honors & Awards:

  • 2012-2019 - Best Doctors of America, Radiation Oncology
  • 2012-2019 - Top Doctors of America (Castle Connolly) Radiation Oncology
  • 2012 - Fellow American College of Radiation Oncology
  • RCP Accredited Educator, Royal College of Physicians of London.

Clinical Trials

Featured on Cancer Talk


  1. Winograd, E., Rivers, C.I., Fenstermaker, R., Fabiano, A., Plunkett, R.J. and Prasad, D. J Neurooncol (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11060-019-03195-y
  2. Chung C, Prasad D, Torrens M, Paddick I, Hanssens P, Kondziolka D & Jaffray DA (2018): Editorial. Leksell Gamma Knife Society and radiosurgery: a legacy and a vision for the future, Journal of Neurosurgery JNS, 129(Suppl1), 2-4. Retrieved Jan 18, 2019, from https://thejns.org/view/journals/j-neurosurg/129/Suppl1/article-p2.xml
  3. Rivers C, Tranquilli M, Prasad S, Winograd E, Plunkett R, J, Fenstermaker R, A, Fabiano A, J, Podgorsak M, B, Prasad D, Impact of the Number of Metastatic Tumors Treated by Stereotactic Radiosurgery on the Dose to Normal Brain: Implications for Brain Protection. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 2017; 95:352-358
  4. Prasad D and Schiff D Spinal Cord Compression Lancet, The Lancet Oncology, Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2005, Pages 15-24
  5. Prasad, D, Steiner, M and Steiner, L: Gamma surgery for vestibular schwannomas, Journal of Neurosurgery, 2000; May 92(5): 745-759.