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Anthony C. Wong


Radiation oncologist
Musical polyglot, amateur chess player

Dr. Anthony C. Wong is a radiation oncologist who cares for patients with genitourinary cancers (cancers of the reproductive and urinary systems), including prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer. He specializes in high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy (a prostate cancer treatment in which radioactive pellets are temporarily placed near the tumor), stereotactic body radiation therapy (which uses precisely focused radiation beams) and trimodality therapy (an alternative to the long-standing bladder cancer treatment in which the bladder is removed).

Wong's research focuses on using new technologies, such as advanced imaging and genomic analysis, to improve radiation therapy for genitourinary cancers. In collaboration with the radiology department, he is using PSMA PET (an imaging technique for detecting prostate cancer) to map patterns of prostate cancer progression and relapse among patients who are newly diagnosed or have finished treatment. He is also investigating the use of HDR brachytherapy in technically challenging scenarios, including patients with a prior history of prostate surgery and patients who previously received pelvic radiation. The primary investigator for several UCSF clinical trials, he is studying the genetics of different forms of prostate cancer with the goal of developing new treatments. He is interested in expanding the use of highly focused radiation techniques beyond cancer, such as for treating cardiovascular conditions.

Wong earned both his medical degree and a doctorate in biomedical sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Chicago.

  • Education

    Yeshiva University Albert Einstein School of Medicine, 2012

  • Residencies

    University of Chicago School of Medicine, 2017

  • Board Certifications

    Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology

Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    260 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 19, 2023
    Dr. Wong could not have been better. He was terrifically informative very friendly the very best six stars.
    Oct 12, 2023
    I was at ease with the way they handled my situation
    Oct 03, 2023
    Dr Wong is an exceptional provider and shows real concern for his patient's wellbeing.
    Sep 19, 2023
    Dr. Wong was the first doctor to respond to my request for a model predicting the likelihood of metastasis. He is an outstanding doctor and communicator.
    Sep 14, 2023
    I feel fortunate and grateful to be in the care of Dr. Wong and to be a patient of UCSF.
    Sep 12, 2023
    All good
    Sep 07, 2023
    Dr. Wong was a little late from the schedule 1 PM appointment and I see why he spent so much time answering all my questions. I'm sure he does the same for all his patients. In fact he was just running from one patient to me. I am the one who is very grateful for his time and patience
    Aug 29, 2023
    Outstanding professional service
    Aug 10, 2023
    A very positive friendly and professional experience
    Jul 14, 2023
    Dr Wong is a thoughtful caring doctor. I am grateful to have him as my doctor.
    Jul 01, 2023
    Dr. Wong demonstrates a perfect balance between knowledge and compassion.
    Jun 29, 2023
    Care provider was excellent in every aspect.
    Jun 22, 2023
    Discussions were at times too quickly explained In language that was overly technical. It made It very hard to completely comprehend what was being discussed as to the myriad of options that were available to me.
    Apr 13, 2023
    Very good
    Apr 04, 2023
    Dr. Wong is an excellent radiologist with exceptional aim!
    Mar 23, 2023
    Dr. Wong is terrific
    Mar 09, 2023
    Dr Wong is consulting with me and my wife about my prostate cancer currently being treated at the Marin Cancer Care. Dr Wong was straight forward and clear of his perceptions and opinions. At the same time he was warm friendly and in a very good humor. The call was a pleasure.
    Mar 08, 2023
    We are very pleased with Dr. Wong it just seems there was a mixed or he got delayed and we didn't know. Things happen but I was very much looking forward to this most important follow up.
    Mar 07, 2023
    Feb 14, 2023
    Jan 29, 2023
    Dr. AnthonyC. Wong MDPhD is a great doctor.
    Jan 19, 2023
    When Dr. Wong realized I had a scientific background he share with me statistics comparing Proton Therapy with Radiation Therapy which helped with my decision.
    Jan 14, 2023
    Comprehensive helpful impressive
    Jan 11, 2023
    It is difficult to get things like lab orders. On time they are sent to lab another in letters to print out another says I need to do them but no one has actual orders. Needs standardization.
    Dec 13, 2022
    Top shelf consultation and explanation!
    Dec 02, 2022
    All of my visits with UCSF staff have been helpful informative and pleasant.
    Nov 29, 2022
    The choices need to go to 10 as Dr Wong is worth more than just a five! He is great!!!!
    Sep 29, 2022
    Excellent conversation and advice
    Sep 22, 2022
    I felt that Dr. Wong was exceptionally good in knowing my cancer related history and addressed his comments to my specific situation. He clearly saw my individual needs and provided me with clear options and recommendations.
    Sep 15, 2022
    Dr. Wong was outstanding!
    Sep 10, 2022
    Dr. Wong is an exceptional doctor in many dimensions.
    Sep 01, 2022
    It was clear provider hadn't spent much time preparing for visit. Started out saying 1 of the lesions on scans probably wasn't bone cancer and after his review of the scans with me saying it probably was.
    Aug 12, 2022
    Waited one plus ??? No ETA GIVEV??
    Aug 12, 2022
    One of my best doctors. Highly recommended.
    Jul 26, 2022
    Dr Wong is great to work with!
    Jul 14, 2022
    Dr. Wong was extremely helpful thorough and appropriately candid. I couldn't have asked for a better experience in getting my questions answered and understanding options.
    Jun 02, 2022
    Dr. Wong is just very personable and caring.
    May 22, 2022
    Dr. Wong is the smartest and best doctor I have had.
    May 10, 2022
    Apparently not sensing my ambivalence Dr. Wong prematurely assumed that I was completely on-board with the treatment plan he had proposed. He or his staff proceeded to Issue Instructions via phone calls and entries to MyChart ignoring what I had said about my determination to hold off on the treatment until the results of the Decipher analysis could be added to the diagnostic data already gathered. I felt pressured to comply which added to the stress I have been experiencing since this cancer first came to light.
    May 06, 2022
    Exceptional care is being provided.
    May 06, 2022
    Dr Wong has been great to work with; I strongly feel he wants the very best for me.
    Apr 21, 2022
    Best physician that I have ever dealt with. Thouroughly reviewed my case proivded extremely complete details relative to desease and treatment discussed details of treatment options and risks. Answoered all my questions. Extremely freindly and personable.
    Mar 03, 2022
    Feb 08, 2022
    I appreciated the time Dr Wong took on this and previous visits to answer all my questions clearly and concisely. Dr Wong has been kind and helpful throughout my care at UCSF.