Titles and Roles
- Medical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology
- Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
- Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Research Program
- Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics
Board certified in radiation oncology, Peter Rossi, MD, specializes in the treatment of prostate, endometrial and cervical cancers. His expertise is in the use of external radiation therapy and brachytherapy for treating tumors of the genitourinary tract and gynecological organs. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Urology and Radiation Oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Rossi is a clinical member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute and he also holds memberships with the American Medical Association, the American Radium Society, and the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Rossi is a leader in cancer education and research. He lectures about advances in prostate cancer and gynecological cancers at regional tumor boards, assists in establishing the curriculum for the education of the treatment of these tumors for national meetings, and helps establish models for physician quality review of practices.
Dr. Rossi was first in Georgia to utilize Calypso medical technology, a system to localize and track prostate motion during external radiation treatments for prostate cancer to better "find" the cancer and minimize the side effect from radiation exposure to adjacent critical organs. He was also first to treat prostate cancer using Rapid Arc technology combined with Calypso medical technologies.
Dr. Rossi received his MD at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He completed an internship in general surgery at Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He served as a general medical officer and Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, completing overseas and stateside appointments. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, where he trained in Gamma Knife radiosurgery and served as chief resident. He also earned a fellowship from the American Brachytherapy Society and received special training in brachytherapy at the Seattle Prostate Institute.
Dr. Rossi's research interests are focused on improving the outcomes for genitourinary and gynecologic malignancies. As an academic physician involved in clinical trials to advance practice standards, Dr. Rossi teaches fellows, residents and medical students, and directs patient care. He is principal investigator for institutional and national clinical research studies to advance current care of patients with cancer.
Dr. Rossi has authored studies for novel interventions to improve the quality of life of patients receiving brachytherapy for prostate cancer or external radiation therapy for treatment of prostate cancer or gynecological malignancies. He lectures and instructs nationally on brachytherapy or seed implants for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Dr. Rossi has over 60 publications in international peer reviewed journals focusing on improving treatment outcomes in prostate cancer and gynecological malignancies. He serves on editorial review boards and scientific education committees for notable radiation oncology journals and national/international radiation oncology organization. He writes questions for national board exams for radiation oncologists.
Dr. Rossi was the recipient of the 2013 Atlanta Magazine Groundbreakers Innovation Award.