Dr. Noushin Izadifar Hart – Radiation Oncologist
Dr. Noushin Izadifar Hart is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist with a special interest in trauma-informed oncology and holistic approach to prevention and treatment.
Dr. Hart completed medical school in 1986 in Iran. As a general practitioner, she practiced medicine for several years before moving to the US in 1994 where she has been residing for the past three decades.
She 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 at the same institution where she studied the advantages of Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy in treating Head and Neck Cancers.
Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Hart joined the academic practice at Loyola University as an assistant professor. As the chief of breast and GYN and brachytherapy services, she implemented Hight Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy for the treatment of GYN and breast cancers. She was also in charge of lymphoma and Total Body Irradiation as a part of the Bone Marrow Transplantation program. She participated in national research protocols studying endovascular brachytherapy and accelerated partial breast irradiation using MammoSite breast brachytherapy catheter.
During her residency, fellowship, and academic practice, Dr. Hart has participated in 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.
Dr. Hart also has years of experience in private practice. 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.
Dr. Hart believes in combining Allopathic Medicine and Complementary treatments mainly derived from Eastern Medicine. She believes the strength of Allopathic Medicine is in treating the acute conditions but it leaves a lot to be desired when dealing with chronic conditions and prevention. This is where Complementary Medicine comes into play.
Dr. Hart strongly believes in the mind-body-spirit approach and the significant role of childhood and adulthood traumas in developing serious and chronic diseases such as cancer. Among many other modalities, in collaboration with MAP Coaching Institute, Dr. Hart offers a twelve-week program, Cancer Relief Trauma Program, for healing the traumas caused by the diagnosis of cancer.The combination of these experiences has given Dr. Hart a unique perspective on the challenges of today’s healthcare.