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Kenneth Y. Usuki, M.D.

Cancer, Radiation Oncology

Clinical Interests

Gastrointestinal, Foregut, Stomach, Liver Cancer Melanoma, Skin Cancer Neuro-Oncology, Brain & Spine Cancer Radiation Oncology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2171

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Biography

Professional Background

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology

Education

1999
BS | Moravian College
Biology

2004
MD | Jefferson Medical College
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/25/2004 - 06/24/2005
Internship in at Presbyterian Medical Center (UPHS)

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2009
Residency in Radiation Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2007
Strong Star Certificate of Appreciation
Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Publications

Journal Articles

2016
Bates JE; Youn P; Usuki KY; Dhakal S; Milano MT. "Repeat courses of SRS in patients initially treated with SRS alone for brain-metastatic melanoma". Melanoma Management. 2016; in press.

2016
Cummings M; Dougherty DW; Mohile NA; Walter KA; Usuki KY; Milano MT. "Severe radiation-induced leukoencephalopathy: case report and literature review". Adv Radiat Oncol. 2016; 1(1): 17-20.

11/2015
Bates JE, Youn P, Usuki KY, Walter KA, Huggins CF, Okunieff P, Milano MT. "Brain metastasis from melanoma: the prognostic value of varying sites of extracranial disease." Journal of neuro-oncology.. 2015 Nov 0; 125(2):411-8. Epub 2015 Sep 09.

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