Dr. Ritsuko U. Komaki - MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ritsuko U. Komaki M.D.

Thoracic Radiation Oncology, Program Director

Specialty: Radiation Oncology
Medical Treatment Center: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030
713-792-1220

About Dr. Komaki

Dr. Ritsuko Komaki at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston has been a leader in the field of radiation oncology for more than 30 years, staying attuned to the latest advancements.

She is a strong proponent of proton therapy, which targets tumors with exact precision while minimizing side effects and sparing nearby healthy tissues. Ritsuko was part of a team that pioneered pencil beam proton therapy and intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT).

M.D. Anderson is one of the few centers in the country offering patients a variety of radiation oncology advancements.  She has authored or co-authored more than 500 peer-reviewed research articles or book chapters. Her latest article involved a study of patient-reported symptoms with non-small cell lung cancer undergoing photon chemo-radiation therapy.

She graduated from the Hiroshima University School of Medicine, completed her residency in radiation oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and finished her fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Disclaimer: Ritsuko U. Komaki has no professional affiliation with Asbestos.com.

Additional Resources

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor Near You Get Help Today
Get Help Paying for Treatment & More Get Help Now
Get Help Enrolling in a Clinical Trial Learn More

Tim Povtak is an award-winning writer with more than 30 years of reporting national and international news. His specialty is interviewing top mesothelioma specialists and researchers, reporting the latest news at mesothelioma cancer centers and talking with survivors and caregivers.

Share Our Page

View our resources for patients and families

Get Help Today
Get Your Free Mesothelioma Guide