Nitesh N. Paryani, M.D.
Nitesh Paryani was born and raised in Jacksonville and is a third-generation radiation oncologist practicing in the city. He graduated as valedictorian from The Bolles School, where he also served as president of his class and chairman of the student-run Honor Committee. He went on to study political theory and graduate with Honors from Princeton University, where he also served on the student-run honor committee and served in student government. Dr. Paryani completed part of his pre-medical requirements at Harvard University, as well. After graduating, Dr. Paryani took a job as a management consultant working for a large multinational consulting firm in Washington, D.C., focusing on federal and private healthcare payor strategy and business process improvement. He then decided to follow in his family’s footsteps and enrolled in medical school at the University of Florida, where he also served as president of his class and graduated with Honors in Research. He received multiple awards including the Radiation Oncology department’s award for medical student excellence.
Dr. Paryani completed his internship, residency and chief residency in radiation oncology at Mayo Clinic. He also rotated at some of the top cancer centers in the country including Stanford University, Washington University in St. Louis, M.D. Anderson Jacksonville, and the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute. He has authored numerous publications and given talks in areas such as breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, pediatric cancer and more. Dr. Paryani has been invited to speak at numerous national and international conferences on topics such as cancer treatment and research, healthcare education, and healthcare quality and policy. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Duval County Medical Society, the Board of Governors for the Florida Medical Association, and the Government Relations committee of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. He also serves as a Delegate to the American Medical Association for the state of Florida.
When not in the clinic, Dr. Paryani spends much of his time advocating on behalf of patients before legislators in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. He is a strong advocate for sensible healthcare policy and legislation and has spent time working on capitol hill crafting healthcare legislation. He also enjoys spending time at the beach, with his family, and traveling with his wife, Mara, who is a board certified Sleep Medicine Physician and the medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Florida, Jacksonville.