Welcome to the Kaiser Permanente Radiation Oncology Program!
The Radiation Oncology Residency Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology is located at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. We offer a unique training experience within a fully integrated healthcare system and a managed care organization.
The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center was opened in 1963. Our residency program was founded in 1986 under the leadership of the late Dr. A. Robert Kagan as Chief of Service and Dr. Aroor Rao as Program Director. 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 plus years, the department has grown rapidly in size from a small group of founding physicians in one location to 25 full-time clinical faculty across three locations.
Our core missions are 1) to train competent and compassionate radiation oncologists who will deliver modern, high-quality, evidence-based care within a variety of settings including academic medicine, hospital-based practice, and private practice and 2) to secure ideal job placements for our graduating residents in competitive markets.