Dr. Aggarwal has been at the forefront of delivering the most advanced cancer treatments throughout his career. As both a professor and an attending physician, he has trained medical residents in the specialized field of radiation oncology. And as the director of the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas, Dr. Aggarwal has provided the type of vision and leadership our health system needs to continue growing and advancing in the fight against cancer. Board certified in radiation oncology, Dr. Aggarwal is an accomplished physician who not only understands that our local cancer patients deserve the most advanced treatment technologies available, they also deserve the most compassionate care available.
Education and Training
After earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1994, Dr. Aggarwal completed two radiation oncology residency programs: the first at the University of Louisville Hospital and School of Medicine, and the second at the University of Maryland Hospital and School of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Resident. Following, he completed two externships: the first in prostate cancer/brachytherapy at the University of Washington in Seattle, and the second in gastrointestinal oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Honors and Awards
Among his many academic honors, Dr. Aggarwal received the Kinloch Nelson Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Social Service from the Medical College of Virginia. He also was the chairman of the Student Council at the Medical College of Virginia, and a student officer/national officer for the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Student Association.
Dr. Aggarwal has conducted a variety of research projects. In 1999, his work with brachytherapy in patients with prior evidence of prostatitis was published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Aggarwal’s other notable research includes treatment margins for prostate brachytherapy and gamma knife radiosurgery for metastatic disease to the brain from non-small-cell lung carcinoma.
Dr. Aggarwal joined Fauquier Health as a private practice physician with the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas in 2006. Prior to that, he was a radiation oncologist in San Diego and an assistant professor for the Department of Radiation Oncology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.