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Radiation Oncology

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) is a crucial member of the NCI-designated University of Kansas Cancer Center. The Department is a top ranked US News and World Report Cancer Service Line that has developed a national reputation and has seen an ongoing increase in the number and clinical expertise of its faculty. The Department oversees 11 linear accelerators and provides Radiation Oncology Clinical Services at 7 locations throughout the Kansas City region.

The Department of Radiation Oncology is a main voting member of NRG Oncology, and was ranked number 6 among all NRG Main Members in World/United States in accruing patients to clinical trials in 2014. The Department also features an accredited four-year Radiation Oncology residency training program (ACGME), and a two-year residency Medical Physics training program (CAMPEP).

The Department of Radiation Oncology is now one of the largest clinical programs in the country. The Department allows patients from the Kansas City metropolitan area the opportunity to receive cutting-edge, state-of-the-art radiation therapy treatments while staying close to home.

Learn more about radiation therapy treatment at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and contact us to schedule a consultation with a physician to learn more about your specific treatment options.

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Professional Faculty & Staff
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Last modified: Oct 28, 2015
Clinical Team

Joycelin F. Canavan, MD
Assistant Professor

James R. Coster, MD
Assistant Professor

Andrew Hoover, MD
Assistant Professor

Daniel Keleti, MD
Assistant Professor

Parvesh Kumar, MD
Associate Director of Clinical Research, The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Lori Lindstrom-Leifer, MD
Assistant Professor

Christopher Lominska, MD
Assistant Professor and Associate Residency Training Program Director

Vickie Massey, MD
Assistant Professor

Melissa Mitchell, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Kenon Qamar, MD
Assistant Professor

Xinglei Shen, MD
Assistant Professor

Mark Thompson, MD
Assistant Professor

Joseph G. Waller, MD
Assistant Professor

Fen Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Residency Training Program Director


Rajeev Badkul, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor

Meg Cunningham, MS
Clinical Instructor

 Kenny Guida, DMP
Radiation Physicist

Stephen Howard, MS, DABR
Clinical Instructor

Hongyu, Jiang, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor

Nana-Aba Mensah-Brown, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Damodar Pokhrel, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Habeeb Saleh, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor and Community Chief of Physics  

Jun Xu, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Bruce F. Kimler, PhD

Liang Xu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor