Welcome from the Chair

ShinoharaWe provide multidisciplinary, state of the art therapy that utilizes techniques such as stereotactic radiosurgery, intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), three dimensional treatment planning, brachytherapy, and intraoperative radiation therapy at five convenient locations. We are dedicated to improving treatment outcomes of all diseases treated with radiation and to finding new medical uses of radiation. Related to these goals is the education of graduate students, post-doctoral students and residents who will enter the field of radiation medicine including the allied field of Medical Physics.

Our team provides state-of-the-art anti-cancer therapy for patients through the use of new technology and continuous review of patient treatment outcome. We will continue to evaluate and improve the therapeutic effects of radiation from five fronts:

  1. Basic science research to identify new biological modifiers and therapeutic targets.
  2. Interaction with industry (pharmaceutical, imaging and radiotherapy) to validate the efficacy of new therapeutic tools.
  3. Medical physics research to improve the accuracy, precision and methods of radiotherapy delivery.
  4. Clinical research to study the benefits of new therapy treatments in patients.
  5. Development of new radiotherapy facilities throughout the region to provide the best care for all patients.

Eric Shinohara, MD, MSCI

Chair and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology 


                  Radiation Oncology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center                                             
                  Preston Research Building, Rm B-1003                                                                                
                 2220 Pierce Ave
                 Nashville, TN 37232-5671
                 Phone: (615) 322-2555
                 Fax: (615) 343-3075


                Gateway-Vanderbilt Cancer Treatment Center
                375 Alfred Thun Road
                Clarksville, TN 37040
                Phone: (931) 221-0479


              Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Franklin
              2107 Edward Curd Lane
              Franklin, TN 37067
              Phone: (615) 591-9890
              Internal: 5-4444


             Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Maury Regional Spring Hill
             1003 Reserve Blvd, Suite 120
             Spring Hill, TN 37174-3085  Phone: 931-380-1194 Internal: 5-5000                                         



            Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital
            1411 West Baddour Parkway
             Lebanon, Wilson County, TN 37087
             Phone: 615-443-6006