Nationally recognized as a partial breast irradiation expert and named on a number of best- and top-doctor lists, radiation oncologist Dr. Laurie Cuttino began her career in process and medical-design engineering before transitioning to medicine. At Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, she sees patients with a range of malignancies. Dr. Cuttino’s special interests include accelerated partial breast irradiation, a targeted treatment for breast cancer, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery, a highly precise non-invasive treatment for brain tumors. Dr. Laurie Cuttino also acts as an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, where she has taught since 2006.
A skilled medical professional, Dr. Cuttino frequently utilizes her expertise to advance medical and scientific understanding of a range of topics related to radiation oncology and breast cancer. A reviewer of manuscripts for such publications as the American Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Breast Journal, and Radiotherapy and Oncology, Dr. Laurie Cuttino also served as an Independent Physician Monitor and Principal Investigator in several protocols. In national research, she cochaired the radiation oncology aspect of the Study Evaluating the Role of Breast Conservation Surgery in Patients with Multiple Ipsilateral Primary Breast Cancers and participated in the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, amongst other studies.
Dr. Laurie Cuttino remains active in her area of clinical expertise by holding memberships with a variety of professional organizations, including the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology, the American Brachytherapy Society, and the Radiological Society of North America. Furthermore, Dr. Cuttino has delivered multiple presentations to medical and scientific gatherings and contributed to such books as the third edition of Advanced Therapy of Breast Disease. She has chaired the Cancer Committee at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital since 2007.
Dr. Laurie Cuttino graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. At VCU School of Medicine, she earned her Doctor of Medicine and fulfilled an internship and residency. Dr. Cuttino completed brachytherapy rotations at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and at the Seattle Prostate Institute. She followed her fellowships by achieving board certification from the American Board of Radiology.