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Zaker H. Rana, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Radiation Oncology

Additional Title:

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology


UMMC/Gudelsky, 22 S.Greene St Ground Floor - Department of Radiation Oncology

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-2328



Education and Training

2015-2016       Internship, Riverside Regional Medical Center

2016-2020       Residency, Radiation Oncology, Northwell Health

2019-2020       Co- Chief Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, Northwell Health


Dr. Rana graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington DC in 2015 and completed his internship at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, VA. He recently completed his Radiation Oncology residency training at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, NY where he served as Chief Resident. Training in the New York City area provided broad clinical exposure and included high case volumes of stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and brachytherapy.

Dr. Rana participates in all of our departmental missions to include patient care, teaching of residents and medical students, and clinical research. Dr. Rana has been active in research during his training years and his clinical and research efforts have yielded 15 publications and 41 presentations at the national and international level.

Dr. Rana treats all sites of cancer. Overall, Dr. Rana strives to provide excellent clinical care in a team-based approach within the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and The Tate Cancer Center at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Research/Clinical Keywords

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Prostate cancer, Brachytherapy, Central Nervous System Malignancies, Breast Cancer

Highlighted Publications


Potters, L. Rana, Z., Lee, L., Cox, B. Outcomes of a Dose-Escalated Stereotactic Body Radiation Phase 1 Trial for Patients With Low- and Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. June 2019. DOI:

Rana Z., Nasr N., Ji H., Lorio V., Akbari S., Sebastian M., Hong R. (2014). Comparative Dosimetric Findings Using Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Across Five Catheter Subtypes. Radiation Onoclogy, July 2015. DOI: 10.1186/s13014-015-0468-7

Rana Z., Hong R., Abugideiri M., Mordkin R., Joel A., Bernstein G., McRae D., Nasr N. (2015). Sexual, Irritative, and Voiding Outcomes, Following Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Radiation Oncology. August 2015. DOI: 10.1186/s13014-015-0488-3

Kelley, K., Racareanu, R., Gogineni, E., Rana Z., Gandhi, S., Latefi, A., Ghaly, M. Outcomes in the radiosurgical management of metastatic spine disease. Advances in Radiation Oncology. April 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.adro.2018.10.007

Dawley, T., Rana Z., Abou-Al-Shaar H., Goenka, A., Schulder, M. Major complications from radiotherapy following treatment for atypical meningiomas. Journal of Neurosurgery. June 2019. DOI: 10.3171/2019.3.FOCUS1930.