Alexander Gottschalk


Director, CyberKnife Radiosurgery
Radiation oncologist

About me

Dr. Alexander Gottschalk, an expert in radiation treatment, is director of UCSF's program in CyberKnife surgery, which uses a flexible robotic arm to precisely deliver high doses of radiation. Gottschalk uses the CyberKnife to treat cancers of the brain, spine, breast, chest, abdomen, kidney and pelvis. He employs other radiation techniques to treat urologic cancers, such as bladder and prostate cancer; gastrointestinal cancer, such as pancreatic cancer; soft tissue tumors, such as sarcomas; and thoracic cancers, such as lung cancer.

Gottschalk earned both his medical degree and doctorate at the University of Chicago. He completed a residency in radiation oncology at UCSF.

Gottschalk has received numerous awards and research grants, including a research service award and a medical scientist fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, a clinical research grant from the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, a scholar award from the Radiological Society of North America and a junior faculty award from the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

  • Education

    University of Chicago School of Medicine, 1996

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Radiation Oncology, 2001

  • Board Certifications

    Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology

  • Academic Title