Dr. Courtney is originally from Cincinnati, OH. He attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and received his Bachelors degree in Neuroscience and Spanish. Dr. Courtney attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Between his third and fourth years of medical school, he obtained a Masters of Advanced Studies degree in Clinical Research through UCSD. During this time, he also conducted research on clinical outcomes and racial disparities in prostate cancer, as well as cost-effectiveness analyses in a variety of cancer treatments. Prior to joining the UCLA Radiation Oncology Residency Program, he completed his preliminary year in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.