Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D.

General Information

Alan  Pollack, M.D., Ph.D.


  • Fax: 305-689-4451


  • English


  • American Board of Radiology-Radiation Oncology



  • Radiation Oncology


  • Professor and Chairman of Radiation Oncology

Clinical Interests

 I specialize clinically in: GU Malignancies (Prostate, Bladder and Testicular cancers) and Sarcomas.

Research Interests

Dr. Pollack’s research interests have centered on the management of prostate cancer with radiotherapy (RT), with and without androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). An emphasis has been placed on dose escalation, fractionation, length of ADT, tissue and imaging markers of outcome and small molecule/gene/viral vector targeted therapy.  Dr. Pollack’s quantitative imaging research on men with prostate cancer who are candidates for active surveillance is funded by the NCI. He co-leads the genitourinary translational research program in the NRG cooperative group and has published a series of papers on biomarkers that predict response to RT ± ADT for men treated on cooperative group trials. Many of these biomarkers are potential treatment targets and some of these targets have been investigated by Dr. Pollack Dr. Pollack has been the lead principal investigator on several clinical trials, including an ongoing Sylvester investigator-initiated trial of MRI-guided radiotherapy (BLaStM) and a national RTOG/NRG study (SPPORT, 0534) that has reached the accrual goal.


Best Doctors in America
Tops Doctors for Cancer
American Cancer Society Career Development Award
Radiology Society of North America Fellowship
The Thomas Brown McClelland Trust Scholarship, Rotary Club of Miami
University of Miami School of Medicine Surgical Scholarship Fund Fellowship


1987 M.D.
University of Miami
1979 Ph.D.
University of Miami
1974 B.S.
University of Florida


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Dr. Pollack is Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Miller School of Medicine. He obtained a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Miami and after 5 years of translational research matriculated at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in the Ph.D. to M.D. program. After graduating, he did an internship in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital before doing a residency in radiation oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. While at M.D. Anderson, Dr. Pollack attained the rank of Professor, was Director of the Residency Training Program and was a co-leader of the GU group before assuming the Chair in Radiation Oncology Position at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia in 2001. He held that position for 7 years before returning to Miami in his current position as Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology in 2008.

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