Edward Obedian, MD
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Dr. Obedian sees patients in our Plainview office.
Dr. Edward Obedian is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist. He has a vast array of clinical experience in the treatment of all forms of cancer, with particular interest in the treatment of breast cancer, prostate cancer and other gynecologic cancers, skin cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Obedian is highly experienced in the delivery of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), as well as Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS). These technologies are proven to ensure the highest level of cancer cure rates while minimizing side effects.
Dr. Obedian has been recognized as a leader in the field of Radiation Oncology, having delivered numerous presentations at national and international oncology meetings, including The American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), The American Radium Society, The International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, The New England Cancer Society, and The Radiological Society of North America. He has appeared on the expert panel of a televised Colorectal Cancer special hosted by television news anchor, Roland Smith, and has contributed to the national literature on radiation oncology via numerous published peer reviewed journal articles on various types of cancers. (see publication list below)
Dr. Obedian previously served as Associate Director of Radiation Oncology for Mount Sinai Services at Elmhurst Hospital where he also received specialized training in prostate seed implantation (brachytherapy) from Dr. Richard Stock, who is best known for treating former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani when he had prostate cancer. Dr. Obedian’s roots in the Long Island medical community run deep. Prior to joining the staff of ARC, he was on the faculty of the Radiation Oncology departments of both the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System and Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.
In addition to English, Dr. Obedian is also fluent in Farsi.
Internship: Hackensack University Medical Center
Residency: Yale University School of Medicine, Radiation Oncology
Chief Resident: Yale University School of Medicine, Radiation Oncology
Awards & Honors
• “America’s Top Oncologists” Award granted in 2007
• “America’s Top Physicians” Award granted in 2004
• Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Research and Education Foundation,
Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, 2000
• American Radium Society, Travel Grant Award, Surgical Oncology, 1999
• First Place, Clinical Research, New England Cancer Society Resident Award, 1998
• Intern of the Year, Hackensack University Medical Center, 1995 – 1996
• First Place, Fourth Annual Research Symposium Competition, Hackensack University Medical, 1996
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO)
American Radium Society (ARS)
American Brachytherapy Society (ABS)
American Medical Association (AMA)
International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
Sephardic American Medical Society (SAMS)
Long Island Cancer Network (LION)
Chen AM, Obedian E, Haffty BG. Breast-Conserving Therapy in the Setting of Collagen Vascular Disease. Cancer Journal from Scientific American. 7 (6):480-491, 2001.
Obedian E, Fischer D, Haffty BG. Second Malignancies After Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer: Lumpectomy and Radiation Therapy Versus Mastectomy. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 18(12): 2406-2412, 2000.
Obedian E, Haffty BG. Breast Conserving Therapy in Breast Cancer Patients Presenting with Nipple Discharge. International Journal of Radiation, Oncology, Biology, and Physics. 47 (1): 137-142, 2000.
Obedian E, Haffty BG. Negative Margin Status Improves Local Control in Conservatively Managed Breast Cancer Patients. Cancer Journal from Scientific American. 6(1): 28-33, 2000.
Obedian E, Haffty BG. Case #E.1.5, E3.1, and E.3.2 (“Management of Locally Aggressive Chest Wall Recurrences Following Mastectomy”-pp. 306-308, “Management of an Axillary Recurrence of a Breast Cancer Following Modified Radical Mastectomy”- pp. 316-318, and “Management of an Axillary Recurrence of a Breast Cancer Following Lumpectomy, Axillary Dissection, and Radiation Therapy”- pp. 319-321. Expert Consultations In Breast Cancer. eds: Hait, August, and Haffty. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, 1999.
Obedian E, Haffty BG. Internal Mammary Nodal Irradiation in Conservatively-Managed Breast Cancer Patients: Is there a benefit? International Journal of Radiation, Oncology, Biology, and Physics. 44(5): 997-1003, 1999.
Obedian E, Delotbiniere A, Haffty BG, Piepmeier J, Fischer D, Knisely J. Kondziolka D ed): Radiosurgery. 1997. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases. Radiosurgery, Basel-Karger, vol. 2: 78-85, 1998.
Pearlman C, Obedian E. ECT-Valproic Acid Interaction (Letter with Case Reports). General Hospital Psychiatry. 17 (6): 456-457, 1995.
Obedian E, Daly B, DeLaney T. Treatment Outcomes with Different Management Strategies in Patients with Esophageal Cancer (abstract, Proceedings of the Radiological Society of North America, 1995).
Obedian E, Prestidge B, Griffith M. Embryologically Enigmatic Ectopic Craniopharyngiomas: a case report and review of the literature (abstract, Proceedings of American College of Physician’s Annual Regional Meeting, San Antonio, 1996).