Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy
Radiation Oncology

Get to Know Dr. Renuka Malik

Radiation oncologist Dr. Renuka Malik plays an integral role in the multidisciplinary mesothelioma program at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Malik specializes in intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and other advanced procedures that have helped cancer patients live longer and more productive lives.

She serves as quality assurance chair for the radiation and cellular oncology department at University of Chicago Medicine, making sure every patient is receiving the most effective care available.

Malik’s clinical interests include lung cancer, mesothelioma, mediastinal tumors and gastrointestinal cancers. Her expertise in stereotactic ablative radiotherapy allows patients to safely receive more potent doses of treatment without damaging healthy surrounding tissues.

As part of the mesothelioma program, she meets weekly alongside medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, pathologists and nurses to discuss each patient, making sure that their personalized mesothelioma treatment is the best it can be with all disciplines covered.

Specialties of Dr. Renuka Malik

  • Radiation oncology
  • Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
  • Pleural mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Breast cancer

Dr. Renuka Malik’s Experience and Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center (Internship)
  • University of Chicago Medicine (Residency)
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (M.D.)

Awards and Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology
  • Illinois state medical license
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology

Publications of Dr. Renuka Malik

  • Koshy, M. et al. (2015, August 1). Comparative effectiveness of aggressive thoracic radiation therapy and concurrent chemoradiation therapy in metastatic lung cancer. Practical Radiation Oncology.
  • Koshy, M. et al. (2015, February). Stereotactic body radiotherapy and treatment at a high volume facility is associated with improved survival in patients with inoperable stage I non-small cell lung cancer. Radiotherapy Oncology.
  • Malik, R. et al. (2005, June). Survey of resident education in intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment.