Radiation Oncology Residency


  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Residency

Program Type

  • On Campus


Application Process

Call to Actions


  • Program Director, Medical Residency Program
  • Program Director, Medical Education Clerkship
  • Professor, Radiation Oncology


  • Vice Chair for Business Development, Radiation Oncology
  • Associate Program Director, Radiation Oncology Residency
  • Clinical Associate Director, Radiation Oncology

Program Contact

Name: Phyllis Lewis
Position: Education Coordinator

111 S. 11th Street
Bodine Cancer Center - Gibbon
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact Number(s):

Message from the Residency Director

Dear Applicant:

We are happy to welcome you to the Thomas Jefferson University - Radiation Oncology Residency website. We thank you for exploring our program and hope this will give you the information you need to help you decide on your training program. Granted, this is not an easy decision to make because the program will be your new home and work family for the next four years. We encourage you to take advantage of perusing our site and getting to know more about us and the terrific people we have in this department, including our residents.

We feel our job is to give our trainees a well-balanced education in the clinic as well as research. Our training program maintains a sense of unity and camaraderie among the residents as well as alumni through academic and social events. I am sure I speak for others in this department by saying we are very proud of our history and just as proud of our residents. If you are accepted to our program, you will be entering a distinguished group with a rich history, filled with tradition, and many achievements. Many of our trainees have gone on to become chairs of academic departments and filled positions in national organizations, helping to shape the field of radiation oncology as well as general oncology.

The educational philosophy of the Thomas Jefferson University - Radiation Oncology Residency Program can be broken down into four principles:

  1. To provide a comprehensive clinical education using the large specialist talent pool and diverse technology available at our institution; residents are trained broadly in clinical oncology with an emphasis on critical review of the medical literature.
  2. To provide training in radiobiology and physics that goes beyond the requirements of the board examination.
  3. To develop clinical, translational, and/or basic science research skills through mentored and protected research time.
  4. To develop future leaders through increasing responsibility within the program over time, encouraging residents to present at national meetings and providing opportunities for public speaking and debate.

The resources of Thomas Jefferson University, together with the talents of our faculty are, we believe, an unparalleled resource. Our goal is to provide you with an opportunity to build a strong foundation in both academic and clinical radiation oncology.

Through this residency website, I hope you will obtain the information you need to assist in making your application decisions.


Lydia T. Komarnicky-Kocher, MD
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Bodine Center for Cancer Treatment
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Co-Director, Ocular Brachytherapy
Director, Medical Residency Program
Clerkship Director, Medical Student Program
Department of Radiation Oncology
Thomas Jefferson University
Email: Lydia.Komarnicky-Kocher@jefferson.edu