Kavita Mishra, MD, MPH

HS Assoc Clinical Professor
Radiation Oncology
+1 415 353-7173

Dr. Kavita K. Mishra is an internationally renowned expert radiation oncologist focused on the treatment of uveal melanomas with proton beam radiotherapy as well as plaque brachytherapy. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology at Harvard University, followed by her medical degree at the UCSF School of Medicine. She then completed a masters degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Mishra finished her residency in radiation oncology at the UCSF Medical Center and thereafter joined the faculty at UCSF.

Dr. Mishra specializes in the use of proton beam radiation and plaque brachytherapy to treat malignant and benign conditions of the eye. Dr. Mishra believes in a multidisciplinary approach to ocular oncology care with the aim to provide the most efficacious and individualized therapy for her patients. She is active in the national and international ocular oncology community, is the Co-Chair of PTCOG Ocular (Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group) - the largest collection of proton beam ocular radiation therapy institutions, and has multiple significant research publications and oral presentations globally in her areas of expertise.

Her current research protocols are focused on the clinical outcomes of uveal melanoma patients, particularly with respect to tumor control, preservation of the eye, and quality of life issues. She hopes to continue using a unified, team-oriented approach to maintain excellent outcomes for patients undergoing modern proton beam, plaque therapy, and external beam radiation techniques for ocular malignancies.


Ultrasonography and transillumination for uveal melanoma localisation in proton beam treatment planning.

Eye (London, England)

Lu JE, Welch RJ, Mishra KK, Daftari IK, Park SS

National Cancer Institute Workshop on Proton Therapy for Children: Considerations Regarding Brainstem Injury.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Haas-Kogan D, Indelicato D, Paganetti H, Esiashvili N, Mahajan A, Yock T, Flampouri S, MacDonald S, Fouladi M, Stephen K, Kalapurakal J, Terezakis S, Kooy H, Grosshans D, Makrigiorgos M, Mishra K, Poussaint TY, Cohen K, Fitzgerald T, Gondi V, Liu A, Michalski J, Mirkovic D, Mohan R, Perkins S, Wong K, Vikram B, Buchsbaum J, Kun L

Temporal Evolution and Dose-Volume Histogram Predictors of Visual Acuity After Proton Beam Radiation Therapy of Uveal Melanoma.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Polishchuk AL, Mishra KK, Weinberg V, Daftari IK, Nguyen JM, Cole TB, Quivey JM, Phillips TL, Char DH

Practice Patterns Analysis of Ocular Proton Therapy Centers: The International OPTIC Survey.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Hrbacek J, Mishra KK, Kacperek A, Dendale R, Nauraye C, Auger M, Herault J, Daftari IK, Trofimov AV, Shih HA, Chen YL, Denker A, Heufelder J, Horwacik T, Swakon J, Hoehr C, Duzenli C, Pica A, Goudjil F, Mazal A, Thariat J, Weber DC

New Clinical and Research Programs in Particle Beam Radiation Therapy: The University of California San Francisco Perspective.

International journal of particle therapy

Roach M, Schulte R, Mishra K, Faddegon B, Barani I, Lazar A, Blakely EA

In Reply to Kamrava and McCannel.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Mishra KK, Quivey JM, Daftari IK, Weinberg V, Castro JR, Phillips TL, Char DH

Long-term Results of the UCSF-LBNL Randomized Trial: Charged Particle With Helium Ion Versus Iodine-125 Plaque Therapy for Choroidal and Ciliary Body Melanoma.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Mishra KK, Quivey JM, Daftari IK, Weinberg V, Cole TB, Patel K, Castro JR, Phillips TL, Char DH

Uveal melanoma gene expression profile test result provided for uveal metastasis.

Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina

Seider MI, Stewart PJ, Mishra KK, Damato BE

Risk factors for neovascular glaucoma after proton beam therapy of uveal melanoma: a detailed analysis of tumor and dose-volume parameters.

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics

Mishra KK, Daftari IK, Weinberg V, Cole T, Quivey JM, Castro JR, Phillips TL, Char DH

Uveal melanoma: molecular pattern, clinical features, and radiation response.

American journal of ophthalmology

Chappell MC, Char DH, Cole TB, Harbour JW, Mishra K, Weinberg VK, Phillips TL

Fundus image fusion in EYEPLAN software: an evaluation of a novel technique for ocular melanoma radiation treatment planning.

Medical physics

Daftari IK, Mishra KK, O'Brien JM, Tsai T, Park SS, Sheen M, Phillips TL

Phase II TPDCV protocol for pediatric low-grade hypothalamic/chiasmatic gliomas: 15-year update.

Journal of neuro-oncology

Mishra KK, Squire S, Lamborn K, Banerjee A, Gupta N, Wara WM, Prados MD, Berger MS, Haas-Kogan DA

The role of up-front radiation therapy for incompletely resected pediatric WHO grade II low-grade gliomas.


Mishra KK, Puri DR, Missett BT, Lamborn KR, Prados MD, Berger MS, Banerjee A, Gupta N, Wara WM, Haas-Kogan DA

Practice considerations for proton beam radiotherapy of uveal melanoma during the COVID-19 pandemic: PTCOG Ocular experience

Advances in Radiation Oncology. 2020 ePub ahead of print

Mishra KK, Afshar A, Thariat J, Shih H, Scholey JE, Daftari IK, Kacperek A, Pica A, Hrbacek J, Dendale R, Mazal A, Heufelder J, Char DH, Sauerwein W, Weber D, Damato B.