Jason Chan

Jason Chan

Jason Chan, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology

University of California, San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Box 1708,1600 Divisadero St, H1031
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415 353-3675
Fax: 415 353-8679
[email protected]

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Professional Focus

Dr. Jason Chan is a radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of head and neck, skull base, cutaneous, and thoracic malignancies. Dr. Chan received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University. He completed his Internal Medicine internship at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco and his residency in Radiation Oncology at UCSF. He is an investigator in a number of translational studies and clinical trials in head and neck and lung cancers. His research interests include HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, lung, thyroid, and cutaneous malignancies. His clinical practice offers a wide range of treatment options for first time and repeat radiotherapy including Cyberknife radiosurgery and high-dose-rate brachytherapy.


2010 Brown University BS Biophysics
2014 The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University MD Medicine
2014-2015 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center Internship Preliminary Medicine Internship
2015-2019 University of California, San Francisco Residency Radiation Oncology


Professional Experience

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


Awards & Honors

2010 Magna Cum Laude
2010 Elizabeth Leduc Prize in Cell Biology, Brown University
2010 NSF-EPSCoR/Slater Technology Fund Entrepreneurial Fellowship
2011 Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
2013 UCSF Medical Student Fellowship in Radiation Oncology
2014 Omega Alpha Honors Society


Recent Significant Publications:

Kearney V, Chan JW, Wang T, Perry A, Yom SS, Solberg TD. Attention-enabled 3D boosted convolutional neural networks for semantic CT segmentation using deep supervision. Phys Med Biol. 2019 Jul 2;64(13):135001. doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/ab2818. PMID: 31181561

Chan JW, Kearney V, Haaf S, Wu S, Bogdanov M, Reddick M, Dixit N, Sudhyadhom A, Chen J, Yom SS, Solberg TD. A convolutional neural network algorithm for automatic segmentation of head and neck organs at risk using deep lifelong learning.  Med Phys. 2019 May;46(5):2204-2213. doi: 10.1002/mp.13495. Epub 2019 Apr 4.  PMID: 30887523

Brastianos PK, Galanis E, Butowski N, Chan JW, Dunn IF, Goldbrunner R, Herold-Mende C, Ippen FM, Mawrin C, McDermott MW, Sloan A, Snyder J, Tabatabai G, Tatagiba M, Tonn JC, Wen PY, Aldape K, Nassiri F, Zadeh G, Jenkinson MD, Raleigh DR.  Advances in multidisciplinary therapy for meningiomas. International Consortium on Meningiomas.  Neuro Oncol. 2019 Jan 14;21(Supplement_1):i18-i31. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noy136.  PMID: 30649489

Chan JW, Yeh I, El-Sayed IH, Algazi AP, Glastonbury CM, Ha PK, Yom SS, van Zante A. Ultraviolet light-related DNA damage mutation signature distinguishes cutaneous from mucosal or other origin for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary site. Head Neck. 2019 Jun;41(6):E82-E85. doi: 10.1002/hed.25613. Epub 2019 Jan 11. PMID: 30633411

Kearney V, Chan JW, Valdes G, Solberg TD, Yom SS.  The application of artificial intelligence in the IMRT planning process for head and neck cancer.  Oral Oncol. 2018 Dec;87:111-116. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2018.10.026. Epub 2018 Oct 31. PMID: 30527225

Kearney V, Chan JW, Haaf S, Descovich M, Solberg TD.  DoseNet: a volumetric dose prediction algorithm using 3D fully-convolutional neural networks. Phys Med Biol. 2018 Dec 4;63(23):235022. doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aaef74.  PMID: 30511663