Jekwon Yeh

Jekwon (Jay) Yeh, M.D.

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

Jekwon (Jay) Yeh, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Radiation Oncology
Areas of Expertise
  • 3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Image-guided Radiation Therapy
  • Prostate, Breast, Gastrointestinal, Head and Neck, Lung and Skin Cancers
Other Languages Spoken
  • Mandarin
Dr. Yeh is an exceptional doctor and goes above and beyond for his patients.
Patient
 
At a very young age Jekwon (Jay) Yeh decided to become an oncologist after watching several loved ones battle cancer. “I want to become the physician that patients can depend on when they are at their weakest,” he says.
 
An honors student at UC Irvine, Dr. Yeh received his medical degree from Boston University and continued his specialty training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Queens, New York, and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.
 
Highly skilled in all forms of radiation therapy, Dr. Yeh specializes in the treatment of solid tumors including, but not limited to prostate, brain and breast cancers. He's focused his research on minimizing the side effects of radiation therapy. “Finding new and innovative ways for patients to be cured of their cancer yet still maintain a high quality of life is of utmost importance,” he says.
 
Dr. Yeh has published his research in major peer-reviewed journals and presented numerous research projects at international conferences. Before joining City of Hope Dr. Yeh served as medical director of Rio Bravo Cancer Center in Bakersfield, California. Prior to that he was an attending physician and chairman of the Continuing Medical Education program at the Cancer Center of Irvine. He's thrilled to join the City of Hope family. “It is exciting to join and practice with a team that is always at the forefront of advancements in cancer treatment.”
  • 2019-Present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, City of Hope, Glendale, CA
  • 2017-2019, Medical Director, Rio Bravo Cancer Center, Bakersfield, CA
  • 2013-2017, Radiation Oncology Attending Physician, Cancer Center of Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • 2013-2017, Chairman, Continuing Medical Education CME Program at Cancer Center of Irvine, CA

Glendale Radiation Oncology

City of Hope Glendale Radiation Oncology, 720 E. Colorado Street, Glendale, CA, 91205

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Phone :  818-500-5885

Degrees

  • 2004-2008, Doctor of Medicine, Boston University, MA
  • 2000-2004, Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California Irvine, CA

Residency

  • 2009-2013, Resident Physician, PGY-5 Chief Resident, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Department of Radiation Oncology, Los Angeles, CA

Internship

  • 2008-2009, Department of Surgery, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Queens, NY
  • 2016, Augmenix SpaceOAR Rectal Spacer Implantation Certified
  • 2014, American Board of Radiology, Board Certified in Radiation Oncology
  • California Medical Board/DEA
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support/Basic Life Support

Presentations

 
Tao A, Yeh J. “Accelerated Partial-Breast Irradiation (APBI) using High-Dose-Rate Interstitial Brachytherapy for Ductal Carcinoma In-Situ (DCIS)" American Brachytherapy Society 2017 (Boston, MA)
 
Tao A, Yeh J. “Accelerated Partial-Breast Irradiation (APBI) using High-Dose-Rate Interstitial Brachytherapy for Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)" American Brachytherapy Society 2017 (Boston, MA)
 
Yeh J. “Combination HDR Brachytherapy and IMRT For the Treatment Of Prostate Cancer" World Congress of Brachytherapy 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
 
Yeh J. "Postprostatectomy Patients Undergoing Salvage High-Dose External Beam Radiation with a Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Spacer" American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2016 (Boston, MA)
 
Yeh J, Chien J. "Absence of Infection from Injection of a Rectal Spacer into the Anterior Perirectal Fat Space" American Radium Society 2015 (Kauai, HI) - Poster of Distinction
 
Yeh J, Chien J. "Rectal Spacer Injection in Post-Prostatectomy Patients Undergoing Salvage High Dose External Beam Radiation" American Radium Society 2015 (Kauai, HI)
 
Tokita K, Yeh J. "Spacer Enhanced HDR provides new radiation therapy treatment planning options for HDR Brachytherapy" BrachyNext 2014 (Miami Fl)
 
Yeh J. "Adenocarcinoma of the Anal Canal : A Single Institution Experience" ASTRO 2013 (Atlanta, GA)
 
Chang-Halpenny C, Yeh J. "Elderly Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme Treated with Concurrent Temozolomide and Standard versus Abbreviated Course Radiotherapy." ASTRO 2013 (Atlanta, GA)
 
Yeh J, Hastings J. "Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Rectum: A Single Institution Experience" ASTRO 2011 (Miami, Fl)
 
Yeh J. "Evolving Treatment Paradigm of Anaplastic Carcinoma of the Thyroid" April 2010 Kaiser Permanente Southern California Regional Radiation Oncology Educational Conference (Los Angeles, CA)
 
Yeh J. "Endometrial Carcinoma: High Dose Rate Brachytherapy Planning" Aug 2010 Kaiser Permanente Southern California Regional Radiation Oncology Educational Conference (Los Angeles, CA)
 
Yeh J. "Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Treatment Management" Feb 2011 Kaiser Permanente Southern California Regional Radiation Oncology Educational Conference (Los Angeles, CA)
 
Yeh J. "Limited Stage Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung" Oct 2011 Kaiser Permanente Southern California Regional Radiation Oncology Educational Conference (Los Angeles, CA)
 
Yeh J. "Post Mastectomy Radiation Therapy in Women with 1 –3 Positive Axillary Lymph Nodes" June 2012 Kaiser Permanente Southern California Regional Radiation Oncology Educational Conference (Los Angeles, CA)
 

Publications

 
Yeh J, Lehrich B. " Three-year outcomes of 324 prostate carcinoma patients treated with combination high-dose-rate brachytherapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy" Translational Cancer Research Journal – 2017
 
Yeh J, Lehrich B. "Polyethylene Glycol Hydrogel Rectal Spacer Implantation in Patients with Prostate Cancer Undergoing Combination HDR Brachytherapy and External Beam Radiotherapy" Brachytherapy Journal - Feb 2016
 
Chang-Halpenny C, Yeh J. "Elderly Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme Treated with Concurrent Temozolomide and Standard versus Abbreviated Course Radiotherapy." The Permanente Journal- Winter 2015
 
Kagan AR, Yeh J, Schulz RJ. "Is Proton-Beam Therapy Better Than Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer?" American Journal Clinical Oncology. 2014 Feb 26
 
Yeh J, Kagan AR. "Ego-Based Medicine" International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics (IJROBP) May 2013
 
Yeh J, Hastings J. "Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Rectum: A Single Institution Experience" Journal of Coloproctology Oct 2012
 
  • ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology)
  • ACRO (American College of Radiation Oncology)
  • ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology)
  • AMA (American Medical Association)
  • LARS (Los Angeles Radiological Society)
  • ABS (American Brachytherapy Society)
  • NSCS (National Society of Collegiate Scholars)
  • 2016, Super Doctors Rising Star Recognition
  • 2015, American Radium Society 2015 Meeting - Distinguished Poster
  • 2013, Seattle Prostate Institute – Brachytherapy Training Grant Recipient
  • 2012, Kaiser Permanente LAMC Insider Newsletter Featured for Outstanding Patient Care
  • 2011, Kaiser Permanente Travel Award ASTRO 2011 Grant Recipient
  • 2009, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Conference Grant Recipient
  • 2005, BU Graduate Medical Sciences – Summer Research Program Grant Recipient
  • 2003, UCI’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Grant Recipient
  • 2002, National Dean's List
  • 2001, Induction into National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
  • 2000-2004, UCI Dean's List
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