Owen Kenton

Owen Kenton

Owen Kenton, M.S.

Clinical Instructor
Division of Physics
Department of Radiation Oncology

University of California, San Francisco
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
1825 4th Street, M2260
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Professional Focus

Owen joined the USCF Department of Radiation Oncology as a Clinical Instructor in July 2016. He received his master’s degree in Medical Physics from the University of Pennsylvania where he later completed his residency in Therapeutic Medical Physics. Owen’s clinical interests focus on the systemization and standardization of external beam radiotherapy. He has translated this work to projects focused on improving radiotherapy access working in resource limited countries, a focus that follows his previous work in the Peace Corps as a physics and mathematics instructor.


2008 Lewis and Clark College, Portland BA Physics
2014 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia MS Medical Physics
2015-2016 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Medical Physics Residency Therapeutic Medical Physics

Professional Experience

2016-present University of California, San Francisco Clinical Instructor Department of Radiation Oncology


Recent Significant Publications :

J Shabason, D Sutton, O Kenton, D Guttmann, R Lustig, C Hill-Kayser, “Patterns of Failure for Pediatric Glioblastoma Multiforme Following Radiation Therapy”, Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 2016 Aug;63(8):1465-7. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26031. Epub 2016 Apr 29. PMID: 27128519

S Avery, O Kenton, J bin Dachi, J Metz, W Ngwa, “Radiation Oncology solutions in Tanzania”, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.08.043

O Kenton, G Valdes, S Brousmiche, D Wikler, L Yin, B Teo. Abstr. “The Correlation between CBCT Flat Panel Misalignment and 3D Image Guidance Accuracy”, Medical Physics, 42, 3273-3274 (2015) DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.4924132

O Kenton, J Dachi, J Metz, S Avery. Abstr. “Developing Solutions to Critical Radiation Oncology Challenges in Tanzania”, Medical Physics, 41, 126-126 (2014), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.4887934

X Ding, A Witztum, O Kenton, F Younan, J Dormer, E Kremmel, H Lin, H Liu, S Tang, S Both, A Kassaee, S Avery. Abstr. “A Feasibility Study of Using Modified AP Proton Beam for Post-Operative Pancreatic Cancer Therapy”, Medical Physics, 41, 224-224 (2014), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.4888344

X Ding, J Dormer, O Kenton, H Liu, C Simone, T Solberg, L Lin. Abstr. “Robustness Study of Passive-Scattering Proton Therapy in Lung: Is Range and Setup Uncertainty Calculation on the Initial CT Enough to Predict the Plan Robustness”, Medical Physics, 41, 290-290 (2014), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.4888619