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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.
- University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina
- Wake Forest University, Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Date Joined Staff
- 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
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