Lanceford Chong, MD, MPH
Medical Director of Radiation Oncology
Western Regional Medical Center
"To be part of a team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in which the entire approach is one of a culture of clinical excellence and true compassionate caring is a dream come true. As a physician, I always feel that supporting my patients is a critical part of the healing process."
- Lanceford M. Chong, MD, MPH
- University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Internship / Residency
- Radiation Oncology - University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
- Master of Public Health, Health Services Administration - University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health
- Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology
Dr. Lanceford Chong brings more than 20 years of experience to his role as a radiation oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Chong received a medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in radiation oncology and was appointed Chief Resident his senior year. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree in health services administration from the UCLA School of Public Health.
Dr. Chong was drawn to the spirit of collaboration at CTCA, which he calls a “cancer center without walls with a truly integrated multidisciplinary team of oncologic specialists.”
Board certified in radiation oncology, Dr. Chong has served on the faculty of several academic medical centers. His appointments have included:
- Associate Clinical Member, Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine
- Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine
- Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
- Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, City of Hope National Medical Center
Dr. Chong is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Radiation Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He was elected to membership in the American Head and Neck Society, the prestigious academic organization of head and neck cancer specialists.
He has authored multiple, peer-reviewed articles in highly respected medical journals and chapters in major oncologic textbooks, including:
- “Salivary Gland Tumors,” Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology, 2nd and 3rd editions, Theodore L. Phillips, Richard Hoppe and Mack Roach III, editors
- “Head and Neck Radiation Oncology,” Cancer of the Head and Neck, American Cancer Society Atlas of Clinical Oncology, Jatin P. Shah, editor
- “Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer,” A Practical Guide to Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, authors from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- “Principles of Radiation Oncology,” Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, 3rd edition, Jatin P. Shah and Snehal G. Patel, editors
Dr. Chong is a state of Connecticut certified level II firefighter. He was on staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City on 9/11, and was so affected by the profound tragedy that he was moved to do something for his country and his town. Dr. Chong and his son, Ryan, both served as active and responding members of the Greenwich Fire Department.
While an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Chong was a member of the University of California Marching Band (“Cal Band”), which represented the USA and the state of California at the Expo 70 World’s Fair in Osaka, Japan.
Dr. Chong lives in North Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife, Darlene, their cat, Gizmo, and Brady, their Labrador retriever. He enjoys spending time with their son, who is a screenwriter in the film industry.