Meet Our Staff
Advanced Radiation Center StaffARC is proud to have the finest technical, scientific and administrative staff, all of whom share our commitment of excellence toward our common goal of providing compassionate care, unsurpassed experience and state-of-the-art technology for our patients.
Physics Department / Chief Physicist – John Keane
Radiation Oncology is a technology-based specialty, and the members of our Physics department are responsible for both maintaining the integrity and precision of these technologies, as well as aiding the physicians in the planning for each and every patient’s radiation plan. The Physics team is led by Board Certified Medical Physicists and includes Junior Physicists and Medical Dosimetrists, who use sophisticated computers to create three dimensional models of each patient’s anatomy in order to plan exactly how the radiation will be targeted to the areas at risk, while staying away from the healthy neighboring tissues.
The Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the radiation oncology team who has the expertise necessary to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations in collaboration with the Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist. Designing a patient’s treatment plan requires a delicate balance between delivering the physician’s prescribed dose while considering dose-limiting organs. The Medical Dosimetrist is cognizant of procedures commonly used in brachytherapy and has the ability to execute planning for intracavitary and interstitial dose delivery. Knowledge would also include the overall characteristics and clinical relevance of radiation treatment machines and equipment. The Medical Dosimetrist is a significant part of a team, which contributes toward cancer survivorship on a daily basis.
Radiation Therapy Department / Chief – Chris Piacenti
Because of the extensive nature of our technology and the unparalleled knowledge and experience of our entire staff, ARC has been designated as a “Clinical Training Site” by Nassau Community College’s Radiation Therapy School, the only such school on Long Island. Radiation Therapy students train in both clinical and physics rotations at all of ARC’s Long Island facilities. Our physics, therapy and physician staff also provide teaching lessons for many of these students, both at our offices and at the college.
Administrative Department / Administrator - Denise Capece
In this era of medical insurance paperwork and often-times inefficiencies, our billing staff is always available to help you obtain referrals and answer questions related to your insurance and the billing processes. Finally, as a division of Integrated Medical Professionals, the largest urology-based multi-specialty practice in New York State, the level and depth of support for any situation is readily available and accessible.