Rod G. Krentel, M.D.
Dr. Rod Krentel has dedicated his life to the pursuit of cancer cure for his patients. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans and completed an Internal Medicine Internship with LSU in Baton Rouge. He did his Residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and was the Chief Resident of the program before graduating in 1996. He was also awarded an appointment as a Kentucky Colonel by the governor that same year. Dr. Krentel then worked with Radiation Therapy Oncology P.C. in Mobile, Alabama from 1996 to 2007 and held an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of South Alabama Medical School.
In 2007 Dr. Krentel joined the West Florida Medical Center Clinic and Sacred Heart Hospital in their joint cancer program in Pensacola, Florida. He became part of the MD Anderson Physicians Referral Network and was the Chairman of the Sacred Heart Cancer Committee from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Krentel has specialized in the treatment of cancers including breast, prostate, CNS, Head and Neck, Skin, GI, and pediatric tumors. He has expertise in various forms of radiation including IGRT, IMRT, Brachytherapy, and Stereotactic Radiosurgery. He has participated in clinical research with the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, the Southwestern Oncology Group, the Children’s Cancer Group, and others. He has had close ties to the American Cancer Society as a volunteer, lecturer, and a local board member to participate and give back to the cancer community.
He returns home to Louisiana to practice with Regional Urology Radiation Oncology and promises to bring his commitment to excellence and caring to the patients of Shreveport and the Ark/La/Tex region.