Our Team

Faculty

Steve Jiang
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Steve Jiang, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Vice Chair and Medical Physics Director, Barbara Crittenden Professorship in Cancer Research
  • Phone: (214) 645-8523
  • Research: GPU and cloud-based automatic treatment planning; adaptive radiotherapy
Arnold Pompos
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Arnold Pompos, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor and Interim Clinical Director
  • Phone: (214) 645-7663
  • Research: Heavy particle interactions; microdosimetry; Monte Carlo simulations
Paul Medin
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Paul Medin, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor and Medical Physics Residency Program Director
  • Phone: (214) 645-8591
  • Research: Stereotactic delivery technology and research; tissue tolerance in high-dose, single-fraction delivery
Xuejun Gu
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Xuejun Gu, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: (214) 648-6543
  • Research: Online adaptive radiotherapy; image registration; small animal imaging
Weiguo Lu
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Weiguo Lu, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: (214) 648-9517
  • Research: Next-generation treatment planning, high performance (GPU) computing, adaptive radiotherapy
Strahinja Stojadinovic
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Strahinja Stojadinovic, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: (214) 645-7677
  • Research: Preclinical delivery technologies; stereotactic radiotherapy; IMRT QA; brachytherapy
Brian Hrycushko
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Brian Hrycushko, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: (214) 645-7773
  • Research: Normal tissue tolerance; stereotactic radiotherapy; radionuclide therapy; brachytherapy
Amir Owrangi
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Amir Owrangi, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: (214) 648-8366
  • Research: MRI-guided radiation therapy; brachytherapy; adaptive radiation therapy
Andrei Pugachev
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Andrei Pugachev, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: (214) 648-9538
  • Research: Molecular imaging for radiation therapy, pre-clinical validation of novel PET tracers
Ming Yang
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Ming Yang, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: (214) 648-5057
  • Research: Proton dose calculation and optimization; dual energy computed tomography
Nan Qin
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Nan Qin, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: (214) 648-5407
  • Research: Monte Carlo dose calculation; particle therapy; treatment plan optimization
Dan Nguyen
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Dan Nguyen

  • Instructor
  • Phone: (214) 648-8975
Yuncheng Zhong
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Yuncheng Zhong, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: (214) 645-1336
  • Research: Computer simulation and system integration of cone-beam CT and PET; image reconstruction
Yiping  Shao
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Yiping Shao, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Phone: (214) 645-1274
  • Research: Nuclear imaging technology and application for molecular imaging and radiotherapy
Yulong Yan
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Yulong Yan, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor and Computational Physics Director
  • Phone: (214) 645-7636
  • Research: Novel treatment planning technologies; clinic-oriented applications; DICOM; SRS
Chuxiong Ding
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Chuxiong Ding, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: (214) 648-5059
  • Research: Image-guided radiotherapy; stereotactic radiation therapy
Xun Jia
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Xun Jia, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: (214) 648-5032
  • Research: 3-D/4-D computed tomography reconstruction; Monte Carlo dose calculations
Sarah  McGuire
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Sarah McGuire, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: (214) 645-7613
  • Research: Functional imaging for radiation therapy treatment planning and response assessment
Jing Wang
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Jing Wang, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: (214) 648-1795
  • Research: Cone-beam computed tomography; image-guided radiation therapy;image analysis; tomographic image reconstruction
Mu-Han Lin
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Mu-Han Lin, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: (214) 645-8587
  • Research: Clinical implementation of novel treatment technologies; stereotactic radiotherapy; Monte Carlo simulation
Yang Park
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Yang Park, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: (214) 648-5467
  • Research: CBCT, motion management, open source software
Robert Reynolds
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Robert Reynolds, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: (214) 648-6421
Bo Zhao
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Bo Zhao, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: (214) 645-7774
  • Research: Image-guided radiation therapy; stereotactic body radiation therapy
Da Luo
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Da Luo, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: (214) 648-6447
  • Research: Clinical Process Automation, RTLS, Treatment Planning
Jun Tan
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Jun Tan, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: (214) 648-5058
  • Research: Clinical workflow efficiency, plan QA, patient safety, medical imaging, data mining

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Physics Research Scientists

Mingli Chen
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Mingli Chen

  • Senior Research Scientist
  • Phone: (214) 648-9539
Xiao  Liang
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Xiao Liang, M.S.

  • Research Assistant
Hui Liu
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Hui Liu

  • Scientific Programmer I

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Visiting Faculty

Haibin Chen
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Haibin Chen

  • Visiting Junior Researcher
Shulong Li
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Shulong Li, Ph.D.

  • Visiting Assitant Professor

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Administration Staff

Michelle  Hughes
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Michelle Hughes

  • Senior Education Coordinator
  • Phone: (214) 645-2568
Gabrielle Hawthorne
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Gabrielle Hawthorne, MHA

  • Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: (214) 645-8523
Sarah Sandle
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Sarah Sandle

  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Phone: (214) 645-7019
Porsche Bates
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Porsche Bates

  • Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: (214) 645-1808
Melinda Quintero
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Melinda Quintero

  • Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: (214) 648-6444

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Grants & Finance Staff

Ashlei Johnson
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Ashlei Johnson

  • Accountant III
  • Phone: (214) 645-8441

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Computational Physics

Peter Henry
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Peter Henry

  • Programmer Analyst
Jun Tan
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Jun Tan, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: (214) 648-5058
  • Research: Clinical workflow efficiency, plan QA, patient safety, medical imaging, data mining
Da Luo
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Da Luo, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: (214) 648-6447
  • Research: Clinical Process Automation, RTLS, Treatment Planning
Alicia  Yingling
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Alicia Yingling

  • Department IT Manager
  • Phone: (214) 648-6581

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IT Specialists

Erdal Sipahi
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Erdal Sipahi

  • Senior Information Resources Manager
  • Phone: (214) 645-7608
Mike McAtee
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Mike McAtee

  • Software Systems Specialist III
  • Phone: (214) 645-8585
Tiandrea Dixon
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Tiandrea Dixon

  • Department Systems Administrator II
  • Phone: (214) 645-2688
Nathan Hooper
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Nathan Hooper

  • Department Systems Engineer
  • Phone: (214) 648-1270
Jonathan Foisset
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Jonathan Foisset

  • Department Systems Administrator III
  • Phone: (214) 645-9364
Lee Jackson
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Lee Jackson

  • Department Systems Administrator I
  • Phone: (214) 645-8545

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Engineers

Richard Lamphier
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Richard Lamphier

  • Senior Linac Engineer
  • Phone: (214) 645-8555
Ryan Reed
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Ryan Reed

  • Engineer
  • Phone: (214) 645-5827
Glenn Garza
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Glenn Garza

  • Senion Linac Engineer
  • Phone: (214) 645-8580

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Dosimetrists

John "Chris" Brooks
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John "Chris" Brooks

  • Medical Dosimetrist II
  • Phone: (214) 645-7616
Romona Duncan
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Romona Duncan

  • Medical Dosimetrist II
  • Phone: (214) 645-5730
James Bell
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James Bell

  • Medical Dosimetrist I
  • Phone: (214) 648-8260
Vincent Lanza
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Vincent Lanza

  • Medical Dosimetrist I
  • Phone: (214) 645-8593
Jeffrey Dubas
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Jeffrey Dubas

  • Medical Dosimetrist II
  • Phone: (214) 645-8544
Huichen "Pam" Lee
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Huichen "Pam" Lee

  • Medical Dosimetrist II
  • Phone: (214) 645-7672
Hasti Hesami
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Hasti Hesami

  • Medical Dosimetrist I
  • Phone: (214) 648-8187
Adam Powers
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Adam Powers

  • Medical Dosimetrist I
  • Phone: (214) 648-8185

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Physics Residents

Reza Taleei
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Reza Taleei, Ph.D.

  • 3rd Year Medical Physics Resident
  • Phone: (214) 645-7638
Matthew Brenner
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Matthew Brenner, Ph.D.

  • 2nd Year Medical Physics Resident
  • Phone: (214) 648-6546
Faraz Kalantari Mahmoudabadi
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Faraz Kalantari Mahmoudabadi, Ph.D.

  • 2nd Year Medical Physics Resident
  • Phone: (214) 648-2207
Zhen Tian
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Zhen Tian, Ph.D.

  • 2nd Year Medical Physics Resident
  • Phone: (214) 648-6972
  • Research: Dose calculation; online adaptive radiotherapy
Zohaib  Iqbal
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Zohaib Iqbal

  • 1st Year Medical Physics Resident
  • Phone: (214) 648-9535
You Zhang
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You Zhang, Ph.D.

  • 3rd Year Medical Physics Resident
  • Phone: (214) 645-2699
Tsuicheng (David) Chiu
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Tsuicheng (David) Chiu, Ph.D.

  • 2nd Year Medical Physics Resident
  • Phone: (214) 648-6580
Alfonso  Rodriguez
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Alfonso Rodriguez, Ph.D.

  • 2nd Year Medical Physics Resident
  • Phone: (214) 648-0791
Nima Hassan Rezaeian
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Nima Hassan Rezaeian, Ph.D.

  • 1st Year Medical Physics Resident
  • Phone: (214) 648-5407
David Parsons
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David Parsons

  • 1st Year Medical Physics Resident
  • Phone: (214) 648-9941

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Postdocs

Liyuan Chen
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Liyuan Chen, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
Yujie Chi
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Yujie Chi, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: (214) 648-5407
Hyunuk Jung
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Hyunuk Jung

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
Heui Chang Lee
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Heui Chang Lee

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
Shanzhou Niu
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Shanzhou Niu, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: (214) 648-2079
Chenyang  Shen
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Chenyang Shen, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: (214) 648-5407
Zhiguo Zhou
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Zhiguo Zhou, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: (214) 648-4226
Xinyi Cheng
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Xinyi Cheng

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: (214) 645-1336
Kun Hu
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Kun Hu

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
Peter Klages
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Peter Klages, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: (214) 648-5407
Hugh  Lee
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Hugh Lee

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
Timothy Rozario
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Timothy Rozario, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: (214) 648-3152
Deepak Shrestha
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Deepak Shrestha, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: (214) 648-2097
Samaneh Kazemifar
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Samaneh Kazemifar

  • Postdoctoral research fellow

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Graduate Students

Chaoqiong Ma
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Chaoqiong Ma

  • Visiting Junior Researcher
  • Phone: (214) 648-3152
Sarah Elizabeth Jenkins
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Sarah Elizabeth Jenkins

  • Student
Darong Qi
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Darong Qi

  • Student
Yesenia Gonzalez
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Yesenia Gonzalez

  • BME Graduate Student
Min-Yu Tsai
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Min-Yu Tsai

  • Visiting Junior Fellow
  • Phone: (214) 648-5407
Parveez Natha
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Parveez Natha

  • Student
Xiaokun  Huang
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Xiaokun Huang

  • GSR- Biomedical Engineering
  • Phone: (214) 648-2325

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