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Simon Lo, MB, ChB, FACR, FASTRO

Professor

Locations of Practice

SCCA Proton Therapy

1570 N 115th Street
Seattle, WA 98133

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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

Lo SS, Brown PD, Foote M, Chao ST, Chang EL, Sahgal A. Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery for limited brain metastases: are we ready for prime time? Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2017 Jul 24:1-3. doi: 10.1080/14737140.2017.1358090.

Husain ZA, Sahgal A, Chang EL, Maralani PJ, Kubicky CD, Redmond KJ, Fisher C, Laufer I, Lo SS. Modern approaches to the management of metastatic epidural spinal cord compression. CNS Oncol. 2017 Jul 18. doi: 10.2217/cns-2016-0044.

Lo SS, Chang EL, Sahgal A. Radiosurgery for resected brain metastases-a new standard of care? Lancet Oncol. 2017 Aug;18(8):985-987. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(17)30448-5.

Siva S, Kothari G, Muacevic A, Louie AV, Slotman BJ, Teh BS, Lo SS. Radiotherapy for renal cell carcinoma: renaissance of an overlooked approach. Nat Rev Urol. 2017 Jun 20. doi: 10.1038/nrurol.2017.87

Videtic GMM, Donington J, Giuliani M, Heinzerling J, Karas TZ, Kelsey CR, Lally BE, Latzka K, Lo SS, Moghanaki D, Movsas B, Rimner A, Roach M, Rodrigues G, Shirvani SM, Simone CB, Timmerman R, Daly ME. Stereotactic body radiation therapy for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer: Executive Summary of an ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Jun 5. pii: S1879-8500(17)30121-2. doi: 10.1016/j.prro.2017.04.014.

Lock MI, Klein J, Chung HT, Herman JM, Kim EY, Small W, Mayr NA, Lo SS. Strategies to tackle the challenges of external beam radiotherapy for liver tumors. World J Hepatol. 2017 May 18;9(14):645-656. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i14.645.

Tseng CL, Eppinga W, Charest-Morin R, Soliman H, Myrehaug S, Maralani PJ, Campbell M, Lee YK, Fisher C, Fehlings MG, Chang EL, Lo SS, Sahgal A. Spine Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy: Indications, Outcomes, and Points of Caution. Global Spine J. 2017 Apr;7(2):179-197. doi: 10.1177/2192568217694016

Lai JP, Yue Y, Zhang W, Zhou Y, Frishberg D, Jamil LH, Mirocha JM, Guindi M, Balzer B, Bose S, Cao D, Lo S, Fan X, Rutgers JK. Comparison of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and PET/CT in preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Pancreatology. 2017 Jul – Aug;17(4):617-622. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2017.04.008.

Gittleman H, Lim D, Kattan MW, Chakravarti A, Gilbert MR, Lassman AB, Lo SS, Machtay M, Sloan AE, Sulman EP, Tian D, Vogelbaum MA, Wang TJC, Penas-Prado M, Youssef E, Blumenthal DT, Zhang P, Mehta MP, Barnholtz-Sloan JS. An independently validated nomogram for individualized estimation of survival among patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma: NRG Oncology RTOG 0525 and 0825. Neuro Oncol. 2017 May 1;19(5):669-677. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/now208.

Kirkpatrick JP, Soltys SG, Lo SS, Beal K, Shrieve DC, Brown PD. The radiosurgery fractionation quandary: single fraction or hypofractionation? Neuro Oncol. 2017 Apr 1;19(suppl_2):ii38-ii49. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/now301.

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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)