Dr. Noushin Izadifar Hart
Dr. Noushin Izadifar Hart is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist with a special interest in breast cancer, 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 the 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 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 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 also has years of experience in Utilization Management. She was an associate medical director at eviCore for almost 6 years and currently is a Physician Clinical Reviewer at Magellan Healthcare. As an independent contractor, Dr. Hart provides clinical services at the Genesis Cancer Center in Tomball, Texas. The combination of these experiences has given Dr. Hart a unique perspective on the challenges of today’s healthcare.
Dr. Hart has always recognized the crucial role of preventive measures. She strongly believes that for every life saved by cancer treatments, many more are saved by the emphasis on prevention and early detection. Even though the services provided through Hart to Heart Cancer Consultants are not limited to this, that was a critical reason for founding it in 2012.