Albert C. Mak, M.D.
Growing up, Dr. Mak had his mind set on becoming an engineer. After earning his B.S. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley in 1985, he realized that there was nothing more fulfilling and meaningful than making an impact in peoples’ lives. He then went on to the Chicago Medical School to pursue his goal of becoming a doctor. In 1989, he earned his medical degree. From 1990-1994, Dr. Mak completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – a highly regarded hospital in the nation for cancer care. Dr. Mak is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology.
Fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, Dr. Mak had served as the Medical Director for the Departments of Radiation Oncology at both Glendale Adventist Medical Center and White Memorial Medical Center for over 10 years. He has extensive experience in IMRT, stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy, and is one of the few local physicians performing permanent seed implant for prostate cancer patients.
In the field of radiation oncology, advanced technologies can make all the difference in treating a cancer patient. Dr. Mak is committed to introducing the most cutting-edge technology to improve treatment outcomes and decrease side effects. Implementing new technology successfully in a radiation oncology clinic is no easy task; it requires strong leadership, commitment, strategic planning and experience. In January 2010, Dr. Mak opened the Pasadena CyberKnife Center, bringing the latest CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery G4 System to Los Angeles. By delivering high doses of potent radiation with sub-millimeter, pin-point accuracy, CyberKnife is the most advanced alternative to surgery for the treatment and removal of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body. Currently serving as the Medical
Director of Radiation Oncology at the Pasadena CyberKnife Center, Dr. Mak is one of the few radiation oncologists in Los Angeles performing CyberKnife Radiosurgery. Prior to the opening of the Pasadena CyberKnife Center, Dr. Mak was one of the Co-Directors for the Stereotactic Radiosurgery at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, one of the very few radiosurgery programs in Los Angeles.
Dr. Mak has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” by the U.S. News and World Report and the Pasadena Magazine. He has also been named as “Best of Alhambra” in the physician category for his excellence in patient care. Dr. Mak is on staff at Garfield Medical Center, White Memorial Medical Center and Glendale Adventist Medical Center. When Dr. Mak is not treating patients, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.