Scott G. Soltys, MD

Radiation oncologist

Radiation Oncology

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Pituitary Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-721-1020
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Neurogenetic Oncology Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Brain Tumor Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-0084
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Brain Tumor Center at the Advanced Medicine Center, Clinic D

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at Advanced Medicine Center Building

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-0084
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Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at Boswell Building

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology (2006)

Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (2005) CA

Internship: Oakwood Healthcare System (2001) MI

Medical Education: University of Michigan School of Medicine (2000) MI

B.S., University of Illinois, Cell and Structural Biology (1995)

M.D., Univeristy of Michigan, Medicine (2000)

Honors & Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society (1999)

Young Investigator Award, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS) (2009)

Henry Kaplan Memorial Prize for Teaching, Stanford Radiation Oncology (2007)

Phi Beta Kappa, National Honor Society (1995)

Malcolm A. Bagshaw Award, Stanford Radiation Oncology (2004)

RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award, Radiological Society of North America (2003)

AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop Grant, AACR/ASCO (2006)

Oncology Fellows Travel Grant, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences (2003)

Bronze Tablet University Honors, University of Illinois (1995)

Risk of Leptomeningeal Disease in Patients Treated With Stereotactic Radiosurgery Targeting the Postoperative Resection Cavity for Brain Metastases
Atalar, B., Modlin, L. A., Choi, C. Yh., Adler, J. R., Gibbs, I. C., & Soltys, S. G. (2013). Risk of Leptomeningeal Disease in Patients Treated With Stereotactic Radiosurgery Targeting the Postoperative Resection Cavity for Brain Metastases. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 87(4), 713-718.

Cochlea Radiation Dose Correlates with Hearing Loss After Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Vestibular Schwannoma
Gephart, M. Gh., Hansasuta, A., Balise, R. R., Choi, C., Sakamoto, G. T., & Chang, S. D. (2013). Cochlea Radiation Dose Correlates with Hearing Loss After Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Vestibular Schwannoma. WORLD NEUROSURGERY, 80(3-4), 359-363.

CyberKnife radiosurgery for the management of skull base and spinal chondrosarcomas
Jiang, B., Veeravagu, A., Feroze, A. H., Lee, M., Harsh, G. R., & Chang, S. D. (2013). CyberKnife radiosurgery for the management of skull base and spinal chondrosarcomas. JOURNAL OF NEURO-ONCOLOGY, 114(2), 209-218.

Probabilities of Radiation Myelopathy Specific to Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy to Guide Safe Practice
Sahgal, A., Weinberg, V., Ma, L., Chang, E., Chao, S., & Larson, D. A. (2013). Probabilities of Radiation Myelopathy Specific to Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy to Guide Safe Practice. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 85(2), 341-347.

Cavity Volume Dynamics After Resection of Brain Metastases and Timing of Postresection Cavity Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Atalar, B., Choi, C. Yh., Harsh, G. R., Chang, S. D., Gibbs, I. C., & Soltys, S. G. (2013). Cavity Volume Dynamics After Resection of Brain Metastases and Timing of Postresection Cavity Stereotactic Radiosurgery. NEUROSURGERY, 72(2), 180-185.

What Is the Optimal Treatment of Large Brain Metastases? An Argument for a Multidisciplinary Approach
Choi, C. Yh., Chang, S. D., Gibbs, I. C., Adler, J. R., Harsh, G. R., & Soltys, S. G. (2012). What Is the Optimal Treatment of Large Brain Metastases? An Argument for a Multidisciplinary Approach. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 84(3), 688-693.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery of the Postoperative Resection Cavity for Brain Metastases: Prospective Evaluation of Target Margin on Tumor Control
Choi, C. Yh., Chang, S. D., Gibbs, I. C., Adler, J. R., Harsh, G. R., & Soltys, S. G. (2012). Stereotactic Radiosurgery of the Postoperative Resection Cavity for Brain Metastases: Prospective Evaluation of Target Margin on Tumor Control. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 84(2), 336-342.

CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of intramedullary spinal cord metastases
Veeravagu, A., Lieberson, R. E., Mener, A., Chen, Y.- ren, Soltys, S. G., & Chang, S. D. (2012). CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of intramedullary spinal cord metastases. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 19(9), 1273-1277.

Esophageal tolerance to high-dose stereotactic ablative radiotherapy
Abelson, J. A., Murphy, J. D., Loo, B. W., Chang, D. T., Daly, M. E., & Gibbs, I. C. (2012). Esophageal tolerance to high-dose stereotactic ablative radiotherapy. DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS, 25(7), 623-629.

International Spine Radiosurgery Consortium Consensus Guidelines for Target Volume Definition in Spinal Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Cox, B. W., Spratt, D. E., Lovelock, M., Bilsky, M. H., Lis, E., & Yamada, Y. (2012). International Spine Radiosurgery Consortium Consensus Guidelines for Target Volume Definition in Spinal Stereotactic Radiosurgery. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 83(5), E597-E605.

Management of intracranial and extracranial chordomas with CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery
Jiang, B., Veeravagu, A., Lee, M., Harsh, G. R., Lieberson, R. E., & Chang, S. D. (2012). Management of intracranial and extracranial chordomas with CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 19(8), 1101-1106.

A Planned Neck Dissection Is Not Necessary in All Patients With N2-3 Head-and-Neck Cancer After Sequential Chemoradiotherapy
Soltys, S. G., Choi, C. Yh., Fee, W. E., Pinto, H. A., & Le, Q.-T. (2012). A Planned Neck Dissection Is Not Necessary in All Patients With N2-3 Head-and-Neck Cancer After Sequential Chemoradiotherapy. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 83(3), 994-999.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery as the Primary Treatment for New and Recurrent Paragangliomas: Is Open Surgical Resection Still the Treatment of Choice?
Lieberson, R. E., Adler, J. R., Soltys, S. G., Choi, C., Gibbs, I. C., & Chang, S. D. (2012). Stereotactic Radiosurgery as the Primary Treatment for New and Recurrent Paragangliomas: Is Open Surgical Resection Still the Treatment of Choice?. WORLD NEUROSURGERY, 77(5-6), 745-761.

NORMAL TISSUE COMPLICATION PROBABILITY ESTIMATION BY THE LYMAN-KUTCHER-BURMAN METHOD DOES NOT ACCURATELY PREDICT SPINAL CORD TOLERANCE TO STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY
Daly, M. E., Luxton, G., Choi, C. Yh., Gibbs, I. C., Chang, S. D., & Soltys, S. G. (2012). NORMAL TISSUE COMPLICATION PROBABILITY ESTIMATION BY THE LYMAN-KUTCHER-BURMAN METHOD DOES NOT ACCURATELY PREDICT SPINAL CORD TOLERANCE TO STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 82(5), 2025-2032.

Trigeminal neuralgia treatment dosimetry of the Cyberknife
Ho, A., Lo, A. T., Dieterich, S., Soltys, S. G., Gibbs, I. C., & Adler, J. R. (2012). Trigeminal neuralgia treatment dosimetry of the Cyberknife. MEDICAL DOSIMETRY, 37(1), 42-46.

Impact of Dose Hot Spots on Spinal Cord Tolerance Following Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy: A Generalized Biological Effective Dose Analysis
Sahgal, A., Ma, L., Fowler, J., Weinberg, V., Gibbs, I., & Larson, D. A. (2012). Impact of Dose Hot Spots on Spinal Cord Tolerance Following Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy: A Generalized Biological Effective Dose Analysis. TECHNOLOGY IN CANCER RESEARCH & TREATMENT, 11(1), 35-40.

REIRRADIATION HUMAN SPINAL CORD TOLERANCE FOR STEREOTACTIC BODY RADIOTHERAPY
Sahgal, A., Ma, L., Weinberg, V., Gibbs, I. C., Chao, S., & Larson, D. A. (2012). REIRRADIATION HUMAN SPINAL CORD TOLERANCE FOR STEREOTACTIC BODY RADIOTHERAPY. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 82(1), 107-116.

Multisession Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Vestibular Schwannomas: Single-Institution Experience With 383 Cases
Hansasuta, A., Choi, C. Yh., Gibbs, I. C., Soltys, S. G., Tse, V. Ck., & Chang, S. D. (2011). Multisession Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Vestibular Schwannomas: Single-Institution Experience With 383 Cases. NEUROSURGERY, 69(6), 1200-1209.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Yields Long-term Control for Benign Intradural, Extramedullary Spinal Tumors
Sachdev, S., Dodd, R. L., Chang, S. D., Soltys, S. G., Adler, J. R., & Gibbs, I. C. (2011). Stereotactic Radiosurgery Yields Long-term Control for Benign Intradural, Extramedullary Spinal Tumors. NEUROSURGERY, 69(3), 533-539.

CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Recurrent, Metastatic, and Residual Hemangiopericytomas
Veeravagu, A., Jiang, B., Patil, C. G., Lee, M., Soltys, S. G., & Chang, S. D. (2011). CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Recurrent, Metastatic, and Residual Hemangiopericytomas. JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY, 4.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Cranial Nonvestibular Schwannomas: Results of Single- and Multisession Radiosurgery
Choi, C. Yh., Soltys, S. G., Gibbs, I. C., Harsh, G. R., Sakamoto, G. T., & Adler, J. R. (2011). Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Cranial Nonvestibular Schwannomas: Results of Single- and Multisession Radiosurgery. NEUROSURGERY, 68(5), 1200-1208.

TOLERANCE OF THE SPINAL CORD TO STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY: INSIGHTS FROM HEMANGIOBLASTOMAS
Daly, M. E., Choi, C. Yh., Gibbs, I. C., Adler, J. R., Chang, S. D., & Soltys, S. G. (2011). TOLERANCE OF THE SPINAL CORD TO STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY: INSIGHTS FROM HEMANGIOBLASTOMAS. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 80(1), 213-220.

Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Treatment of Atypical (Who Grade II) Cranial Meningiomas
Choi, C. Yh., Soltys, S. G., Gibbs, I. C., Harsh, G. R., Jackson, P. S., & Adler, J. R. (2010). Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Treatment of Atypical (Who Grade II) Cranial Meningiomas. NEUROSURGERY, 67(5), 1180-1188.

STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY FOR TREATMENT OF SPINAL METASTASES RECURRING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO PREVIOUSLY IRRADIATED SPINAL CORD
Choi, C. Yh., Adler, J. R., Gibbs, I. C., Chang, S. D., Jackson, P. S., & Soltys, S. G. (2010). STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY FOR TREATMENT OF SPINAL METASTASES RECURRING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO PREVIOUSLY IRRADIATED SPINAL CORD. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 78(2), 499-506.

SPINAL CORD TOLERANCE FOR STEREOTACTIC BODY RADIOTHERAPY
Sahgal, A., Ma, L., Gibbs, I., Gerszten, P. C., Ryu, S., & Larson, D. A. (2010). SPINAL CORD TOLERANCE FOR STEREOTACTIC BODY RADIOTHERAPY. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 77(2), 548-553.

MULTISESSION CYBERKNIFE STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY OF LARGE, BENIGN CRANIAL BASE TUMORS: PRELIMINARY STUDY
Tuniz, F., Soltys, S. G., Choi, C. Y., Chang, S. D., Gibbs, I. C., & Adler, J. R. (2009). MULTISESSION CYBERKNIFE STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY OF LARGE, BENIGN CRANIAL BASE TUMORS: PRELIMINARY STUDY. NEUROSURGERY, 65(5), 898-907.

STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGICAL TREATMENT OF CRANIAL AND SPINAL HEMANGIOBLASTOMAS
Moss, J. M., Choi, C. Yh., Adler, J. R., Soltys, S. G., Gibbs, I. C., & Chang, S. D. (2009). STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGICAL TREATMENT OF CRANIAL AND SPINAL HEMANGIOBLASTOMAS. NEUROSURGERY, 65(1), 79-85.

CYBERKNIFE FOR BRAIN METASTASES OF MALIGNANT MELANOMA AND RENAL CELL CARCINOMA
Hara, W., Tran, P., Li, G., Su, Z., Puataweepong, P., & Gibbs, I. C. (2009). CYBERKNIFE FOR BRAIN METASTASES OF MALIGNANT MELANOMA AND RENAL CELL CARCINOMA. NEUROSURGERY, 64(2), A26-A32.

NONISOCENTRIC RADIOSURGICAL RHIZOTOMY FOR TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA
Adler, J. R., Bower, R., Gupta, G., Lim, M., Efron, A., & Soltys, S. G. (2009). NONISOCENTRIC RADIOSURGICAL RHIZOTOMY FOR TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA. NEUROSURGERY, 64(2), A84-A90.

Stereotactic radiosurgery for a cardiac sarcoma: A case report
Soltys, S. G., Kalani, M. Y. S., Cheshier, S. H., Szabo, K. A., Lo, A., & Chang, S. D. (2008). Stereotactic radiosurgery for a cardiac sarcoma: A case report. TECHNOLOGY IN CANCER RESEARCH & TREATMENT, 7(5), 363-367.

Predictors of peritumoral edema after stereotactic radiosurgery of supratentorial meningiomas
Patil, C. G., Hoang, S., Borchers, D. J., Sakamoto, G., Soltys, S. G., & Adler, J. R. (2008). Predictors of peritumoral edema after stereotactic radiosurgery of supratentorial meningiomas. NEUROSURGERY, 63(3), 435-440.

Survival following CyberKnife radiosurgery and hypofractionated radiotherapy for newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme
Lipani, J. D., Jackson, P. S., Soltys, S. G., Sato, K., & Adler, J. R. (2008). Survival following CyberKnife radiosurgery and hypofractionated radiotherapy for newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme. TECHNOLOGY IN CANCER RESEARCH & TREATMENT, 7(3), 249-255.

Stereotactic radiosurgery of the postoperative resection cavity for brain metastases
Soltys, S. G., Adler, J. R., Lipani, J. D., Jackson, P. S., Choi, C. Yh., & Chang, S. D. (2008). Stereotactic radiosurgery of the postoperative resection cavity for brain metastases. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 70(1), 187-193.

CyberKnife (R) robotic radiosurgery system for tumor treatment
Hara, W., Soltys, S. G., & Gibbs, I. C. (2007). CyberKnife (R) robotic radiosurgery system for tumor treatment. EXPERT REVIEW OF ANTICANCER THERAPY, 7(11), 1507-1515.

CyberKnife rhizotomy for facetogenic back pain: a pilot study.
Li, G., Patil, C., Adler, J. R., Lad, S. P., Soltys, S. G., & Boakye, M. (2007). CyberKnife rhizotomy for facetogenic back pain: a pilot study. Neurosurgical focus, 23(6), E2-?.

Efficacy and safety of CyberKnife radiosurgery for acromegaly.
Roberts, B. K., Ouyang, D. L., Lad, S. P., Chang, S. D., Harsh, G. R., & Katznelson, L. (2007). Efficacy and safety of CyberKnife radiosurgery for acromegaly. Pituitary, 10(1), 19-25.

Sample classification from protein mass spectrometry, by 'peak probability contrasts'
Tibshirani, R., Hastie, T., Narasimhan, B., Soltys, S., Shi, G. Y., & Le, Q. T. (2004). Sample classification from protein mass spectrometry, by 'peak probability contrasts'. BIOINFORMATICS, 20(17), 3034-3044.

The use of plasma surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry proteomic patterns for detection of head and neck squamous cell cancers
Soltys, S. G., Le, Q. T., Shi, G. Y., Tibshirani, R., Giaccia, A. J., & Koong, A. C. (2004). The use of plasma surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry proteomic patterns for detection of head and neck squamous cell cancers. CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH, 10(14), 4806-4812.

Human papillomavirus and p53 mutational status as prognostic factors in head and neck carcinoma
Sisk, E. A., Soltys, S. G., ZHU, S. B., Fisher, S. G., Carey, T. E., & Bradford, C. R. (2002). Human papillomavirus and p53 mutational status as prognostic factors in head and neck carcinoma. HEAD AND NECK-JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENCES AND SPECIALTIES OF THE HEAD AND NECK, 24(9), 841-849.