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) Shechtman, BS, RT(T)

Program Manager, RAD-AID Radiation Oncology

Kate (Ryan) Shechtman is currently the Administrator of Radiation Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2009, with a degree in Radiologic Sciences. In 2014, she was awarded the RAD-AID ASRT Foundation Outreach Fellowship and traveled to Yinchuan, China with the RAD-AID Cancer Imaging and Treatment Initiative. She has had the privilege of volunteering as a Program Director with Rad-Aid Radiation Oncology since 2015.

Alichia J. White, CMD, MBA, RT(T)

Assistant Program Manager, RAD-AID Radiation Oncology

Alichia White is a senior medical dosimetrist currently working at Houston Methodist West Hospital. She has over 30 years of experience in Radiation Oncology having held many roles, including dosimetrist, therapist, manager, and educator. She obtained her degree in radiation therapy from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1990. Her medical dosimetry training was completed at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA with certification in 1996. In 2018, she was a RAD-AID ASRT Foundation Outreach Fellow to Nairobi, Kenya. Alichia’s passion is helping others specifically by making a difference in healthcare in under-resourced populations. She has served in Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, and Tanzania, in various capacities. She is grateful to be a part of RAD-AID’s mission to improve diagnosis and treatment on a global scale.