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 Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Hsu is a fellow of the American College of Radiology. 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

    San Bernadino Medical Center, Transitional Intern, 1992

  • Fellowships

    Columbia-Presbyterian Medical, Radiation Oncology, 1995

  • Academic Title

    Professor

  • Languages

    Chinese

    Mandarin

Clinics I work with

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

See all three of our Bay Area locations.

My reviews

4.9

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

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