Raj S. Rajpara, MD

Primary Specialties:
  • Radiation Oncology  (Board Certified)
Accepting New Patients
  • About

    About

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Rajpara, a Palm Beach Gardens native, earned his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He graduated in the top of his class and was awarded membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, which is awarded only to the top 8 medical students in the graduating class. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at Emory University and then went on to Columbia University in New York City for additional fellowship training. During his fellowship, Dr. Rajpara worked with world renowned physicians and focused his training on more advanced radiation techniques including radiosurgery for brain tumors, stereotactic body radiation therapy, intra-operative radiation therapy, and brachytherapy. He is experienced and trained in the treatment of all types of cancer. Dr. Rajpara is also published in several peer-reviewed journals and has presented at numerous national and international scientific meetings on topics such as lung cancer, brain tumors, and lymphoma.

    After completing his education and training, Dr. Rajpara practiced in Florida for a few years, but was strongly compelled to return to his hometown. He has joined Jupiter Medical Specialists at the Anderson Family Cancer Institute’s Foshay Radiation Oncology Center at Jupiter Medical Center and is very excited to bring his highly skilled expertise to the community that he grew up in. Dr. Rajpara is committed to putting his patients first and providing every patient individualized quality care with the utmost compassion and dignity.

  • Education

    Education

    Medical School:

    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

    Residency:

    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

    Fellowship:

    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

    Board Certification:

    American Society for Radiation Oncology; American College of Radiology; Radiologic Society of North America; American Brachytherapy Society

    Awards

    Recepient of Educational Grant from American Brachytherapy Society to attend the
    BrachyNext symposium in 2014
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2010 – present
    University of Miami, President’s Honor Roll, 2004 – 2006

  • In The News

    In The News

    SpaceOAR™ hydrogel minimizes side effects in treating prostate cancer

  • Research & Publications

    Research & Publications

    Peer Reviewed Publications

    1. Rajpara RS, Schreibmann E, Fox T, Stapleford LJ, Beitler JJ, Curran WJ, Higgins KA.Locoregional Tumor Failure after Definitive Radiation for patients with Stage III Non-smallCell Lung Cancer. Radiation Oncology. 2014 Aug 26; 9:187

    2. Mikell JL, Gillespie TW, Hall WA, Nickleach DC, Liu Y, Lipscomb J, Ramalingam SS,Rajpara RS, Force SD, Fernandez FG, Owonikoko TK, Pillai RN, Khuri FR, Curran WJ,Higgins KA. Post-Operative Radiotherapy (PORT) is Associated with Better Survival inNon-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Involved N2 Lymph Nodes. Journal of ThoracicOncology. 2015 Mar; 10(3):462-471

    3. Jegadeesh NK, Rajpara RS, Esiashvili N, Zheng S, Liu Y, Okwan-Duodu D, Flowers CR,Khan MK. Predictors of Local Recurrence after Rituximab based Chemotherapy alone inStage III/IV DLBCL: Guiding Decision for Consolidative Radiation. Int J Radiat OncolBiol Phys. 2015 May 1; 92(1):107-112

    4. Kinslow CJ, Rajpara RS, Wu CC, Bruce SS, Canoll PD, Wang SH, Sonabend AM, ShethSA, McKhann GM, Sisti MB, Bruce JN, Wang TJC. Invasiveness is Associated withMetastasis and Decreased Survival in Hemangiopericytoma of the Central Nervous System.Journal of Neurooncology. 2017 Apr

    5. Gomberawalla A, Liou P, Rajpara R, Connolly E, Horowitz D, Feldman S. BreastConservation for Male Breast Cancer: Case Report of Intraoperative Radiation. The Breast Journal. 2017 Jun 8

    Manuscripts in Submission/Preparation

    1. Rajpara RS, Kim S, Wang X, Chen, Beitler JJ, Curran WJ, Higgins KA. Increasing Pretreatment Tumor SUVmean is associated with Locoregional Failure afterChemoradiation for Patients with Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Currently under co-author review

    2. Rajpara RS, Shi Z, Esiashvili N, Flowers CR, Khan MK. The Role of Consolidative Radiation Therapy in Early Stage Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Treated with R-CHOP based Immunochemotherapy. Currently under preparation

    Oral Presentations

    1. Rajpara RS, Shi Z, Esiashvili N, Flowers CR, Khan MK. The Role of Consolidative Radiation Therapy in Early Stage Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Treated with R-CHOP based Immunochemotherapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2014: 90(S66): Presented at ASTRO 2014 Annual Meeting.

    2. Consolidative Radiotherapy in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma. Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, March 19, 2014. Invited Speaker

    3. Optimizing Locoregional Control in Inoperable Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, June 26, 2013. Invited Speaker

    Poster Presentations/Abstracts

    1. Rajpara RS, Gillespie TW, Nickleach DC, Liu Y, Lipscomb J, Fernandez FG, Mikell JL, Ramalingam SS, Owonikoko TK, Pillai RN, Khuri FR, Curran WJ, Higgins KA. Higher Dose of Palliative Thoracic Radiation is Associated with Improved Survival for Patientswith Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Poster Presentation, 2014 Chicago. Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology

    2. Rajpara RS, Kim S, Wang X, Chen, Beitler JJ, Curran WJ, Higgins KA. Increasing Pretreatment Tumor SUVmean is associated with Locoregional Failure after Chemoradiation for Patients with Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Poster Presentation, ASTRO 2013. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2013: 87 (S2); pages S525-S526

    3. Rajpara RS, Schreibmann E, Fox T, Stapleford LJ, Beitler JJ, Curran WJ, Higgins, KA. Analyzing Locoregional Tumor Failure in Association with Pre-treatment FDG PET Parameters and Radiation Dose among Patients with Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Poster Presentation, ASTRO 2012. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2012: 84 (S3); pages S582-S583

    4. Rajpara RS, Stoyanova R, Casillas V, Palma J, Wahab M, Pollack A. Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE) MRI Post-Prostatectomy for a Rising PSA: Implications for Radiotherapy (RT). Poster Presentation, ASCO GU Symposium 2010. Abstract 234.

    5. Iglesias A.J., Rajpara R.S., Wright J., Gunseelan V., Ferrel A., Hatoum G., Abdel-Wahab M., Wolfson A., Markoe A., Takita C. Comparison of Outcomes of Locally Advanced Breast Cancer in a Minority Population with and without Triple Negative Disease. Poster Presentation, Breast Cancer Symposium 2009. Abstract 298