Welcome to the Kaiser Permanente Radiation Oncology Program!

The Kaiser Permanente Radiation Oncology Department is academically oriented and dedicated to delivering high quality patient care. The department is the largest in California and one of the largest in the nation. We offer a unique training experience in the clinical and academic Radiation Oncology setting within a fully integrated healthcare system and a managed care organization.

History:

The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center was opened in 1963. Our residency program was officially founded in 1986 under the leadership of the late Dr. Arthur Kagan and Dr. Aroor Rao. The program initially began with a total of three residents and has since increased to a total of eight residents (two per year). Over the course of thirty years, the department has grown rapidly in size from a handful of physicians in one location to twenty-two full-time clinical faculty across three locations.

Program Highlights:

Equipment and Technology
We now have three Radiation Oncology facilities in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The first is a 50,000 square-foot facility located in Hollywood. The second is a 13,100 square-foot facility located in Ontario. The newest is a 16,000 square-foot, glass-enclosed, green-certified facility located in Anaheim. Between the three sites, we have the following equipment:

Therapy Section

  • Fourteen Varian Linear Accelerators:
    • Five Varian Clinac iX Linear Accelerators with CBCT/OBI
    • Four Varian 21EX/23EX Dual Energy Linear Accelerators
    • One Trilogy Dual Energy Linear Accelerator with CBCT/OBI and SRS/SBRT capable
    • One Varian 600C 6MV Linear Accelerator
    • One TrueBeam STX HD Linear Accelerator
    • One TrueBeam Linear Accelerator
  • Varian HDR afterloader for interstitial and intracavitary implants
  • Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System for gynecologic and skin treatments (live in Ontario 2018)
  • Ultrasound and CT-based equipment for permanent prostate seed implants

Planning Section

  • Four GE LightSpeed CT simulators
  • Eighteen ADAC precision treatment and virtual sim planning systems
  • Three Brainlab iPlan Net TPS
  • WAN connecting LAMC with Ontario/Anaheim with MOSAIQ for the Oncology Management System and ADAC for the TPS