Lisa Chaiken

Lisa M. Chaiken, M.D.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Radiation Oncologist

Lisa M. Chaiken, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Radiation Oncology
Areas of Expertise
  • Breast
  • Prostate
  • Central Nervous System
  • Head and Neck
  • Gynecologic Cancers
I felt 100% better just speaking with her.”  - Patient

Rated one of "America's Top Doctors" year after year, Lisa Chaiken, M.D., brings 30 years' experience in radiation oncology to City of Hope. Patients describe her as a “brilliant” professional who provides “exceptional care.”

Dr. Chaiken is well-versed in all forms of radiation treatment and specializes in breast, prostate, central nervous system, head and neck, and gynecologic cancers.

Harvard-educated and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Chaiken received her medical degree and subsequent training at UCLA.

Dr. Chaiken is an active volunteer and public speaker with previous leadership roles in the Bay Surgical Society, American Cancer Society and the Women of Color Breast Cancer Support Group. She is past president of the Southern California Radiation Oncology Society and currently chairs the Cancer Committee and Breast Tumor Board at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.
  • 2018 - present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, City of Hope, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • 2009 - present, Radiation Oncologist, Providence Saint John's Health Center,John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2009 - 2018, Radiation Oncologist, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills, CA
  • 1998 - 2009, Managing Partner, Cancer Care Consultants, Santa Monica Cancer Treatment Center, Santa Monica, CA
  • 1993 - 2009, Medical Director, Cancer Care Consultants, Daniel Freeman Hospitals, Memorial and Marina, Marina del Rey, CA

Sherman Oaks Radiation Oncology

5522 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, 91411

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Phone :  818-997-1522

Affiliate Location
Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA  90404


  • M.D., University of California at Los Angeles Medical School, Los Angeles, CA
  • B.A. Magna cum Laude, History and Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


  • 1992-1993, Chief Resident, UCLA Radiation Oncology 1989-1992, Resident, UCLA Radiation Oncology


  • 1988-1989, Intern, Wadsworth VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Chaiken L, et al. Targeting for cure – Intensity modulated radiation therapy, PCRInsights, 7(3): 2-13, 2004.

Rege S., Chaiken L., Hoh, C., et al. Quantitation of the Radiotherapy-Induced Change in FDG Uptake in Normal and Malignant Structures of the Head and Neck with PET Radiology, 186:27-35, 1993.

Chaiken L., Rege S., Hoh C., et al. Positron Emission Tomography with FDG to Evaluate Tumor Response and Control after Radiation Therapy.  Int J Radiation Oncology Biol Phys, 27:455-464, 1993.

Rege S., Chaiken L., Hoh C., et al. Positron Emission Tomography: An Independent Indicator of Radiocurability in Head and Neck Carcinoma. Poster, ASTRO, 1996.
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Medical Association
  • Los Angeles Radiological Society
  • Southern California Radiation Oncology Society
  • California Radiological Society
  • 1998 - present, Best Doctors in America
  • 1998 - present, Super Doctor in America
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