Department of Radiation Oncology

About the Department

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is located on the ground floor of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center hospital, a state-of-the-art facility with the most advanced equipment available in the region.

Our team of world-class physicians and instructors hail from the best radiation programs in the country. Unlike the generalist radiation oncologists who treat all conditions at most other institutions, the specialists at Keck Medicine of USC each have expertise in specific types of cancer and focus their work on those cancers, providing unrivaled expertise in the specifics of a patient’s disease.

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.

About the Department of Radiation Oncology


Serving as chair allows me to take on the exciting challenge of setting a high standard for patient care, clinical and translational research, and the training and education of residents and medical students, that will directly benefit patients today, and ultimately patients who will be cared for in the future.”
Eric L. Chang, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Chair’s Corner

Clinical Activities

We offer excellent radiation treatment in a patient-centered environment. We strive for compassion, commitment, dedication and the achieving the best possible patient experience during what our faculty understands is a difficult and stressful time period for their patients. 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. The 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.

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Radiation Oncology Newsletter

We are pleased to bring you the latest news from the Department of Radiation Oncology. Over the past several months, we have launched new clinical programs like total body irradiation (TBI) and have plans to launch other clinical programs soon. We continue to roll out new technologies at our various sites of care. We have
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