Amar U. Kishan, MD

Amar U. Kishan, MD

Radiation Oncology
Primary Location
Westwood Radiation Oncology
200 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095


Dr. Amar U. Kishan, Associate 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), as well as malignancies of the head and neck. He has an extensive research background and has published in leading journals such as JAMA, JAMA Oncology, European Urology, and Cancer Cell. He serves on several national committees and has received grant support from various national institutions, including the American Society of Radiation Oncology, the Radiological Society of North America, the Radiation Oncology Institute, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.




Medical Board Certification

Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology, 2018


UCLA Dept of Radiation Oncology, 2017


Scripps Mercy Hospital, 2013


Harvard Medical School, MD, 2012


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Prostate cancer
Genitourinary cancers
Bladder cancer
Stereotactic body radiation therapy
Intensity modulated radiation therapy


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  • Leonard Tow Award for Humanism in Medicine, 2021
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Southern California Rising Stars, Super Doctors®, 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
  • Southern California Rising Stars, Super Doctors®, 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