Tahir Ijaz, MD, FRCP, FACRO

Tahir Ijaz, MD, FRCP, FACRO

Radiation Oncologist

Tahir Ijaz, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.R.O. earned his medical degree and completed his internship at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He served his Radiation Oncology residency at the University of Manitoba / Manitoba Cancer Foundation. His fellowship in Radiation Oncology was accomplished at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and was followed by a faculty position as Clinical Instructor on the Head and Neck Oncology service. Dr. Ijaz is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Radiation Oncology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and joined Radiation Medical Group in 2000.

Specific areas of interest and expertise include treatment of Head & Neck, Prostate and Lung Cancers. He is trained in the use of CyberKnife® stereotactic body therapy, radioactive seed implants for prostate and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT).

Professional Background / Experience

June 2000 - present Radiation Oncologist, Radiation Medical Group, Inc., San Diego, CA
April 2016 - present Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics,
San Diego State University
, San Diego, CA
July 1998 - June 2000 Radiation Oncologist, Advanced Radiation Oncology Services, Inc. Staff appointments at St Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California and Kaweah Delta Hospital, Visalia, California
July 1997 - April 1998 Radiation Oncologist, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Professional Training / Education

July 1996 - June 1997 MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX: Fellowship in Radiation Oncology
July 1992 - June 1996 Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation: Residency in Radiation Oncology
1991 University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
1985 - 1987 University of Manitoba: Bachelor of Science Program

Certification

Board Certified, American Board of Radiology 1997 (Re-certified 2006)

Board Certified, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 1997

Academic Activities

from 2002 - 2006 Conducted a retrospective study of our experience in treating oropharynx tumors with IMRT
2004 - 2005 American Board of Radiology submitter of questions for written board examinations
1997 - 2001 Reviewer for International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
1999 - 2000 RTOG committee member for Head and Neck and Thoracic Oncology
  Institutional Review Committee for Protocols (St Agnes Hospital and Kaweah Delta Hospital), California

Professional Courses

June 1998 Seattle Prostate Institute practical course in interstitial prostate brachytherapy
1994 Stanford University Medical Center: Elective in Radiation Oncology
2006 CyberKnife Technical Training, Sunnyvale, California

Honors and Awards

Top Doctor Award, Radiation Oncology - awarded by San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine  2006, 2009, 2014

Fellowship, American College of Radiation Oncology  2009

Certificate of Merit Department of Radiation Oncology, Manitoba Cancer Foundation 1996

National Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Research Scholarship in Molecular Genetics 1987

Isbister Undergraduate Scholarship for highest standing in Undergraduate science program at the University of Manitoba 1986

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Radiation Oncology
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • American Brachytherapy Society
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Association of Radiation Oncologists
  • California Medical Association
  • CyberKnife Society
  • Southern California Radiation Oncology Society
  • San Diego County Medical Society
  • San Diego Radiological Society

Licensure

California
Texas
Ontario, Canada

Additional Work Experience

1995 Envoy Medical Services House Call Physician, Winnipeg, Canada
1995 Physician, Eaton Place Walk-in-Clinic, Winnipeg, Canada
1998 May - June Elliot Regional Cancer Center, Manchester, NH. Staff Radiation Oncologist

Presentations

  1. “Update on Management of Small Cell Carcinoma of Lung” (June 1999) presented to Kaweah Delta Hospital Physicians
  2. “Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer – patient selection” (August 1999) presented to Kaweah Delta Hospital Staff
  3. “Role of Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Breast Cancer” (October, 2001) presented to Scripps Mercy hospital staff
  4. “CyberKnife for Cancer Therapy” (April 24, 2007) presented to Scripps Cancer Committee
  5. “IMRT for Oropharynx SCC: Outcome Study of our Experience” (April, 2007). Presented to Radiation Medical Group Physicians and Staff

Publications

  1. Ijaz T, El-Sayed S, Schroeder G et al Infection mimicking lymphoma: blastomycosis presenting as multiple splenic masses. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases 6(3) 145-7 1995
  2. Ijaz T, El-Sayed S, Watson R. Radiation therapy for temporal bone glomus tumors. Current Oncology 2(1):1-22; 1996
  3. Chowdhury A, Ijaz T, El-Sayed S. Frontal Sinus Carcinoma. Case report and review of the literature. Australasian Radiology 41:380-2 1997
  4. Ijaz T, Jones, K. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Metastasis. Case Report- Images in Clinical Medicine. The New England Journal of Medicine 336:768 1997
  5. Ijaz T, Eifel P, Burke T et al Salvage Radiotherapy for pelvic recurrence following radical hysterectomy for cervical carcinoma. Gynecologic Oncology (70) 241-246; 1998

Abstracts Presented

  1. Mansfield P, Ijaz T, Tisch J.  Retrospective Review of nonvestibular schwannomas treated with stereotactic radiosurgery.  Journal of Neurological Surgery  Vol 76, Feb 2015  p S 33.  Presented at North American Skull Base Society Meeting, Tampa FL USA 2015
  2. Giap HB, Fuller DB, Mardirossian G, Muniruzzaman MM, Smith DE, Mansy GJ, Tova Y, Shirazi R, Ijaz T, Lin R. Partial Breast Irradiation with CyberKnife: Solutions to Overcome the Technical Issues to the First Patient Treatment. Abstract presented at the 9th Annual CyberKnife Scientific Meeting. Dallas, Texas, March 2010
  3. Giap HB, Fuller DB, Mardirossian G, Muniruzzaman MM, Smith DE, Shirazi R, Mansy GJ, Tova Y, Ijaz T, Lin R. CyberKnife Treatment for Posterior Lung Tumor: Supine versus Prone Position? Abstract presented at the 9th Annual CyberKnife Scientific Meeting. Dallas, Texas, March 2010
  4. Muniruzzaman MM, Chu C, Fuller DB, Giap HB, Ijaz T, Mardirossian G, Sanghvi PR, Shirazi R, Smith DE, Tova Y: Dose Planning and Delivery with CyberKnife and Prostate Planning Comparison with HDR BT. Presented to AMPICON 2009: 30th Annual Conference of Association of Medical Physicists of India, Hyderabad India, November 2009
  5. Fuller D, Ijaz T, Comparison of Two Local Anesthetic Treatments for Prostate Implants. Presented at American Bracytherapy Society meeting, Chicago, April 2007
  6. Fuller D, Ijaz T, et al. Prostate Brachytherapy Using Conscious Sedation and Local Anesthesia: Patient Satisfaction Survey, Short-term Morbidity Assessment and Implant Quality Assessment. Presented at American Brachytherapy Society 24th Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 2003
  7. Fuller D, Jin H, Ijaz T, et al, Office-Based CT Ultrasound Interactive Transperineal Prostate Brachytherapy: A Real-Time Dosimetry Analysis and Quality Improvement Method. Presented at American Brachytherapy Society 24th Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 2003
  8. Ijaz T, Ang K, et al Adjuvant radiotherapy for cutaneous melanoma of the head and neck. Presented at American Radium Society meeting, Milan, Italy, 1998
  9. Ijaz T, Eifel P, Burke T et al, Radiation Therapy of Pelvic Recurrence after Radical Hysterectomy for cervical carcinoma. Presented at ASTRO meeting, Los Angeles, 1997
  10. Ijaz T, El-Sayed S, Watson R. Radiation Therapy for Temporal Bone Glomus Tumors. Presented at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada meeting, Montreal, 1995

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