Assistant Professor of Oncology
University of Southern California Keck
United States

Assistant Professor of Oncology 

Keck School of Medicine Faculty Newport Beach, California

USC Radiation Oncology Orange County Staff Radiation Oncologist

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which comprises the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Department of Radiation Oncology, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California is a robust team of clinicians and basic science/clinical researchers consisting of approximately 15 physician faculty and 10 medical physicist faculty. We provide services at seven hospitals, including Keck Hospital of USC, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, USC Arcadia Hospital, Providence St Jude Medical Center, Adventist White Memorial Hospital, Henry Mayo Newall Hospital and up to six community-based clinics when building construction has been completed. The Department has ACR accreditation for USC Norris Cancer Hospital and all of its Keck Medicine of USC regional radiation oncology clinics. The CHLA radiation oncology unit has earned APEX accreditation and is part of the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The program is a full member of the NRG, NSABP, and GOG. It also participates in clinical trials sponsored by SWOG. Our medical physics faculty are directly involved in ensuring quality and safety for clinical operations, clinical research, and education and are initiating a new CAMPEP accredited medical physics residency training program.

The ACGME accredited medical residency training program is based at LAG medical center. The Department at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is equipped with a state-of the art Varian Truebeam STX with Brain Lab ExacTrac for high precision monitoring of positioning during treatment, a new Varian Truebeam with HyperArc, and a Trilogy machine. Additional integrated technologies include a dedicated Siemens CT simulator, Varian RPM respiratory gating, and prone breast technique. The HDR brachytherapy program is housed in a dedicated procedural suite with full anesthesia capability, and Varisource HDR brachytherapy unit and is active in GU, GYN, skin cancers with plans to add other disease sites. The Keck Hospital houses a Gamma knife that is being upgraded to the latest model. An ongoing program in ocular melanoma involves joint faculty from the Roski Eye Institute who treat patients with episcleral plaque brachytherapy. The department’s community-based clinics feature new Varian Truebeam and Halcyon (ring-based gantry) linear accelerators with capabilities for gating, radiosurgery and SBRT. The Adventist White Memorial Hospital and Providence St Jude Medical Center departments that we professionally service also have new Truebeam linear accelerator technology.

The Department of Radiation Oncology currently supports care at 2 regional sites in Orange County in Buena Park and at St Jude Medical Center. In addition, the Newport Beach Medical Office Building will house a newly built radiation oncology department and offer outstanding patient convenience and access for those in area. The Newport Beach radiation oncology department is also in convenient proximity to the very active USC Newport Beach Medical Oncology practice clinic. The Newport Beach department features four state of the art modalities.

Position Summary

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California is recruiting a board certified/board eligible Staff Radiation Oncologist at the Assistant Professor level for a full-time exempt role. The successful candidates will receive academic appointment at a level appropriate to training and experience from the Keck School of Medicine. This position is for clinical work in Orange County regional sites with a primary work location being the Newport Beach radiation oncology and Buena Park sites with potential coverage of other clinics in the region. Please note, there will be some required training and onboarding that will be conducted at our Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the start of your appointment.


Primary radiation oncologist working primarily full-time on-site at the Newport Beach radiation oncology and Buena Park sites, building out the oncology practice in collaboration with Keck Medicine Hospital administration.

Responsible for building out a network of relationships with referring providers and clinics within the community, to increase the volume of the site to its full potential.

Support Keck KNOWN Principles, extraordinary teamwork, quality, safety, an excellent customer focused viewpoint, and patient-centered culture.

Support Keck Medicine code of professional conduct, Keck commitment values, and Keck professionalism standards.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Board Certified/Board Eligible Physician (MD or DO); California Medical License, ABR certification or progression
  • Graduate of a United States ACGME accredited 4-yr residency program in Radiation Oncology
  • Possess a California Fluoroscopic supervisor’s license
  • Broad based oncology experience in an academic medical center satellite or community setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with community-based health care and experience in building a high volume radiation oncology clinic setting. We offer a highly competitive salary package with excellent benefits (  Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The annual base salary range for this position is $325,000 - $350,000. You may also be eligible for incentive compensation as defined by your department. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.


The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20143243 Posted Date: 12/04/2023

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