Dr. Anne Kim is a board-certified radiation oncologist specializing in intensity modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiosurgery, MammoSite/Contura brachytherapy, gynecologic HDR brachytherapy (tandem/ovoid and cylinder), and intraoperative electronic brachytherapy.
Dr. Kim received her undergraduate degree from Brown University magna cum laude in biology and her MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Her postgraduate training included a preliminary medicine internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, as well as a radiation oncology residency at SUNY Downstate. She also received training in head and neck cancers at Beth Israel Medical Center and in stereotactic body radiosurgery program at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.
Dr. Kim has been active in clinical research and was a member of the institutional review board at her previous hospital, Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC). She has published as first author in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology – Biology – Physics, the leading journal in her field. She joined the practice in Hudson County at CarePoint Radiation Oncology Associates in December 2012 and is committed to using her skills to aid the community. Her exemplary care for her patients was recognized at VBMC, where she was named Physician of the Year in 2010.
The Department of Radiation Oncology is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of experts who handle the medical, scientific, technical, and administrative aspects of every patient’s treatment. The following is an explanation of their roles.
Board-certified physicians who design the radiation treatment plan specific to each patient’s needs The physicians monitor each patient closely during treatment both for tumor regression and side effects.
A board-certified medical physicist works closely with the physicians to ensure that complex radiation treatment plans are appropriately calculated for each patient. The physicist oversees quality assurance and the safety of the radiation equipment.
A board-certified medical dosimetrist uses specialized computer programs to design complex radiation treatments that provide consistent therapy to the tumor while minimizing the radiation dose to the neighboring normal tissue structures.
Radiation therapists deliver the actual treatment to each patient on a daily basis, confirming proper setup and alignment on the machine. They work with the radiation oncologist to ensure that the radiation treatment is exactly what the physician prescribed.
The radiation nurse will see patients throughout their treatment to explain side effects and monitor symptoms with the physician.