About the Division

Steve Jiang, Ph.D.
Steve Jiang, Ph.D.
Division Director

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.

Recent News

Medical Physics team heads to AAPM meeting

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.

Texans want in on cancer "moonshot"

Our heavy ion initiative was highlighted during a national summit on cancer led by Vice President Joe Biden.

Taleei wins travel award

Reza Taleei, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering, has been awarded a 1,500-euro stipend to attend the Proton Therapy Cooperative Group (PTCOG) annual meeting in Prague in May. Dr. Taleei will present a poster at the conference.

Jiang delivers lecture at UT Medical Branch

In April, Department Vice Chair and Director of Medical Physics Steve Jiang, Ph.D., delivered the Martin Schneider Memorial Lectureship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Tx. The prestigious event honors that institution’s former chair of the Department of Radiology. Dr. Jiang gave a talk on “Next Generation Radiotherapy Treatment Planning”.

Department makes heavy ion grant awards

The Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center has awarded five, two-year seed grants of $100,000 apiece to Texas researchers to facilitate research related to heavy ion therapy.

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