About Me

Dr. Alam Nisar Syed is a board-certified cancer specialist in Radiation Oncology at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Medical Center. He is recognized as one of the international pioneers of modern brachytherapy.

After receiving his medical doctorate in India, he completed his internship, surgical residency and served as a senior registrar in the United Kingdom as well as in Edinborough, Scotland. He then completed a surgical fellowship in Chicago, Illinois before moving to Washington, D.C. to train in radiation with Dr. Erlich Henschcke, an early pioneer in the field of brachytherapy.

As an Assistant Professor at USC Medical School, Dr. Syed developed a number of revolutionary brachytherapy procedures for prostate, breast, rectum, and cervical cancer. These procedures have become the international standard of care in the use of brachytherapy treatments. He has devoted much of his time to the training of physicians around the world, as well as the training of residents from USC, UC Irvine, UCLA, Loma Linda University, Stanford and many other schools of medicine.

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, as well as Founding Editor-in-Chief for the "Journal of Brachytherapy International." He currently holds six academic appointments including three Clinical 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.

He has published more than 50 scientific publications and has given more than 100 formal presentations related to scientific research data; has served as the Chancellor and Vice-Chair of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO); and Chairman of the Radiation Oncology Committee of the Indo-American Cancer Society. Dr. Syed retains memberships in numerous oncologic societies. He is on the medical staff at Long Beach Medical Center, Orange Coast Medical Center and Saddleback Medical Center.


English, Hindi

Provider Specialty

Radiation Oncology




University of California, Irvine


University of California, Irvine

Locations & Affiliations


Memorial Radiation Oncology Medical Group

2801 Atlantic Avenue

Long Beach, CA

Office: (562) 933-0300

Memorial Radiation Oncology Medical Group

18111 Brookhurst St. Suite LL0300

Fountain Valley, CA

Office: (714) 962-7100

MemorialCare Cancer Institute

24302 Paseo de Valencia

Laguna Hills, CA

Office: (949) 452-8880

Insurances Accepted

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