Radiation Oncology Center - Overview

The Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Department of Radiation Oncology is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality cancer care in a sensitive, respectful and compassionate manner.  Supported by some of the most advanced technologies available anywhere, our physicians are focused on applying the tools of modern medicine to achieve the best possible outcomes for each patient with cancer in our community.

Physicians

Johnny Kao, MD

Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology

Chairman, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Cancer Committee

A native New Yorker, Dr. Kao graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and attended medical school at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center and residency in the Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology at University of Chicago.

Dr. Kao is the chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.  He has been awarded the Patients’ Choice Award for outstanding patient satisfaction.  A prolific researcher, Dr. Kao published over 60 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and currently serves as Associate Editor for Frontiers in Oncology.  His research has been supported by federal funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.  While serving as an Attending Physician at Mount Sinai, Dr. Kao led the first phase I/II trial combining stereotactic radiation with systemic therapy for limited metastatic disease, a concept that has now become a standard treatment approach.  Dr. Kao has extensive personal and published experience in successfully treating patients with intensity modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and stereotactic radiation therapy.

Andrew T. Wong, MD

Attending Physician, Department of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Wong is a board-certified radiation oncologist at the Cancer Center of Good Samaritan Hospital.  He specializes in the treatment of all types of cancer and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles on the treatment of breast, gynecological, prostate, thoracic, and central nervous system cancers.  He has had extensive training in a wide array of advanced radiation treatment modalities including image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR/SBRT), and brachytherapy.

Dr. Wong was born and raised on Long Island.  He graduated cum laude from Columbia University earning a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering.  He later attended medical school at Stony Brook University.  He completed his residency training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY where he served as Chief Resident.  He is an active member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and holds a faculty appointment (Clinical Assistant Professor) at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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