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Alexander R. Gottschalk

MD PhD

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

    Professor

Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews

    4.9

    Overall Experience
    104 Ratings
    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
    104 Ratings
    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
    104 Ratings
    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    101 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    104 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    103 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    103 Ratings

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