Lily Shakibnia,MD, MSc, DABR, FRCPC


Chief, Radiation Oncology, CTCA Atlanta

4.8 (34 Ratings)

5 Reviews
Lily Shakibnia - Radiation Oncologist

At CTCA, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality cancer care through a unique multidisciplinary approach.

CTCA Atlanta
Radiation Oncology
Medical school:
McGill University, Quebec, Canada
Radiation Oncology - McGill University
Advanced degrees:
Master of Science, Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, England

Radiation Oncology – American Board of Radiology
Radiation Oncology – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

“Every patient should feel confident about the care they are receiving,” says Dr. Lily Shakibnia, Chief of Radiation Oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta. Dr. Shakibnia inspires that confidence through her dedication to expertise in radiation oncology.

Dr. Shakibnia began her medical training at McGill University in Quebec, Canada. After completing her Doctor of Medicine degree there, she stayed for an additional five years to complete a residency in Radiation Oncology. She was named Chief Resident in 2010 and received the Medical Expert Award, granted to one resident per year, for four consecutive years. She also completed a Masters in Epidemiology in a distance-learning program with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

In 2014, Dr. Shakibnia joined the American Hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as a Radiation Oncologist. She returned to the North America in 2016 to join CTCA®. She leads the radiation oncology program at CTCA® Atlanta and chairs the Radiation Oncology Quality Committee.

Dr. Shakibnia has presented research at numerous professional conferences. This work has included advances in understanding toxicities related to the treatment of head and neck cancers, stereotactic lung radiotherapy, and the treatment of glioblastoma. She has also volunteered her time and expertise with many professional organizations dedicated to medical care, including the Uganda Health Project and the Turtle Will Foundation.

At CTCA, Dr. Shakibnia provides radiation therapy for many cancer types, with a particular focus on breast, prostate (including expertise in HDR brachytherapy), lung, gynecological and head and neck malignancies. Her goal is to provide state-of-the-art radiation treatment that follows the most current guidelines and innovative treatment strategies.

Dr. Shakibnia is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology and by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American Brachytherapy Society. She is fluent in French and Farsi and also speaks basic Arabic.

Originally from Canada, Dr. Shakibnia is happy to be in the Atlanta region near her family. When she is not at CTCA, she enjoys spending time her husband and their three daughters. Her interests include cooking, traveling, skiing and swimming

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Jul 6, 2021


"Total me what I already knew from my [...]."
May 20, 2021


"Lily is simply amazing!!!!! excellent knowledge, skills, and dispositions. A lovely, kind, and gently physician."
May 4, 2021


"very satisfied"
Apr 1, 2021


"dr lilly was very nice and thorough explaining"
Mar 9, 2021


"My doctor, *Dr. Lily is amazing to me. I have been ongoing. She helped me to get in to a [...] - this has cured the pain that I had in my legs & working on feet."