Dr. “Arthur” Song-Chu Ko is GRMC’s Radiation Oncologist, one of the three primary disciplines in the treatment of cancer along with surgical and medical oncology. He served as Chairman of the Radiation Oncology Department at Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital, Assistant Professor of Urology at Indiana University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiological Health Sciences at Purdue University before coming to Guam.
Radiation oncologists use ionizing radiation to eliminate cancerous cells. Dr. Ko is able to call on GRMC’s True Beam, advanced linear accelerator, and other state of the art tools, in order to target malignancies with pinpoint accuracy, causing little damage to neighboring healthy cells.
Dr. Ko is a graduate of Baylor University and received his medical degree at the University of Texas at Houston. He earned a PhD in “Cancer Biology & Virology” at the M.D. Andersen Cancer Center/ University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He received a Research Associate Fellowship at the University of Virginia and completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He was later awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Columbia University Center for Radiologic Research where he went on to complete his Residency in Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Ko has been widely published in various professional medical journals including “Human Gene Therapy” and “Cancer Research” He is also the owner of a number of medical patents, among them the “Utilization of osteocalcin promoter to deliver therapeutic genes to tumors.”
Dr. Ko enjoys golfing, fishing, running and reading.