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  • Elham Rahimy, MD

    Elham Rahimy, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioDr. Rahimy is a radiation oncologist who treats patients with brain, spine, and gastrointestinal tumors. She received her medical training at Yale, followed by a residency in radiation oncology at Stanford. She is a clinical assistant professor with the Stanford School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology.

    Dr. Rahimy specializes in treating several types of cancer, including brain tumors, such as glioma and glioblastoma, spine tumors, metastatic disease, and gastrointestinal cancer, such as rectal cancer and pancreatic cancer. She is credentialed for CyberKnife Radiosurgery. She is also actively involved in radiation oncology research and clinical trials. Her interests include improving patient and resident education and enhancing patient quality of life and survivorship. Dr. Rahimy’s research has been published in a variety of journals. She is also the current radiation oncology medical student clerkship director.

  • Scott G. Soltys, MD

    Scott G. Soltys, MD

    Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
    On Leave from 06/03/2024 To 08/16/2024

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy clinical and research interests focus on the development of new radiation techniques involving stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy for the treatment of malignant and benign tumors of the brain and spine, as well as functional disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia.

  • Nicholas Trakul, MD, PhD

    Nicholas Trakul, MD, PhD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioDr. Nicholas Trakul is a radiation oncologist with Stanford Medicine Cancer Center and clinical associate professor of Radiation Oncology-Radiation Therapy with Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Trakul serves as Medical Director for Stanford Medicine Radiation Oncology in Pleasanton and for the Stanford Medicine I Sutter Health Cancer Collaborative in Castro Valley.

    Dr. Trakul completed residency training at Stanford in 2013 and then joined the faculty at the University of Southern California, where he specialized in head and neck and central nervous system malignancies, with an emphasis on stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR/SBRT). He is widely published as first author in peer-reviewed journals. His research focus involves the creation of novel clinical databases as well as outcomes in the treatment of head and neck, gastrointestinal and thoracic malignancies. In 2017, Dr. Trakul returned to Stanford Medicine, becoming the Medical Director of Stanford Medicine Radiation Oncology in Pleasanton. In 2020, he was named Medical Director of Stanford Radiation Oncology Network Sites. In February 2022, Dr. Trakul assumed the medical directorship of Eden Radiation Oncology Center, the first site to become operation under the Stanford/Sutter Cancer Collaborative. He is focused on providing access to high quality radiation therapy, collaboration with community health care systems and creating/maintaining productive and high engagement workplace culture. He believes in providing personalized, high-quality care, and bringing new technology to the East Bay, allowing patients to access cancer care while staying connected to their communities and support networks.

  • Lucas Kas Vitzthum, MD

    Lucas Kas Vitzthum, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioDr. Vitzthum is a radiation oncologist and clinical associate professor of radiation oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal and thoracic cancers. He also has a clinical and research interest in oligometastatic cancer, which is cancer that has metastasized to a limited number of sites beyond its origin.

    He began his career in biomedical engineering and is passionate about integrating new technologies to advance patient care.

    Dr. Vitzthum delivers treatment personalized to each patient’s condition, overall health, and goals. He believes clear communication between doctor and patient is vital to help patients make informed care decisions.

    His research interests include clinical trial development, survivorship, and predictive modeling to personalize patient treatment. He is especially interested in pursuing research that can address unmet clinical needs.

    Dr. Vitzthum has received research support through the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Conquer Cancer Foundation, and the UCSD Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute. His work has appeared in International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Annals of Oncology, JAMA Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, and other publications.

    He is a member of the American College of Radiation Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Radiologic Society of North America.

    Dr. Vitzthum is also interested in improving access to high-quality cancer care for under-served populations domestically and abroad.

  • Sandra Zaky

    Sandra Zaky

    Clinical Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioDr. Zaky is a board certified Radiation Oncologist. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical/Electrical Engineering at Marquette University. She worked in research and development as an Engineer, and eventually received a Masters of Science in Immunology from Albany Medical College. Her research thesis focused on a novel therapy to treat hormone-receptor positive breast cancer. She continued to study breast cancer with her research during her Radiation Oncology residency; she integrated her research in the laboratory with her clinical research in triple-negative breast cancer. Since completing residency, she has worked as a general radiation oncologist, and her special interests include breast cancer, skin cancer, CNS tumors and stereotactic radiotherapy.