Dr. Noushin Izadifar Hart
Dr. Noushin Izadifar Hart is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist with special interest in breast and gynecological cancers, as well as clinical cancer genetics. Dr. Hart completed medical school in 1986 in Iran. As a general practitioner, she practiced medicine for several years before starting her residency in radiation oncology. She moved to United States in January of 1994 and completed a year of internship at Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia before starting her residency in radiation oncology at one of the foremost centers at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. She also completed a year of research fellowship at the same institution where she studied advantages of Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy in treating Head and Neck Cancers.
Upon completion of her residency and fellowship, Dr. Hart joined the department of radiation oncology at Loyola University of Chicago where she served as an assistant professor and chief of breast, GYN and brachytherapy services. She was also in charge of lymphoma and Total Body Irradiation as a part of the Bone Marrow Transplantation program. She implemented High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy for treatment of GYN and breast cancers. After participating in national research protocols studying Endovascular Brachytherapy, she also started that program for Loyola University of Chicago.
In early 2003, Dr. Hart moved to Texas and practiced in Greater Houston for 8 years before moving to Northern Virginia in early 2011.
During her residency, fellowship and academic practice, Dr. Hart has performed clinical research in Three Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Endovascular Brachytherapy, gynecological and breast malignancies. Dr. Hart, who was trained at one of the very few residency programs with IMRT technology, has vast experience with the newest technologies in radiation oncology and has used IMRT and IGRT technology for treatment of breast and GYN cancers extensively.
Dr. Hart’s vision is providing the best quality care by using the most State-of-the-Art technology available. She believes that radiation oncology, more than any other specialty in Medicine, requires the very best technology: “without technology, even the best radiation oncologist would not be able to deliver the best radiation treatment.”
Dr. Hart is a patient advocate and holds the best interest of every patient as her top priority. She believes in empowering her patients with the knowledge to overcome the fears caused by myths surrounding cancer and the required treatments. Throughout her career she has initiated cancer education programs and support groups for cancer survivors and their families.
After more than a decade of providing cancer treatments, Dr. Hart has recognized the crucial role of preventive measures. She strongly believes that for every life saved by cancer treatments, many more are saved by emphasis on prevention and early detection. That is the very reason for founding Hart to Heart Cancer Consultants.