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Radiation Oncology

Dr. Parvesh Kumar, Joe and Jean Brandmeyer Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, and Associate Director of Clinical Research, The University of Kansas Cancer Center, was recruited in February 2010. Since February 2010, the Department has experienced significant development and growth in the areas of clinical medicine, patient volume, facilities, technologies, research and teaching / education as follows:

  • Faculty: Recruitment of 22 new radiation oncology and radiobiology faculty and physics staff members
  • Patient Volume: 202% increase in annual new patient census
  • Facilities: Expansion from one facility to a total of seven facilities located throughout the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area
  • Technology Enhancement: Acquisition of the Varian TrueBeamTM  Linac and GammaPod (planned in 2013), among others
  • Teaching & Education: Almost quadrupling of the resident ABR first-time pass rate
  • Research: Awarding of NCI-designated Cancer Center distinction to KU Cancer Center (June 2012), and achievement of Provisional Full RTOG Member status to KU Cancer Center & Department of Radiation Oncology (January 2013)

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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Last modified: Sep 26, 2014
Clinical Team

Parvesh Kumar, MD
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Associate Director of Clinical Research, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Radiation Oncologist

James R. Coster, MD
Assistant Professor

David Deer, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Daniel Keleti, MD
Assistant Professor

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

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

Rajeev Badkul, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor

Kenny Guida, DMP
Radiation Physicist

Stephen Howard, MS, DABR
Radiation Physicist

Hongyu, Jiang, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor

Yongsook Cecilia Lee, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Nana-Aba Mensah-Brown, PhD
Radiation Physicist

Damodar Pokhrel, PhD
Radiation Physicist

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

Bruce F. Kimler, PhD

Liang Xu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor