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: 214-645-8542
  • Research: Artificial intelligence in medicine
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.

  • Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Gynecologic cancers, patient quality of life
Nathan Kim
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Nathan Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Clinical and translational research in breast cancer
Asal Rahimi
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Asal Rahimi, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Breast cancer, breast SBRT, partial breast radiation, cardiac sparing in breast cancer patients
Ken Westover
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Ken Westover, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Structure-guided drug design for oncology, covalent inhibitors, hypofractionated radiation, lung cancer, mets
Puneeth Iyengar
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Puneeth Iyengar, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor & Director of Clinical Research
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Lung cancer, cachexia, radiation resistance, tumor metabolism, stromal interactions, immune cachexia regulation
Prasanna Alluri
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Prasanna Alluri, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Metastatic breast cancer, treatment resistance mechanisms, molecular cancer therapeutics, radiation-induced cardiac remodeling, epigenetic regulation
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
Wen Jiang
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Wen Jiang, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Suppressive mechanisms of solid tumors on innate immune system, develop novel therapeutic strategies that bridge innate and adaptive immune responses to eradicate solid tumors, develop nanomedicine...
Dominic Moon
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Dominic Moon, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
Nina Sanford
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Nina Sanford, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
Zabi Wardak
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Zabi Wardak, M.D.

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

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Genitourinary cancer; combined immunotherapy and radiation therapy
Lucien Nedzi
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Lucien Nedzi, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Central nervous system cancer; stereotactic radiosurgery
David Sher
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David Sher, M.D., M.P.H.

  • 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
Todd Aguilera
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Todd Aguilera, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Cancer immunology, tumor microenvironment, immunotherapy resistance, immune escape, molecular engineering
Vladimir Avkshtol
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Vladimir Avkshtol, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
Aurelie Garant
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Aurelie Garant, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
Kiran Kumar
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Kiran Kumar, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
Chika Nwachukwu
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Chika Nwachukwu, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
Dat Vo
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Dat Vo, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
Tu Dan
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Tu Dan, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: CNS malignancies, noncoding RNAs, mechanisms of radiation resistance

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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: 214-645-8542
  • Research: Artificial intelligence in medicine
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
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
Chuxiong Ding
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Chuxiong Ding, Ph.D.

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

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-7677
  • Research: Preclinical delivery technologies; stereotactic radiotherapy; IMRT QA; brachytherapy
Bo Zhao
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Bo Zhao, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-7774
  • Research: Image-guided radiation therapy; stereotactic body radiation therapy
David Chiu
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David Chiu, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-6580
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
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
Robert Reynolds
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Robert Reynolds, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-6421
Chenyang Shen
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Chenyang Shen

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-3926
Paul Medin
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Paul Medin, Ph.D.

  • 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
Arnold Pompos
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Arnold Pompos, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor and Director of Strategic Expansion Plans
  • Phone: 214-645-7663
  • Research: Heavy particle interactions; microdosimetry; Monte Carlo simulations
Andrew Godley
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Andrew Godley, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Physics
  • Phone: 214-645-7613
Xuejun Gu
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Xuejun Gu, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-6543
  • Research: Online adaptive radiotherapy; image registration; small animal imaging
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
Tom Banks
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Tom Banks, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-6444
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
Dan Nguyen
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Dan Nguyen

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-8975
Yang Park
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Yang Park, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-5467
  • Research: CBCT, motion management, open source software
You Zhang
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You Zhang, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-2699
Guanglin Tang
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Guanglin Tang

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-6064

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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
Liya Gu
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Liya Gu, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-9991
  • Research: Mismatch repair, genome instability, cancer metabolism
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
Zhaogang Yang
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Zhaogang Yang

  • Assistant Professor
Jinzhen Guo
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Jinzhen Guo, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-9869
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
Janice Ortega Rodriguez
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Janice Ortega Rodriguez, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-9869
  • Research: PCNA phosphorylation in cancer initiation and progression; mismatch repair (MMR) role in genomic stability and DNA damage response
Medhat Elhalawany
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Medhat Elhalawany, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-9277
  • Research: Tumor biology of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Laurentiu (Larry) Pop
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Laurentiu (Larry) Pop, M.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-9915
David Chen
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David Chen, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-5597
  • Research: Role of DNA-PK in DSB repair; DSB repair pathway choice; DNA damage response induced by HZE particles
Guo-Min Li
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Guo-Min Li, Ph.D.

  • Professor, The Reece A. Overcash, Jr. Distinguished Chair for Research on Colon Cancer; Director, the Reece A. Overcash, Jr. Center for Research on Colon Cancer; Director of Translational Research
  • Phone: 214-648-9955
  • Research: Mismatch repair, genome instability, cancer metabolism
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
Shibani Mukherjee
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Shibani Mukherjee, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-5160
Damiana Chiavolini
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Damiana Chiavolini, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-645-0908
Deepak Gurbani
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Deepak Gurbani, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-645-0329
  • Research: DNA damage and repair; structure-guided drug design for development of reversible and irreversible inhibitors for different cancer-associated kinases
Huiming Lu
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Huiming Lu, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-4917
  • Research: Mechanisms of DNA double-strand break repair; targeting key DNA double-strand break repair proteins for cancer therapy
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/HZE particle radiation-induced DNA damage and response
Narasimha (Kumar) Karanam
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Narasimha (Kumar) Karanam, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-1412
S M Nashir Udden
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S M Nashir Udden, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-7480
  • Research: BET inhibitor, ESR1 mutation, & endocrine- /radio-therapy resistant breast cancer; Rb mutation & CDK4/6 inhibitor-resistant breast cancer; radio-immune therapy vs treatment-refractory breast cancer...

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Senior Administration

Claire Almanza
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Claire Almanza

  • Director, Marketing Content
  • Phone: 214-645-7656
Sandy Durr
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Sandy Durr

  • Administrative Manager
  • Phone: 214-645-7609
Kajal Desai
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Kajal Desai

  • Assistant VP of Radiation Oncology Services
  • Phone: 214-645-7683

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