Dr. Alina Mihai is full time Consultant Radiation Oncologist at Beacon Hospital, with expertise in high technology such as IMRT and stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy. Dr. Mihai earned her Medical Degree and Specialty in Romania. Her training included clinical and research Fellowships in France (University of Rouen –Prof B.Dubray), and Canada. Between 2002-2005 at University of Toronto, where she was involved in development of forward planning IMRT for breast cancer and in assessing the role of central pathology review in DCIS breast. Between 2006-2007 Dr Mihai joined the staff of the Radiotherapy Department of the Cross Cancer Institute Edmonton (Alberta), initially as a Clinical Research fellow, subsequently as a full time locum Consultant. During this period she was involved in developing the tomotherapy technique for breast cancer treatments, as well as in implementing the PET-CT and myocardial perfusion scans in the process of radiotherapy planning for lung and breast malignancies.
Dr Mihai joined UPMC Beacon Hospital in July 2007. She has had a pivotal role in implementation and development of gated and image guided radiotherapy and stereotactic body radiotherapy at Beacon Hospital . Her expertise is in assessment of moving targets, SBRT for oligometastatic disease and IMRT for brain, prostate and lung cancers. In addition, she is actively involved in the development of UPMC pathways for therapeutic management of rectal, oesophageal and prostate cancers. She organised and leads the extracranial SBRT task group at Beacon Hospital. Dr Mihai earned her Master degree in Radiation Science (University of Toronto) in 2006.
Her present areas of research and publications include:
- SBRT for oligometastatic disease
- SBRT in elderly
- role of metabolic imaging in treatment planning and response assessment
She is member of several professional organizations including ICORG, ESTRO, ASTRO, EANO. She is site principal investigator in two clinical trials opened at Beacon Hospital and co-investigator in other two.