Radiation Oncology Faculty 

Leadership

Hak Choy Hak Choy, M.D.
Chairman
Nancy B. & Jake L. Hamon Distinguished Chair in Therapeutic Oncology Research
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Lung cancer; bench-to-clinic therapies for concurrent chemoradiation
Steve Jiang Steve Jiang, Ph.D.
Professor, Vice Chair and Medical Physics Director
Barbara Crittenden Professorship in Cancer Research
214-645-8510
Research Interest: GPU and cloud-based automatic treatment planning; adaptive radiotherapy
Robert Timmerman Robert Timmerman, M.D.
Professor, Vice Chair & Medical Director
Effie Marie Cain Distinguished Chair in Cancer Therapy Research
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Hypofractionated radiation therapy; stereotactic body radiation therapy
Michael Story Michael Story, Ph.D.
Professor, Vice Chair and Radiobiology Director
David A. Pistenmaa, M.D., Ph.D. Distinguished Chair in Radiation Oncology
214-648-5557
Research Interest: Particle therapy; space radiation; biomarkers of therapeutic response; combined modality therapy

Back to TopDivision of Clinical Radiation Oncology

Hak Choy Hak Choy, M.D.
Chairman
Nancy B. & Jake L. Hamon Distinguished Chair in Therapeutic Oncology Research
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Lung cancer; bench-to-clinic therapies for concurrent chemoradiation
Jeffrey Meyer Jeffrey Meyer, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor & Residency Program Director
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Gastrointestinal cancer
Kevin Albuquerque Kevin Albuquerque, M.D.
Associate Professor
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Gynecologic cancers, patient quality of life
David Schwartz David Schwartz, M.D.
Associate Professor
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Head and neck cancer, SBRT, adaptive radiotherapy, tumor imaging, health informatics
Ann Spangler Ann Spangler, M.D., MACM
Associate Professor
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Breast cancer, accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI), Cyberknife, IMRT
Neil  Desai Neil Desai, M.D.
Assistant Professor
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Prostate cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy, brachytherapy, bladder cancer and bladder preservation with combined modality therapy
Raquibul Hannan Raquibul Hannan, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Genitourinary cancer; combined immunotherapy and radiation therapy
Aaron Laine Aaron Laine, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Genitourinary cancer, cancer cachexia
Robert Timmerman Robert Timmerman, M.D.
Professor, Vice Chair & Medical Director
Effie Marie Cain Distinguished Chair in Cancer Therapy Research
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Hypofractionated radiation therapy; stereotactic body radiation therapy
Ramzi Abdulrahman Ramzi Abdulrahman, M.D.
Associate Professor
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Pediatric cancer, brain and spinal cancer
Lucien Nedzi Lucien Nedzi, M.D.
Associate Professor
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Central nervous system cancer; stereotactic radiosurgery
David  Sher David Sher, M.D., MPH
Associate Professor
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Head and neck cancer, outcomes and health services research, cost and comparative effectiveness research
Asal Rahimi Asal Rahimi, M.D.
Assistant Professor & Director of Clinical Research
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Breast cancer, breast SBRT, partial breast radiation, cardiac sparing in breast cancer patients
Michael Folkert Michael Folkert, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Brachytherapy applications and device development, management of sarcoma, image analysis for cancer outcomes prediction
Puneeth Iyengar Puneeth Iyengar, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Lung cancer, cancer cachexia, radiation resistance, tumor metabolism and stromal interactions, immune cachexia regulation
Ken Westover Ken Westover, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-645-8525
Research Interest: Structure-guided drug design for oncology, covalent inhibitors, hypofractionated radiation, lung cancer, metastases

Back to TopDivision of Medical Physics and Engineering

Steve Jiang Steve Jiang, Ph.D.
Professor, Vice Chair and Medical Physics Director
Barbara Crittenden Professorship in Cancer Research
214-645-8510
Research Interest: GPU and cloud-based automatic treatment planning; adaptive radiotherapy
Yulong Yan Yulong Yan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Computational Physics Director
214-645-7636
Research Interest: Novel treatment planning technologies; clinic-oriented applications; DICOM; SRS
Paul Medin Paul Medin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Medical Physics Residency Program Director
214-645-8591
Research Interest: Stereotactic delivery technology and research; tissue tolerance in high-dose, single-fraction delivery
Chuxiong Ding Chuxiong Ding, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-648-5059
Research Interest: Image-guided radiotherapy; stereotactic radiation therapy
Brian Hrycushko Brian Hrycushko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-645-7773
Research Interest: Normal tissue tolerance; stereotactic radiotherapy; radionuclide therapy; brachytherapy
Mu-Han Lin Mu-Han Lin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-645-8587
Research Interest: Clinical implementation of novel treatment technologies; stereotactic radiotherapy; Monte Carlo simulation
Jing Wang Jing Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-648-1795
Research Interest: Cone-beam computed tomography; image-guided radiation therapy; medical image analysis; tomographic image reconstruction
Bo Zhao Bo Zhao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-645-7774
Research Interest: Image-guided radiation therapy; stereotactic body radiation therapy
Zhen Tian Zhen Tian, Ph.D.
Instructor
214-648-5419
Research Interest: Dose calculation; online adaptive radiotherapy
Yiping  Shao Yiping Shao, Ph.D.
Professor
214-645-1274
Research Interest: Nuclear imaging technology and application for molecular imaging and radiotherapy
Arnold Pompos Arnold Pompos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Interim Clinical Director
214-645-7663
Research Interest: Heavy particle interactions; microdosimetry; Monte Carlo simulations
Weiguo Lu Weiguo Lu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
214-648-9517
Research Interest: Next-generation treatment planning, high performance (GPU) computing, adaptive radiotherapy
Xuejun Gu Xuejun Gu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-648-6543
Research Interest: Online adaptive radiotherapy; image registration; small animal imaging
Xun Jia Xun Jia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-648-5032
Research Interest: 3-D/4-D computed tomography reconstruction; Monte Carlo dose calculations
Strahinja Stojadinovic Strahinja Stojadinovic, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-645-7677
Research Interest: Preclinical delivery technologies; stereotactic radiotherapy; IMRT QA; brachytherapy
Ming Yang Ming Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
214-648-5057
Research Interest: Proton dose calculation and optimization; dual energy computed tomography
Fritz Hager Fritz Hager, MS
Faculty Associate
214-645-8525
Yuncheng Zhong Yuncheng Zhong, Ph.D.
Instructor
214-645-1336
Research Interest: Computer simulation and system integration of cone-beam CT and PET; image reconstruction

Back to TopDivision of Molecular Radiation Biology

Michael Story Michael Story, Ph.D.
Professor, Vice Chair and Radiobiology Director
David A. Pistenmaa, M.D., Ph.D. Distinguished Chair in Radiation Oncology
michael.story@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-5557
Research Interest: Particle therapy; space radiation; biomarkers of therapeutic response; combined modality therapy
Sandeep Burma Sandeep Burma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
sandeep.burma@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-7440
Research Interest: DNA double-strand break signaling and repair; glioblastoma radioresistance; particle radiation and gliomagenesis
Debabrata Saha Debabrata Saha, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
debabrata.saha@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-7750
Research Interest: Tumor modeling for SBRT; role of DAB2IP in prostate cancer; small molecule inhibitors as radiosensitizers
Anthony (Tony) Davis Anthony (Tony) Davis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
anthony.davis@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-1426
Research Interest: DNA double-strand break sensing, signaling and repair
Kyung-Jong (KJ) Lee Kyung-Jong (KJ) Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
kyung-jong.lee@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-4917
Research Interest: Role of DNA-PK in DNA DSB repair pathway choice; screening of small molecular compounds to radiosensitize tumor cells.
Yu-Fen (Renee) Lin Yu-Fen (Renee) Lin, Ph.D.
Instructor
yu-fen.lin@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-1602
Research Interest: DNA-PKcs in ATR-signaling pathway; role of T2609 phosphorylation cluster on the S-phase checkpoint response
Seong-Mi Park Seong-Mi Park, Ph.D.
Instructor
seong.park@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-1412
Research Interest: Space radiation-induced cellular transformation; molecular mechanism of lung tumorigenesis
Tsuguhide (Hide) Takeshima Tsuguhide (Hide) Takeshima, Ph.D.
Instructor
tsuguhide.takeshima@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-1132
Research Interest: Tumor microenvironment after irradiation; synergy between cancer immunotherapy and radiotherapy
David Chen David Chen, Ph.D.
Professor
david.chen@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-5597
Research Interest: Role of DNA-PK in double-strand break repair; DSB repair pathway choice; DNA damage response induced by HZE particles
Benjamin Chen Benjamin Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
benjamin.chen@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-1263
Research Interest: DNA break repair; role of DNA-PKcs; DNA damage responses in stem sell; heavy particle exposure impact on neural stem cells
Asaithamby Aroumougame Asaithamby Aroumougame, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
asaithamby.aroumougame@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-1249
Research Interest: DNA damage response signaling in development and tumor suppression
Lianghao Ding Lianghao Ding, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
lianghao.ding@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-5892
Research Interest: DNA damage response induced by heavy particles; functional genomics of radiation toxicity; role of microRNA in head and neck cancer
Bipasha Mukherjee Bipasha Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
bipasha.mukherjee@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-4166
Research Interest: DNA damage and repair; heavy particle radiobiology; radioresistance of glioblastoma
Sriram Narayanan Sriram Narayanan, Ph.D.
Instructor
sriram.narayanan@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-1143
Research Interest: Cancer cachexia, tumor metabolism in cachexia
Janapriya (JP) Saha Janapriya (JP) Saha, Ph.D.
Instructor
janapriya.saha@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-1426
Research Interest: DNA double strand break signaling and repair; space radiation/HZE particle radiation-induced DNA damage and response
Lan Yu Lan Yu, Ph.D.
Instructor
lan.yu@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-7747

Back to TopSenior Administration

Claire Almanza Claire Almanza
Dir. Rad Oncology Srvs.
claire.almanza@utsouthwestern.edu
214-645-8558
Aileen Hayashida Aileen Hayashida
Financial Affairs Manager
aileen.hayashida@utsouthwestern.edu
214-645-3054
Sandy Durr Sandy Durr
Admin. Manager
sandra.durr@utsouthwestern.edu
214-645-7621