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Vinai Gondi, MD

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Phone Number : 630-352-5350

Education / Awards

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Undergraduate University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Medical degree Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York
Internship Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York
Residency University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Radiation Oncology (American Board of Radiology)

HONORS

 Residency:     

  • Outstanding Intern of the Year, 2008
  • Resident Research Award, American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), 2011
  • Resident Training Fellow, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), 2010
  • Fellow Scholar, ASCO/AACR Vail Methods in Clinical Research Workshop, 2009

Medical School:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Inductee, 2007
  • Howard Hughes Research Fellow, 2006
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Graduate Fellow, 2002

Undergraduate:   

  • Theodore Herfurth Award (Highest honor to graduating male), 2002
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, 2001
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Inductee, 2001
  • Hilldale Award for Excellence in Research, 2000

About me

Dr. Gondi primarily practices at Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Cancer Center.  He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he remains engaged in research and teaching activities.

Dr. Gondi attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of the highly selective Medical Scholars Program.  He was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and, upon graduation, received the highest distinction for a graduating male student, the Theodore Herfurth Award.  He attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and awarded a Howard Hughes Research Fellowship.

During his internship in internal medicine at Columbia University St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, he was selected by his peers as Outstanding Intern of the Year.  He completed his residency training in radiation oncology at the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he trained under leaders in the field of radiation oncology and earned a Capstone Certificate in Clinical Research.

Dr. Gondi has expertise in the use of intensity modulated radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, high dose-rate brachytherapy, permanent interstitial brachytherapy, conformal 3-D therapy and proton therapy.  He treats a broad range of tumors including central nervous system, head and neck, breast, lung, genitourinary, gynecologic, and pediatric malignancies.

His research focuses on developing innovative strategies to limit treatment-related side effects and improve quality of life. He directs national and international studies, has received funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and has published and presented numerous papers.  In 2011, his research was selected for the Resident Research Award at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology.

He has held numerous leadership roles in national committees, currently serving or having served on the Education Committee for the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the Brain Tumor and Symptom Management Committees for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), and the Residency Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Dr. Gondi spends his leisure time with his wife, Anita, and enjoys bicycling, traveling, and rooting for Wisconsin sports teams.

When asked why he chose Radiation Oncology, he states, “Every time I meet a cancer patient, I am humbled by their courage and will power.  I chose oncology as a career because caring for such amazing individuals is both a privilege and tremendously gratifying.”

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