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Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Victor J. Gonzalez, MD, joined the St. Joseph Medical Center's Cancer Center in April 2022. He is a radiation oncologist with primary expertise in breast, lymphoma, hepatobiliary malignancy and Stereotactic Body RadioTherapy (SBRT).
Dr. Gonzalez received his undergraduate degree with Highest Honors from the University of Florida. He then earned his medical degree from Florida State University where he was elected to the AOA medical honor society. After his internship in internal medicine at the University of California San Diego, he completed his training in radiation oncology at the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Before joining PeaceHealth, Dr. Gonzalez was an associate professor at the University of Arizona Cancer Center where he was director of Radiation Oncology at their Orange Grove clinic. He also served as co-director of the clinical breast program. He has worked closely with medical students and radiation oncology residents and has received accolades for educational contributions.
Dr. Gonzalez is active in both the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Radium Society where he is member of the Appropriate Use Criteria committee for developing evidence-based treatment guidelines. His research includes techniques for reducing heart exposure during breast radiotherapy as well as methods for reducing skin toxicity.
“Working with patients is by far the most rewarding part of my day,” Dr. Gonzalez says. “Not only do I get the opportunity to connect with people from all walks of life, I also get the chance to save lives and alleviate suffering”.
When he isn’t working, Dr. Gonzalez enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. His hobbies include hiking, wildlife photography, rock climbing and alpine skiing, including backcountry touring.