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Catherine C. Park, MD

First woman Chair of UCSF Radiation Oncology, interested in Byzantine art and classical requiems, passionate about cultural travel.

Meet Dr. Park
I am motivated to be a champion for the individuals in my department to support their best work in improving the lives of cancer patients.

Dr. Catherine Park is a radiation oncologist with a special interest in the treatment of lymphoma and breast cancer. She earned a medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed a residency in radiation oncology at the Joint Center for Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School. After serving as a visiting scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Dr. Park joined UCSF Medical Center.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Upjohn Achievement Award and C. Donald O’Malley Prize in the History of Medicine.



1989 University of California, Berkeley BA History of Art
1995 UCLA MD
1995-1996 Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School Intern
1996-2000 Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, Harvard Medical School Resident
1998-1999 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Research Fellow
Professional Experience

Professional Experience

2014-present UCSF Professor in Residence Radiation Oncology
2006-present Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Faculty Biologist Division of Life Sciences
2008-2014 UCSF Associate Professor in Residence Radiation Oncology
2005-2008 UCSF Assistant Professor in Residence Radiation Oncology
2000-2005 UCSF Assistant Clinical Professor Radiation Oncology
2000-2006 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Visiting Scientist Division of Life Sciences

Awards & Honors

1995 Alpha Omega Alpha
1995 AMWA Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation
1995 C. Donald O’Malley Prize in the History of Medicine
1995 Dean’s Scholar, Thesis Program UCLA School of Medicine
1995 Upjohn Achievement Award for Excellence in Research
2002 Career Development Award, Breast SPORE, UCSF
2002 Junior Investigator Award, International Society for Differentiation, Lyon, France
2003 Junior Investigator Award, European Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, Copenhagen, DK
2003 Basic Science Junior Investigator Award, American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, Salt Lake City, UT
2003 Junior Faculty Award, AACR Clinical Protocol Workshop, Vail, CO
2005 Association of American Medical Colleges Early Career Faculty Womens Professional Development Seminar, Santa Fe, NM

Redefining Possible