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Radiation Oncology

Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas Health System. We are an integral part of the University of Kansas Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in the State of Kansas and in the Kansas City area. Patients coming to KU will receive the most advanced treatments from our world-class physicians, who work with a team of providers to treat not only the cancer but the entire patient. Our cutting-edge research including clinical trials continues to improve cancer treatments in order to increase cure rates, decrease treatment-related side effects, and improve quality of life. Our faculty members give lectures across the US and internationally on the latest in cancer treatments, and write books and guidelines defining the standards of care for various cancers. We are also proud to be the only department in Kansas and in the Kansas City area accredited to train the next generation of radiation oncologists and physicists. As part of one of the nation's premier Cancer Centers, our world-class team looks forward to meeting you.

Ronald Chen, MD, MPH
Professor, Joe and Jean Brandmeyer Endowed
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Clinical Service Chief, Department of Radiation Oncology
Associate Director of Health Equity, University of Kansas Cancer Center

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.

Referring Physicians
Contact us to refer a patient to us for a consultation.

Professional Faculty & Staff
For more information about open positions and careers with our department, contact us.

Participate in a research project, apply for our residency program, and more.

11th Annual Mock Oral Workshop and Review Course

Click here to learn more about and register for the 2020 mock oral workshop and review course.

Why choose KU Radiation Oncology?

When faced with cancer, you want the best hope for a cure.  At the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas Health System and Cancer Center, each of our physicians are recognized in their chosen disease site-specific disciplines and are teachers and researchers in addition to compassionate care providers.  They are experts in their chosen disciplines.  As a result, our team is recognized nationally as a leader in cancer research, care and education.  We are breaking barriers to beat cancer.

Last modified: Sep 15, 2020

Ronald Chen, MD, MPH

Ronald Chen, MD, MPH