David Rohde, M.D.
David Rohde is a Wisconsin native and received his medical education at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. He was awarded the Navy Health Professions Scholarship and did his internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He served as a Naval Undersea Diving Medical Officer and served during Operation Desert Storm on the USS McKee achieving the rank of Commander. He returned to Wisconsin to do his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Radiation Oncology.
He treats all types of cancer but has a particular interest in prostate, breast, and lung cancers. He was the first radiation oncoligst in Wisconsin to become certified to place SpaceOAR hydrogel prior to prostate radiation to protect the rectum, and he has one of the most active interstitial seed implant programs for prostate cancer in the state. He started an intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) program for breast cancer, and routinely uses stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for lung cancers. He is also proficient in stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumors and HDR brachytherapy for gynecologic cancers.”
Dr. Rohde is the Medical Director at both Aurora BayCare Medical Center and Aurora Manitowoc County. He has held the position of Chairman of the ABMC Cancer Committee from 2002-2019 and then Chairman of the North region Cancer Committee 2019-2020.
“My goal is to always ensure every patient understands their diagnosis and treatment options with full knowledge of our goals and risks to alleviate anxiety and stress associated with a cancer diagnosis and allow a patient to make a true, informed decision. I strive to provide the most up to date options and technology to maximize outcomes and safety.”