The UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology is among the nation's foremost cancer treatment centers for patients who receive radiation therapy.


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The early history of the department of Radiation Oncology was marked by major key events and influences the department to this day.

Facts & Figures 2013 - 2014


Faculty & Staff FTE

Physicians 16
Physicists 12
Neuropsychologist 1
Radiobiologists 2


Director & Managers 8
Dosimetrists 6
Therapists 23
Physicists/Asst. Physicist 4
Nurses/Nurse Practitioners 7
Engineers & IT Personnel 5
Clinic Support Personnel 24
Academic Support Personnel 8
Research Personnel 20


Medical Residents 14
Physics Residents 4
Therapy Students 2
Post-Docs & Grad. Students 8


Treatment Technology

Linear Accelerators with IGRT 2
4D-CT, Sim & Brachy Suite 2
HDR Brachytherapy 1
Intrabeam IORT 1
Mobetron IORT 1
Hyperthermia 2
CyberKnife VSI 1
TomoHD 1


Long Hospital  
Linear Accelerators with IGRT 2
Perfexion Gamma Knife 1
Mobetron IORT 1
CT & Sim 1


Crocker Nuclear Lab.
UC Davis
Ocular Proton Beamline 1


Number of Procedures

Mt Zion Cancer Center  
EBRT/IMRT* 100/day
HDR 7/week
Prostate Implants 2/week
CyberKnife VSI 7/day
Hyperthermia 4/week
Intrabeam/IORT 3/month


Long Hospital  
EBRT/IMRT 20/day
Gamma Knife 2/day
IORT 1/month


Total Treatments 31,920/year



“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
~World Health Organization, 1948

December 12, 2012
Mack Roach, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed by Washington as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board. Congratulations on your recent appointment by the White House! Jeanne Quivey


August 21, 2012
UCSF Radiation Oncology department earned the prestigious ACR/ASTRO Accreditation.Jeanne Quivey

November 2, 2010
David Larson, M.D., Ph.D., FASTRO, has received the American Society for Radiation Oncology's most prestigious award, the Gold Medal.Jeanne Quivey

April 10, 2010
The Society of Thermal Medicine has awarded the 2010 J. Eugene Robinson Award to Chris J. Diederich, PhD.Jeanne Quivey

Jan 10, 2010
Jean Pouliot, PhD has been named head of the Physics division.

Oct 19, 2009
Jeanne Quivey, MD has been recently honored by UCSF for a head & neck research funds she received.Jeanne Quivey

Aug 24, 2007
Mack Roach III, MD has been named Chairman of the Radiation Oncology department.

Contact Info

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UCSF Mount-Zion
1600 Divisadero, Suite H1031
SF, CA 94143-1708

Phone: (415) 353-7175
Fax: (415) 353-9883

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UCSF Long Hospital
505 Parnassus Ave.,
SF, CA 94143-0226

Phone: (415) 353-8900
Fax: (415) 353-8679