Dr. Arun Puranik is a board-certified radiation oncologist at CCP’s Image Guided Radiation Therapy in Latham. After graduating from medical education in India, he underwent residency and fellowship in radiation oncology at SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY. He has been practicing radiation oncology in the area since 1985. In the Capital Region, he was the first to introduce prostate seed implants in 1996, first to treat patients with IMRT in 2001, and first to bring cone beam CT guidance in 2005. With our move to Wellness Way in Latham, Image Guided Radiation Therapy will now be offering new technology by offering Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) capability to precisely target tumors with accuracy within one millimeter in the brain and body. Dr. Puranik was a member of the NYS Health Research Science Board for many years and was awarded the prestigious Physician of the Year Award by the American Cancer Society. Dr. Puranik has been recognized by Varian Medical Systems for innovation in IGRT.

Radiation Oncologist

Radiation oncologists are the doctors who will oversee your radiation therapy treatments. These physicians work with the other members of the radiation therapy team to develop your treatment plan and ensure that each treatment is given accurately. Your radiation oncologist will also monitor your progress and adjust the treatment as necessary to make sure the radiation is hitting its target while minimizing side effects. Before, during and after your radiation therapy treatments, your radiation oncologist works closely with other cancer doctors, such as medical oncologists and surgeons, to maximize the radiation’s effectiveness.

About Dr. Puranik
  • Director, Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Member Health Research Science Board, New York State Department of Health
  • Recipient of the American Cancer Society’s prestigious “Physician of the Year Award” – 1997
  • Faculty, Department of Radiation Oncology, Albany Medical Center (1985-1990)
  • Longest serving full-time radiation oncologist in the Capital Region (since 1985)
  • Introduced prostate brachytherapy to the region in 1996; has performed over 2,000 implants
  • Treated first IMRT patient in the region (2001)
  • Recognized by Varian Medical Systems for innovation in IGRT
  • Board certified: American Board of Radiology 1984
  • American Cancer Society Fellow July 1984 – June 1985
  • Participant; NY State Round Table Conference on Prostate Cancer; 2004


MGM Medical College
Jamshedpur India
MGM Medical College
Jamshedpur India
Holkar Science College
Indore India

Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology


  • Albany Medical Center Hospital
    Albany, NY
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
    Syracuse, NY


  • SUNY Upstate Medical University, Radiation Oncology
    Syracuse, NY
  • MGM Medical College and Hospital, Radiotherapy
    Navi Mumbai India
  • MGM Medical College and Hospital, Internal Medicine
    Navi Mumbai India