As interim president of Orlando Health Cancer Institute, Daniel J. Buchholz, MD, is responsible for overseeing the treatment delivery to cancer patients and spearheading the recruitment process for the next cancer center president. Dan is committed to innovation, with a focus on research and state-of-the-art cancer care. A board-certified radiation oncologist, he also is the cancer center’s chief quality officer.
For more than a decade, Dan served as the cancer center’s radiation oncology chairman, helping to develop and transform Orlando Health Cancer Institute into a nationally recognized, high-quality cancer program. He has initiated protocols on the use of radiation in the treatment of liver cancer and radiation targeting for breast cancer, and helped establish the facility’s Center for Proton Therapy in 2016. He also has developed quality standards in radiation oncology to help ensure patients receive the highest quality treatment.
Dan completed his medical training at New York Medical College in Valhalla. He later served as chief resident in radiation oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he remained on staff until joining Orlando Health Cancer Institute in 1995.