Nitesh Paryani was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and is a third-generation radiation oncologist practicing in the state. He brings over 60 years of family experience to treating cancer. 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 the prestigious 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. Dr. Paryani 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 the world famous 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.