I-Chow Hsu, MD

Radiation oncologist

Dr. I-Chow (Joe) Hsu is a radiation oncologist with special expertise in brachytherapy, a form of radiotherapy where a radioactive source is placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment such as localized prostate cancer. Hsu has special research interests in the application of brachytherapy and hyperthermia in genitourinary and gynecologic cancers. He is an active member of numerous professional medical societies including the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology, American Brachytherapy Society and Society for Thermal Medicine. He also chairs the brachytherapy committee of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.

Hsu earned a medical degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed a residency in radiation oncology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He is a professor of radiation oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. Hsu is certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology.


Radiation Oncology at Mission Bay
1825 Fourth St., First Floor, Room M2267
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 502-7222
Fax: (415) 353-9884

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

Board Certification

Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology

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John Hopkins School of Medicine 1991


San Bernadino Medical Center, Transitional Intern 1992


Columbia-Presbyterian Medical, Radiation Oncology 1995

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Crehange G, Izaguirre A, Weinberg V, Hsu CC, Gottschalk AR, Hsu IC, Shinohara K, Carroll P, Roach M. Long-term Outcomes Following Radiation Therapy For Prostate Cancer Patients With Lymph Node Metastases at Diagnosis Treated With and Without Surgery. Am J Clin Oncol. 2016 Apr; 39(2):167-72.
  2. Raleigh DR, Chang AJ, Tomlin B, Cunha JA, Braunstein SE, Shinohara K, Gottschalk AR, Roach M, Hsu IC. Patient- and treatment-specific predictors of genitourinary function after high-dose-rate monotherapy for favorable prostate cancer. Brachytherapy. 2015 Nov-Dec; 14(6):795-800.
  3. Tinkle CL, Weinberg V, Chen LM, Littell R, Cunha JAM, Sethi RA, Chan JK, Hsu IC. Inverse Planned High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy for Locoregionally Advanced Cervical Cancer: 4-Year Outcomes. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Aug 01; 92(5):1093-1100.

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