Board certified in therapeutic radiology and recognized nationally and
internationally for his work in stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment
of brain tumors, Dr. Larson serves as co-medical director of the Taylor
McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute’s Gamma Knife Program.
Prior to opening his Fremont-based private practice and joining the medical
community at Washington Hospital Healthcare System in 2007, Dr. Larson
was Professor in Residence at the Departments of Radiation Oncology and
Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He
was also co-director of the university’s Gamma Knife Program, a
position he held for 16 years. In addition, Dr. Larson was clinical chief
of Long Hospital Radiation Oncology, co-director of the Cyberknife Spine
Radiosurgery Program, director of the Cyberknife Body Radiosurgery Program
and principal investigator of the Brain Tumor Research Center, all at UCSF.
In addition to his many years as a professor and mentor, Dr. Larson has
led and/or participated in numerous research protocols focusing on management
of central nervous system and body tumors using the most advanced radiation
therapy treatments. Dr. Larson has also performed thousands of formal
radiation oncology consultations.
Dr. Larson is active in numerous professional organizations and associations,
speaking, moderating panels and participating on many task groups, and
he has been a consultant U.S. agencies and corporations. He has published
hundreds of medical journal and peer-reviewed articles and abstracts and
has served as editor or peer reviewer for numerous publications in the
fields of radiation oncology and neurosurgery.
Dr. Larson received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller
School of Medicine and performed his internship at the University of California,
San Francisco and his residency training in radiation oncology at Harvard
Medical School’s Joint Center for Radiation Therapy. He also holds
a PhD in Experimental High Energy Physics from the University of Chicago.
Dr. David Larson: treating brain tumors without making a single cut
Considered the gold standard in radiosurgery, Gamma Knife Perfexion is
used to treat many serious neurological disorders affecting the brain,
including malignant and benign tumors, metastatic brain tumors, arteriovenous
malformations and trigeminal neuralgia. As co-medical director of the
Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute’s Gamma Knife® Program,
radiation oncologist David Larson, MD, PhD, is leading the way with this
noninvasive and effective way to treat small brain tumors. Read more