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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.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Brachytherapy
  • Conformal Radiation Therapy (CRT)
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • MammoSite
  • Proton Therapy
  • Radioembolization
  • Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT)
  • Total Body Irradiation

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:

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.

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.

Schwartz L, Psihogios AA, Henry-Moss D, Daniel LC, ver Hoeve E, Velazquez-Martin B, Butler ES, Hobbie WL, Buchanan Lunsford N, Sabatino SA, Barakat LP, Fleisher L, O'Hagan B, Anderson L, Fredericks E, Amaral S, Houston K, Vachani C, Hampshire MK, Metz JM, Hill-Kayser CE, Szalda D: Iterative Development of a Tailored mHealth Intervention for Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Clin Practic in Ped Psychology : 2019.

Hill-Kayser CE, Tochner Z, Li Y, Kurtz G, Lustig RA, James P, Balamuth N, Womer R, Mattei P, Grupp S, Mosse YP, Maris JM, Bagatell R: Outcomes after Proton Therapy for Treatment of Pediatric High-Risk Neuroblastoma Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys : 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.

Frick M, Vachani C, Bach C, Arnold-Korzienowski K, Hampshire MK, Metz JM, Hill-Kayser CE: Patient-reported survivorship care practices and late effects after treatment for Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics 2 : 1-10,2018.

Grewal A, Li Y, Fisher M, Minturn J, Belasco J, Phillips P, Kang T, Lustig R, Hill-Kayser CE: Primary Site Irradiation using Proton Therapy in Young Children with Medulloblastoma American Society for Radiation Oncology 2018 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas : 2018.

Frick M, Vachani C, Hampshire MK, Bach C, Arnold-Korzeniowski K, Metz J, Hill-Kayser CE: Comparison of provider- versus patient-reported late and long-term effects (LLTEs) following cancer treatment: results from an Internet-based survivorship care plan (SCP) tool American Society for Radiation Oncology 2018 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas : 2018.

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)