Department of Radiation Oncology
About the Department
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.
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.
Meet the Faculty: Eric Chang, MD, professor on a rollEric Chang, MD, professor and chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology for the Keck School of Medicine of USC and medical director of Radiation Oncology Services at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center helped pioneer the use of Gamma Knife technology to treat brain tumors nationally and helps lead the program here at Keck Medicine.