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Alexander Gottschalk, Ph.D., M.D.

Director of Cyberknife Radiosurgery

Dr. Alexander Gottschalk, an expert in radiation treatment, is director of the UCSF Cyberknife Radiosurgery Program. Using the Cyberknife, Gottschalk treats cancer of the brain and spine; breast, chest and lung; abdomen; kidney; and pelvis. In addition, he treats urologic cancer such as bladder and prostate cancer; gastrointestinal cancer such as pancreas cancer; soft tissue tumors such as sarcoma and thoracic cancer such as lung cancer, using other radiation treatments.

Gottschalk earned a medical degree and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and completed a residency in radiation oncology at UCSF Medical Center. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award, Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Investigator Research Program Grant, the RSNA Scholar award and the ASTRO Junior faculty award. He is an associate professor of radiation oncology at UCSF and active in genitourinary research. He is developing clinical trials using inter-operative.

Clinics

Prostate Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 353-7093

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Prostate Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic
1600 Divisadero St, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 353-7093

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Radiation Oncology at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Basement Level
San Francisco, CA 94143-1708
Main Phone: (415) 353-7175
New Patient Appointments: (415) 353-9807
Fax: (415) 353-9884

Hours: Monday to Friday
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Radiation Oncology at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave, Room L-75
San Francisco, CA 94143-0226
Main Phone: (415) 353-7175
New Patient Appointments: (415) 353-8335
Fax: (415) 353-7281

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Urologic Surgery and Oncology
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 353-7093

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Alexander Gottschalk

Education

University of Chicago School of Medicine 1996

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Radiation Oncology 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Crehange G, Krishnamurthy D, Cunha JA, Pickett B, Kurhanewicz J, Hsu IC, Gottschalk AR, Shinohara K, Roach M, Pouliot J. Cold spot mapping inferred from MRI at time of failure predicts biopsy-proven local failure after permanent seed brachytherapy in prostate cancer patients: Implications for focal salvage brachytherapy. Radiother Oncol. 2013 Nov; 109(2):246-50.
  2. Descovich M, Carrara M, Morlino S, Pinnaduwage DS, Saltiel D, Pouliot J, Nash MB, Pignoli E, Valdagni R, Roach M, Gottschalk AR. Improving plan quality and consistency by standardization of dose constraints in prostate cancer patients treated with CyberKnife. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2013; 14(5):162-72.
  3. Chen CP, Weinberg V, Shinohara K, Roach M, Nash M, Gottschalk A, Chang AJ, Hsu IC. Salvage HDR brachytherapy for recurrent prostate cancer after previous definitive radiation therapy: 5-year outcomes. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Jun 1; 86(2):324-9.
  4. Eberhardt SC, Carter S, Casalino DD, Merrick G, Frank SJ, Gottschalk AR, Leyendecker JR, Nguyen PL, Oto A, Porter C, Remer EM, Rosenthal SA. ACR Appropriateness Criteria prostate cancer--pretreatment detection, staging, and surveillance. J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Feb; 10(2):83-92.
  5. Pejavar S, Yom SS, Hwang A, Speight J, Gottschalk A, Hsu IC, Roach M, Xia P. Computer-assisted, atlas-based segmentation for target volume delineation in whole pelvic IMRT for prostate cancer. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jun; 12(3):199-206.
  6. Gottschalk A, Brodner G, Van Aken HK, Ellger B, Althaus S, Schulze HJ. Can regional anaesthesia for lymph-node dissection improve the prognosis in malignant melanoma? Br J Anaesth. 2012 Aug; 109(2):253-9.
  7. Hsu CC, Hsu H, Pickett B, Crehange G, Hsu IC, Dea R, Weinberg V, Gottschalk AR, Kurhanewicz J, Shinohara K, Roach M. Feasibility of MR imaging/MR spectroscopy-planned focal partial salvage permanent prostate implant (PPI) for localized recurrence after initial PPI for prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Feb 1; 85(2):370-7.
  8. Shiao SL, Sahgal A, Hu W, Jabbari S, Chuang C, Descovich M, Hsu IC, Gottschalk AR, Roach M, Ma L. Temporal compartmental dosing effects for robotic prostate stereotactic body radiotherapy. Phys Med Biol. 2011 Dec 21; 56(24):7767-75.
  9. Jabbari S, Weinberg VK, Kaprealian T, Hsu IC, Ma L, Chuang C, Descovich M, Shiao S, Shinohara K, Roach M, Gottschalk AR. Stereotactic body radiotherapy as monotherapy or post-external beam radiotherapy boost for prostate cancer: technique, early toxicity, and PSA response. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jan 1; 82(1):228-34.
  10. Kaprealian T, Weinberg V, Speight JL, Gottschalk AR, Roach M, Shinohara K, Hsu IC. High-dose-rate brachytherapy boost for prostate cancer: comparison of two different fractionation schemes. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jan 1; 82(1):222-7.
  11. Burk TF, Horvai AE, Gottschalk AR, Leong SP, Kashani-Sabet M, Goldsby RE, Law J, O'Donnell RJ. Patellar metastatic melanoma in a 13-year-old boy. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2010 Dec; 39(12):582-6.
  12. Faddegon BA, Aubin M, Bani-Hashemi A, Gangadharan B, Gottschalk AR, Morin O, Sawkey D, Wu V, Yom SS. Comparison of patient megavoltage cone beam CT images acquired with an unflattened beam from a carbon target and a flattened treatment beam. Med Phys. 2010 Apr; 37(4):1737-41.
  13. Sawkey D, Lu M, Morin O, Aubin M, Yom SS, Gottschalk AR, Bani-Hashemi A, Faddegon BA. A diamond target for megavoltage cone-beam CT. Med Phys. 2010 Mar; 37(3):1246-53.
  14. Hossain S, Xia P, Huang K, Descovich M, Chuang C, Gottschalk AR, Roach M, Ma L. Dose gradient near target-normal structure interface for nonisocentric CyberKnife and isocentric intensity-modulated body radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Sep 1; 78(1):58-63.
  15. Jabbari S, Weinberg VK, Shinohara K, Speight JL, Gottschalk AR, Hsu IC, Pickett B, McLaughlin PW, Sandler HM, Roach M. Equivalent biochemical control and improved prostate-specific antigen nadir after permanent prostate seed implant brachytherapy versus high-dose three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy and high-dose conformal proton beam radiotherapy boost. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Jan 1; 76(1):36-42.
  16. Ma L, Sahgal A, Hossain S, Chuang C, Descovich M, Huang K, Gottschalk A, Larson DA. Nonrandom intrafraction target motions and general strategy for correction of spine stereotactic body radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Nov 15; 75(4):1261-5.
  17. Jabbari S, Hsu IC, Kawakami J, Weinberg VK, Speight JL, Gottschalk AR, Roach M, Shinohara K. High-dose-rate brachytherapy for localized prostate adenocarcinoma post abdominoperineal resection of the rectum and pelvic irradiation: Technique and experience. Brachytherapy. 2009 Oct-Dec; 8(4):339-44.
  18. Cheung J, Aubry JF, Yom SS, Gottschalk AR, Celi JC, Pouliot J. Dose recalculation and the Dose-Guided Radiation Therapy (DGRT) process using megavoltage cone-beam CT. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Jun 1; 74(2):583-92.
  19. Aaronson DS, Yamasaki I, Gottschalk A, Speight J, Hsu IC, Pickett B, Roach M, Shinohara K. Salvage permanent perineal radioactive-seed implantation for treating recurrence of localized prostate adenocarcinoma after external beam radiotherapy. BJU Int. 2009 Sep; 104(5):600-4.
  20. Aubry JF, Cheung J, Morin O, Gottschalk A, Beaulieu L, Pouliot J. Correction of megavoltage cone-beam CT images of the pelvic region based on phantom measurements for dose calculation purposes. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2009; 10(1):2852.

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