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Christine E. Hill-Kayser, MD

Christine E. Hill-Kayser, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Hill-Kayser is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Proton Therapy
  • Radiation Treatment

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Radiation Oncology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine Concourse Level 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association for Cancer Research, National American Medical Student Association, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Radiation Oncology, National ASCO Career Development Subcommittee 2009-2012 , National ASCO Extended Education Planning Group , National Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology, National Children's Oncology Group, National Pediatric Proton Consortium Registry, National Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society, International Proton Cooperative Group, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hill-Kayser is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Benci J, Minn A, Vachani C, Bach C, Arnold-Korzieniowski K, Hampshire M, Metz JM, Hill-Kayser CE: Survivorship Care Planning in Skin Cancer: An Unbiased Statistical Approach to Identify Patterns of Care Plan Use Cancer : 2017.

Kalbasi A, Kirk M, Teo BK, Diffenderfer E, Ding X, McDonough J, Murphy E, Hill-Kayser CE.: Proton Craniospinal Irradiation During the Third Trimester of Pregnancy Practical Radiation Oncology : 2017.

Schwartz LA, Szalda D, Psihogios A, Ver Hoeve E, Daniel L, Anderson L, Butler E, Hobbie WL, Jacobs LA, Ginsberg JP, Fleisher L, Houston K, Buchanan Lunsford N, Vachani C, Hampshire MK, Metz JM, Hill-Kayser CE: AYA STEPS: A Mobile App to Enhance Uptake of Survivorship Care Plans for Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Themed Panel Presentation at 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference, Atlanta, Georgia : 2017.

McCullough M: Insurers usually fund kids' proton therapy, Interviewee The Philadelphia Inquirer, Main section : A2,2017.

Frick MA, Vachani CC, Bach C, Hampshire MK, Arnold-Korzienowski K, Metz JM, Hill-Kayser CE: Survivorship and the chronic cancer patient: Patterns in treatment-related effects, follow-up care, and use of survivorship care plans. Cancer : 2017.

Hill-Kayser CE, Kirk M, Misher C, Lowitz S, Hampshire MK, Maughan R, Vapiwala N, Metz JM.: Implementation and International Use of Proton Therapy User Training Program 56th Annual Conference of the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group, Chiba, Japan : 2017.

Schwartz, L.A., Psihogios, A.M., Ver Hoeve, E.S., Hill-Kayser, C.E., Butler, E., Barakat, L.P., Fredericks, E., Dowshen, N., Amaral, S., Fleisher, L., Hobbie, W., Ginsberg, J., Jacobs, L.A., Wartman, E., Szalda, D.: The rigorous development and evaluation of a text bank: A trial of adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer as an example. Poster presented at Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon : 2017.

Li R, Polishchuk A, DuBois S, Hawkins R, Lee SW, Bagatell R, Shusterman S, Hill-Kayser C, Al-Sayegh H, Diller L, Haas-Kogan DA, Matthay KK, London WB, Marcus KJ.: Patterns of Relapse in High-Risk Neuroblastoma Patients Treated With and Without Total Body Irradiation. PMID: 28068235 Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 97 (2): 270-277,2017.

Schwartz, L.A., Szalda, D., Psihogios, A.M., Ver Hoeve, E.S., Daniel, L., Butler, E., Hobbie, W., Jacobs, L.A., Ginsberg, J.P., Fleisher, L., Vachani, C., Hampshire, M.K., Metz, J.M., Kayser, C.E.: Using a mobile app to enhance the uptake of survivorship care plans (SCP) for adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Poster presented at: ASCO Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research, San Diego, California : 2017.

Frick MA, Vachani CC, Hampshire MK, Bach C, Arnold-Korzeniowski K, Metz JM, Hill-Kayser CE.: Survivorship after lower gastrointestinal cancer: Patient-reported outcomes and planning for care. ASCO Symposium on Gastrointestinal Cancers, San Francisco, California : 2017.

Academic Contact Info
University of Pennsylvania
Radiation Oncology Administrative Offices
2nd Floor West
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-7771
Fax: 215-349-5445
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)