Get to Know Dr. Rupesh Kotecha
Dr. Rupesh Kotecha has training and expertise in the latest radiation technology, including state-of-the-art pencil-beam proton therapy, added recently at the Miami Cancer Institute. Kotecha also has a particular interest in stereotactic radiosurgery for managing brain metastases, which has improved patients’ quality of life.
He has taken leadership in using the innovative Tumor Treating Fields, a non-invasive therapy that utilizes low-voltage electric fields and works by disrupting cancer cell division. Kotecha was one of the first in America to use TTFields for mesothelioma traetment under the FDA’s Humanitarian Device Exemption Protocol.
He graduated from Michigan State University Medical School and completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic.
Kotecha, who followed in his father’s medical footsteps, also is known for his patient-centered manner at the Miami Cancer Institute.
“I want patients to know as much about their cancer as I know, whether that takes 20 minutes, an hour, or three hours,” said Kotecha. “I want them to walk away feeling empowered and educated about the process.”
Specialties of Dr. Rupesh Kotecha
- Pleural mesothelioma
- Lung cancer
Dr. Rupesh Kotecha’s Experience and Medical Education
- Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (Medical school)
- Michigan State University Honors College
- Department of Radiology and Department of Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (Research fellow)
- Department of Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Research fellow)
- Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Taussig Cancer Institute (Fellowship)