Daniel J. Indelicato, MD

Daniel J. Indelicato, MD


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Dr. Indelicato is a tenured Professor and Associate Vice Chair of the University of Florida Department of Radiation Oncology. He currently holds the William and Joan Mendenhall Endowed Professorship of Pediatric Radiotherapy and directs the University of Florida pediatric radiotherapy program. He was named an Honorary Fellow of the British Royal College of Radiology in 2023.

An established cancer researcher, he is the contributing author of over 10 book chapters and his research has been published in over 175 articles for respected medical journals, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Lancet Oncology, Cancer, The International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, and Medical Physics. In 2017, Dr. Indelicato was awarded the Pioneer of Innovation Award from the Northeast Florida Pediatric Society. In 2019, he was awarded a University of Florida Term Professorship position. 

Dr. Indelicato plays an active role in University of Florida resident education and directs the pediatric proton therapy fellowship program, which educates physicians from both Mayo Clinic and Moffitt Cancer Center. In 2010 and 2011 he received the University of Florida College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award and in 2011 he was recognized with the University of Florida College of Medicine International Educator Award for Junior Faculty. Dr. Indelicato is the current North American Education Chair for the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society. He is a pediatric cancer examiner for the American Board of Radiology and serves on the National Cancer Institute Pediatric Central IRB.

Cancers Treated

Board Certification

Radiation Oncology – American Board of Radiology


Residency – Department of Radiation Oncology

University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

Transitional Internship - Department of Medicine

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Medical Degree

University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Bachelor of Arts - English Literature

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dr. Indelicato is an international leader in research on the use of radiotherapy for pediatric cancers. His research interests include long-term clinical outcomes and prospective studies evaluating the potential for proton therapy to decrease the late side effects of radiotherapy in children and young adults with brain tumors and sarcoma. These studies are critical in that they document and quantify a baseline for tumor control and adverse events in a variety of different cancers treated with radiotherapy. Using this data, he has been able to identify potential areas of improvement and apply this to the design of dosimetric and clinical studies involving proton therapy. He has also used this data to develop empiric models of organ-specific pediatric radiation tolerance applicable across all radiation types.

Dr. Indelicato is the primary Radiation Investigator for the Children’s Oncology Group at the University of Florida and Nemours Children’s Specialty Clinic. As a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Pediatric Central Institutional Review Board, Dr. Indelicato is among the team dedicated to protecting the rights and welfare of children enrolled in cancer clinical trials throughout the country. As the University of Florida Principal Investigator for the Pediatric Proton and Photon Consortium Registry, his goal is to help expedite research by combining data with over 21 other institutions to improve pediatric cancer treatment outcomes. Over the past decade, he has received over $1 million dollars in funding to conduct groundbreaking research on childhood cancer.

Active Research Studies
  • Proton and Photon Consortium Registry (PPCR) 

Volunteer Service Award

American Board of Radiology (ABR) (2014, 2018, 2022)

Transformative Medicine Award

University of Florida Department of Radiation Oncology (2022)

Top 20 Downloaded Article: “Outcomes Following Proton Therapy for Pediatric Low-Grade Glioma”

International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics (2019)

Finalist, International Educator of the Year

University of Florida (2019)

Pioneer of Innovation Award

Northeast Florida Pediatric Society (2017)

Best in Category Abstract, ISPNO Annual Meeting

International Society for Pediatric Neurooncology (2016)

Top Team Effort Award for UF Pediatric Proton Therapy Program

University of Florida Cancer Center (2013)

“Health Care Hero”

Jacksonville Business Journal (2013)

International Educator Award: Junior Faculty

University of Florida College of Medicine (2011)

Exemplary Teacher Award

University of Florida College of Medicine (2010-2011)

Exemplary Teacher Award

University of Florida College of Medicine (2009-2010)

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