Paul G Okunieff, MD Radiation Oncology

Dr. Paul G Okunieff, MD

Radiation Oncology
Rochester, NY (2 other locations)

About Dr. Paul G Okunieff MD

Dr. Paul G Okunieff, MD is a doctor primarily located in Rochester, NY, with other offices in Gainesville, FL and Jacksonville, FL. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Okunieff has received 1 awards.


Dr. Paul G Okunieff has 3 locations

Dr. Paul G Okunieff 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14642
Uf Health Radiation Oncology Davis Cancer Pavilion 2000 SW Archer Rd Gainesville, FL 32608
University Of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute 2015 Jefferson St Jacksonville, FL 32206


Dr. Paul G Okunieff has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

Radiation Oncology
A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in the use of nuclear medicine in diagnosing and treating cancer in a patient.These doctors work in concert with other cancer specialists in order to determine the best form of treatment for a specific patient. Radiation oncologists are in charge of determining the correct dose of radiation to be used in treatments like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, as well as the appropriate amount of time that radiation should be administered in order to maximize the therapeutic benefits.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Paul G Okunieff has the following 10 expertise

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Cancer (CNS Neoplasm)
  • Lung Cancer


1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors (1)

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference.


39 Years Experience

Massachusetts General Hospital


Harvard Medical School

Graduated in 1982

Dr. Paul G Okunieff Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • AvMed Engage
    • Avmed Choice
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Paul G Okunieff

Paul Okunieff, M.D., is board-certified in therapeutic radiology and is among the pioneers of in-vivo nuclear magnetic resonance imaging of tumors. Dr. Okunieff's research includes development of a novel method to measure radiation-induced DNA fragments in the bloodstream to estimate radiation exposure, and the identification of molecules that provide genetically-based protection against radiation hazards. He has active protocols to study the treatment of metastatic cancers with radiosurgery, and is developing protocols for the use of proton therapy in metastatic cancers. Dr. Okunieff came to UF in 2009 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he served as Philip Rubin Professor in radiation oncology and chair of the department of radiation oncology. Prior to his appointment in Rochester in 1998, Dr. Okunieff served as branch chief of radiation oncology at the National Cancer Institute and as an assistant professor in radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School between 1988 and 1993. Dr. Okunieff earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he also completed his postdoctoral fellowship in medicine and a fellowship in radiation medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and computer science and biological science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Okunieff is radiation oncology chair for the Southwest Oncology Group, is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and he serves on national committees overseeing the safety and quality of therapeutic radiation delivery.

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