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: 214-645-8510
  • Research: GPU and cloud-based automatic treatment planning; adaptive 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
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
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, PhD

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

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-6543
  • Research: Online adaptive radiotherapy; image registration; small animal imaging
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
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
Troy Long
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Troy Long, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-3152
  • Research: Novel treatment planning techniques and plan optimization, adaptive and spatiotemporal planning
Da Luo
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Da Luo, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-6447
  • Research: Clinical Process Automation, RTLS, Treatment Planning
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
Arnold Pompos
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Arnold Pompos, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor and Interim Clinical Director
  • Phone: 214-645-7663
  • Research: Heavy particle interactions; microdosimetry; Monte Carlo simulations
Chuxiong Ding
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Chuxiong Ding, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-5059
  • Research: Image-guided radiotherapy; stereotactic radiation therapy
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
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
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
Strahinja Stojadinovic
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Strahinja Stojadinovic, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-7677
  • Research: Preclinical delivery technologies; stereotactic radiotherapy; IMRT QA; brachytherapy
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
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
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
  • Phone: 214-648-5407

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Visiting Faculty

Hongxia Hao
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Hongxia Hao

  • Visiting Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-2224
Xi Chen
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Xi Chen, Ph.D.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-5618
Shulong Li
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Shulong Li, Ph.D.

  • Visiting Assitant Professor
  • Phone: 214-64N-one
Xin Zhen
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Xin Zhen, Ph.D.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-6452

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Administration Staff

Raina Brooks
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Raina Brooks

  • Training Specialist
  • Phone: 214-645-2689
Melinda Quintero
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Melinda Quintero

  • Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: 214-648-6444
Sarah Sandle
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Sarah Sandle

  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Phone: 214-645-7019
Gabrielle Hawthorne
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Gabrielle Hawthorne, MHA

  • Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: 214-645-8523
Lezlie Britton
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Lezlie Britton

  • Education Coordinator
  • Phone: 214-645-2568

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Grants & Finance Staff

Ashlei Johnson
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Ashlei Johnson

  • Accountant III
  • Phone: 214-645-8441
Charles Samuel
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Charles Samuel

  • Accountant III
  • Phone: 214-648-6071

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Computational Physics

Da Luo
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Da Luo, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-6447
  • Research: Clinical Process Automation, RTLS, Treatment Planning
Michael Folkerts
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Michael Folkerts, C.Phil.

  • Programmer Analyst III
  • Phone: 214-648-6447
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
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

Ezequiel Ramirez
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Ezequiel Ramirez

  • Chief Dosimetrist
  • Phone: 214-645-8543
Irma Corona
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Irma Corona

  • Medical Dosimetrist II
  • Phone: 214-645-8542
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
John "Chris" Brooks
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John "Chris" Brooks

  • Medical Dosimetrist II
  • Phone: 214-645-7616
Jonathan Dougherty
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Jonathan Dougherty

  • Medical Dosimetrist II
  • Phone: 214-645-7652
Romona Duncan
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Romona Duncan

  • Medical Dosimetrist II
  • Phone: 214-645-5730
Vincent Lanza
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Vincent Lanza

  • Medical Dosimetrist I
  • Phone: 214-645-8593

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Physics Residents

Anh Le
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Anh Le, Ph.D.

  • 3rd Year Medical Physics Resident
  • Phone: 214-645-7618
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
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
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
Nima Hassan Rezaeian
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Nima Hassan Rezaeian, Ph.D.

  • 1st Year Medical Physics Resident
  • Phone: 214-648-5407

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Postdocs

Mason Anders
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Mason Anders, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: 214-648-5407
Liyuan Chen
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Liyuan Chen, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: 214-648-2197
Yujie Chi
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Yujie Chi, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: 214-648-5407
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
Jina Chang
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Jina Chang, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: 214-648-3152
Xinyi Cheng
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Xinyi Cheng

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: 214-645-1336
Peter Klages
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Peter Klages, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: 214-648-5407
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

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Graduate Students

Bin Li
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Bin Li

  • Visiting Junior Researcher
  • Phone: 214-648-5407
Xiaokun  Huang
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Xiaokun Huang

  • GSR- Biomedical Engineering
  • Phone: 214-648-2325
Chaoqiong Ma
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Chaoqiong Ma

  • Visiting Junior Researcher
  • Phone: 214-648-3152

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Physics Resident Alumni

Luo Ouyang

Luo Ouyang, Ph.D.

  • Medical Physics Resident Alum. (2016), Medical Physicist, Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Travis  Jacobson

Travis Jacobson

  • Medical Physics Resident Alum. (2015), Assistant Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Robert Reynolds

Robert Reynolds, Ph.D.

  • Medical Physics Resident Alum. (2014), Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern
Brian Hrycushko

Brian Hrycushko

  • Medical Physics Resident Alum. (2013), Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Joseph Dugas

Joseph Dugas

  • Medical Physics Resident Alum. (2011), Medical Physicist, Willis-Knighton Cancer Center
Matthew Webster

Matthew Webster, Ph.D.

  • Medical Physics Resident Alum. (2016)
Holly Johnston

Holly Johnston

  • Medical Physics Resident Alum. (2015), Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Heming Zhen

Heming Zhen

  • Medical Physics Resident Alum. (2014), Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center
Qinan Bao

Qinan Bao

  • Medical Physics Resident Alum. (2012), Medical Physicist, Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Michael  Speiser

Michael Speiser

  • Medical Physics Resident Alum. (2010), Chief Physicist, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

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