Dr. Luca Faustino Valle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also has a faculty appointment at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.
Dr. Valle graduated summa cum laude from Occidental College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. After college, he traveled to Indonesia as a Fulbright Scholar, where he engaged in grassroots English education efforts on the island of Sulawesi. He then went on to earn his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, where he was awarded the S. Marsh Tenney Research Award for his contributions to cancer research. During medical school, he also had the opportunity to participate in a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, where he gained valuable experience in clinical and translational research methods in oncology. After finishing a medical internship year in Denver, Colorado, he completed his residency training in radiation oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Upon graduation, he received the Radiologic Society of North America’s Roentgen Resident Research Award.