About the Division
Welcome to the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering, a branch within the Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Our Division is composed of more than 80 employees, including medical physics faculty, medical dosimetrists, engineers, programmers, IT personnel, administrative staff, medical physics residents, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and visiting scholars and students.
We are engaged in three primary areas of activity: clinical service and consultation, research and development, and education.
Our vision is to become one of the world’s leading academic medical physics programs in all three areas by working closely with clinicians and researchers in other relevant areas to solve important clinical problems through technological innovation.
Dr. Steve Jiang, Professor and Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology and Chief of the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering, has been awarded $4 million by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to develop new technology to treat lung cancer patients with heavy ions. A total of $9.6 million was awarded to UT Southwestern researchers by CPRIT in the latest round of funding.
First year medical physics resident You Zhang, Ph.D., is a recipient of a travel award to this year’s annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in September. He won the category of Basic/Translational Science - Junior Investigator Radiation Physics for his abstract titled “A Biomechanical Modeling Guided CBCT Reconstruction Technique (Bio-recon).”
Grants totalling more than $2.6 million have been awarded to researchers in medical physics and molecular radiation biology.
Department of Radiation Oncology faculty gave invited lectures at the following events recently:
With 58 accepted abstracts and two, top-scored investigators, the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering will be strongly represented at the annual American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) meeting July 31-Aug. 4 in Washington, D.C.