Lawrence D. Koutcher, MD
Locations and Appointments
NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley - Hematology and Oncology
About Lawrence D. Koutcher, MD
Lawrence Koutcher, MD, is the Regional Director of Clinical Operations for Radiation Oncology at New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital (NYP-HVH) in Cortlandt Manor, NY, and New York Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital (NYP-LH) in Bronxville, NY. He also sees patients at New York Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley in Cold Spring, NY. Dr. Koutcher is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is currently Chair of the Cancer Committee and serves on the Medical Board at NYP-HVH. As a physician who treats all adult cancer types, he greatly values the long-term relationships that he forms with his patients and their families.
Dr. Koutcher has served as Medical Director for Radiation Oncology at NYP-HVH since his arrival in 2014. During this time, he has brought multiple new programs to NYP-HVH, including stereotactic body radiation therapy for inoperable lung cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases, Radium-223 (Xofigo) injections for select patients with metastatic prostate cancer, and along with his urology colleagues, SpaceOAR insertion to decrease the side effects of prostate radiation. Most recently, Dr. Koutcher and his colleagues have started the stereotactic body radiation therapy program for men with prostate cancer, which allows patients to complete their course of radiation in only five treatments. Dr. Koutcher joined NYP-LH in 2021, and looks forward to adding to the robust set of services that this facility already offers.
Dr. Koutcher earned his BA in biochemistry from Columbia University and his MD from Cornell University, where he received a National Cancer Institute Fellowship. He went on to complete his radiation oncology residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he became Chief Resident. Following the completion of his residency, he went on to serve as Medical Director of Professional Radiation Oncology Services, and of the Herb and Sue Ann Redl Center for Cancer Care in Poughkeepsie, NY. In 2018 he was presented with the 40 under 40 Mover & Shaker Award by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Koutcher has presented his research at national conferences, including the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He has published papers in multiple peer-reviewed journals, such as the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics, American Journal of Clinical Oncology, andRadiotherapy and Oncology. Since joining Columbia, he has been an active member of the lung cancer and prostate cancer research teams.
Specialties & Expertise
- 3D Conformal Radiotherapy
- Cancer Treatment
- Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
- Protons and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy/Radiosurgery (SBRT)
- Radiation Therapy
Leadership, Titles & Positions
- Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at CUMC
- Regional Director of Clinical Operations
- NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
- NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester