Kenneth Y. Usuki, M.D.

Kenneth Y. Usuki, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 647
Rochester, NY 14642

Professional Bio

Dr. Usuki is a board certified Radiation Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He then went on to complete a surgical/transitional internship at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital System in Philadelphia, PA, and then residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center's Strong Memorial Hospital where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Usuki's research and primary clinical practice includes patients with primary malignant brain/spine tumors, metastatic lesions to the brain/spine, and benign brain/spine lesions. He particularly focuses on applying cutting edge radiation treatments such as Stereotactic Radio Surgery (SRS), Tomotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) to the spine and brain. He also utilizes Stereotactic Body Radio Therapy (SBRT) for liver and lung metastases and other primary tumors. Additionally, he treats patients with gastrointestinal tumors.

Dr. Usuki is also involved in the education of residents and medical students at the University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Strong Star Certificate of Appreciation | Strong Memorial Hospital 2007

Recent Journal Articles

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2015 Feb 26
Bates JE, Youn P, Peterson CR, Usuki KY, Walter KA, Okunieff P, Milano MT. "Radiotherapy for Brain Metastases From Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Targeted Therapy Era: The University of Rochester Experience." American journal of clinical oncology. 2015 Feb 26; Epub 2015 Feb 26.
2014 Apr
Singh D, Chen Y, Hare MZ, Usuki KY, Zhang H, Lundquist T, Joyce N, Schell MC, Milano MT. "Local control rates with five-fraction stereotactic body radiotherapy for oligometastatic cancer to the lung." Journal of thoracic disease. 2014 Apr; 6(4):369-74.
2012 Nov 15
Milano MT, Zhang H, Usuki KY, Singh DP, Chen Y. "Definitive radiotherapy for stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer: a population-based study of survival." Cancer. 2012 Nov 15; 118(22):5572-9. Epub 2012 Apr 27.
2011 Nov
Milano MT, Usuki KY, Walter KA, Clark D, Schell MC. "Stereotactic radiosurgery and hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy: normal tissue dose constraints of the central nervous system." Cancer treatment reviews. 2011 Nov; 37(7):567-78. Epub 2011 May 14.
2011 Oct
Mohile SG, Heckler C, Fan L, Mustian K, Jean-Pierre P, Usuki K, Sprod L, Janelsins M, Purnell J, Peppone L, Palesh O, Devine KA, Morrow G. "Age-related Differences in Symptoms and Their Interference with Quality of Life in 903 Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy." Journal of geriatric oncology. 2011 Oct; 2(4):225-232.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor of Clinical - Department of Radiation Oncology (SMD) - Primary


Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology


MD | Medicine | Jefferson Medical College2004
BS | Biology | Moravian College1999

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Radiation Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2005 - 06/30/2009
Internship in Transitional at Presbyterian Medical Center (UPHS)06/25/2004 - 06/24/2005