Sean Cavanaugh,MD

MD

Chair, CTCA Department of Radiation Oncology

4.8 (96 Ratings)

29 Reviews
Sean Cavanaugh - Director, CTCA Genitourinary Cancer Institute
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At Cancer Treatment Centers of America, experts join together to analyze and discuss each case, and decisions are made as a team. It is a different approach to healthcare, and I wanted to be a part of it.

Location
CTCA Atlanta
Specialties
Radiation Oncology
Education
Medical school:

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX

Residency:

Radiation Oncology - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Certifications

Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology

Dr. Sean Cavanaugh joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta, to maintain his focus on the patient’s well-being as a top priority. "At CTCA®, the difference is teamwork," says Dr. Cavanaugh, who is Chair of the CTCA Department of Radiation Oncology, Director of the CTCA Genitourinary Program and Chief of Radiation Oncology at CTCA Atlanta. “Here, the physicians truly work together on the same team to help our patients."

After joining CTCA in 2012, Dr. Cavanaugh launched the Brachytherapy Program at our Atlanta-area hospital and helped grow the Radiation Oncology Department. He has chaired the hospital's Prostate Center for Advanced Oncology and Prostate steering committee. Dr. Cavanaugh also graduated from the hospital's Physician Leadership Program.

Dr. Cavanaugh earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. He then completed an internship in General Pediatrics at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he also finished the B. Leonard Holman Pathway Residency in Radiation Oncology.

Prior to CTCA, Dr. Cavanaugh worked in private practice for seven years in both Texas and Georgia. He is an experienced radiosurgeon, operating on both extracranial and intracranial malignancies. Dr. Cavanaugh regularly performs high-dose rate and low-dose rate brachytherapy, as well as all aspects of highly conformal external beam radiation therapy.

Dr. Cavanaugh is certified by the American Board of Radiology. He has been published in numerous journals, including Urology, Prostate Cancer, American Journal of Brachytherapy, The International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, and Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment.

"I take the fight against cancer very personally,” says Dr. Cavanaugh, whose brother and father are both cancer survivors. "It is my privilege to care for my patients in the most advanced and compassionate manner possible."

In 2011, 2012 and 2014, Dr. Cavanaugh was honored with a Compassionate Doctor Certification from Patient’s Choice. He also received Georgia’s Favorite Physicians Award every year from 2009 to 2014, and he received the Patients' Choice Award and the On-Time Physician Award from Vitals.com in 2014.

Patient ratings
The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurrence. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five- star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient's experience with the doctor involved. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.
About Our Ratings
Mar 15, 2020

3.8

"he's great so far but this should be asked once I actually start"
Feb 11, 2020

5.0

"I'm really inspired by my Radiation Oncologist Doctor. I really believe in him, he's impressive."
Feb 5, 2020

5.0

"There was no treatment, but I am very pleased and will recommendation CTCA in full confidence that they will be very pleased with him."
Jan 31, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Cavanaugh& the entire radiation staff are amazing. Thank you for being so thorough & kind."
Jan 28, 2020

5.0

"I was very Impressed by Dr. Cavanaugh."
Jan 22, 2020

5.0

"I have made the statement that I could be a spokesperson for Dr. Cavanaugh"
Jan 4, 2020

5.0

"spent a lot of time explaining what to expect"
Dec 31, 2019

5.0

"Dr Cavanaugh not only had the best for me but for my wife satisfaction excellent bed side manner"
Dec 30, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Cavanagh made me feel at ease"
Dec 30, 2019

5.0

"Dr Cavanaugh explained everything to me and my husband in clear and simple to understand terms."
Dec 17, 2019

5.0

"My radiation oncologist consulted with my urologist during his lunch break and they came up with what they think is a better plan than what was initially planned. I appreciate their concern and their willingness to cooperate with each other."
Nov 20, 2019

5.0

"very helpful in explaining information"
Sep 26, 2019

5.0

"Excellent!!"
Sep 16, 2019

5.0

"We loved *Dr. Cavanaugh! He helped calm our fears, explained things in a way that spoke to us, answered with patience and respect a ton of questions. He heard me and saw me!!"
Sep 4, 2019

5.0

"Excellent we love him, and he answers any questions we have, Very pleased, Please keep him forever."
Aug 29, 2019

5.0

"Great doctor visit."
Aug 28, 2019

5.0

"Great"
Aug 25, 2019

5.0

"Dr . Cavanaugh explains things in terms that are easy to understand for my father who doesn't have a medical background."
Aug 20, 2019

5.0

"He has given hope as when came we was upset with our last Dr. We have learned about every thing that's wrong and how he will treat me so I can get better."
Aug 8, 2019

5.0

"THE BEST (,Sean Cavanaugh"
Jul 25, 2019

5.0

"N/A"
Jul 3, 2019

2.5

"Talked very fast & rushed thru the appointment. Info was different than surgical consult so we were very confused & needed to do more research but it was eye opening. He shared a lot of studies. Helpful learning time. Knowledgeable doctor."
Jun 26, 2019

5.0

"great"
Jun 15, 2019

5.0

"He's the best."
Jun 12, 2019

5.0

"I had the very best Radiation Oncologist at any hospital or treatment center he is the reason I am alive"
Jun 5, 2019

5.0

"service excellent"
May 30, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Cavanaugh has been thorough and compassionate. I know that he has other patients but he treats me as if I'm the only one."
May 29, 2019

5.0

"I recommend coca to every everyone"
Apr 17, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Cavanaugh is probably the most brilliant physicians I have ever met."