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Gilbert S. "Gil" Lederman

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Gilbert S. "Gil" Lederman[1]
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Gilbert S. "Gil" Lederman is an American physician and radiation oncologist. He is board certified in radiation oncology, medicine oncology, and internal medicine. He was the first physician in the United States and Western Hemisphere to perform non-invasive body radiosurgery.[citation needed]


Lederman graduated from the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine at University Of Iowa in 1978.[1] He completed residency in internal medicine from the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in 1981, from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in 1984 (in medical oncology), and the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy at Harvard Medical School in 1987 (in radiation therapy).[citation needed] He completed a fellowship from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.[citation needed]

Board certification[edit]

He has board certification in three medical fields- internal medicine, medical oncology, and radiation oncology.[citation needed]


Lederman currently practices at the Radiosurgery New York (RSNY), a private practice specializing in stereotactic radiosurgery. During the 1990s and early 2000s he was the Director of Radiation Oncology at the Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) and recorded radio advertisements for the hospital. He left SIUH in 2004 and started RSNY.[2] He also worked at the Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan until 2008, when the hospital lost its license.[3] He is not currently affiliated with any hospitals.[1]

Prostate cancer treatment[edit]

Lederman performs fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery for many types of cancer, sometimes combined with radioactive seed implantation for prostate cancer.[4]


Lederman's treatment of George Harrison's lung cancer resulted in a lawsuit for allegedly revealing confidential information to reporters, and he was widely criticized for asking the dying Harrison for an autograph.[2][5][6]

In 2014 he agreed to pay a settlement of more than $2 million to settle a decade-old government lawsuit alleging Medicare fraud. He did not admit any wrongdoing.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Gilbert S. Lederman, M.D." Doctors. U.S. News. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Annese, John M.. (November 24, 2014). "Former Beatle doc, who ran controversial SIUH cancer program, agrees to pay $2.35 million settlement in Medicare fraud case". SILive. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  3. "Radiosurgery NY L.L.C. v Cabrini Med. Ctr". Justia U.S. Law. March 13, 2008. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  4. Zeitlin, Scott I. (July 1998). "High dose combination radiotherapy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer". Journal of Urology. 160 (1): 91–96. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  5. Sulzberger, A G. "Doctors Found Guilty of Malpractice, but Not Wrongful Death". New York Times. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  6. GLABERSON, William (7 January 2004). "Beatle's Estate Sues Doctor Over Breach Of Privacy". New York Times. Retrieved 25 March 2015.

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