Dr. Kupelian is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at UCLA. He completed his residency training in radiation oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and completed a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Following his fellowship, he was the section head of genitourinary malignancies in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic for 8 years. He also served as the Clinical Research Director of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Kupelian comes to UCLA from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando, FL, where he was the Chairman and Scientific Director of Research for Radiation Oncology, and a Professor at the University of Central Florida.
Although he specializes in genitourinary malignancies, he an internationally known expert in the development and evaluation of cutting edge technologies in Radiation Oncology for a variety of anatomic sites. He has pionneered high-dose hypofractionated radiation therapy for prostate cancers. He has also played a significant role in the introduction and implementation of multiple image guidance techniques in radiotherapy. He has authored more than 200 research papers, multiple review papers and book chapters.
He is board certified in Radiation Oncology. He is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ASTRO), the European Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Urological Association and the American Brachytherapy society. He has served on many committees within ASTRO. He is a reviewer for several medical journals including International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, the Journal of Urology, Radiotherapy and Oncology, Cancer, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the British Journal of Urology, and Physics in Medicine and Biology. He is active in national and international lecture series. He has conducted multiple educational courses at ASTRO and RSNA among others. He also serves as an examiner at the American Board of Radiology.