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Christine E. Hill-Kayser, MD

Christine E. Hill-Kayser, MD Physician

Chief, Pediatrics Service, Radiation Oncology Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Hill-Kayser is employed by Penn Medicine.

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Balloon Breast Brachytherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Chemoradiation
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Conformal Radiation Therapy (CRT)
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Low Dose-Rate Brachytherapy
  • MammoSite
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Proton Therapy
  • Radioembolization
  • Stereotactic Cranial Radiation
  • Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT)
  • Three Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Tomotherapy
  • Total Body Irradiation
  • Unsealed Source Radiotherapy
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

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 Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), National American Society of Radiation Oncology, National Children's Oncology Group, National Pediatric Proton Consortium Registry, National Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society, International Proton Cooperative Group-Pediatric Subcommittee, 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:

LaRiviere M, Clegg K, Cummings ER, Kolon TF, Hill-Kayser CE: Proton Therapy for Bladder Preservation in Children with Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Bladder/ Prostate 2019 Particle Therapy Cooperative Group-North America (PTCOG-NA) Conference, Miami, Florida : 2019.

Amaniera I, Hill-Kayser CE, Lin A, Metz J: Impact of Proton Technology Evolution on Patient Volumes at a Large Academic Medical Center 2019 Particle Therapy Cooperative Group-North America (PTCOG-NA) Conference, Miami, Florida : 2019.

Hill-Kayser CE, Szalda D, Vachani C, Virgilio L, Psihogios A, O'Hagan B, Cope C, Velazquez-Martin B, Hobbie W, Ginsberg J, Daniel L, Barakat L, Fleisher L, Jacobs L, Hampshire M, Metz J, Lunsford N, Sabatino S, Schwartz L: Feasibility and Acceptability of Survivorship Care Plans for Adolescent/ Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer (Accepted) American Society for Radiation Oncology 61st Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois : 2019.

Manjulika Das : "Low Risk of Brainstem Necrosis with PBS Proton Therapy," Interviewee Lancet Oncology 20 (10): 2019.

Tami Freeman: Proton therapy continues to show promise for children with cancer, Interviewee Physics World : 2019.

Staff: A pair of studies demonstrates the safety of proton beam therapy for treatment of pediatric brain cancer, Interviewee Biotechniques : 2019.

Byrne J: Proton therapy shows efficacy with low toxicity in pediatric high-risk neuroblastoma, Interviewee HemOnc Today : 2019.

Schwartz LA, Psihogios AM, Maurer L, O'Hagan B, Henry-Moss D, Velzquez-Martin B, Daniel LC, Fleisher L, Barakat L, Hobbie WL, Buchanan Lunsford N, Sabatino SA, Li Y, Ginsberg JP, Cope C, Szalda D, Hill-Kayser CE: mHealth Intervention Acceptability and Percent of Text Messages Read: A Report of Childhood Cancer Survivors Society of Behavioral Health Annual Meeting, Washington, DC : 2019.

Vogel J, Venigalla S, Lustig R, Hill-Kayser CE, Shabason J: Effect of Radiation Dose Escalation on Overall Survival in Ependymoma Applied Rad Onc : 2019.

LaRiviere MJ, Avery RA, Dolan JG, Adamson PC, Zarnow DM, Xie Y, Avery SM, Kurtz GA, Hill-Kayser CE, Lustig RA, Lukens JN.: Emergent radiation for leukemic optic nerve infiltration in a child receiving intrathecal methotrexate. Practical Radiation Oncology. Practical Radiation Oncology : 2019.

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

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