Kathryn E. Hitchcock, MD, PhD

Kathryn E. Hitchcock, MD, PhDClinical Associate Professor







Research Interests

  • Translational engineering research (instrumentation and microfluidic systems)
  • Clinical therapeutic studies in head and neck cancers
  • Genitourinary cancers
  • Gastrointestinal cancers



2012 MD University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2010 PhD (Biomedical Engineering) University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2004 MS (Mechanical Engineering) University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD
1996 BS (Chemical Engineering) University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY


Professional Appointments

July 2023-Present Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida
Sep 2017-July 2023 Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida


Work Experience and Certifications

2023 Certified American College of Radiology Practice Quality Improvement in R-O PEER™ (a Type II PQI program) for Part IV of the ABR Maintenance
2001-2004 Master Instructor, United States Naval Academy, Department of Seamanship and Navigation
2000 Naval Nuclear Engineer (military equivalent of Professional Engineer)
1999 EPA Certified Refrigerant Technician
1999 Surface Warfare Officer
1998-2001 Division Officer, USS Enterprise
1997 Department of Energy Certified Radiation Worker
1996-2004 Officer, United States Navy


Professional Memberships

2017-present  American Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons
2016-present  American College of Radiation Oncology
2013-present  American Board of Radiology
2013-present  American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology
2013-present  Florida Society of Clinical Oncology
2005-present  Radiological Society of North America


Awards and Honors

2017  2017 Medical Student and Community Education Award, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida
2017 Society of Teaching Scholars Outstanding Resident Educator Award
2016 Elected to Gold Humanism Honor Society
2013 Top Intern, University of Florida Dept of Internal Medicine (46 interns in class)
2012 Louise W. Rauh Scholarship
2009 Jacob D. and Lillian Rindsberg Memorial Fellowship
2008-2010 Albert J. Ryan Foundation Fellowship
2005 Golden Scalpel Award in Medical Gross Anatomy
2004-2007 University of Cincinnati Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
2000-2004 Navy Commendation Medals (2), Navy Achievement Medal
1996 Top Graduate, College of Engineering at the University of Wyoming



  • Holland CK, Datta S, Mast TD, Ivancevich N, Hitchcock KE, Haworth K. “Ultrasound-mediated inducement, detection and enhancement of stable cavitation,” Application number 20120130288, issued 24 May 2012.
  • Holland CK, Hitchcock KE, Haworth K, Ivancevich N, Mast TD. “Methods of enhancing delivery of drugs using ultrasonic waves and systems for performing the same,” Application number 20120271167, issued 25 October 2012.
  • Hitchcock KE, Hristu-Varsakelis DC, Johnson AT. “Quadricuspid Valve,” US Provisional Patent 60/607083, 2004.



Dr. Hitchcock’s publications can be found at the following public database: My NCBI Bibliography (Kathryn E. Hitchcock, MD, PhD).


U.S. News and World Report

Nationally ranked in 6 adult specialties and 6 pediatric specialties and rated high performing in 4 adult specialties and 5 procedures and conditions.