Together: A Better Way To Fight Cancer
Santa Clarita Radiation Therapy Center Provides Santa Clarita Valley local access to highly-advanced radiotherapy treatments using the TomoTherapy Hi-Art System. By combining the capabilities of an integrated CT Scanner, 3-D Treatment Planning and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), TomoTherapy offers effective treatment delivery with minimal side effects.
Santa Clarita Radiation Therapy Center is part of The US Oncology Network, which has more than 1,400 affiliated physicians with expertise in medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, urology, oncology surgery and other specialties at more than 400 sites of care in 26 states, treating over 1.1 million patients annually. The Network provides strong and comprehensive practice management capabilities and value-based care expertise that are critical for practices navigating today’s challenging healthcare landscape. The Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, an industry leader in solutions that empower the community patient care delivery system to advance the science, technology and quality of care.
Santa Clarita Radiation Therapy Center offers patients a compassionate team approach while ensuring access to innovative treatments with ongoing follow-up care. This team approach focuses on partnering with our patients primary care physicians and specialists, ensuring our patients’ entire care team understands the prescribed treatment and is continuously updated on their patient’s progress.
25751 McBean Pkwy, Suite 110
Valencia, CA 91355
- Contact Information
P: (661) 259-2990
F: (661) 259-1031
May Lin Tao, MD, MSPH - Medical Director
Dr. Tao graduated from Yale University cum laude and received her MD from New York University School of Medicine. She completed 2 years of post-graduate training in pediatric medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and her residency in radiation oncology at the Harvard Joint Center of Radiation Therapy in Boston. She also obtained a master’s degree in health services research from the UCLA School of Public Health. She was on faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine and was the co-director of their Pediatric Brain Tumor Program.
Dr. Tao is board certified in radiation oncology. She holds or has held leadership roles in the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) and Quality Research in Radiation Oncology (QRRO). She has been a principal investigator for several funded clinical trials, and has had numerous academic publications with a special emphasis on breast cancer treatment, survivorship and quality of life.
Her areas of special interest are breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and skin cancers.
Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Internship: Boston Children's Hospital Harvard Medical School
Residency: Joint Center for Radiation Therapy Harvard Medical School
• American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology)
• Vice-Chair, American College of Radiology, Quality of Research in Radiation Oncology, Breast Committee
• Member, American College of Radiology, Quality of Research in Radiation Oncology, Electronic Data Systems and Data Management Committee
• Owen JB, Khalid N, Ho A. Kachnic LA, Komaki R, Tao ML, Currey A, Wilson HF. Can Patient comorbidities be included in clinical performance measures for radiation oncology? J Oncol Pract. 10(3):e175-81 (May2014)
• Rose DR, Tisnado DT, Tao ML, Malin JL, Adams JL, Ganz PA, Kahn KLPrevalence, Predictors and Patient Outcomes Associated with Physician Co-management: Findings from Los Angeles Women’s Health Study, Health Serv Res, in press.
Cailtin Gomez, MD
Dr. Caitlin Gomez joined Valley Radiotherapy Associates Medical Group in 2015. Dr. Gomez practices at both Holy Cross and Santa Clarita Radiation Therapy Center. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Gomez continued studying at UCLA where she obtained her Medical Degree. She then completed her internship at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Gomez completed her residency training in Radiation Oncology and served as Chief Resident at UCLA. During her residency, she was a resident informaticist for her department, working on various projects to improve patient care and communications through the use of the electronic medical record system. Dr. Gomez also participated in the Housestaff ‑ Quality Improvement Council and led a quality improvement project.
Dr. Gomez has presented research findings at multiple conferences and has published papers on breast and prostate cancer management. She is experienced in the use of several radiation therapy modalities, including Image-Guided/Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IGRT/IMRT), Stereotacic RadioSurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). Dr. Gomez is committed to compassionate, patient-centered care.
Her interests include SCUBA diving, hiking, photography, and painting. She speaks English and Spanish.
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
Internship: Internal Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
Residency: Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles
• American Board of Radiology (Therapeutic Radiology)
• Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society
• Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society, CA Epsilon
• Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical and Computer Science Engineering Honor Society
• Cheng H, Gomez C, Khan S, Wali S. A purple rash. Lancet. 2011;378(9801):1526
• Gomez C, Wu J, Pope W, Vinters H, de Salles A, Selch M. Pineocytoma with diffuse dissemination to the leptomeninges. Rare Tumors. 2011;3:163-5
• Gomez C, Shah C, McCloskey S, Foster N, Vicini F. The role of radiation therapy after nipple-sparing mastectomy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014; DOI 10.1245/s10434-013-3446-z
• Gomez C, Xu X, Qi S, Wang PC, Kupelian P, Steinberg M, King C. Dosimetric Parameters Predict Quality of Life Outcomes for Patients Receiving Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2015; DOI 10.1016/j.prro.2015.01.006
• Yang Y, Cao M, Kaprealian T, Sheng K, Gao Y, Han F, Gomez C, Santhanam A, Tenn S, Agazaryan N, Low D, Hu P. UTE-MRI-based Treatment Simulation and Patient Setup for Radiation Therapy of Brain Cancer. Accepted for publication to Medical Physics.
Honors and Awards:
• Valedictorian 2001 - Agoura High School, Agoura Hills, CA
• National AP Scholar 2001
• Regents Scholar 2001 - 2005 - University of California, Los Angeles
• Outstanding Senior 2006 - Electrical Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles
• Outstanding Bachelor of Science 2006, Henry Samueli School of Engineering - University of California, Los Angeles
• Bob Montoya MD Medical Student Scholarship 2008
• Latino Medical Student Association
• 2nd Place Art Award 2008 & 2009
• The BEAT, Journal of Art and Literature
• David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
• Letter of Distinction - Surgery, Psychiatry, Neurology, Ambulatory Medicine 2008 - 2009 David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
• Ruth G. White P.E.O. Scholarship 2009 - David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
• Oliver Goldsmith, MD Scholarship 2009 - Kaiser Permanente, Southern California
• Merck Book Award 2010 - David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
• Housestaff Quality Improvement Project Scholarship 2014 - Graduate Medical Education, University of California, Los Angeles
- 3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy
- Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI)
- Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
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