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

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 14 available »

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.
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.
2015 Nov
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; 125(2):411-8. Epub 2015 Sep 09.
2015 Aug 11
Qiu H, Katz AW, Chowdhry AK, Usuki KY, Singh DP, Metcalfe S, Cheruvu P, Chen Y, Okunieff P, Milano MT. "Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Lung Metastases from Colorectal Cancer: Prognostic Factors for Disease Control and Survival." American journal of clinical oncology. 2015 Aug 11; Epub 2015 Aug 11.
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.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology - 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