Department of Radiation Oncology

Radiation Therapy at the USC Department of Radiation Oncology

Welcome to the USC Department of Radiation Oncology Website

Here you will find information on our highly skilled and knowledgeable physician and physics faculty team members, cutting-edge radiation treatment options, residency training program information, and ongoing research and educational activities.

We offer excellent radiation treatment in a patient-centered environment where compassion, commitment, dedication and the best patient experience is strived for amidst a difficult and stressful time period. Case driven, we provide conventional radiation treatment lasting several sessions to outpatient radiosurgery performed in a single day.

Our unique state-of-the-art technology gives our clinicians the tools needed to provide the most advanced care in the region.  Our Gamma Knife Perfexion represents the gold standard approach for the radiosurgical treatment of complex brain tumors, brain metastases and other neurological conditions. Our TrueBeam STx and CyberKnife at the USC Norris Cancer Hospital along with our robust quality assurance program allow our physicians to provide safe, extremely accurate treatments of the highest quality. This combination of Truebeam, Cyberknife, Gamma knife — available in Southern California only at Keck Medical Center of USC — allows USC radiation oncologists to choose the best modality that is most suited to a particular patient’s needs

Our ACGME accredited residency training program is designed to train the next generation of radiation oncology leaders. We currently have 7 residents who work closely with our faculty. They are involved in all aspects of patient care and participate in meaningful research projects. Our residents greatly assist in care coordination between services.


Thank you for visiting our website, and for your interest in our department

Eric L. Chang, M.D., Professor and Chair
University of Southern California University of Southern California