Yoshiya (Josh) Yamada, MD

Yoshiya (Josh) Yamada, MD

I am a board-certified radiation oncologist with expertise in treating cancers with brachytherapy (radiation placed inside of tumors) and image-guided radiation (using advanced medical imaging technology to deliver precise beams of radiation to safely destroy tumors.) Brachytherapy and image-guided radiation are both very effective and safe ways to treat tumors because high doses of radiation can be given to a tumor while sparing healthy tissue and causing few side effects.

I work with a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled surgeons, radiologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, and nurses. Through these collaborations, we are able to take advantage of the sophisticated medical technology available at Memorial Sloan Kettering that is necessary to provide these types of treatment.

Clinical Expertise

Brachytherapy; Genitourinary Cancers; Brain Tumors; Spine and Bone Tumors: Spinal Cord Tumors; Stereotactic Radiosurgery; Liver Tumors; Image-Guided Radiotherapy

Languages Spoken

MD, University of Alberta (Canada)


Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Radiation Oncology (U.S. and Canada)

Publications by Yoshiya (Josh) Yamada
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