Carl Rossi, MD, is a radiation oncologist specializing in proton beam therapy, specifically for prostate cancer and lymphomas. He is also the current medical director for the Scripps Proton Therapy Center, which will provide treatment to target tumors with high control and precision. In addition to treating a variety of cancers with radiation, it is also used to treat some non-cancerous conditions. Dr. Rossi has a research focus on the quality of life and cure rate in prostate cancer and lymphoma treated with proton beam radiation. He believes in treating his patients as equal partners throughout the treatment process. This involves open, honest communication, including what the treatment will entail and the pros and cons of the treatment course. With this information patients can make informed decisions. He also wants his patients to feel supported in whatever path they choose to take with regard to their treatment plan. When he is not caring for patients or conducting research at Scripps Proton Therapy Center, he enjoys running, cycling, travelling and flying.