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Julian Hong, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology

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Meet Dr. Hong

It is a privilege to serve our patients and their families and work to bring them personalized care.

Dr. Julian Hong specializes in the treatment of genitourinary malignancies. He has expertise in modern radiation therapy techniques including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).

Dr. Hong’s oncology informatics lab focuses on the development and implementation of computational tools in the clinic to provide personalized, precision cancer care for patients. His research program combines clinical domain knowledge with data science expertise to generate insights from real world data, develop actionable artificial intelligence-based tools, and evaluate the benefit of these advances in patient care. Dr. Hong is also jointly appointed in the Bakar Computational Health Sciences and is a core faculty member of the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Program in Computational Precision Health.

Dr. Hong serves on the NRG Cancer Care Delivery Research Committee, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Big Data Subcommittee, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium and Informatics Summit Scientific Program Committees, and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) CancerLinQ Leadership Council.



2004-2008 Stanford University BS Biomedical Computation
2007-2009 Stanford University MS Bioengineering
2010-2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison MD Medicine
2014-2015 Yale-New Haven Medical Center Intern Internal Medicine
2015-2019 Duke University Medical Center Resident Radiation Oncology
Professional Experience

Professional Experience

2019- present University of California, San Francisco Assistant Professor Radiation Oncology

Awards & Honors

2009 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/Science Program for Excellence in Science
2011 National Student Research Forum Excellence in Radiology Research Award
2012 Herman and Gwendolyn Shapiro Excellence in Student Research Award
2014 University of Wisconsin Dylan Cappel Memorial Scholarship in Oncology
2018 Google Kaggle NCAA March Madness Machine Learning Competition, 3rd Place of 934
2019 Travel Award, NRG Oncology
2020 The New England Journal of Medicine Travel Scholarship, Symposium on Artificial Intelligence for Learning Health Systems
2020 Best of American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
2020 American Cancer Society, Individual Research Award
2021 Highest Rated Improvement Initiatives – UCSF Health Improvement Symposium, University of California, San Francisco
2021 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo Innovative Practices Award, Cambridge Healthtech Institute
2021 Publication Award, Radiation Oncology Institute
2021 Annual Symposium Distinguished Poster, American Medical Informatics Association
2021 Conquer Cancer Foundation, Career Development Award
2021 UCSF Computational Cancer Research Award
2021 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), Early Career Development Award to End Prostate Cancer
2022 Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award
2022 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Press Program

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