Pasco, Hernando & Citrus Counties, Florida (June 3, 2021) – Advanced Cancer Treatment Centers is proud to announce that its radiation oncologists, Peter James Zavitsanos, MD, and Clayton Elliott Alonso, MD, have been granted certification on radiation oncology and may now use the designation Diplomate, American Board of Radiology (DABR®). In addition, because these radiation oncologists completed the appropriate training for “Authorized User Eligibility” they will also receive the AU-Eligible (AU-E) designation on their certificates.
According to the American Board of Radiology, all new diplomates are enrolled in Continuous Certification, a process that links the ongoing validity of certificates to meeting the requirements of Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Drs. Zavitsanos’ and Alonso’s names and demographic information are now included in a directory published by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
About Peter Zavitsanos, MD, DABR®
Peter Zavitsanos, MD, DABR, came to Advanced Cancer Treatment Centers from Tufts Medical Center Department of Radiation Oncology where he completed his four-year residency. Prior to his residency he completed a transitional year of internship at Signature Health Care Brockton Hospital in Brockton, Massachusetts. He received both his medical degree and undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. While at Tufts Medical Center Dr. Zavitsanos was recognized as Chief Resident in Radiation Oncology. While at the University of Florida College of Medicine he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and was recognized by the Medical Student Admissions Committee and the Pathology Honor Society and received the Medical Guild Merit Award. Dr. Zavitsanos is proficient in both English and Spanish. He has conducted research in the areas of breast cancer, SBRT, thyroid cancer, and endometrial cancer.
About Clayton Alonso, MD, DABR®
Clayton Alonso, MD, DABR, joined Advanced Cancer Treatment Centers directly from completing his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he was selected as Chief Resident in his third year. While completing his residency he received the Constable/Agarwal Award in 2019 and the 2017-2018 Clinical Excellence Award. Dr. Alonso also completed a post-graduate internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, where he was also recognized as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He also holds an undergraduate degree from Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, with dual concentration Bachelor of Science degree in biology and economics where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Sigma Xi.
Dr. Alonso has published extensively on breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, rectal cancer, brain tumors, cardiac sparing techniques, SBRT (stereotactic body radiation therapy), stereotactic radio surgery, and brachytherapy.
About Advanced Cancer Treatment Centers
Advanced Cancer Treatment Centers, now located at 15211 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34613, offers personalized, evidence-based cancer care in a modern, state-of-the-art facility close to home. Conveniently located just east of Suncoast Parkway on State Road 50, ACTC offers personalized care at every stage by the following physicians:
- Clayton Alonso, MD, Radiation Oncology
- Aaron Denson, MD, Hematology Oncology
- D. Alan Kerr, II, MD, PhD, Hematology Oncology
- Peter Zavitsanos, MD, Radiation Oncology
The medical team also includes Amy Morgan, APRN-C, and Elizabeth Morgan, APRN, AOCN.
The 21,000 square foot facility includes an infusion room, medical oncology, examination rooms, radiation oncology exam rooms, treatment vault, in-house full laboratory and the latest in radiation oncology treatment systems and the latest diagnostic equipment including CT scan and mobile PET.
ACTC’s caregivers and staff offer support services including financial counselors to address the unique psychological and emotional challenges of cancer patients and their families. The center also features a dedicated research department for clinical trials.