Barbara Fowble, MD, FACR

Radiation oncologist

Dr. Barbara Fowble is a radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She is internationally recognized for her expertise in radiation and breast cancer. Dedicated to the treatment of breast cancer patients, Fowble has treated thousands of women with radiation. Her research studies have defined the roles of breast conservation therapy as an alternative to mastectomy and radiation after mastectomy.

Fowble received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Her internship was completed at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and was followed by a residency in radiation oncology at New York University and Drexel University and a fellowship in radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson Hospital. She is board certified in radiation oncology and has been awarded fellowships in the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.


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.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Barbara Fowble


Jefferson Medical College 1972


New York University Medical Center 1975
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Radiation Oncology 1976


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Radiation Oncology 1977

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Peled AW, Sears M, Wang F, Foster RD, Alvarado M, Wong J, Ewing CA, Sbitany H, Esserman LJ, Fowble B. Complications After Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy and Expander-Implant Reconstruction: Effects of Radiation Therapy on the Stages of Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Jan; 80(1):10-13.
  2. Fowble B, Jairam AK, Wang F, Peled A, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Park C, Lazar A. Indications for Postmastectomy Radiation After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in ypN0 and ypN1-3 Axillary Node-Positive Women. Clin Breast Cancer. 2018 Feb; 18(1):e107-e113.
  3. Piper ML, Evangelista M, Amara D, Daar D, Foster RD, Fowble B, Sbitany H. An Innovative Risk-Reducing Approach to Postmastectomy Radiation Delivery after Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Apr; 5(4):e1265.

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