Daniel Shasha, the medical director of the radiation oncology program at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute and a world-renowned prostate cancer specialist, has joined Northside Radiation Oncology Consultants.

The move expands NROC’s treatment and diagnosis programs.

Daniel Shasha

Daniel Shasha

Shasha specializes in organ conservation and the preservation of sexual and urinary functions while defeating prostate cancer, which is diagnosed in one in seven U.S. men each year. He is an expert in prostate brachytherapy (the implantation of radioactive seeds) and conformal radiation treatment of prostate cancer.

“It’s an honor for us to have Dr. Shasha work collaboratively with our team of radiation therapy specialists,” said NROC’s Nancy Wiggers, who chairs Northside Hospital Cancer Institute’s radiation oncology department. “Our patients will have a national leader in prostate health.”

Wiggers said NROC’s affiliation with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is critical because more cases of cancer are diagnosed and treated at Northside each year than at any other hospital in Georgia.

Shasha, who is certified by the American Board of Radiology, has more than 20 years of practice expertise in the radiation management of prostate cancer. He has treated more than 4,000 prostate cancer patients and performed over 3,700 radioactive seed implantations.

“I wanted to join Northside Radiation Oncology Consultants because they have a proven record of treatment innovation and highly successful outcomes,” Shasha said. “My treatment approach aligns with Northside’s mission to provide integrated and compassionate care combined with a personalized approach to assist patients in selecting the best treatment option for them.”

Shasha joined Northside in April after more than 18 years at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, where he was the director of genitourinary oncology.

NROC also includes Shelley Machuta, Peter Possert, Sahar Rosenbaum and Edmund Simon.