Radiation Oncology

Our Expertise Treating Cancer

Mountainside Medical Center's Department of Radiation Oncology brings advanced radiation technology to the northern New Jersey community. We deliver powerful doses of radiation with precision and excellence- exactly to where it is needed.

Our Radiation Team works in an interdisciplinary manner to deliver the highest levels of accuracy and safety, from treatment planning to delivery. Our highly trained medical team includes physicians, physicists, dosimetrists, nurses, and radiation therapists.

Appointments: 973-429-6096

 

Meet the Staff

Medical Director

Miriam A. Knoll, MD is a Radiation Oncologist and serves as Medical Director of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Mountainside Medical Center. After receiving her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, she completed her Radiation Oncology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY. Dr. Knoll is board certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology. She is a nationally recognized voice on Social Media in Oncology and has published in multiple academic journals and media outlets. She serves on the Communications Committee of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and writes a blog for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Physics

Balan Kodery completed his Masters in Medical Radiation Physics at McGill University, Montreal Canada. McGill was the first university in North America to offer a Graduate program in Medical physics and still remains as a premier faculty in Medical Physics. Mr. Kodery was certified by American College of Radiology in Therapeutic Physics in 1987 and Diagnostic Radiological Physics in 1995. Mr. Kodery has vast clinical experience in all modalities of clinical treatments, including SRS, SBRT and High and Low dose-rate Brachytherapy. He has also years of experience with equipment such as Truebeam, Imaging systems such as Exatrac and Treatment Planning systems such as Eclipse,iplan and Brainlab's Multiple Mets Software. Mr. Kodery is onboard at UHMC Mountainside as Chief Physicist since November 2016.

Administrative Assistant

Kelly Parente is the Administrative Assistant in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Kelly is responsible for the day-to-day office operations of the department and has 28 years of experience. When you call or visit our department, Kelly’s smile is the first to greet you. Behind the scenes, she keeps our department running efficiently and smoothly.

Nursing

Linda West, RN is a Registered Nurse in the Department of Radiation Oncology. She has 22 years experience working with Oncology patients and was awarded the prestigious Myrtle Phillips Forsyth Nursing Award in 2014. She also serves as a Nurse Navigator for the Mountainside Medical Center Lung Screening Program and Melanoma Survivorship Program.

Radiation Therapists

Joseph Volpe, RTT is Chief Radiation Therapist of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Mountainside Medical Center. He completed his training at the Saint Barnabas School of Radiotherapy. “Joe,” has 30 years of radiation therapy experience and has been serving as Chief Therapist for 5 years.

Terese Besso, RTT is a Radiation Therapist in the Department of Radiation Oncology. She completed her training at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center School of Radiation Therapy. Terese has over 30 years of experiences treating patients with radiotherapy. In Terese’s words, “I truly enjoy treating patients and getting to know them over the course of their radiation treatment. I consider myself lucky to be able to do something I really enjoy.”

Social Work

Lynne Eisenbrand, LCSW is a social worker at the Department of Radiation Oncology and supports patients and family members in a variety of capacities. She provides counseling sessions, facilitates cancer support groups, aids with financial assistance programs, and refers patients to vital community and national cancer organizations. She serves as Coordinator for the annual Cancer Survivors Day Celebration. Lynne is on faculty at Montclair State University and teaches a survey course in mental health.

For more information about our Radiation Oncology services, please call 973-429-6096.