Israel Deutsch, MD

Radiation Oncology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Cancer Care
Office Phone: (212) 305-5050
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Israel Deutsch, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Deutsch cares for patients with all types of cancer, with a special interest in Prostate, Gynecologic, and Head & Neck cancers. He is Director of Brachytherapy Services in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Deutsch is a respected researcher with numerous peer-reviewed contributions to medical literature and has edited many book chapters in his areas of expertise. He is a member of the Review Committee on Continuing Medical Education at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Deutsch received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then received transitional year training during an internship at New York Hospital Queens, after which he completed his radiation oncology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Deutsch then furthered his training with a fellowship in brachytherapy at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

In collaboration with several clinical and basic science colleagues, he is conducting a number of clinical and translational studies. Dr. Deutsch sits on the Internal Review Board (IRB) for Clinical Trials and is also a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) as Investigator representing the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Deutsch is very involved in residency education and serves as Associate Director of the Radiation Oncology Residency Program at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Amida Care

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]


Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Local 1199


Medicare [Medicare]


Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]

VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]


Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Internship: New York Hospital Queens

Residency: State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center

Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY


  • Gondi V, Deutsch I, Mansukhani M, O’Toole KM, Shah JN, Schiff PB, Katz AE, Benson MC, Goluboff ET, Ennis RD. Intermediate-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer in the PSA Era: Radiotherapeutic Alternatives. Urology, 2007 March; Vol 69, Issue 3, pp 541-6
  • Bansal S, Buck AM, Herzog TJ, Deutsch I, Burke WM, Wright JD. Stage IIIA Endometrial Carcinoma: Outcomes and Predictors of Survival. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009 July; Vol 114, Issue 1, pp 100-5
  • Bansal N, Herzog TJ, Shaw RE, Burke WM, Deutsch I, Wright JD. Primary Therapy for Early Stage Cervical Cancer: Radical Hysterectomy versus Radiation. American Journal of Obstetrics and gynecology, 2009 November; Vol 201, Issue 5, pp 485 e1-9
  • Wright JD, Nathavithrana R, Lewin SN, Sun X, Deutsch I, Burke WM, Herzog TJ. Fertility Conserving Surgery for Young Women with Stage IA1 Cervical Cancer: Safety and Access. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010 March; Vol 115, Issue 3, pp 585-90
  • Wright JD, St Clair CM, Deutsch I, Burke WM, Gorrochurn P, Sun X, Herzog TJ. Pelvic radiotherapy and the risk of secondary leukemia and multiple myeloma. Cancer. 2010 May 15;116(10):2486-92 Bansal S, Lewin SN, Burke WM, Deutsch I, Sun X, Herzog TJ, Wright JD. Sarcoma of the cervix: natural history and outcomes. Gynecol Oncol. 2010 Aug 1;118(2):134-8
  • Burri RJ, Lee NY. Concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2009 Mar;9(3):293-302. Review.
  • Shah M, Lewin SN, Deutsch I, Burke WM, Sun X, Herzog TJ, Wright JD. Therapeutic role of lymphadenectomy for cervical cancer. Cancer. 2010 Sep 22
  • Deutsch I, Zelefsky MJ, Zhang Z, Mo Q, Zaider M, Cohen G, Cahlon O, Yamada Y. Comparison of PSA Relapse Free Survival in Patients Treated with Ultra High Dose IMRT with Combination HDR Brachytherapy and IMRT. Brachytherapy. 2010 Oct-Dec;9(4):313-8
  • Arend R, Bagaria M, Lewin SN, Sun X, Deutsch I, Burke WM, Herzog TJ, Wright JD. Long-term outcome and natural history of uterine adenosarcomas. Gynecol Oncol. 2010 Nov;119(2):305-8

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Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at CUMC