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About James Urbanic, MD

James Urbanic, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist and the medical director of Radiation Oncology Services in Encinitas. He specializes in a variety of radiotherapy and radiosurgical techniques, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).

Dr. Urbanic's research is focused on breast and lung cancer and cancer symptom management. He has developed and led physician education courses in radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy techniques. He is involved with national committees for developing clinical trials aimed at improving outcomes for patients with lung cancer.

As a faculty member in the School of Medicine's Department of Radiation Medicine, Dr. Urbanic also enjoys teaching resident physicians and medical students.

Dr. Urbanic previously led the lung cancer, breast cancer and body radiosurgery programs at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

He also completed his residency training at Wake Forest University. Prior to earning his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, he worked on ships all over the world as an engineer and graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Dr. Urbanic is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

In addition to the location listed above, Dr. Urbanic also sees patients in Oceanside.

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For more information, see Radiation Oncology and Cancer Services.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina

Residency

  • Wake Forest University, Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2014-08-01

Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology
  • American Board of Radiology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Brain Tumors
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Proton Therapy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Urologic Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted