Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
John A Kalapurakal, MD

John A Kalapurakal, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology

Professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery

Focus of Work


Primary research interests are in adult and pediatric genito-urinary and CNS cancers including prostate cancer, Wilms tumor and brain tumors. The other areas of interest include development of novel therapies for recurrent tumors including prostate, brain and neuroblastoma. Radiosurgery, hyperthermia,intra-operative radiation therapy, brachytherapy, novel IMRT techniques and nanoparticle-mediated delivery of novel radiosensitizing therapy are areas of ongoing clinical and basic research.


Education and Certification

  • MD: Medical College Kottayam, India (1988)
  • Residency: Erlanger Medical Center (1993)
  • Residency: Temple University Hospital (1997)
  • Board Certification: Radiation Oncology