Louis Potters is chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine at Northwell Health and professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is deputy physician in chief and the Marilyn and Barry Rubenstein Chair in Cancer Research for the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. Dr. Potters also holds an affiliate membership at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Institute.
In addition to being board-certified in internal medicine and a practicing radiation oncologist, Dr. Potters is an internationally recognized expert in the management and treatment of prostate cancer.
Under his leadership, Northwell’s Department of Radiation Medicine has been recognized as a pioneer for high quality and safe cancer care through its Smarter Radiation Oncology initiative. It is one of the country’s largest radiation oncology departments, with faculty and staff devoted to patient care, research and the education of future oncologists.
Before joining Northwell Health, Dr. Potters served as medical director of the New York Prostate Institute and as associate member in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
He is past president of the Society of Chairs in Academic Radiation Oncology Programs, where he also has served as a board member. Dr. Potters also has held leadership roles in the American Society of Radiation Oncology and other medical societies.
Author of more than 150 publications, book chapters and editorials and several key national cancer treatment guidelines for radiation oncology, Dr. Potters has been a consultant for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Quality Forum and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He has served as an executive committee member for the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and participated on several US Department of Health and Human Services committees and panels. Dr. Potters is a member of the board for the Long Island chapter of the American Cancer Society and founding chair of the Northwell Health Physician Partners Board of Governors, the country’s eighth largest medical group.
Dr. Potters received his medical degree from the Rutgers Medical School and his undergraduate degree from Emory University.