Ken Tatebe, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncologist

Ken Tatebe, M.D., Ph.D. is a Radiation Oncologist with Rush Radiosurgery and an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Rush University Medical Center.

Dr. Tatebe received his Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, his philosophical doctorate in physics from the University of California in Berkeley, California, and his medical doctorate from the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. He completed his internship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, where he served as Chief Resident. He has also completed externships in proton therapy in Warrenville, IL and in carbon ion therapy in Chiba, Japan.

Dr. Tatebe has been awarded numerous honors, has presented his research at local and national meetings, and has authored several publications in peer-reviewed publications. These include works on radiation therapy, novel imaging methods, bioinformatics, and high-intensity focused ultrasound.

He is a member of several professional societies including the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American Board of Radiology (ABR), and the American Physical Society (APS).

Dr. Tatebe’s hobbies include flying, lapidary, and amateur radio. In addition to being fluent in English, Dr. Tatebe is proficient in Japanese and American Sign Language and has a basic knowledge of Spanish.