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Patrick Linson, MD

  • Radiation Oncology
Patrick Linson, MD
4.8 64 Ratings
Accepts new patients
age-group-adults-color Treats adults


Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, John J. Hopkins Drive
10670 John J Hopkins Dr
San Diego, CA 92121
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Patrick Linson, MD, is a radiation oncologist in San Diego specializing in the treatment of prostate, brain, lung and skin cancers. In addition, he has expertise in intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) image-guided proton radiotherapy (IMPT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation treatment (SBRT) for brain, spine, lung, liver, kidney and prostate tumors.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Linson participates in studies evaluating prostate cancer treatments. He also conducted research while attending Harvard Medical School. After graduating, he completed a fellowship in preventive medicine at Harvard School of Public Health, where he went on to obtain his Masters in Public Health. Dr. Linson has worked on a number of cancer prevention projects at Harvard and the National Cancer Institute and continues to research prostate cancer prevention strategies.

As an oncologist, Dr. Linson works closely with the patient and their family, to provide the knowledge needed to make informed decisions. He strives to provide his patients with proven, up-to-date, and evidence-based practices, using state-of-the-art radiation therapy in a compassionate and caring manner. He also works with the patient and their physicians to create a treatment plan that incorporates the best surgical, chemotherapy and radiation therapy approaches. The ultimate goal is to give his patients the best outcomes, while limiting the side effects of treatment. His hope is to treat patients in the same way he would hope his own family to be treated.

Away from the office, Dr. Linson is an avid runner. He enjoys the beach, white water rafting and hiking with his family. He and his family go camping regularly in the mountains, beaches, and deserts of Southern California. He loves to cook and explore restaurants with friends and family.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, 2003

Medical Education

  • Harvard Medical School, MD, 1997


  • Brigham & Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1999


  • Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology, 2003

Graduate Education

  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH, 1998

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