A Comprehensive Approach to Cancer Care

About Us

We at the Cancer Center of South Tampa believe in a comprehensive approach to cancer care that requires not only the highest level of technical excellence but also a personal atmosphere and positive environment. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism and compassion and treat every patient with respect, importance, and dignity. To us, the most meaningful parts of this vocation are the lasting bonds formed during these very difficult times.

Dr. Alexander Engelman, M.D.

Dr. Alexander Engelman, M.D.

Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology

Dr. Alex Engelman Cancer Doctor. Best oncologist. Dr. Engelman, a native of Tampa, is a Radiation Oncologist with experience in treating all cancer sites. He is board certified in Radiation Oncology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Engelman received his medical training at Georgetown University School of Medicine where he served as the chair of both the Student Medical Education Committee and the Professionalism Committee. During his tenure at Georgetown he received the Cura Personalis Outstanding Service award and the Eisenberg Humanities Dahlgren Memorial READ Award. He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown and completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. For his residency training, Dr. Engelman attended the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Maryland Proton Treatment Center, with additional time at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He has experience with external beam radiotherapy, LDR and HDR brachytherapy, partial breast irradiation, Gamma Knife and CyberKnife radiosurgery, and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). He is one of few radiation oncologists to receive dedicated training in proton therapy in Tampa Bay. Before joining the Cancer Center of South Tampa, Dr. Engelman was proud to serve our nation’s veterans at the CW Bill Young Bay Pines VA. Dr. Engelman and his team view cancer care as a calling and believe in a comprehensive approach that requires not only the highest level of technical excellence but also a personal atmosphere and positive environment. At the Cancer Center of South Tampa, every patient will be treated with importance and receive thoughtful, individualized care from Dr. Engelman and his team. We encourage patients and their caregivers to engage their optimism, spirit, and community in the fight against cancer.

Our Team

A unique advantage of choosing Cancer Center of South Tampa is our tight-knit and experienced team. Few centers can claim that the physician that reviews the clinical and diagnostic data before consultation is the same doctor who plans the radiation treatments, oversees their delivery on a daily basis, and is available every day of therapy to guide the administration of treatment or answer any questions that arise. Furthermore, our staff has wide open lines of communication and frequent internal feedback to optimize your care and efficiently address any issues that arise. We are available to you any time with open minds and open hearts. Our team has a combined average of 14.5 years in the field. We have been recognized as a site of excellence and participate in the training of new radiation therapists through HCC. We also participate in clinical trials through the University of South Florida.