Medical Director, UM-SRMC Requard Radiation Oncology Center
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Shore Regional Cancer Center 509 Idlewild Avenue Easton, MD 21601
Education and Training
1985 - 1989 B.S., Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1990 - 1994 M.D., University of Miami, Miami, FL
1995 - 1995 Internship, Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Detroit, MI
1995 - 1998 Radiation Oncology Residency Training, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
In her role as Associate Professor and Medical Director of the Requard Radiation Oncology Center at UM Shore Regional Health (UM SRH), Dr. Benda will further define and implement processes to ensure that UM SRH remains fully integrated into the University of Maryland School of Medicine radiation oncology program, the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) and the University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Benda will promote and grow existing radiation oncology clinical trials and research protocols with patients.
Dr. Benda is a board-certified radiation oncologist with more than 24 years of clinical experience in both private practice and academic settings.
Dr. Benda's areas of expertise include clinical radiation oncology, clinical trials and establishing and growing multidisciplinary clinics in academic and community-based cancer centers. She most recently worked for Baptist Health South Florida where she served as Chief of Breast Services at the Lynn Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology Department.
Zoubir Ouhib, M.S., Rashmi Benda, M.D., Michael Kasper, M.D.,Carlos Vargas, M.D. et.al. Accurate verification of balloon rotation for the Contura multi- lumen device for accelerated partial breast irradiation; 2011 Jul-Aug;10(4):325-30.
Subarna Hamid, Kathy Rocchio, Douglas Arthur, Robyn Vera, Sandra Sha, Michele Jolly, Sean Cavanaugh, Eric Wooten, Rashmi Benda, Brad Greenfield, Bradley Prestidge, Scot Ackerman, Robert Kuske, Coral Quiet, Margaret Snyder, David Wazer. A Multi-Institutional Study of Feasibility, Implementation, and Early Clinical Results with Noninvasive Breast Brachytherapy for Tumor Bed Boost. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Aug 1;83(5):1374-80.
Michael E. Kasper1*, Sam Richter1, Rashmi Benda1, Charles Shang1, Zoubir Ouhib1. Complete response of endemic Kaposi’s sarcoma lesions with high-dose-rate brachytherapy; treatment method, results and toxicity using skin surface Brachytherapy. 2013 Sep-Oct;12(5):495-9.
BF Koontz, R Benda, J DelosSantos, K Hoffman, MS Huq, R Morrell, A Sims, S Stevens, J Yu, RC Chen. S. Radiation Oncology Practice Patterns for Post-Treatment Survivor Care. Practical Radiation Oncology. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2016 Jan-Feb;6(1):50-6.
Ronald C. Chen, Karen E. Hoffman, David J. Sher, Timothy N. Showalter, Rosalyn Morrell, Aileen B chen, Rashmi Benda, Paul L. Nguyen, Benjamin Movsas, Patricia Hardenbergh. Development of a Standard Survivorship Care Plan Template for Radiation Oncologists. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2016 Jan-Feb;6(1):57-65.
Jessica Schuster, …. Rashmi Benda et al. Updated feasibility and reproducibility results of multi-institutional study of noninvasive breast tumor bed boost. 2016 Nov-Dec;15(6):804-811.
Jaroslaw Hepel,Kara Leonard, Mark Rivard, Rashmi Benda et al. Multi-Institutional registry study evaluating the feasibility and toxicity of accelerated partial breast radiation using noninvasive image-guided brachytherapy. 2021 May-Jun;20(3):631-637.
Choi, J. I., Prabhu, K., Hartsell, W. F., DeWees, T., Sinesi, C., Vargas, C., Benda, R. K., Cahlon, O., & Chang, A. L. (2022). Outcomes and toxicities after proton partial breast radiotherapy for early stage, hormone receptor positive breast cancer: 3-Year results of a phase II multi-center trial. Clin Transl Radiat Oncol. 2022 Aug 28;37:71-77.
Clinical Specialty Details
Board Certified Radiation Oncologist with a focus on breast cancer
Awards and Affiliations
2000 American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology)
Annual Breast Cancer Community Lecture at Breast Bazaar @ Lynn Cancer Institute
Survivorship lectures @ Lynn Cancer Institute
Lung Cancer: Lunch and Learn at Lynn Cancer institute
1998-Present American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology
2020-Present American College of Radiation Oncology