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Call 415-353-9807 and ask for the Radiation Oncology coordinator or, if desired, make direct referral by asking at 353-7175 for any of the faculty listed below

Consultative and therapeutic services are available to patients with cancer and other conditions requiring radiotherapy at UCSF Medical Center Mt Zion or Parnassus campuses. There is a full range of support, including dosimetry, computerized treatment planning, individualized multi-leaf beam-shaping, blocking, brachytherapy, radiosurgery (both body and CNS), intra-operative radiotherapy (IORT) and hyperthermia. The department has 3 simulators, 2 planning CT scanners, 6 linear accelerators with capabilities of 6 and 18 MeV plus electrons, and a Gamma Knife treatment facility for brain tumors. The department supports various Brachytherapy techniques including, HDR and PDR remote afterloading machines, a portable IORT linac as well as both ultrasound and microwave hyperthermia are also available

Extensive clinical radiation therapy research programs are under way. These include studies designed to find better ways to treat malignancies such as squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck, brain tumors, adenocarcinoma of the breast, brain metastases, cancer of the lung, pediatric tumors, and prostate cancer. Investigations of new approaches to radiation therapy include studies of hyperthermia, chemotherapy and the use of chemical agents that selectively sensitize hypoxic tumor cells to irradiation. The department is extensively involved in physics development, including three dimensional and intensity modulated radiotherapy. These techniques allow for retreatment after prior radiotherapy in selected cases as well as dose escalation in primary cases.

Radiation Oncology Physicians
MDTumor TypeSpecial Procedures
Igor Barani, MD PhD Central Nervous System
Ocular Melanoma

CyberKnife (brain and spine)
Gamma Knife
Proton Therapy

Albert Chang, MD, PhD Genitourinary
Gastrointestinal
Gynecological
Brachytherapy (HDR, LDR, prostate)
CyberKnife (body radiosurgery)
IORT
Barbara Fowble, MD Breast


Adam Garsa, MD Head and Neck
Skin
Melanoma
Central Nervous System

Gamma Knife
Body Radiosurgery (CyberKnife)

Alexander Gottschalk, MD PhDBody Radiosurgery
Gastrointestinal
Genitourinary
Lung
Sarcoma
Brachytherapy (LDR, prostate)
CyberKnife (body radiosurgery)
IORT
Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD Body Radiosurgery
Gastrointestinal
Sarcoma
Central Nervous System
Spine tumors
Metastases
CyberKnife (brain and spine)
IORT
Joe Hsu, MDGenitourinary
Gynecologic
Brachytherapy (HDR)
Hyperthermia
IORT
Shannon Fogh, MDCentral Nervous System
Pediatrics
CyberKnife (brain and spine)
Gamma Knife
IORT
Proton Therapy
David Larson, MD, PhDBody Radiosurgery
Central Nervous System
Spine
Metastases

CyberKnife
Kavita Mishra, MD, MPH Ocular Melanoma Proton Therapy
Jean Nakamura, MD Central Nervous System CyberKnife (brain and spine)
Gamma Knife
Catherine Park, MD Breast IORT
Jeanne Quivey, MD Breast
Head and Neck
 
Mack Roach lll, MD Genitourinary
Lung
Brachytherapy (LDR, prostate)
Rajni Sethi, MD Breast
Gynecologic
IORT
Hyperthermia
Brachytherapy (HDR)
Penny Sneed, MD Central Nervous System Brachytherapy (LDR, brain)
CyberKnife (brain and spine)
Gamma Knife
Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD Head and Neck
Skin
Melanoma
Thoracic
Hyperthermia
Orthovoltage
Body Radiosurgery (CyberKnife)
IORT