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Kenneth Usuki

TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentRadiation Oncology
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 647
Rochester NY 14642
 Awards And Honors
2007     Strong Star Certificate of Appreciation
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.

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  1. 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. J Thorac Dis. 2014 Apr; 6(4):369-74.
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  2. 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.
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  3. Janelsins MC, Kohli S, Mohile SG, Usuki K, Ahles TA, Morrow GR. An update on cancer- and chemotherapy-related cognitive dysfunction: current status. Semin Oncol. 2011 Jun; 38(3):431-8.
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  4. 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 Treat Rev. 2011 Nov; 37(7):567-78.
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  5. Mustian KM, Roscoe JA, Palesh OG, Sprod LK, Heckler CE, Peppone LJ, Usuki KY, Ling MN, Brasacchio RA, Morrow GR. Polarity Therapy for cancer-related fatigue in patients with breast cancer receiving radiation therapy: a randomized controlled pilot study. Integr Cancer Ther. 2011 Mar; 10(1):27-37.
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  6. Tuli R, Christodouleas J, Roberts L, Deol SJ, Usuki KY, Frassica D, Rosenberg AL. Prognostic indicators following ipsilateral tumor recurrence in patients treated with breast-conserving therapy. Am J Surg. 2009 Oct; 198(4):557-61.
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  7. Tuli R, Flynn RA, Brill KL, Sabol JL, Usuki KY, Rosenberg AL. Diagnosis, treatment, and management of breast cancer in previously augmented women. Breast J. 2006 Jul-Aug; 12(4):343-8.
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