Our Physicians

Our Physicians

Medical Director | Adam Dickler, M.D.

A native of the Chicago suburbs and graduate of Rush Medical College, Dr. Adam Dickler now serves as Medical Director of CyberKnife Cancer Institute of Chicago. Dr. Dickler was previously an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rush University Medical Center. His post-graduate training included a role as Chief Resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rush University Medical Center. In addition Dr. Dickler has authored more than 30 papers, multiple textbook chapters, and presented original research at national meetings. He is an expert in Brachytherapy and emerging cancer therapies, especially in the treatment of breast and prostate cancers.

Radiation Oncologist | Neil Mehta, M.D.

Dr. Mehta is a board certified radiation oncologist. He worked at the University of Chicago as an assistant professor, where he specialized in the treatment of brain tumors, gynecological tumors, and lymphomas. He currently is a partner of Alpha Med Radiation Oncology and practices out of several clinics and hospitals. He also continues to have a teaching role at the University of Chicago as a clinical associate to the department of radiation oncology. Dr. Mehta earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He did his residency training at the University of Chicago, where he was involved in many research activities. Hospital and Practice Affiliations: Alpha Med Physician Group in Tinley Park, IL; Palos Community Hospital in Palos, IL; Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL; Advanced Radiation Oncology in Gurnee, IL; Lindenhurst Radiation Oncology in Lindenhurst, IL; and Vista Medical Center in Waukegan, IL.

Radiation Oncologist | Gary Schreiber, M.D.

Dr. Schreiber earned his doctorate at the University of Cincinnati. After interning at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital for a year, Dr. Schreiber was a resident in Radiation Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from 1986-89 and served as chief resident. Today, he is Medical Director of the Radiation Oncology Department at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Schreiber serves as Medical Director at St. Francis Hospital- Radiation Oncology Dept. He was also Chairman of Tumor Committee at the hospital until 2008. Hospital Affiliations: Swedish Covenant Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital.

Radiation Oncologist | Marina Kuznetsova, M.D., Ph.D.

Upon earning a Ph.D. in Radiation Oncology and General Oncology at Hertzen Moscow Oncology Research Institute in Moscow, Dr. Kuznetsova continued to study medicine in the United States. She served as Chief Resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the local Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. In total she has acquired more than 20 years of clinical and academic experience in Radiation Oncology, including practice in brachytherapy, combined modality treatment, intraoperative irradiation, and more. Dr. Kuznetsova is has been board certified by the American Board of Radiology since 1995.

Neurosurgeon | Maciej S. Lesniak, M.D., M.H.C.M., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S.

Dr. Maciej S. Lesniak has pursued extensive education and training in the field of neurosurgery and neurosurgical oncology. After earning his Bachelor's Degree at Harvard University where he was honored for his excellence, he attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for his doctorate, and later received a Master's Degree in Public Health from Harvard University. His post-graduate experience includes 7 years of neurosurgery practice at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and over 10 years as Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Chicago. Additionally, Dr. Lesniak serves as Director of the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Chicago and his NIH supported research has led to the development of novel therapeutic strategies for brain cancer. He has published over 300 papers, book chapters, and abstracts regarding brain tumor therapy throughout his career. Hospital Affiliations: University of Chicago.

Radiation Oncologist | Bharat Jailwala, M.D.

Dr. Jailwala earned his doctorate from Baroda Medical College of India. He was then a resident in internal medicine at St. Mary Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., and later a resident in Radiation Oncology at the University of Cincinnati. Most recently, Dr. Jailwala worked for the American Cancer Center where has been providing state of the art, Three-Dimension Radiation Therapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for over 12 years. He has a special interest in treating brain metastasis and lung cancer. Additionally, Dr. Jailwala is an active member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology, as well as the Chicago Medical Society. Hospital Affiliations: Sherman Hospital, St. Alexius Hospital, Northern Illinois Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, Mercy Health System.

Benson P. Yang, M.D.

Dr. Yang is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and a former fellow of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern Memorial Hospital with more than ten years of experience in neurological surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive spine and brain surgery-specifically stereotactic radio surgery technology offered through CyberKnife Cancer Institute-brain and spine tumors, complex and reconstructive spine surgery, degenerative spine disease, head and spine trauma, kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty, peripheral nerve surgery and vascular neurosurgery.

Radiation Oncologist | Par Mehta, M.D., M.B.A

Dr. Par Mehta of Chicago achieved both an M.D. as well as an M.B.A. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After completion of his residency at the local Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Mehta participated in a Brachytherapy Fellowship program in New York City, and later returned to Aurora's Rush-Copley Medical Center to continue to practice Radiation Oncology. He is a contributing writer to many publications concerning radiation treatment, and cancer of the head, neck, breast, skin, and more.

Radiation Oncologist | Yashbir Mehta, M.D.

Dr. Mehta's ongoing interest in medicine began at Delhi University where he pursued a degree in Pre-Medical studies. He later attended Panjab University in India where we received his doctorate of medicine. His post graduate training includes residency of internal medicine at Ottawa General Hospital, residency in radiology at Cook Country Hospital, followed by residency in radiotherapy at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital. Hospital Affiliations: Advanced Radiation Oncology in Gurnee, IL; Lindenhurst Radiation Oncology in Lindenhurst, IL; Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan, IL.

Radiation Oncologist | Mir Shah, M.D.

Dr. Shah graduated from medical school in Peshawar, Pakistan where he graduated with an M.B.B.S in 1968. After graduation, Dr. Shah completed his residency in radiation oncology in Chicago. Since 1977, he has held the position of Director of Radiation Oncology at St. James Hospital and has gained extensive experience in all aspects of radiation oncology including SBRT/SRT. Hospital Affiliations: St. James Hospital and Health Centers.

Radiation Oncologist | Haider A. Shirazi, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Haider Shirazi graduated from Harvard College, after which he completed his Master of Science in cell biology from the University of Illinois. He obtained his medical degree from Stanford University Medical School. He completed his residency in Radiation Oncology from Northwestern University, where he also served as Chief Resident. He has experience in clinical and basic science research and has authored many peer-reviewed publications. His clinical interests include Stereotactic Radiation, Brachytherapy, Lung, Breast and Prostate Cancer. Hospital Affiliations: Northwestern McGaw Medical Center.

Radiation Oncologist | S. Javed Shirazi Mehta, M.D.

Since graduating as Valedictorian from Khyber Medical College in Peshawar, Pakistan, Dr. Shirazi has acquired over 40 years of experience in the field of Radiation Oncology. His post graduate training includes residency at Rush Medical Center Department Radiation Therapy. Dr. Shirazi received board certification from the American College of Radiology, in Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. He is also affiliated with multiple oncology committees in the Chicagoland area, serving as director and chairman of many of these organizations since 1973. Hospital Affiliations: Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, Palos Community Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Advocate Trinity Hospital, South Suburban Hospital, Roseland Community Hospital, St. James Hospital and Health Centers.

Neurosurgeon | Bakhtiar Yamini, M.D.

After earning his medical degree at the University of Michigan, Dr. Bakhtiar Yamini completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Chicago. Following his exceptional performance, he remained on as faculty and currently is an associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Chicago. Notably, Dr. Yamini has authored many publications in the field of neurosurgery and cancer, he conducts nationally funded research into the treatment of brain tumors and continues to excel in the field.

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