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Lauren Boreta, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology

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Meet Dr. Boreta
My patients are my motivation!

Dr. Lauren Boreta, M.D. is a radiation oncologist with a clinical interest in radiation for palliation of advanced cancer and treatment of central nervous system malignancies. She has expertise in modern radiation therapy techniques including stereotactic radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Her research interests include the utilization and efficacy of palliative radiation, cancer-care disparities, and optimizing management of CNS metastases. Dr. Boreta graduated from Stanford University and subsequently received her medical degree from UCSF. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, and in 2019 completed her residency in Radiation Oncology at UCSF. She serves as the leader of the Palliative Radiation program at UCSF, as well as Associate Director for Quality Assurance/Improvement and as an Assistant Residency Program Director.


2006 Stanford University BA Human Biology
2014 University of California, San Francisco MD Medicine
2015 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center Internship Medicine
2015-2019 University of California, San Francisco Residency Radiation Oncology
2017-2018 University of California, San Francisco Chief Resident Radiation Oncology
Professional Experience

Professional Experience

2019-Present University of California, San Francisco Assistant Professor Radiation Oncology
2019-Present University of California, San Francisco Director of Quality Assurance Radiation Oncology


Awards & Honors

2011 Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship
2013 Young Physician’s Award for Patient Safety – Lucian Leape Institute
2014 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Redefining Possible