Krishnan Patel

Krishnan R. Patel, M.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Radiation Oncology Branch


Krishnan Patel is a radiation oncologist at the National Cancer Institute with a clinical focus in the treatment of genitourinary malignancies. His research focus includes the investigation of novel forms of hypo-fractionated radiation therapy to improve oncologic outcomes, improve the patient’s quality of life, and sensitize the immune system.  His clinical practice is based on his research interests and focuses primarily on treating patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent prostate cancer as well as other patients with genitourinary malignancies such as bladder cancer.

Areas of Expertise

Genitourinary Malignancies
Prostate Cancer Treatment
Bladder Cancer Treatment
Quality Of Life
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
Radiation-induced Immune Sensitization/immunotherapy

Information for Patients

Learn more about the Radiation Oncology Prostate Cancer Clinical Research Team and clinical trials.