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David Larson, M.D.

Radiosurgery specialist

Dr. David A. Larson is an internationally recognized authority on brain and body radiosurgery and intensity modified radiotherapy for treatment of central nervous system tumors. He lectures extensively and has authored more than 200 scientific papers, reviews and book chapters.

Larson is past president of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society and American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. He has organized many national and international conferences and serves on the editorial board of numerous medical journals. He holds a Ph.D. in high-energy physics from the University of Chicago and an M.D. from the University of Miami. After completing a medical internship at UCSF and a radiation oncology residency at Harvard, he joined the UCSF Medical Center faculty, where he serves as professor in the departments of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery.

Clinics

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.

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

German

Education

University of Miami 1981

Residencies

Harvard University, Radiation Oncology 1985

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ma L, Sahgal A, Larson DA, Pinnaduwage D, Fogh S, Barani I, Nakamura J, McDermott M, Sneed P. Impact of millimeter-level margins on peripheral normal brain sparing for gamma knife radiosurgery. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 May 1; 89(1):206-13.
  2. Hallemeier CL, You YN, Larson DW, Dozois EJ, Nelson H, Klein KA, Miller RC, Haddock MG. Multimodality therapy including salvage surgical resection and intraoperative radiotherapy for patients with squamous-cell carcinoma of the anus with residual or recurrent disease after primary chemoradiotherapy. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Apr; 57(4):442-8.
  3. Larson DA. Introduction: Top 25 cited articles on Gamma Knife surgery for vestibular schwannoma in journals of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. J Neurosurg. 2013 Dec; 119 Suppl:1-2.
  4. Sahgal A, Whyne CM, Ma L, Larson DA, Fehlings MG. Vertebral compression fracture after stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastases. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Jul; 14(8):e310-20.
  5. Larson DB, Wang LL, Podberesky DJ, Goske MJ. System for verifiable CT radiation dose optimization based on image quality. part I. Optimization model. Radiology. 2013 Oct; 269(1):167-76.
  6. Seung SK, Larson DA, Galvin JM, Mehta MP, Potters L, Schultz CJ, Yajnik SV, Hartford AC, Rosenthal SA. American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Practice Guideline for the Performance of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS). Am J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jun; 36(3):310-5.
  7. Abdelsattar ZM, Mathis KL, Colibaseanu DT, Merchea A, Bower TC, Larson DW, Dozois EJ. Surgery for locally advanced recurrent colorectal cancer involving the aortoiliac axis: can we achieve R0 resection and long-term survival? Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Jun; 56(6):711-6.
  8. Berdahl CT, Vermeulen MJ, Larson DB, Schull MJ. Emergency department computed tomography utilization in the United States and Canada. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Nov; 62(5):486-494.e3.
  9. Barani IJ, Larson DA, Berger MS. Future directions in treatment of brain metastases. Surg Neurol Int. 2013; 4(Suppl 4):S220-30.
  10. Goske MJ, Strauss KJ, Coombs LP, Mandel KE, Towbin AJ, Larson DB, Callahan MJ, Darge K, Podberesky DJ, Frush DP, Westra SJ, Prince JS. Diagnostic reference ranges for pediatric abdominal CT. Radiology. 2013 Jul; 268(1):208-18.
  11. Fogh S, Ma L, Gupta N, Sahgal A, Nakamura JL, Barani I, Sneed PK, McDermott M, Larson DA. High-precision volume-staged Gamma Knife surgery and equivalent hypofractionation dose schedules for treating large arteriovenous malformations. J Neurosurg. 2012 Dec; 117 Suppl:115-9.
  12. Ma L, Sahgal A, Nie K, Hwang A, Karotki A, Wang B, Shrieve DC, Sneed PK, McDermott M, Larson DA. Reliability of contour-based volume calculation for radiosurgery. J Neurosurg. 2012 Dec; 117 Suppl:203-10.
  13. Ma L, Kirby N, Korol R, Larson DA, Sahgal A. Assessing small-volume spinal cord dose for repeat spinal stereotactic body radiotherapy treatments. Phys Med Biol. 2012 Dec 7; 57(23):7843-51.
  14. Sahgal A, Weinberg V, Ma L, Chang E, Chao S, Muacevic A, Gorgulho A, Soltys S, Gerszten PC, Ryu S, Angelov L, Gibbs I, Wong CS, Larson DA. Probabilities of radiation myelopathy specific to stereotactic body radiation therapy to guide safe practice. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Feb 1; 85(2):341-7.
  15. Descovich M, Ma L, Chuang CF, Larson DA, Barani IJ. Comparison between prone and supine patient setup for spine stereotactic body radiosurgery. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Jun; 11(3):229-36.
  16. Gleeson FC, Larson DW, Dozois EJ, Boardman LA, Clain JE, Rajan E, Topazian MD, Wang KK, Levy MJ. Local recurrence detection following transanal excision facilitated by EUS-FNA. Hepatogastroenterology. 2012 Jun; 59(116):1102-7.
  17. Ma L, Sahgal A, Larson D. In reply to Furweger et al. (Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.11.030). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Mar 15; 82(4):1324; author reply 1324.
  18. Huebner M, Wolff BG, Smyrk TC, Aakre J, Larson DW. Partial pathologic response and nodal status as most significant prognostic factors for advanced rectal cancer treated with preoperative chemoradiotherapy. World J Surg. 2012 Mar; 36(3):675-83.
  19. Sahgal A, Soliman H, Larson DA. Whole-brain radiation therapy of brain metastasis. Prog Neurol Surg. 2012; 25:82-95.
  20. Masucci GL, Yu E, Ma L, Chang EL, Letourneau D, Lo S, Leung E, Chao S, Hyde D, Gorgulho A, Muacevic A, Larson DA, Fehlings MG, Sahgal A. Stereotactic body radiotherapy is an effective treatment in reirradiating spinal metastases: current status and practical considerations for safe practice. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2011 Dec; 11(12):1923-33.

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