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Simon Lo, MB, ChB, FACR, FASTRO

Professor

Overview

Dr. Lo is a radiation oncologist with expertise in brain tumor, and tumor in the central nervous system (CNS).  He also specializes in Gamma Knife, and Stereotactic Radiosurgery.  He is a Professor and Vice Chair of Strategic Planning at the University of Washington Department of Radiation Oncology.  Dr. Lo practices at UWMC, Harborview, and the Proton Therapy Center.

Patient Care Philosophy

“I believe all patients deserve compassionate and the best medical care.  My aim is to provide the best possible treatment for my patients, and provide education and support to my patients and their families, so they don’t have to face this journey alone.”

Education and Training

Medical Education: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1991.

Internship: Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, 1992

Residency:
Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong, China, 1993

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, China, 1997

University of Minnesota Medical Center, MN, 2001

Selected Publications from a Total of 234

Strategies to Mitigate Toxicities From Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Spine Metastases. Schaub SK, Tseng YD, Chang EL, Sahgal A, Saigal R, Hofstetter CP, Foote M, Ko AL, Yuh WTC, Mossa-Basha M, Mayr NA, Lo SS. Neurosurgery. 2019 Jul 2. pii: nyz213. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyz213. [Epub ahead of print]

The Emerging Role of Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy for Primary Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Correa RJM, Louie AV, Zaorsky NG, Lehrer EJ, Ellis R, Ponsky L, Kaplan I, Mahadevan A, Chu W, Hannan R, Onishi H, Teh BS, Muacevic A, Lo SS, Staehler M, Siva S, Swaminath A.Eur Urol Focus. 2019 Jun 24. pii: S2405-4569(19)30157-9. doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2019.06.002. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID:31248849

Stereotactic Radiotherapy as a Treatment Option for Renal Tumors in the Solitary Kidney: A Multicenter Analysis from the IROCK. Correa RJM, Louie AV, Staehler M, Warner A, Gandhidasan S, Ponsky L, Ellis R, Kaplan I, Mahadevan A, Chu W, Swaminath A, Onishi H, Teh BS, Lo SS, Muacevic A, Siva S. J Urol. 2019 Jun;201(6):1097-1104. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000000111. PMID: 30741849

Population description and clinical response assessment for spinal metastases: part 2 of the SPIne response assessment in Neuro-Oncology (SPINO) group report. Laufer I, Lo SS, Chang EL, Sheehan J, Guckenberger M, Sohn MJ, Ryu S, Foote M, Muacevic A, Soltys SG, Chao S, Myrehaug S, Gerszten PC, Lis E, Maralani P, Bilsky M, Fisher C, Rhines L, Verlaan JJ, Schiff D, Fehlings MG, Ma L, Chang S, Parulekar WR, Vogelbaum MA, Sahgal A. Neuro Oncol. 2018 Aug 2;20(9):1215-1224. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noy047. PMID: 29590465

Pooled analysis of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for primary renal cell carcinoma: A report from the International Radiosurgery Oncology Consortium for Kidney (IROCK). Siva S, Louie AV, Warner A, Muacevic A, Gandhidasan S, Ponsky L, Ellis R, Kaplan I, Mahadevan A, Chu W, Swaminath A, Onishi H, Teh B, Correa RJ, Lo SS, Staehler M. Cancer. 2018 Mar 1;124(5):934-942. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31156. Epub 2017 Dec 20. PMID: 29266183

Consensus Contouring Guidelines for Postoperative Completely Resected Cavity Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases. Soliman H, Ruschin M, Angelov L, Brown PD, Chiang VLS, Kirkpatrick JP, Lo SS, Mahajan A, Oh KS, Sheehan JP, Soltys SG, Sahgal A. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Feb 1;100(2):436-442. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.09.047. Epub 2017 Oct 4. PMID: 29157748

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines on the Role of Chemotherapy in the Management of Adults With Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Brain Tumors. Sherman JH, Lo SS, Harrod T, Hdeib A, Li Y, Ryken T, Olson JJ.Neurosurgery. 2019 Mar 1;84(3):E175-E177. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyy544. PMID: 30629221

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Management of Vertebral Compression Fractures. Expert Panels on Neurological Imaging, Interventional Radiology, and Musculoskeletal Imaging:, Shah LM, Jennings JW, Kirsch CFE, Hohenwalter EJ, Beaman FD, Cassidy RC, Johnson MM, Kendi AT, Lo SS, Reitman C, Sahgal A, Scheidt MJ, Schramm K, Wessell DE, Kransdorf MJ, Lorenz JM, Bykowski J. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Nov;15(11S):S347-S364. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.09.019. PMID: 30392604

Spinal metastasis: diagnosis, management and follow-up. Mossa-Basha M, Gerszten PC, Myrehaug S, Mayr NA, Yuh WT, Jabehdar Maralani P, Sahgal A, Lo SS. Br J Radiol. 2019 Jul 25:20190211. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20190211. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31322920

Updates in the management of intradural spinal cord tumors: a radiation oncology focus. Kotecha R, Mehta MP, Chang EL, Brown PD, Suh JH, Lo SS, Das S, Samawi HH, Keith J, Perry J, Sahgal A.Neuro Oncol. 2019 Jun 10;21(6):707-718. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noz014. PMID: 30977511

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Research Interests

  • Brain tumors
  • Tumors in the central nervous system (CNS)
  • Gamma knife
  • Spine stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic body Radiation therapy (SBRT)