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Alexander Gottschalk

MD PhD

Director, Cyberknife Radiosurgery
Radiation oncologist

Dr. Alexander Gottschalk, an expert in radiation treatment, is director of UCSF's program in CyberKnife surgery, which uses a flexible robotic arm to precisely deliver high doses of radiation. Gottschalk uses the CyberKnife to treat cancers of the brain, spine, breast, chest, abdomen, kidney and pelvis. He employs other radiation techniques to treat urologic cancers, such as bladder and prostate cancer; gastrointestinal cancer, such as pancreatic cancer; soft tissue tumors, such as sarcomas; and thoracic cancers, such as lung cancer.

Gottschalk earned both his medical degree and doctorate 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

    Professor

Genitourinary Medical Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Prostate Cancer Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Radiation Oncology Clinic

Mission Bay Campus - Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., First Floor, Room M2267
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews

4.9

Overall Experience
56 Reviews
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.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
56 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
56 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
55 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
55 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
55 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
55 Reviews

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