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Anthony J. Cmelak MD

Professor of Radiation Oncology, Senior Medical Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Franklin, and Senior Medical Director, Vanderbilt Radiation Oncology
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    4.8
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  • 201 ratings
  • 26 comments

Areas of Expertise

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    Cancer
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    Neuro-Oncology
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    Neurosciences
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    Primary and Metastatic Nervous System Cancers
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    Radiation Oncology
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    Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine - Northwestern University
  • Internship - Saint Mary's Hospital and Medical Center
  • Residency - Stanford University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology, 1997

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
We consider Dr. Cmelak a blessing and a lifesaver. If it hadn't been for him and a team of surgical and oncological specialists, my husband would not be here today. The Cancer team we were originally referred to in Oak Ridge, TN, did not have time to review the medical record the day we found out he had cancer. Fortunately, the ENT specialist suggested we go to Vanderbilt and we did. We have never regretted that decision and highly recommend it to others.
July 19, 2021
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*Dr. Conelak ws very informative and explained in detail what our daughters treatment would be, what to expect and answered all of our questions.
July 15, 2021
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Dr. Smelak is a straight up guy, talks about the medical plan and life
July 12, 2021
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Dr. noncommunicative - staff seemed confused why pt. was there.
July 12, 2021
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I cannot say enough praises about Dr Cmalek! He genuinely cares and explains everything. He is to the point. Love his sense of humor too. I thank God for the person that recommended him. And I have done likewise.
July 11, 2021
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After finding out about my husband's unexpected cancer diagnosis, he has spent a couple of days in the hospital and has dealt with at least eight different physicians. Dr Cmelak was absolutely the most compassionate, confident and encouraging person we have seen and the only doctor who truly listened and dealt with my husband's concerns. I know it is a scary road ahead but I have conflate faith in Dr Cmelak.
July 7, 2021
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Dr. Cmelak takes his time in covering results of radiation treatments and future steps.
June 25, 2021
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Outstanding.
May 28, 2021
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No problem or concerns.
May 26, 2021
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