Uma Devi Goyal, MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Uma Devi Goyal, MD
ALF National Medical Advisory Council Member
Dr. Goyal earned her medical degree from the University of Arizona where she graduated with research distinction. She received her dual undergraduate degrees with honors from the University of Arizona. After completing her internship in internal medicine at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA, she trained in Radiation Oncology at the University of Arizona-Banner Medical Center. Dr. Goyal is Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, Department of Radiation Oncology, and a member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. She specializes in treating patients with gastrointestinal cancer, sarcoma and metastatic cancer.
Dr. Goyal specializes in GI and sarcoma radiotherapy and works closely with the multidisciplinary GI and sarcoma cancer treatment teams. She employs numerous different treatment techniques to best adapt therapy to suit individual patient needs. These include external beam radiotherapy as well as brachytherapy with high dose rate (HDR) radiation.
Dr. Goyal has published research in peer-reviewed journals and has presented data at national research conferences. Her research includes investigation of novel techniques of shielding normal organs during prone whole breast radiotherapy and she recently was one of the primary investigators on a prospective trial investigating methods for improving heart dose during breast radiotherapy. She also was a recipient of a Better than Ever grant for her research on immobilization balloons for tandem and ovoid brachytherapy for cervical cancer. Her current areas of interest include advanced treatment modalities for radiation therapy and potential biomarkers to improve radiation therapy outcomes. Dr. Goyal is a member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Brachytherapy Society.
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