Eric L. Saunders, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist at Orlando Health Cancer Institute. He is dedicated to providing exceptional care to his patients and committed to leveraging the resources of the only cancer center in Central Florida recognized by the state as a Cancer Center of Excellence. Dr. Saunders is trained in proton therapy, a new advanced treatment instituted at Orlando Health in 2016, and only available in a few cancer centers nationwide.
After earning his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Dr. Saunders completed an internship at Vanderbilt University Hospital followed by residencies in radiation oncology at Vanderbilt University and the University of California Los Angeles. While at Vanderbilt, Dr. Saunders also completed a radiobiology research fellowship studying the effects of damage on cells in vitro.
Following his residency, Dr. Saunders spent four years in the U.S. Navy as the division head for radiation oncology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California. He went on to serve as an assistant clinical professor in radiation oncology at the University of California San Diego Medical Center prior to relocating to Central Florida.
Dr. Saunders has received specialized training in prostate brachytherapy, vascular brachytherapy for the prevention of arterial restenosis, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery.