Luca F. Valle, MD

Luca Valle, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Health Sciences Clinical; Staff Physician at Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, West LA Medical Center; UCLA





Transitional Year, Colorado Health Foundation / Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, 2018


MD, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, 2017
BA, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, 2010


Radiation Oncology, The University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2022

Board Certification

Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology, 2023

Contact Information

Scientific Interests

Radiation therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, MRI-guided radiation therapy, prostate cancer, prostate specific membrane antigen PET imaging, radiorecurrent prostate cancer, cancer health equity, engagement of underrepresented populations in cancer clinical trial enrollment.

Highlighted Publications

Valle LF, Chu FI, Yoon SM, Kundu P, Venkat PS, Gilchrist T, Steinberg ML, Raldow AC. “Provider-Level Variation in Treatment Planning of Radiation Oncology Procedures in the United States.” JCO Oncology Practice, 2021, p. OP.20.00441. Crossref, DOI: 10.1200/OP.20.00441

Valle LF, Lehrer EJ, Markovic D, Elashoff D, Levin-Epstein R, Karnes RJ, Reiter RE, Rettig M, Calais J, Nickols NG, Dess RT, Spratt DE, Steinberg ML, Nguyen PL, Davis BJ, Zarosky NG, Kishan AU. “A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Local Salvage Therapies After Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer (MASTER).” European Urology, vol 80, no 3, 2021, pp. 280-92. Crossref, DOI: 10.1016/j.eururo.2020.11.010

Valle LF, Shabsovich D, deMeerleer G, Maurer T, Murphy DG, Nickols NG, Vapiwala N, Calais J, Kishan AU. “Use and Impact of PET/CT Prior to Salvage Radiation Therapy in Men with Biochemical Recurrence after Radical Prostatectomy: A Scoping Review.” European Urology Oncology, vol 4, no 3, 2021, pp. 339-55. Crossref, DOI: 10.1016/j.euo.2021.01.007

Valle LF, Weng JK, Jagsi R, Chu FI, Ahmad S, Steinberg ML, Raldow AC. “Assessment of Differences in Clinical Activity and Medicare Payments Among Female and Male Radiation Oncologists.” JAMA Network Open, vol 2, no 3, 2019, p. e190932. Crossref, DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.0932

Valle LF, Greer MD, Shih JH, Barnett T, Law YM, Rosenkrantz AB, Shebel H, Muthigi A, Su D, Merino MJ, Wood BJ, Pinto PA, Krauze AV, Kaushal A, Choyke PL, Turkbey B, Citrin DE. “Multiparametric MRI for the Detection of Local Recurrence of Prostate Cancer in the Setting of Biochemical Recurrence After Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy.” Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, vol 24, no 1, 2018, pp. 46-53. Crossref, DOI: 10.5152/dir.2018.17285