Damon E. Smith, MD, FACRO

Damon E. Smith, MD, FACRO

Radiation Oncologist

Damon E. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.R.O. received his medical degree from the Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his internship at the Wadsworth VA (UCLA) and residency in Radiation Oncology at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. Dr. Smith is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Smith has been associated with Radiation Medical Group since 1995, having served on the faculty at UCSD School of Medicine from 1994 to 1995. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the University of California, San Diego. He has an interest and special training in treatment of tumors of the Central Nervous System and in optimization of treatment by more accurate delivery of radiation. He is an active member of the American Society of Therapeutic and Radiation Oncologists, the American College of Radiation Oncology, and the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society.


Radiation Oncologist (Sept. 1995 - present)
Medical Director and President (2002 - 2011)
Radiation Medical Group, A Division of Genesis Healthcare Partners
San Diego, California
Adjunct Professor (April 2016 - present)
Department of Physics, San Diego State University
San Diego, California
Assistant Professor (July 1994 - August 1995)
Division of Radiation Oncology
University of California, San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, California

Licensure & Certifications

Board Certification
American Board of Radiology in Radiation Oncology
June 1995, recertified September 2003

California – G72842
October 1991


1990 Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
M.D., 1990


University of San Diego
San Diego, California
B.A. in Psychology, 1986


July 1991 - June 1994 Radiation Oncology Residency
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Los Angeles, California  

July 1990 - June 1991

Wadsworth VA Hospital (UCLA)
Department of Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Special Initiatives

July 1993 - June 1994

Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center


Cyberknife and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Extensive High Dose Rate Brachytherapy experience

Honors and awards

1994 Recipient, ACRO Fellowship Award
1994 House Staff Researcher of the Year, Southern California
Permanente Medical Group
1987-1989 President, HU AMA Student Chapter
1989 Departmental Honors in Radiation Oncology
1989 Departmental Honors in Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • Cyberknife Society
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • American College of Radiation Oncology
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • San Diego County Medical Society
  • San Diego Radiological Society


Smith, DE, Ghosh S, O’Leary M, Chu C, Brody D. Hypofractionated Radiosurgery for Meningiomas – a safer alternative for large tumors? Transl Cancer Res 3(4): 367-72, 2014.

Smith, DE.  Cyberknife Radiosurgery for Cancer in the Lung. Jrnl Thoracic Oncology 3(11)(supplement, #147), 2008

Smith DE, Bielamowicz S, Anderson PJ, Peddada AV, Kagan AR. Cutaneous Neuroendocrine (Merkel Cell) Carcinoma: A Report of 35 Cases.  Am J Clin Oncol 18(3): 199-203. 1995

Smith DE, Shah KH, Rao AR, Frost DB Kagan AR, Latino F, Anderson PJ, Peddada AV.  Chemotherapy and Low-Dose Radiation Therapy for Cancer of the Anal Canal.  Radiology 1994 May, 191(2) 569-72.

Bielamowicz S, Smith DE, Abemeyor E, Merkel Cell Carcinoma:  An Aggressive Skin Neoplasm. Laryngoscope.  1994 May;104(5 Pt 1):528-32.

Peddada AV, Harvey JC, Anderson PJ, Davidson W, Smith DE, Kagan AR.  High Dose Intraluminal Radiation in a Combined Modality Treatment Plan for Carcinoma of the Esophagus.  J Surg Oncol 1993;52: 160-13

Smith, Damon E.  “MD First Line in AIDS Defense, Dr. Koop Tells Medical Students.”  American Medical News, April 22, 1988, p 31.

Smith DE, Smith BE. “Medical Students Sought to Talk to Teens About Stopping AIDS.” American Medical News, April 15, 1988, pp45-48.

“Electron Binding Capacity of Organic Ligands” under Mitchell Malachowski, PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of San Diego.  1985-1986


Fractionated Accelerated Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Primary Brain Neoplasms. Presented at the 1st Annual Southern California Permanente Medical Center Radiation Oncology Update, Vail, CO, January 1995

Effect of Anti-androgen Therapy for Obstructive Uropathy Prior to Radiation Therapy. Presented at the 4th Annual Prostate Cancer Update, Beaver Creek, CO, January 1994

Chemotherapy and Low-Dose Radiation Therapy for Cancer of the Anal Canal. Presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Radiologic Society of North America, December 1993

Cutaneous Neuroendocrine (Merkel Cell) Carcinoma: A Report of 35 Cases. Presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Radium Society, April 1993

San Diego - Radiation Oncology

3366 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
T 619.230.0400
F 858.429.7936

Escondido - Radiation Oncology

701 E. Grand Avenue
Suite #200
Escondido, CA 92025
T 760.839.7370
F 858.429.7938

San Diego - CyberKnife

5395 Ruffin Road
Suite #103
San Diego, CA 92123
T 858.505.4100
F 858.429.7939