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Dr. Afshin Safa, MD

Dr. Afshin Safa, MD

Radiation Oncology ·  Male · Age 50

  

Dr. Afshin Safa, MD is a radiation oncology specialist in Northridge, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in radiation oncology.


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(818) 885-5331

Dr. Safa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Health Net
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
HealthCare Partners
HealthCare Partners PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint
WellPoint PPO

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Safa's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Safa treats Cancer more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Safa treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
Gynecologic Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Safa treats Gynecologic Cancer more than 34% of his peers

Dr. Safa treats this condition more than 34% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Safa treats Thyroid Cancer more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Safa treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell

Dr. Safa's conditions and procedures:

  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brachytherapy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Oncology Procedures
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

About Me

As a UCLA Professor who is active in teaching radiation oncology residents, I  teach my patients as to what  is happening to their body and what to expect both emotionally and physically when diagnosed with cancer. Positive e...

Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2009
U Pitsburgh Hlth Ctr
2002
Seattle Hosp
2000
University of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)
Residency Hospital
1999
Long Beach Mem Hosp
1996
University of California At San Diego
Internship Hospital
1995
University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
University of California, Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
2009
2002
2000
2000
1999
1996
1995
1991

Languages

  • Farsi
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Listed in America’s Top Doctors, 2005-2006
  • Outstanding Achievement Awards in Physics & Math, 1988
  • Listed in The American Breast Cancer Guide, 2005
  • AMA Physician Recognition Award, 1999
  • Listed in Los Angeles Magazine, Southern California Super Doctors, 2010
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America Aiken SC: Woodward/Whit, 2005-2006
  • Los Angeles Radiological Society Award for Contribution to the Growth & Development of the society, 2006
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America Aiken SC: Woodward/White, 2003-2004
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America Aiken SC:Woodward/White, 2007-2008
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America Aiken SC: Woodward/White, 2009-2010
  • RSNA Research Resident Grant- $30,000 Stipend for “Investigating the role of radiation therapy in prevention of restenosis in vascular grafts, 1998
  • First Place Scientific Exhibit Award for Oncology - Los Angeles Radiological Society, 1999
  • Winner of “Top Healthcare Professional in the Valley”. San Fernando Valley Business Journal, 2006
  • Listed in Los Angeles Magazine, Southern California Super Doctors, 2011

Media & Publications

  • Positron Emission Tomography: An Independent Indicator of Radiocurability in Head and Neck Carcinomas, 2000
  • Accuracy and Clinical Impact of Mediastinal Lymph Node Staging with FDG-PET Imaging in Potentially Resectable Lung Cancer, 2000
  • Efficacy of radiation therapy in the local control of desmoplastic malignant melanoma, 2003
  • The role of radiation in the treatment of advanced juvenile angiofibroma, 2002
  • Radiation effects on the food chain 3/18/2011, 2011
  • Iodine dangers and the rush to purchase in the event of a nuclear disaster, 2011
  • Esophageal Cancer and Reflux disease, 2005
  • General radiation and radiation poisoning in response to the nuclear disaster in Japan, 2011

Dr. Safa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Safa

5.0

Based on 174 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Safa is very experienced, yet so kind, gentle and wonderful doctor.
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Dr Safa, Jennifer, Gloria, coordinator/receptionist, and Hasmukh, and my technicians Raymond and Jessica have all been fabulous in their genuine care for me. I highly recommend, without reservation, if you need radiation therapy that you contact Dr Safa and his wonderful staff. He is so sincere...Read More
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Dr Safa and his whole team are very caring and genuinely interested in each patient and their individual situation, concerns and needs
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Only limited space keeps me from submitting a lengthier assessment of Dr. Safa and the very caring and compassionate, honest and forthright way in which he both guided and helped my brother through a regimen of radiology treatments at the Leavey Cancer Center in 2018. Each time we met , Dr. Safa...Read More
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Dealing with cancer diagnosis is very hard, intimidating and complicated but Dr. Safa and his team makes it so heartwarming and comfortable. Each and everyone of them - from Dr. Safa to the front desk staff, and everyone in between are amazing professionals, caring, and genuinely interested in each...Read More
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