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Alexander R. Gottschalk


Director, CyberKnife Radiosurgery
Radiation oncologist

Dr. Alexander Gottschalk, an expert in radiation treatment, specializes in caring for patients with lung cancer, prostate cancer and sarcoma. He directs UCSF's program in CyberKnife surgery, in which a flexible robotic arm is used to precisely deliver high doses of radiation. He uses CyberKnife and other forms of stereotactic body radiation therapy to treat cancers of the lung or prostate, as well as cancer that has spread to the bones or lymph nodes.

Gottschalk earned both his medical degree and doctorate in pathology at the University of Chicago. He completed a residency in radiation oncology at UCSF.

Gottschalk has received numerous awards and research grants, including a research service award and a medical scientist fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, a clinical research grant from the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, a scholar award from the Radiological Society of North America and a junior faculty award from the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

  • Education

    University of Chicago School of Medicine, 1996

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Radiation Oncology, 2001

  • Board Certifications

    Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    104 Ratings
    About our process
    Jan 22, 2022
    Dr. Gottschalk was very helpful in providing information about a possible treatment and he listened to my questions.
    Jan 19, 2022
    Great doctor cured my lung cancer
    Dec 03, 2021
    Dr. Gottschalk is knowledgeable patient personable and compassionate.
    Jul 16, 2021
    Haven't even got started yet
    Jun 08, 2021
    all-around positive
    Jun 04, 2021
    Dr. Gottschalk listens and has important information related to my health concerns
    May 28, 2021
    Dr. Gottschalk is always very professional patient compassionate knowledgeable and kind. I never feel rushed.
    Feb 04, 2021
    Dr. Gottschalk was very kind and mindful of my concerns and explained everything in detail in such a way that we (my husband and I ) were able to understand
    Jan 16, 2021
    I felt I received the best care!
    Nov 13, 2020
    Dr Gottschalk is Excellent
    Nov 09, 2020
    it works and no parking fee
    Oct 12, 2020
    This appointment was unnecessary and poorly planned.
    Oct 08, 2020
    1st time at this hospital
    Sep 26, 2020
    I have no medications provided by this provider. The only prescription I take now is unrelated to his field.
    Aug 29, 2020
    Dr. Gottschalk was extremely professional thorough knowledgeable and patient. He took the time to answer my many questions. He never gave me the impression that he was busy and had to move on. I give him highest possible marks on all counts.
    Aug 06, 2020
    Dr. Gottschalk was make me feel as though he had all the time needed to talk to me. He pulled up my scans for discussion and this was very helpful in my decision making. He answered all of my questions (and I had many). I now feel confident in my decisions for treatment.