Peter Rossi, MD manages a broad range of cancers as a radiation oncologist at Valley View Calaway•Young Cancer Center in Glenwood Springs, CO. Working with a multidisciplinary team, his compassionate approach focuses on each individual patient.
Dr. Rossi is an expert in several approaches to cancer treatment, including brachytherapy, SRS and SBRT.
Dr. Rossi aims to ensure his patients’ dignity and quality of life. He engages both conventional and complimentary therapies.
Leadership in Field
Dr. Rossi’s research focuses on advanced technologies and improving patients’ quality of life. As a key thought leader in his field with over 70 primary publications, he speaks regularly at national and international oncology conferences. He has held leadership positions in American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and is president-elect of the American Brachytherapy Society.
Before joining Calaway•Young Cancer Center, Dr. Rossi served as medical director of oncology for Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. At Emory University School of Medicine, he was awarded the James Cox Kennedy endowed chair in prostate cancer. Earlier in his career, he served overseas as a medical officer in the Navy.
Connection to Community
Dr. Rossi and his family are active members of the Roaring Fork Valley community. His wife, Mila, is a local artist.
Dr. Rossi is proud to offer the most advanced radiation oncology treatments in Western Colorado.
Meet Dr. Rossi
As a board-certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Peter Rossi works with the doctors on the cancer care team at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, CO to create a personalized treatment plan for each patient. He is board-certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology. He has more than 15 years of clinical experience and participates in a multidisciplinary team on a daily basis and utilizes multi-institutional academic research to provide his patients with the best possible care.
Education and Training
Dr. Rossi graduated medical school from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI and served his internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA. From there, he served his residency at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC and after completing his training, he relocated to Glenwood Springs, CO.
Dr. Rossi has published many medical journals and studies, including:
- Sexual quality of life following prostate intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with a rectal/prostate spacer: Secondary analysis of a phase III trial. Hamstra, D. A., Mariados, N., Sylvester, J., Shah, D., Gross, E., Hudes, R., Beyer, D., Kurtzman, S., Bogart, J., Hsi, R. A., Kos, M., Ellis, R., Logsdon, M., Zimberg, S., Forsythe, K., Zhang, H., Soffen, E., Francke, P., Mantz, C., Rossi, P., DeWeese, T., Daignault-Newton, S., Fischer-Valuck, B. W., Chundury, A., Gay, H. A., Bosch, W., Michalski, J. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Sep 28.
- Treatment efficiency of volumetric modulated arc therapy in comparison with intensity-modulated radiotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer. Hall, W. A., Fox, T. H., Jiang, X., Prabhu, R. S., Rossi, P. J., Godette, K., Jani, A. B.
- Dosimetric and cost comparison of first fraction imaging versus fractional re-imaging on critical organ dose in vaginal cuff brachytherapy. Corso, C. D., Jarrio, C., Nunnery, E. W., Ali, A. N., Ghavidel, S., Rossi, P. J., Diaz, R.
"I am a patient of Dr. Rossi at the Cancer Center and am currently on my 18th day of 22 days of radiation treatment for prostate cancer. I am 75 years old, have experienced cancer previously and have been in numerous hospitals and cancer centers. My experience at the Calaway-Young Cancer Center has been extraordinary in every way. From the smiles on everyone's faces when they greet you, to the navigating care, to the Dr's, to the follow-up, the physical beauty of the facilities, the state of the art equipment and complimentary services, takes this to a whole different level of health care. Myself, my wife and my mother-in-law have all told everyone we know in the Vail Valley, where we live, that working with this facility makes an unpleasant medical ordeal as pleasant as an experience of this nature can be. I've had several surgeries at [another facility] and there is just no comparison to the care."
"Saw Dr. Rossi when he was in Atlanta. He is one of the best!"
"Greetings Dr. Rossi, I don't know who hires and trains your employees but I have to say, I have never in all my travels, through 20 countries in this world and every state in the United States, I have never, ever met such Quality, Caring and Professional people anywhere. From my first contact as well as my follow-up, not to mention the oversight of the nurse navigator and her expertise and watchful caring, as well as your personal nurse, to integrated therapies, who ever does your hiring and training, it is the best place I've ever been in this world- Congratulations, keep it up!!! One last comment. In my quest to find the best treatment I was told by three different doctors that you were unquestionably the BEST! In my experience in working with you thus far you have surpassed what your colleagues have said about you. I don't know if you have any idea what that does emotionally and realistically in a patient's heart, but I can tell you it adds to the healing - Big Time! I say two thumbs up to the Calaway-Young Cancer Center and Valley View!"