We are proud of our providers and all the fantastic work they do in our community. This month, we are excited to feature Roshan Prabhu, MD, our March 2019 Provider of the Month. Dr. Prabhu has been with Southeast Radiation Oncology Group since July 2013 and sees patients at Carolinas Medical Center Main.
Tell us about yourself and your family.
I grew up in Jacksonville, FL and went to both college and medical school at the University of Florida. I then moved to Atlanta, GA in 2008 for my medical residency at Emory University.
I met my wife, Jennifer, while I was in Atlanta in 2011 and we got married in 2017 on Lake Norman. She is a pediatrician who did her medical residency in Greenville, SC. We live in Charlotte with our rescue boxer/lab named Daisy.
What do you and your family enjoy doing when you are away from work?
Jennifer, Daisy and I love to be active and outdoors when we have free time so you can generally find us hiking, at the park or on Lake Norman.
We both have a passion for travelling, and we have been fortunate to be able to visit some great places, both domestic and international. We are always up for suggestions on where we should go next.
As a University of Florida alum, I am a big Gators sports fan. Additionally, we have happily adopted the Panthers and Hornets as our new hometown teams (as long as the Panthers aren’t playing my Jaguars…).
We also both love food and music so we try to experience the growing Charlotte food scene and take in live music as much as we can.
Are there any hobbies you dream about getting into, but haven’t yet?
I am teaching myself to play guitar, but it has been slow going. It’s a great hobby to be able to pick up when I have a few minutes of spare time.
Tell us about your research interests.
I really enjoy research and the scientific process, so much so, that I did some extra training during residency to develop skills in clinical research and statistics (Masters in Clinical Research). I am very fortunate to be part of a group that considers research and moving the field forward a priority. My main interests are in brain tumors and particularly in developing treatment methods that minimize toxicity while still maintaining high control rates. We live in an amazing time where cure rates are rising and people with cancer are living much longer than they were just 5 or 10 years ago, so minimizing the long term side effects of our treatments is more important than ever before.