Dr. Kenneth Shimizu, MD

Dr. Kenneth Shimizu, MD

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Radiation Oncology | Male | 57 years old

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Care Philosophy

Science is something I have always found interesting. In high school, I developed a fascination with genetics and molecular biology. But I had also always had an interest in helping my community and doing things to benefit others. By the time I was in medical school, these two interests kept leading me toward Radiation Oncology as a specialty. Fighting cancer is both a scientific and human endeavor. My objective is to win the fight by bringing both science and compassion to that struggle. And the truth is that they aren't separate things. The science of fighting cancer definitely involves caring for the people I treat.Read more

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Dr. Shimizu's Performance
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  • Time well spent
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    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Shimizu's Care Philosophy

Science is something I have always found interesting. In high school, I developed a fascination with genetics and molecular biology. But I had also always had an interest in helping my community and doing things to benefit others. By the time I was in medical school, these two interests kept leading me toward Radiation Oncology as a specialty. Fighting cancer is both a scientific and human endeavor. My objective is to win the fight by bringing both science and compassion to that struggle. And the truth is that they aren't separate things. The science of fighting cancer definitely involves caring for the people I treat.

Dr. Shimizu's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Radiation Oncology
  •  Board certified in Radiation Oncology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Radiation Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chordoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genital System Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland 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
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

Education

  • Medical School
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Sepulveda Va Med Center UCLA

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    UCLA Med Center

    Completed in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Breast Brachytherapy
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cancer Treatment
  • CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Radioactive Seed Implants
  • Radiation Oncology Procedures
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial