Dattatreyudu Nori, M.D., Chair of Radiation Oncology, Director of the Cancer Center


Dattatreyudu Nori, MD, FACR
Radiation Oncology 

The Cancer Center 

Dattatreyudu Nori, M.D., FACR, FACRO, is Professor and Chairman of the Radiation Oncology Department at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens and Professor and Executive Vice-Chairman of the Radiation Oncology Department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Nori has an international reputation as a pioneer and authority in the cancer field and he has been referred to as “a recognized leader in his specialty” by the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.  He has served as principal investigator for numerous clinical trails sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and has received several national and international awards for his contributions to cancer research, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Alumni Society.  He has also trained more than 200 residents and fellows, a number of whom  have become chairmen of academic departments in the U.S.

Dr. Nori is a Fellow in the American College of Radiology, Fellow in the American College of Radiation Oncology and Fellow in the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. He has held several prestigious professional positions such as President of the American Brachytherapy Society, President of the New York Cancer Society and Chairman of the Professional Education Committee of the American Cancer Society and Executive Member of several national and international oncology societies. He is also an Associate Editor of three oncology journals as well as a Visiting Professor to many universities in the U.S. and abroad. He has published four books and more than 200 scientific articles in oncology. 

In 1996, he received a Gold Medal from the Indian Medical Association for his contributions to cancer research and training Indian physicians in the U.S. He has also received the Dr. Padam Singh gold medal from the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India for his contributions to basic and clinical research. In addition, in 2007, Dr. Nori received the most prestigious award in India, “Professor Nayudamma Award” for his contributions to scientific and medical research and their impact on community.  He also received the Excelcier Award of the Network of Indian Professionals in the United States.  Many Indian organizations in the U.S., such as the Nargis Dutt Cancer Foundation and the Federation of Indian Associations, have honored him for his contributions to cancer research.  In 2004, the American Cancer Society honored him with their highest prestigious award, “Tribute to Life”, for his accomplishments in cancer research.

In annual surveys, conducted by the reputable Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., and published in America’s Top Doctors, Dr. Nori has been selected as one of the top cancer doctors in America out of 100,000 cancer specialists surveyed.  The criteria for selection were excellence in patient care, education, residency, board certification, fellowships, professional reputation, research, academic stature, hospital and medical school appointments.  In addition, he has been selected as one of the top doctors  in the U.S. every year, since the introduction of this survey.

Dr. Nori has also been named as one of the top doctors in America for the treatment of cancers in women by one of the most popular women’s magazines in the U.S. “The Ladies Home Journal.” 

Dr. Nori is the Founding Member and Chief Scientific Advisor of the state-of-the-art, 400 bed Indo-American Cancer Institute and Research Center located in Hyderabad, A.P. This center was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India in 2001 and is currently considered one of the leading cancer centers in India, providing high quality and affordable cancer care to patients from all states.

In addition, Dr. Nori is a Consultant to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, advising on the formulation of guidelines for the treatment of cancer in developing countries. Senator Jon Corzine, Past Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Committee, Washington DC and currently Governor of New Jersey, and other elected officials honored Dr. Nori for his outstanding contributions to medicine and medical sciences in the U.S.  Dr. Nori has also been recognized and honored for his contributions to Medicine by Speaker Gifford Miller of the City Council of New York.

Dr. Nori completed his undergraduate training at Kurnool Medical College and received his postgraduate medical degree from Osmania University in India.  He then joined the staff of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he became Chief of the Brachytherapy Service before accepting his current position as Chairman of Radiation Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens and Cornell.

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