Naomi R. Schechter

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology Director of Quality and Safety for Radiation Oncology
Naomi-Schechter

Areas of treatment:

Radiation oncology in care of breast and head & neck cancers

Specialty:

  • Radiation Oncology

Department:

  • Department of Radiation Oncology

Language:

  • English

Naomi R. Schechter, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Director of Quality and Safety for Radiation Oncology

Practicing locations:

  • LAC+USC Medical Center
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Schechter is a radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast and head and neck cancers.  As the director of quality and safety for radiation oncology at Keck Medical Center of USC, she plays a central role in building uniformity in policies and procedures, adopting national best practices and enforcing quality control in radiation oncology across the USC Health system that comply with local, state, and federal regulations.

Prior to coming to USC, she was on faculty at the University of California, San Francisco for 7 years where she served as vice chair and director of quality assurance and patient safety in the UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology. She was previously on faculty at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, TX for 6 years.  She served as a radiation oncologist at The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) at Kaiser Oakland Medical Center for 2 years treating a wide variety of cancers including using high dose rate brachytherapy for endometrial cancer.

She has received numerous awards, including being elected to Best Doctors in America.

Education:

MD, UCSF School of Medicine, 1993

Internships:

North Shore University Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1993-1994

Residencies:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology, 1994-1996
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology, 1997-1998

Fellowships:

Mortimer Lacher Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1996-1997

Certifications:

American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, 2010-2020

Professional society memberships:

ASTRO