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About Rupesh Kotecha

Rupesh Kotecha, M.D., is a board-certified radiation oncologist at Miami Cancer Institute. Dr. Kotecha is the Chief of Radiosurgery and has specialized training and experience in utilizing the latest techniques in radiation therapy treatment for both cancer and noncancerous conditions. His research background and clinical interests have primarily focused on the treatment of patients with stereotactic radiotherapy, including CyberKnife®, LINAC-based and GammaKnife® radiosurgery, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) or stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR). He also specializes in advanced radiation therapy treatment techniques, including re-irradiation, proton beam radiotherapy, and MR-guided radiation therapy. He also has unique expertise in cardiac radiosurgery, an emerging non-invasive procedure for patients with cardiac arrhythmias. During medical school, Dr. Kotecha was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, an organization that recognizes excellence in scholarship and the profession of medicine. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international symposiums, and has published multiple book chapters and dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Cancer, and Practical Radiation Oncology. He is an editorial contributor on the topic of brain cancer for Practice Update, an online resource for healthcare providers throughout the United States and around the world.


November 2017 - Present Assistant Professor, Florida International University ‐ Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
August 2017 - Present Staff Radiation Oncologist, Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 Residency Program - Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2016 Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2015 ASTRO Annual Meeting Resident Abstract Award (2nd place clinical)
  • 2014-2015 The Cleveland Clinic Jerrold P. Saxton Award for Clinical Excellence
  • 2011 Inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society
  • 2011, 2012 Wilbur C. Wright Memorial Scholarship
  • 2008-2011 The Bernard F. and Melissa Anne Bailey Family Scholarship Award
  • 2010 Graduate Student Research Enhancement Award
  • 2010 Helen and Verne Beilfuss Memorial Research Award for Cancer-related Research
  • 2008 The Midland County Medical Society Alliance Health Careers Scholarship Award
  • 2008 Stephen D. Redman M.D. Memorial Scholarship Award
  • 2008 MSU Board of Trustee’s Award for highest cumulative grade point, 4.0
  • 2008 MSU Department of Physiology Award for Academic Excellence
  • 2005-2008 MSU College of Natural Science Dean’s Honor List
  • 2005 Alumni Distinguished Scholars Semi-Finalist
  • 2005 National Merit Finalist
  • 2005 Covenant HealthCare Foundation Scholarship Award
  • 2004 Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, University of Rochester


2012 Doctor of Medicine, M.D., Michigan State University ‐ College of Human Medicine
2008 Medical Scholars Program, M.D., Michigan State University ‐ College of Human Medicine
2008 Physiology, B.S., Michigan State University ‐ Honors College

Contact Information

Miami Cancer Institute
8900 N. Kendall Drive
Miami, FL 33176-2118
(786) 596-2000

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