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Radiation Oncology Residency

We would like to welcome you to the Thomas Jefferson's Radiation Oncology Program. Thank you for exploring our website.

The Radiation Oncology Residency Program trains physicians through a multi-disciplinary, research-based, patient-oriented approach to the practice of radiation oncology. We offer an ACGME-accredited four-year residency program. As a hospital-based service with a major academic role within the medical college, our department considers resident training its most important academic function.


Jefferson's philosophy emphasizes basic science and translational research as a platform for the cutting-edge practice of oncology. Faculty members provide instruction in all aspects of radiation oncology, including:

  • megavoltage photon- and electron-beam therapy
  • interstitial and intracavitary radioactive-source implantations
  • stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy
  • intensity modulated radiation therapy
  • hyperthermia
  • diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radioactive isotopes

Additionally, we have arranged for our residents to have the opportunity to enhance their educational experience by participating in the following off-site rotations during their training:

  • A four-week Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Stereotactic Ablative Radiosurgery with Cyberknife for various cancer cases at Christiana Care in Newark, DE
  • A six-week Pediatric Radiation Oncology Rotation at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN

Jefferson recognizes the importance of personal empowerment and a sustainable culture of wellness. Our curriculum includes fatigue mitigation, faculty mentorship and wellness retreats that incorporate team-building.  Jefferson's mission is to support the emotional health and well-being of its residents. 

Adam Dicker, MD, PhD

Letter from Adam Dicker, MD, PhD, FASTRO, FASCO
Enterprise Senior Vice President, Chair and Professor, Radiation Oncology

Professor, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

Director, Jefferson Center for Digital Health & Data Science

Robert Den, MD

Robert Den, MD
Residency Program Director
Medical Student Education Clerkship Director

Marlene Kushner, C-TAGME
Residency Program Coordinator

Department of
Radiation Oncology

111 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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