Radiation Oncology

Shilpen Patel, MD

Director, RAD-AID Radiation Oncology

Dr. Shilpen Patel is a radiation oncologist specializing in thoracic and gastrointestinal malignancies. He is an associate professor in both Radiation Oncology and Global Health at the University of Washington. He received his MD from the University of Texas and completed his residency at the University of Maryland. Dr. Patel has worked actively in global health for a number of years and has done projects in Peru, Vietnam, China, and Tanzania. He serves on the board of Radiating Hope. Most recently, he led a RAD-AID delegation to Yinchuan, China to improve the practice of radiation oncology. For more information on RAD-AID Radiation Oncology, please email info@rad-aid.org.

Kaitlyn Ryan, BS, RT(T)

Program Manager, RAD-AID Radiation Oncology

Kate Ryan is currently working as a radiation therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York City. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2009, with a degree in Radiologic Sciences. In 2014, she was a RAD-AID ASRT Foundation Outreach fellowship recipient and traveled to Yinchuan, China with the RAD-AID Cancer Imaging and Treatment Initiative. She is excited to join the Rad-Aid team and help the RAD-AID Radiation Oncology program grow.

Theresa Grady, MS, RT(T)

Program Manager, RAD-AID Radiation Oncology

Theresa Grady has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Radiation Therapy as a therapist, Chief Therapist, Clinical Administrator, writer and volunteer. Based in Boston, Theresa began her career as a therapist at the Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy and later worked as Chief Therapist at New England Medical. She spent close to 15 years Clinical Administrator at Shields Healthcare, a multi-site oncology clinic in Massachusetts. Theresa has written for Radiologic Technology Magazine and joined RAD-AID colleagues for a 2017 mission to a rural hospital in Kenya to help improve the patient-care experience there. Theresa hopes to raise awareness about RAD-AID’s mission among her network of peers, and to recruit qualified caregivers for future missions abroad.