Radiation Oncology Faculty

Leadership

Hak Choy
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Hak Choy, M.D.

  • Professor and Chairman, Nancy B. & Jake L. Hamon Distinguished Chair in Therapeutic Oncology Research
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Lung cancer; bench-to-clinic therapies for concurrent chemoradiation
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
Robert Timmerman
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Robert Timmerman, M.D.

  • Professor, Vice Chair & Medical Director, Effie Marie Cain Distinguished Chair in Cancer Therapy Research
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Hypofractionated radiation therapy; stereotactic body radiation therapy
Michael Story
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Michael Story, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Vice Chair and Radiobiology Director, David A. Pistenmaa, M.D., Ph.D. Distinguished Chair in Radiation Oncology
  • Phone: 214-648-5557
  • Research: Particle therapy; space radiation; biomarkers of therapeutic response; combined modality therapy

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Division of Clinical Radiation Oncology

Hak Choy
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Hak Choy, M.D.

  • Professor and Chairman, Nancy B. & Jake L. Hamon Distinguished Chair in Therapeutic Oncology Research
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Lung cancer; bench-to-clinic therapies for concurrent chemoradiation
Kevin Albuquerque
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Kevin Albuquerque, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Gynecologic cancers, patient quality of life
Lucien Nedzi
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Lucien Nedzi, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Central nervous system cancer; stereotactic radiosurgery
Ann Spangler
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Ann Spangler, M.D., MACM

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Breast cancer, accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI), Cyberknife, IMRT
Asal Rahimi
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Asal Rahimi, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor & Director of Clinical Research
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Breast cancer, breast SBRT, partial breast radiation, cardiac sparing in breast cancer patients
Raquibul Hannan
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Raquibul Hannan, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Genitourinary cancer; combined immunotherapy and radiation therapy
Nathan Kim
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Nathan Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Clinical and translational research in breast cancer
Nhat-Long Pham
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Nhat-Long Pham, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: SBRT, head and neck cancer, tumor immunology, memory T cells
Zabi Wardak
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Zabi Wardak, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Stereotactic radiosurgery, central nervous system cancer
Tu Dan
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Tu Dan, M.D.

  • Clinical Instructor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: CNS malignancies, noncoding RNAs, mechanisms of radiation resistance
Robert Timmerman
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Robert Timmerman, M.D.

  • Professor, Vice Chair & Medical Director, Effie Marie Cain Distinguished Chair in Cancer Therapy Research
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Hypofractionated radiation therapy; stereotactic body radiation therapy
Jeffrey Meyer
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Jeffrey Meyer, M.D., M.S.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Gastrointestinal cancer
David  Sher
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David Sher, M.D., MPH

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Head and neck cancer, outcomes and health services research, cost and comparative effectiveness research
Michael Folkert
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Michael Folkert, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor & Residency Program Director
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Brachytherapy applications and device development, sarcoma management, image analysis for outcomes prediction
Neil  Desai
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Neil Desai, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Prostate and bladder cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy, brachytherapy, bladder preservation
Puneeth Iyengar
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Puneeth Iyengar, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Lung cancer,cachexia, radiation resistance, tumor metabolism, stromal interactions, immune cachexia regulation
Aaron Laine
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Aaron Laine, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Genitourinary cancer, cancer cachexia
Tobin Strom
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Tobin Strom, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Head and neck cancer, skin cancer, thyroid cancer, SABR / SBRT
Ken Westover
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Ken Westover, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Structure-guided drug design for oncology, covalent inhibitors, hypofractionated radiation, lung cancer, mets

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Division of Medical Physics and Engineering

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
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
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
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

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Division of Molecular Radiation Biology

Michael Story
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Michael Story, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Vice Chair and Radiobiology Director, David A. Pistenmaa, M.D., Ph.D. Distinguished Chair in Radiation Oncology
  • Phone: 214-648-5557
  • Research: Particle therapy; space radiation; biomarkers of therapeutic response; combined modality therapy
Sandeep Burma
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Sandeep Burma, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-7440
  • Research: DNA double-strand break signaling and repair; glioblastoma radioresistance; particle radiation and gliomagenesis
Debabrata Saha
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Debabrata Saha, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-7750
  • Research: Tumor modeling for SBRT; role of DAB2IP in prostate cancer; small molecule inhibitors as radiosensitizers
Anthony (Tony) Davis
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Anthony (Tony) Davis, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-6569
  • Research: DNA double-strand break sensing, signaling and repair
Bipasha Mukherjee
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Bipasha Mukherjee, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-4166
  • Research: DNA damage and repair; heavy particle radiobiology; radioresistance of glioblastoma
Yu-Fen (Renee) Lin
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Yu-Fen (Renee) Lin, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-1602
  • Research: DNA-PKcs in ATR-signaling pathway; role of T2609 phosphorylation cluster on the S-phase checkpoint response
Janapriya (JP) Saha
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Janapriya (JP) Saha, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-4917
  • Research: DNA double strand break signaling and repair; space radiation/HZE particle radiation-induced DNA damage and response
Lan Yu
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Lan Yu, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-7747
  • Research: Role of DAB2IP in regulating cell cycle, and small molecule inhibitors as radiosensitizers in prostate cancer
David Chen
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David Chen, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-5597
  • Research: Role of DNA-PK in double-strand break repair; DSB repair pathway choice; DNA damage response induced by HZE particles
Benjamin Chen
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Benjamin Chen, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-1263
  • Research: DNA break repair; role of DNA-PKcs; DNA damage responses in stem sell; heavy particle exposure impact on neural stem cells
Asaithamby Aroumougame
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Asaithamby Aroumougame, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-1249
  • Research: DNA damage response signaling in development and tumor suppression
Lianghao Ding
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Lianghao Ding, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-5892
  • Research: DNA damage response induced by heavy particles; functional genomics of radiation toxicity; role of microRNA in head and neck cancer
Damiana Chiavolini
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Damiana Chiavolini, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-645-0908
Sriram Narayanan
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Sriram Narayanan, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-1143
  • Research: Cancer cachexia, tumor metabolism in cachexia
Tsuguhide (Hide) Takeshima
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Tsuguhide (Hide) Takeshima, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-1132
  • Research: Tumor microenvironment after irradiation; synergy between cancer immunotherapy and radiotherapy

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Senior Administration

Claire Almanza
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Claire Almanza

  • Dir. Rad Oncology Srvs.
  • Phone: 214-645-8558
Aileen Hayashida
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Aileen Hayashida

  • Financial Affairs Manager
  • Phone: 214-645-3054
Sandy Durr
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Sandy Durr

  • Administrative Manager
  • Phone: 214-645-7621
Damiana Chiavolini
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Damiana Chiavolini, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-645-0908

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