Douglas Rahn

Doug Rahn, MD

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Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
UCSD Radiation Oncology South Bay – Chula Vista
Cancer Treatment Centers
959 Lane Avenue, Bldg B
Chula Vista, CA 91914



Douglas Rahn, MD, is a radiation oncologist with specialized training and experience in a variety of radiation therapy techniques, including radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy and electronic brachytherapy. He is experienced in treating a wide range of cancer types including skin, central nervous system, head and neck, lung, breast, genitourinary, gastrointestinal and lymphoma.

Dr. Rahn’s research is focused on stereotactic body radiotherapy for lung cancer, palliative radiotherapy for children with cancer, radiosurgery for brain metastases, and safety in Radiation Oncology. He has published studies in many journals including Cancer, Practical Radiation Oncology and International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.

Dr. Rahn earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed an internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Rahn served as chief resident in Radiation Oncology at UC San Diego.