Christopher J. Anker, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Christopher J. Anker, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Utah, a radiation oncologist at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), and an HCI investigator.
Anker's clinical expertise includes delivering radiation therapy through techniques that target tumors while avoiding healthy tissue. Among these techniques are intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), as well as high and low-dose-rate brachytherapy.
He is active in the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), a multi-institutional cooperative organization that directs and oversees studies of radiation therapy alone or in conjunction with surgery and/or chemotherapy. He is engaged in numerous projects involving clinical, translational, and radiation physics research.
Anker earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, graduating magna cum laude. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Utah.