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5 Questions with Dr. Ralph Ermoian

5 Questions with Dr. Ralph Ermoian

Meet Dr. Ermoian: our board-certified radiation oncologist who has also completed a pediatrics residency, he treats the children who come to proton therapy for care. Dr. Ermoian specializes in all types of cancers that affect children. He also treats adult patients with brain tumors and lymphoma. “I want to provide the same care that I would want and expect of my own health-care providers if I had cancer: compassionate, detail-oriented, and patient-centered care that is tailored to the patient’s medical needs and goals.”  

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

During a really important time in their lives, I get to know my patients well and guide them through treatment.

Why are you passionate about proton therapy?

Most of my patients are children. For many of them proton therapy represents the best way of treating their disease with the fewest side effects..

Proudest career moment?

Every time I review a cancer free MRI follow up scan with a patient.

What's one thing about you that would surprise us?

I was in 4-H as a kid and had the grand champion turkey at the 1987 Fresno District Fair.

What’s the best joke you've heard lately?

You are in a room with no doors and no windows.  All you have is a bat and a ball. How do you get out?   … three strikes and you’re out!