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Amar U. Kishan, MD

  • Radiation Oncology
Westwood Radiation Oncology | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite B265, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Dr. Amar U. Kishan, Professor, is the Vice-Chair of Clinical and Translational Research and Chief of the Genitourinary Oncology Service for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Kishan graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Molecular and Cell Biology and Public Health. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he graduated magna cum laude from the joint Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program. During medical school, he was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship to study tumor metabolism in the laboratory. He subsequently completed his internship training at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, where he was recognized as the H.H. Jones Intern of the Year. He then completed his residency training in radiation oncology at UCLA.

Dr. Kishan specializes in the utilization of radiation to treat genitourinary malignancies (particularly cancers of the prostate and bladder). He has an extensive research background and has published over 200 manuscripts, including lead authorship publications in JAMALancet OncologyJournal of Clinical OncologyJAMA OncologyEuropean UrologyCancer Cell, and the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics. He has received extensive grant support, including funding from the Department of Defense, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the American Society of Radiation Oncology, the Radiological Society of North America, the Radiation Oncology Institute, and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer. He runs an active clinical and translational research program and has spearheaded multiple innovative clinical trials in radiation oncology. 




Medical Board Certification

Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology, 2018


Radiation Oncology, UCLA Dept of Radiation Oncology, 2017


Transitional, Scripps Mercy Hospital, 2013


MD, Harvard Medical School, 2012

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


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  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2023, 2024
  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2020-2021
  • Department of Defense Physician Research Award 2022-2026
  • Top Doctors 2021, 2022
  • Leonard Tow Award for Humanism in Medicine, 2021
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • UCLA Special Intramural Award Grant, 2020
  • University of California Cancer Research Coordinating Committee Seed Grant, 2020
  • UCLA Council on Research Faculty Research Grant, 2020
  • ASTRO-PCF Career Development Award to End Prostate Cancer, 2019
  • ARRO Teacher of the Year Award, 2019
  • JCCC Seed Grant, 2019
  • ROI Publication Award, 2018
  • RSNA Seed Grant, 2018
  • STOP Cancer Memorial Seed Grant, 2018
  • UCLA Specialized Program in Research Excellence for Prostate Cancer Career Enhancement Program Awardee, 2017
  • RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow - Research Award, 2017
  • H.H. Jones Outstanding Intern of the Year
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship for Medical Students
  • University Medal Finalist at University of California, Berkeley Molecular and Cell Biology Departmental Citation
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship