Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Cristiane Takita, M.D., MBA

General Information

Cristiane  Takita, M.D., MBA


  • Fax: 305-689-4451


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Mandarin


  • American Board of Radiology-Radiation Oncology


  • Radiation Oncology


  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
  • Co-Leader of the Breast Site Disease Group

Clinical Interests

Dr.  Takita's main clinical interests are in breast cancer patients. She is actively involved with the use of radiation in breast cancer treatments with conventional external beam radiation, IMRT and the newer techniques of Partial Breast Radiation (Mammosite, 3D Conformal RT). The national protocols for breast cancer patients are available through the cancer center. She is the Co-Leader of the Breast Site Disease Group at UM/ Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Research Interests

Dr. Takita's research interests include the use of radiation in partial breast treatment using Cyberknife, a new technology for delivering extremely precise and focus radiotherapy, the se of radiosensitizers with breast cancer treatment, and the new techniques of postmastectomy RT.


“Doctor of the Quarter”
Chief Residents


1999 Residency
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University
1992 Residency
University of Sao Paulo, School of Medicine
1988 M.D.
University of Sao Paulo, School of Medicine



After completing her medical degree and a residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Takita moved to US with her family. She successfully completed a Radiation Oncology Residency at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, one of the top 5 residency training in radiation. Dr. Takita is a board certified Radiation Oncologist by the American Board of Radiology. She actively participates in the clinical research at the UM, and is a Principal Investigator in several studies open through the Cancer Center. She is a member of several national organizations, such as American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American College of Radiology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, etc. She was given the UM/Sylvester Service Excellence Award in 2002 for providing outstanding customer service. Dr. Takita main subspecialty is in breast radiation oncology. She has being nominated Co-Leader of the Breast Site Disease Group at the UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Takita is married to Dr. Alves, a hematologist/oncologist and has two lovely sons, Andre and Luca. 

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