Jason Beckta MD PhD

Medical Director
Radiation Oncology

The Foley Cancer Center
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Rutland, VT

Assistant Professor
Radiation Oncology

The Robert Larner, M.D.
College of Medicine
The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

Radiation Therapy

I’m passionate about delivering world-class treatment for the patients in my care. Collaborating with my colleagues in Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Therapy, Medical Physics, Nursing, and Dosimetry, we create personalized, holistic treatment plans that are tailored to each individual’s unique needs.

At the heart of my practice is a commitment to providing exceptional medicine that prioritizes patient comfort and well-being. An unexpected diagnosis can be overwhelming, and I strive to create an environment that is supportive, compassionate, and empowering for patients and their families.

I have training and experience with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) including cone-beam CT scanning (CBCT). Additionally, I am skilled in electron beam therapy, 3D-conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH), and am certified to prescribe Optune TTF from Novocure, ensuring that I can provide the most advanced and effective care possible.

Additionally, I have a significant professional interest in the use of low-dose radiotherapy (LDRT) to treat benign and non-malignant conditions. This includes osteoarthritis (OA), keloids, Dupuytren’s disease, Ledderhose, plantar fasciitis, and gynecomastia. I am actively engaged in advancing the knowledge and utilization of LDRT, founding American Benign Radiotherapy (AMBER) and serving on the Advisory Council of the International Organisation for Radiotherapy for Benign Conditions (IORBC).

Education and Training

I attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) where I was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. In addition to my medical doctorate, I also received my Ph.D. in the Department of Radiation Oncology where I conducted research on genomic integrity and novel radiosensitizing agents. I was awarded an F30 Fellowship for this work from the National Cancer Institute. I went on to the Yale School of Medicine to complete my internship in Internal Medicine as well as my residency in Radiation Oncology (Therapeutic Radiology). While at Yale, I completed the B. Leonard Holman Pathway, where I conducted postdoctoral research on nanoparticle-encapsulated radiosensitizing pharmaceuticals, for which I was awarded an ASTRO Seed Grant. I am board certified in Radiation Oncology through the American Board of Radiology.

Advancing Knowledge

I have been involved in biomedical research for nearly two decades. I have published numerous manuscripts, book chapters, review articles, and invited editorials. I am a peer reviewer for multiple scientific journals across several disciplines. My work has been cited hundreds of times by physicians and scientists across the world.

Scientific Publications