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Smith Apisarnthanarax, MD

“As a radiation oncologist, my goal is to guide patients through this difficult time by providing the most compassionate, personalized care possible and making sure they have access to the latest, innovative clinical trials and state-of-art technology.”

Smith Apisarnthanarax, MD

Gastrointestinal Cancers; Prostate Cancer

Dr. Apisarnthanarax is a board-certified radiation oncologist with expertise in proton therapy who specializes in gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, pancreas and rectal cancers, as well as prostate cancer.. He is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and serves as the Clinical Research Director in Radiation Oncology as well as the Associate Residency Program Director and Proton Fellowship Director at the University of Washington.

Dr. Apisarnthanarax earned his medical degree from Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School and completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of North Carolina. He also completed a research fellowship in experimental radiation oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Apisarnthanarax’ research interests include optimizing the treatment of liver cancers, integrating proton therapy into the multidisciplinary care of cancer, and using novel functional imaging to personalize cancer care by decreasing normal tissue toxicity and assessing cancer treatment response.

Accomplishments:
Dr. Apisarnthanarax was recognized as Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO).