Robert K. Chin, MD, PhD

Robert K. Chin, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncology
Primary Location
Westwood Radiation Oncology
200 Medical Plaza
B265
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-794-9795

About

Dr. Robert K. Chin received his BA degree in philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University. He received his PhD from the Committee on Immunology at the University of Chicago, where he researched T cell development and how radiotherapy enhances anti-tumor immunity. Dr. Chin subsequently won the Leon O. Jacobson Prize for research when he received his MD degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago in 2006. He completed his clinical specialty training in Radiation Oncology at Stanford Cancer Institute.

Upon graduation, Dr. Chin joined the faculty at the University of Chicago as Assistant Professor. He focused on malignancies of the head and neck, central nervous system, lung, and gastrointestinal systems. He routinely performed single and multi-fraction radiosurgery cases for brain, liver, and lung lesions. His clinical protocols focused on radiotherapy dose reduction in HPV-associated head and neck cancers.

Dr. Chin has been an invited speaker at both national and international scientific meetings. His research has been published widely in leading scientific journals, and includes first author papers in Nature Medicine, Nature Immunology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Chin has a special interest in self-sustaining public health projects in Southern Africa. He has received grants for these efforts, and has worked or studied in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Cuba. In his spare time, Dr. Chin dotes on his aging motorcycle and works on the next big idea.

Patient Stories

My Experience Battling Cancer

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certification

Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology, 2012

Residency

Stanford Cancer Institute - Stanford Medicine, 2011

Internship

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 2007

Degrees

Pritzker School of Medicine, MD, 2006
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, PhD, 2004

Recognition

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Head and neck cancer
Cardiac arrhythmias

Awards

  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars, 2019