Renuka Malik

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology

Renuka Malik specializes in the treatment of thoracic, gastrointestinal, breast, genitourinary, and oligometastatic cancers. She has expertise in stereotactic ablative radiotherapy, which employs larger-than-conventional doses of radiation to treat localized volumes with more potent forms of radiation. She is an expert in such advanced technologies as image-guided radiation therapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy, which minimizes damage to healthy tissues when targeting tumors. She currently serves as the medical director for radiation oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care in Orland Park.

She has published numerous articles in such peer-reviewed journals as Clinical Lung Cancer, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, Radiotherapy and Oncology, Medical Physics, and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. She is an editor of Diseases of the Esophagus.

As part of a seven-year medical program, Malik earned a BA in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Chicago Medicine, where she also served as chief resident.

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