Gamma Knife Team

Referring Physician Role

The referring physician is a critical partner on the Gamma Knife treatment team. All follow-up studies, treatment plans and progress outcomes are performed in conjunction with the patient's physician. Because the patient often requires long-term follow-up care, it is essential that the referring physician and Gamma Knife team maintain a close working relationship.

The Upstate Gamma Knife Team

Treatment with the Gamma Knife is planned and administered by a multidisciplinary team of specialists including: neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, otolargyngologist, medical physicists, neuroradiologists, and nursing staff.


Daniel A Bassano, PhD, 315 464-8668

Daniel A Bassano, PhD
Appointed 03/01/75
1041 Upstate Cancer Center
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Radiation Oncology


Education & Fellowships

  • PhD: Syracuse University, 1969

Clinical Interests

  • Treating all cancers using modern external radiation techniques, radioactive sources and the Gammaknife.
  • Using accelerated [1 week],and partial breast[lumpectomy site] irradiation schemes for early breast cancer.

Research Interests

  • The utilazation of more effective imaging technologies and strategies for oncologic diagnosis and treatment.
  • Analysis of outcomes after Gammaknife treatment of various brain pathologies.

Specialties & Certification

  • Radiation Oncology Physics


  • Adults and Children

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital


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