Meet Dr. A. M. Nisar Syed

Orange County CyberKnife prides itself on providing the highest quality, most technologically advanced cancer treatment. To do so, we’ve put together an experienced team of cancer specialists who work hard to create an individualized treatment plan for every patient and their unique type of cancer. It is always our goal to help you beat cancer, and restore your health and quality of life. Dr. Nisar Syed is a member of our Radiation Oncology team and you can feel confident knowing you are in great hands when receiving care from Dr. Syed. 

Medical Education & Experience

Dr. A.M. Nisar Syed is a board-certified cancer specialist in Radiation Oncology with a concentration in modern brachytherapy. After completing his medical doctorate in India, he served as a senior registrar in Edinborough, Scotland. He then went on to complete a surgical fellowship in Chicago, Illinois and received further training in the field of brachytherapy in Washington, D.C. with Dr. Erlich Henschcke.

While working as an Assistant Professor at USC Medical School, Dr. Syed developed a number of revolutionary brachytherapy procedures for prostate, breast, rectum, and cervical cancer. Today, these procedures have become the international standard of care in the use of brachytherapy treatments.

Associations & Appointments

Dr. Syed is the Founder of the American Brachytherapy Society (formerly the American Endocurietherapy Society) and has served as its Secretary, Program Chair, Lecturer and President. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Brachytherapy International. Additionally, Dr. Syed has also served as the Chancellor and Vice-Chair of the American College of Radiation Oncology and as Chairman of the Radiation Oncology Committee of the Indo-American Cancer Society.

Currently, Dr. Nisar Syed holds six academic appointments, including three Clinicals Professorships in the Departments of Radiation Oncology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, and the Los Angeles County Martin Luther King Jr Drew Medical Center.

Journal Publications & Awards

In terms of journal publications, Dr. A.M. Nisar Syed has published more than 50 scientific articles and has given more than 100 formal presentations related to scientific research data. In 2017, Dr. Syed received the Celebration of Life Medical Honoree Award from the American Cancer Society. This recognition is presented to high-profile individuals in their community that have a close connection to cancer and continue to give back to the community in their areas of expertise or interest. Needless to say, Orange County CyberKnife is incredibly proud to have Dr. Syed on our Radiation Oncology team.

Contact Orange County CyberKnife for a Cancer Specialist Near You!

If you have been recently diagnosed with cancer and are in need of a great cancer care team, contact Orange County CyberKnife. Our team of Radiation Oncologists is truly second to none. We will do everything in our power to ensure a swift and smooth recovery. We look forward to hearing from you soon!