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Lisa Singer

MD PhD

Radiation oncologist

Dr. Lisa Singer is a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating cancers of the breast and thorax with radiation therapy. Her expertise includes care for invasive ductal carcinoma, invasive lobular carcinoma, inflammatory breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, thymoma and mesothelioma. She also treats cancers that have spread to the thorax, including to the lungs, lymph nodes and heart. She has an interest in using radiation to treat cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats).

To treat cancer, Singer uses a wide range of radiation techniques, including stereotactic body radiation therapy, CyberKnife, hyperthermia and intensity-modulated radiation therapy. She is also interested in MRI-guided radiation therapy and serves as clinical MRI director for UCSF's radiation oncology department. She enjoys collaborating with colleagues from other disciplines to develop personalized treatment plans for patients.

Singer's research focuses on the use of imaging to better predict how tumors will respond to treatment and to better guide radiation therapy. She is also interested in improving the safety of and education on image-guided radiation therapy.

After completing a bachelor's degree at Stanford University, Singer earned her doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley and her medical degree at UCSF. She completed a residency in radiology at UCSF and a fellowship in radiation oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

  • Education

    UCSF, MD, 2012

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Radiology, 2017

  • Fellowships

    MD Anderson Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology, 2018

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews

    4.8

    Overall Experience
    48 Ratings
    About our process
    Sep 12, 2023
    The doctors were very attentive to my concerns. I really appreciated their professional courtesy and expertise.
    Sep 07, 2023
    Good
    Jul 18, 2023
    Very good!
    Aug 03, 2022
    Dr. SINGER INSPIRED OUR TRUST. HER KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE AND FRANK CLEAR ARTICULATION OF OPTIONS WAS HELPFUL AND APPRECIATED. WE WERE SO IMPRESSED THAT WE WILL OPT FOR WORKING WITH HER AT UCSF VERSUS MORE LOCAL OPTIONS-- JUST FOR THE CONFIDENCE WE HAVE IN Dr. SINGER BEING THE BEST OUT THERE.
    Jun 10, 2022
    Completely in gaged with her work.
    Mar 30, 2022
    Dr Singer was warm intelligent informative and clear. Getting a lung cancer diagnoses is very stressful and one needs educated information on treatment options but also human support and help w decision making. Dr. Singer offered all of the above - I liked her as a person! Highly recommend her to others!!

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