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Dr. I-Chow Hsu, who goes by Joe, is a radiation oncologist with expertise in brachytherapy, a form of radiation therapy in which the source of radiation is placed inside the body to directly target a cancer site. (This treatment is often used for prostate cancer that has not spread beyond the gland.)

Hsu has special research interests in using brachytherapy and hyperthermia (killing cancer cells through exposure to high temperatures) to treat cancers of the genital and urinary organs, as well as gynecologic cancers.

Hsu earned his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed a residency in radiation oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University.

Hsu is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and American Society for Radiation Oncology. He is an active member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society for Radiation Oncology, American Brachytherapy Society and Society for Thermal Medicine. He chairs the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group's committee on brachytherapy.

  • Education

    John Hopkins School of Medicine, 1991

  • Residencies

    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, Radiation Oncology, 1995

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Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    140 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 06, 2023
    I had a good first experience
    Jul 26, 2023
    Very personable and easy to discuss things with!
    Jun 14, 2023
    The doctor was very patient (no pun intended!) and did not rush me.
    Apr 17, 2023
    The doctor was providing a second opinion for my current care plan and covered all that well.
    Feb 22, 2023
    The care provider is an excellent communicator. He listen to my concerns he gave me answers that was easily understood. The provider gave me all the pros and cons of each treatment and they were really easy to understand and very detailed. I don't think he left anything out and I appreciate that and I would certainly recommend this provider to any and all that I know.. Dr. Hsu was very professional and courteous at the same time and very much aware of my concerns and he address each and everyone to my satisfaction. Thank you for having personnel like him.
    Dec 16, 2022
    But difficulty understanding via interpreter ( she kinda of trembling after realizing its all about male stuff. And I withheld some more information because she's a female due to embarrassment
    Nov 17, 2022
    Very straigh forward and isn't defensive about being asked questions.
    Nov 03, 2022
    Dr. Hsu is an excellent doctor. He makes himself available listens and explains treatment results and prognosis well. He's very smart and caring.
    Oct 21, 2022
    Very thorough courteous and kind. He had a team with him and introduced them to me . I had a very high level of comfort
    Oct 14, 2022
    Dr.Hsu is an exceptionally good doctor.In fact he will be my only doctor.My most sincere and profound thanks to him.
    Oct 05, 2022
    Dr. Hsu is the best in explaining listening and answering all questions. He took his time with me and gave me everything I asked of him.
    Aug 10, 2022
    Great experience with super doc
    Aug 04, 2022
    Very much good
    Jul 08, 2022
    I was having a hard time at UC Hospital I'm getting help I feel I feel like they delayed a lot of things when it came to me and I felt comfortable at this appointment that I had at UC I have family members that work at UC and my sister you guys helped her a lot in her life and I just feel comfortable and I felt comfortable at this appointment and I am trying to switch all my appointments to you see Hospital I don't know what Mark Zuckerberg is doing but when it came to me personally I felt like they really did not care
    May 28, 2022
    I am so happy to have Dr. Hsu helping me dealing with prostate cancerHe is caring and I feel that his input gives me a lot of confident as we move to continuing fight with this cancer
    Feb 07, 2022
    Possible side effects were not brought up.
    Feb 05, 2022
    Hsu is an excellent doctor.His body language is very inspiring and depicts confidence in the patient.I have full faith in him.Could not have found any better doctor than him.