Dr. Joel Cherlow, MD

Dr. Joel Cherlow, MD

Radiation Oncology  ·  
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Age 73
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Dr. Joel Cherlow, MD is a radiation oncology specialist in Long Beach, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1979 and specializes in radiation oncology and radiology.

2801 Atlantic Ave

Long Beach, CA 90806

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Cancer
very high
more than 90% of peers
Gynecologic Cancer
normal
more than 80% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
normal
more than 5% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology

1  Board Certifications

  • Therapeutic Radiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*

31  Conditions Treated

  • Adenocarcinoma of Lung
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Adult Development Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Tumor
  • Brain Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cancer Pain
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Dry Mouth
  • Endocrine Tumors of Pancreas
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Gland Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Ovarian Tumor
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Thyroid Cancer

16  Procedures

  • Brachytherapy
  • Breast Brachytherapy
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Frameless Stereotactic Surgery
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Radioactive Seed Implants
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Wadsworth Va Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Pediatric Oncology Physician of the Year, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, 1993
  • Pediatric Oncology Physician of the Year, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, 1998
  • Physician of the Quarter, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, 2nd Quarter, 2001
  • Best Doctor in America, Pediatric Radiation Oncology (Woodward-White), 1998 - 199
  • Best Doctor in America Radiation Oncology (Woodward-White), 2003 - 200
Media & Publications
  • Longitudinal Study of Cognitive, Motor, and Behavioral Functioning in Children Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A Report of Early Findings from the Children's Cancer Group". Acute Leukemias VI Prognostic Factors and Treatment Strategies, Buchner et al. (Eds),
  • Endoscopic argon-ion laser phototherapy of bleeding gastric lesions,
  • The role of radiation therapy in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia with lymphomatous presentation: A report from the Children's Cancer Group,
  • High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy for Treatment of Primary Head and Neck Cancer.,
  • The effect of pre-irradiation chemotherapy on the delivery of radiation therapy for medulloblastoma and supratentorial PNET. Results of the CCG #921 randomized protocol,
  • Cranial radiation (CRT) improves event free survival (EFS) for high risk patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) showing a rapid response (RR) to BFM induction chemotherapy,
  • Early marrow response is a powerful predictor of outcome in acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients with unfavorable presenting features,
  • Gastric hemostasis by laser phototherapy in man,
  • Endocurietherapy in pediatric oncology,
  • Augmented Post-Induction Therapy for Children with High-Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and a Slow Response to Initial Therapy,
  • Temporary Implant in the Management of Carcinoma of the Prostate,
  • Cranio-spinal Irradiation for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with CNS Disease at Diagnosis - A Report from the Children's Cancer Group,
  • Early Testicular Biopsy in Males with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Lack of Impact on Subsequent Event-Free Survival,
  • "INDIRA" Trial: De Novo Low Dose Rate lntracoronary Irradiation After Angioplasty and Stent Placement for Prevention of Restenosis.,
  • Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia with lymphomatous features (ALL-LF) and normal marrow chromosomes have a better outcome than patients with abnormal chromosomes 9:219,
  • Outcome of a phase Ill trial in childhood high-grade astrocytoma comparing vincristine, CCNU and prednisone with the 'in-drugs-in-1-day' regimen. A report of the Children's Cancer Group Trial CCG-945,
  • Children's Cancer Group (CCG) study 1882: Augmented BFM (A-BFM) for treatment of children and young adults with high risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) showing slow early response (SER),
  • Results of a Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Standard Dose Neuraxis Irradiation (3,600 cGy/20) with Reduced Neuraxis Irradiation (2,340 cGy/13) in Patients with Low-Stage Medulloblastoma: A Combined Children's Cancer Group-Pediatric Oncology Group Study,
  • Response of Children With High-Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treated With and Without Cranial Irradiation: A Report from the Children's Cancer Group,
  • Brachytherapy For Primary And Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: 20 Years Experience At Long Beach Memorial,
  • High dose rate brachytherapy in the treatment of carcinoma of the prostate,
  • Double-delayed intensification improves event-free survival for children with intermediate-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a report from the Children's Cancer Group,
  • Results of a Multi-Institutional Benchmark Test for Cranial CT/MR Image Registration.,
  • Laser-induced hemostasis in the canine stomach,
  • Brain Stem Gliomas of Childhood: Outcome after Treatment with 7800 cGy of Hyperfractionated Radiotherapy, A Children's Cancer Group Phase 1/11 Trial,
  • Long-term results of low-dose-rate interstitial-intracavitary brachytherapy in the treatment of carcinoma of the cervix,
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with lymphomatous features at diagnosis in children,
  • Treatment of Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with Bulky Extramedullary Disease and T-Cell Phenotype or Other Poor Prognostic Features: Randomized Controlled Trial from the Children's Cancer Group,
  • Treatment of High Grade Spinal Cord Astrocytoma of Childhood with "8-in-1" Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy: A Pilot Study of CCG-945,
  • Low-stage medulloblastoma: final analysis of trial comparing standard-dose reduced-dose neuraxis irradiation,
  • Long-term results of treatment for prostate carcinoma by staging pelvic lymph node dissection and definitive irradiation using low-dose rate temporary iridium-192 interstitial implant and external beam radiotherapy,
  • Radiotherapy to extra-abdominal bulk disease and/or for central nervous system prophylaxis with intensive chemotherapy of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and lymphomatous presenting features,
  • The role of radiation therapy in the management of acute lymphoblastic leukemia with lymphomatous presentation (ALLILP),
  • Intrathecal methotrexate is sufficient central nervous system (CNS) prophylaxis for high risk patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) showing a rapid early response (RER) to BFM induction chemotherapy,
  • Predictive value of early response in intermediate risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children, Children's Cancer Group (CCG) 1891,
  • The Effects of Initial Central Nervous System (CNS) Status on the Outcome of Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)." Proceeding of the AmericanSociety for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 441 Annual Meeting.,
  • Effective treatment of unresectable or metastatic hepatoblastoma with Cisplatin and continuous infusion doxorubicin chemotherapy: A report from the Children's Cancer Study Group,
  • Randomized Phase Ill Trial in Childhood High-Grade Astrocytoma Comparing Vincristine, Lomustine, and Prednisone With the Eight-Drugs-in-1-Day Regimen,
  • Cranio-spinal radiation for CNS leukemia at presentation -- how high does the spinal dose need to be?,
  • Cytoreduction and Prognosis in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia -- The Importance of Early Marrow Response: Report from the Children's Cancer Group,
  • Treatment of High Grade Spinal Cord Astrocytoma of Childhood with "8-in-1" Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy: A Pilot Study of CCG-945,
  • Radiation treatments or surgery in 33 cases of juvenile angiofibroma of the nasopharynx,
  • Treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia with lymphomatous presenting features,

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Cherlow's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cherlow to family and friends
5 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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  • 3
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Dr. Cherlow's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Cherlow really cares about his patients... He is very genuine and knowledgeable. He makes you feel comfortable and I know his staff is taking great care of me
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Does not instill confidence.
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Doesn't explain his choice - just says "standard procedure." Stares at you in a highly creepy manner. Office impossible to schedule visit with, so visit scheduled outside of window where a different therapy could have been an option. Disses other doctors as if his opinion is the only one that...more
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