Paul Menzel

Paul Menzel, MD

Paul Menzel, M.D.

Clinical Instructor
Department of Radiation Oncology

University of California, San Francisco
505 Parnassus Avenue, Room L-08
San Francisco, CA 94143-0226
Phone: 415 353-7175
Fax: 415 353-8679

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Professional Focus

Dr. Menzel is originally from Minnesota, and elected to stay close to home for college. After studying bark beetle genetics in Norway for a year via a Fulbright grant, he attended Cornell University Medical College in New York City. It was during this time that he became interested in radiation oncology. He was able to explore this interest via international experiences at the Karolinksa Institute and the University of Ibadan. After medical school, he moved to San Francisco for residency, and he has lived here ever since. He could not be happier to be at UCSF!

Dr. Menzel's research focuses on evaluating methods of radiation therapy that maximize tumor control and minimize side effects, with the goal of providing his patients with the best possible quality of life. Before arriving at UCSF, he helped to spearhead a clinical trial at Stanford evaluating a cutting-edge prostate cancer treatment that can be delivered in two days instead of the traditional 7-8 weeks. At UCSF, he looks forward to getting involved with clinical trials and being able to offer his patients the most effective and advanced treatments available.


1999 - 2003

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN



2005 - 2009

Cornell University; weill Cornell Medical College, Ithaca, NY

MD Medicine
2009 - 2010

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Ithaca, NY

Intern Internal Medicine
2010 - 2014

California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Resident Radiation Oncology
2014 - 2015

Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA

Fellow Radiation Oncology

Professional Experience

2015-Present UCSF Clinical Instructor

Awards & Honors

2002 Phi Beta Kappa, St. Olaf College, Minnesota
2003 B.A. summa cum laude, St. Olaf College, Minnesota
2003 Fulbright Grant, Institute of International Education, U.S. Department of State
2006 Weill Cornell Medical College Travel Grant (Karolinska Institutet)
2009 Weill Cornell Medical College Travel Grant (University of Ibadan)
2013 ASTRO Advocacy Day Travel Grant


Recent Significant Publications :

Herlin G, KG Kolbeck, PL Menzel, et al. Quantitative Assessment of 99m-Tc-Depreotide Uptake in Patients with Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Immunohistochemical Correlations. Acta Radiologica 2009;50(8):902-8.