About

Chair's Welcome


Welcome to the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. We are international leaders in this field, with a history of pioneering research and technological innovations that have improved radiation treatment all over the world.


UCSF is the largest university in the United States devoted to medicine and health sciences, and we are part of the University of California system of medical centers. We also belong to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network; an alliance of the world’s top cancer centers. All this gives UCSF Radiation Oncology enormous scope for research, and for boldly making advances in cancer treatment.

But our primary goal has always been, and will always be, the best possible care for our patients and the most compassionate support for their families. And we know that truly superlative care means carefully listening to patients, understanding their lives, goals and needs, as well as every detail of their medical conditions, and then designing individualized treatments - because every patient is unique.

Catherine Park, MD

Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology