Accessibility Tools

Peer Review is an integral component of quality assurance at UCI Radiation Oncology. All patients who are beginning radiation have multiple sets of eyes reviewing and approving their treatment plans prior to delivery of care. At UCI Radiation Oncology, peer review conferences occur twice weekly and involve clinical presentations including sharing of technical details associated with treatment. While these conferences are led by physicians, representatives from all sections of the department are expected to attend. These meetings are specifically designed to ensure that the highest quality and most contemporary treatments are being delivered. They are meant to be “working conferences” as much as they are educational. From a practical standpoint, the peer review process enables the entire team at UCI Radiation Oncology to:

  1. Review the radiation treatment plan for every patient treated prior to treatment start.
  2. Review the brachytherapy plan for every patient treated.
  3. Present the imaging data, target volumes, normal structures, and radiation doses for discussion.
  4. Display additional technical details including beam arrangement, coverage of the tumor, tolerance of dose-limiting tissue adjacent to target volumes, and dose and fractionation prescriptions for comprehensive analysis.
  5. Discuss the clinical data and evidence-based decision-making that was used for each patient.
  6. Iron out any complexities and challenges that need further clarification so that any ambiguity is eliminated.
  7. Gain input from all team members to optimize the treatment
  8. Review clinical trials including eligibility criteria for each case.
  9. Brainstorm about potential improvements that could be made.
  10. Achieve a group consensus on radiation treatment prior to the delivery of care.

Meet OurFaculty

    • Allen M. Chen, MD, MBA Home

      Allen M. Chen, MD, MBA

      Professor and Chair
    • Peter Maxim, PhD

      Peter Maxim, PhD

      Professor and Vice Chair
    • Charles Limoli, PhD

      Charles Limoli, PhD

      Professor and Vice Chair
    • Jeffrey V. Kuo, MD

      Jeffrey V. Kuo, MD

    • Varun Sehgal

      Varun Sehgal, PhD

    • Aaron B. Simon, MD, PhD

      Aaron B. Simon, MD, PhD

      Assistant Professor
    • Jeremy P. Harris, MD

      Jeremy P. Harris, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Steven N. Seyedin, MD

      Steven N. Seyedin, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Erin Healy, MD

      Erin Healy, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Robert Hesselgesser, MD

      Robert Hesselgesser, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Steven Davis, MD

      Steven Davis, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Michael Reilly, PhD

      Michael Reilly, PhD

      Assistant Professor
    • Mengying Shi, PhD

      Mengying Shi, PhD

      Assistant Professor
    • Munjal Acharya, PhD

      Munjal Acharya, PhD

      Associate Professor
    • Shuaib Juma, MS

      Shuaib Juma, MS

      Staff Physicist
    • Janet Baulch, PhD

      Janet Baulch, PhD

      Project Scientist
    • Warren Inouye, MD

      Warren Inouye, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Robert Kwan, MD

      Robert Kwan, MD

      Assistant Professor
    • Annie Truong, APRN

      Annie Truong, APRN

      Nurse Practitioner

Office LocationContact Us

Department of Radiation Oncology

UCI Medical Center

  • UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

    101 The City Drive, Bldg. 23, Orange
    CA 92868-3298
    Fax: (714) 456-7170
  • UCI Health
  • UC Irvine Health School of Medicine
  • University of California Irvine