James Urbanic, MD

James Urbanic, MD

Radiation Oncology Encinitas, CA

Associate Professor, Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences; University of California, San Diego

Office Address

  • 1200 Garden View Road, Suite 210
    UCSD Radiation Oncology
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    Phone: (858) 246-0500
    Fax: (858) 246-0501

James Urbanic, MD

Radiation Oncology Encinitas, CA

Associate Professor, Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences; University of California, San Diego

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Radiation Oncology: General Radiation Oncology
  • Clinical Interests: Radiosurgery; Stereotaxic Techniques; lung cancer; Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma

Education & Training

  • Wake Forest UniversityWake Forest University
  • Wake Forest UniversityWake Forest University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Medical University of South Carolina College of MedicineMedical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2014 - 2015
  • NC State Medical LicenseNC State Medical License2008 - 2015
  • American Board of RadiologyRadiation Oncology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Inpatient - Core EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012
    • ASCO Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award2008
    • American Brachytherapy Society HDR Brachytherapy Fellowship2008

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • A call for the aggressive treatment of oligometastatic and oligo-recurrent non-small cell lung cancer.  Patel PR, Yoo DS, Niibe Y, Urbanic JJ, Salama JK, Pulm Med
    • Clinical outcomes of brain metastases treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery with 3.0 T versus 1.5 T MRI-based treatment planning: have we finally optimised detection o...  Loganathan AG, Chan MD, Alphonse N, Peiffer AM, Johnson AJ, McMullen KP, Urbanic JJ, Saconn PA, Bourland JD, Munley MT, Shaw EG, Tatter SB, Ellis TL, J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol
    • Breast cancer subtype affects patterns of failure of brain metastases after treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery.  Vern-Gross TZ, Lawrence JA, Case LD, McMullen KP, Bourland JD, Metheny-Barlow LJ, Ellis TL, Tatter SB, Shaw EG, Urbanic JJ, Chan MD, J Neurooncol


    • Kaplan Meyer estimates of survival without confidence intervals: a systematic review of three oncology journals. Urbanic JJ, Lee WR, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys
    • Heterogeneity corrections in stereotactic body radiotherapy (54 Gy in 3 fractions) significantly alter delivered dose. Urbanic JJ, Hinson W, Stieber VW, ASTRO
    • Expression of cyclin D3 confers resistance to erlotininb. Petty WJ, Voelzke WR, Memoli VA, Dragnev KV, Urbanic J, Rigas JR, Dmitrovsky E, ASCO


    • Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer. Oncology Core Curriculum
    • Opportunities in Metastatic Cancer. Translational Radiation Oncology Fellowship program
    • Lung Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy – Promise and Uncertainty. Gibbs Regional Cancer Center Yearly Oncology Syposium

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Cofinity PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Oxford Health Freedom
    • Oxford Health Liberty
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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