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Dr. Bhavana Chapman is board-certified in radiation oncology and practices at our St. Vincent’s Riverside Radiation Oncology location. Dr. Chapman received a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Florida before earning her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where she participated in the Physician Scientist Training Program. She completed her preliminary medicine internship at Baylor College of Medicine and radiation oncology residency at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She is skilled in advanced radiotherapy techniques including image-guided radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiotherapy, volumetric modulated arc therapy, and stereotactic body radiotherapy to treat a wide range of cancers including breast, lung, head and neck, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, genitourinary and central nervous system malignancies.

Originally from Tampa Bay, Dr. Chapman looked forward to returning to coastal Florida after finishing medical training. She was drawn to CSNF for its comprehensive, seamlessly integrated oncology model. “The synergy between radiation and medical oncology teams, social workers, dietitians, and counselors allows us to prioritize a patient’s individual needs and to expedite their care. I’m proud to be part of a multidisciplinary group that provides accessible, state-of-the-art care in community locations,” she says.

“Cancer is an overwhelming health issue, and I am my patients’ biggest advocate from the start,” Dr. Chapman explains. “It is a tremendous privilege to be entrusted with their care during such a difficult time and I strive to earn that trust at every interaction. I am a firm believer in clear and effective communication, as well as shared decision making. I want my patients to know that I value their opinion as much as, I hope, they value mine.”

When not in the office, Dr. Chapman spends time with her husband and two children who like to stay busy. “I love bringing people together to celebrate milestones, both big and small,” she says. “I enjoy cooking and experimenting with new recipes.”

Curriculum Vitae


Radiation Oncology


American Association for Women Radiologists
International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group
American College of Radiation Oncology
American Society for Radiation Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Radiological Society of North America


MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Tx


Baylor College of Medicine


University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Pittsburgh
Doctor of Medicine


Dr. Luis Delclos Resident Research Award
Dr. Mary Fletcher Memorial Award for Humanism in Cancer Care
American Brachytherapy Society - Winter Prostate and GYN School Resident Scholarship


Quantitative 3D assessment of breast cosmesis after whole breast irradiation for early-stage breast cancer: a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial.
Advances in Radiation Oncology
Development, implementation, and outcomes of a simulation-based medical education (SBME) prostate brachytherapy workshop for radiation oncology residents.
Patient- Reported Outcomes, Physician-Reported Toxicities, and Treatment Outcomes in a Modern Cohort of Patients with Sinonasal Cancer Treated Using Proton Beam Therapy.
Radiotherapy & Oncology
Estimating PTV margins in head and neck stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) through target site analysis of positioning and intrafractional accuracy
Int. Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, & Physics
Spine stereotactic radiosurgery for metastatic pheochromocytoma
Low-dose radiation (4 Gy) with/without concurrent chemotherapy is highly effective for relapsed refractory mantle cell lymphoma.
Blood Advances
Low incidence of late failure and toxicity after spine stereotactic radiosurgery: Secondary analysis of phase I/II trials with long-term follow-up.
Radiotherapy Oncology
The insurance approval process for proton radiation therapy: a significant barrier to patient care.
Int. Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, & Physics
Angiotensin receptor blockade: a novel approach for symptomatic radiation necrosis after stereotactic radiosurgery.
Journal of Neuro Oncology
Adjuvant radiation therapy for margin-positive vulvar squamous cell carcinoma: defining the ideal dose-response using the National Cancer Data Base.
Int. Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, & Physics
Oncologic outcomes and patient-reported quality of life in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma treated with definitive transoral robotic surgery versus definitive chemoradiation
Oral Oncology
MicroRNA- 363 targets myosin 1B to reduce cellular migration in head and neck cancer.
BMC Cancer
Clinical pathways: a catalyst for the adoption of hypofractionation for early-stage breast cancer
Int. Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, & Physics
Primary radiotherapy for nonsurgically managed Stage I endometrial cancer: Utilization and impact of brachytherapy.