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
David Sher
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David Sher, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Professor, Associate Director of Clinical Operations, and Chief of Head & Neck Radiation Oncology Service
  • 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.

  • Associate Professor, Medical Residency Program Director, and Chief of Gastrointestinal Radiation Oncology Service
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Brachytherapy applications and device development, sarcoma management, image analysis for outcomes prediction
Asal Rahimi
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Asal Rahimi, M.D.

  • Associate Professor & Chief of Breast Radiation Oncology Service
  • 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
Kiran Kumar
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Kiran Kumar, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor & Chief of Pediatric and Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Services
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
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
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
Faith (Yuanyuan) Zhang
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Faith (Yuanyuan) Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
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
Kevin Albuquerque
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Kevin Albuquerque, M.D.

  • Professor & Chief of Gynecological Radiation Oncology Service
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Gynecologic cancers, patient quality of life
Raquibul Hannan
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Raquibul Hannan, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor & Chief of Genitourinary Radiation Oncology Service
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Genitourinary cancer, combined immunotherapy, radiation therapy
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
Puneeth Iyengar
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Puneeth Iyengar, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Research, and Chief of Lung Radiation Oncology Service
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Lung cancer, cachexia, radiation resistance, tumor metabolism, stromal interactions, immune cachexia regulation
Zabi Wardak
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Zabi Wardak, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor & Chief of Central Nervous System Radiation Oncology Service
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Stereotactic radiosurgery, central nervous system cancer
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
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
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
Junjie Wu
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Junjie Wu, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
Mu-Han Lin
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Mu-Han Lin, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor & Director of Treatment Planning
  • Phone: 214-645-5378
  • Research: Clinical implementation of novel treatment technologies, stereotactic radiotherapy, Monte Carlo simulation
Jie Deng
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Jie Deng, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-5140
Brian Hrycushko
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Brian Hrycushko, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-4773
  • Research: Normal tissue tolerance, stereotactic radiotherapy, radionuclide therapy, brachytherapy
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
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
David Chiu
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David Chiu, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-6580
Amir Owrangi
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Amir Owrangi, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-5268
  • Research: MRI-guided radiation therapy, brachytherapy, adaptive radiation therapy
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: 214-645-5384
You Zhang
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You Zhang, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-2699
Jingying Lin
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Jingying Lin

  • Instructor
Shu Zhang
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Shu Zhang, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
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
Xun Jia
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Xun Jia, Ph.D.

  • Professor & Director of Physics Research
  • Phone: 214-648-5032
  • Research: 3-D/4-D computed tomography reconstruction, Monte Carlo dose calculations
Andrew Godley
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Andrew Godley, Ph.D.

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

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-5398
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
Ken Kang-Hsin Wang
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Ken Kang-Hsin Wang, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Research: Biomedical optics, in vivo cell tracking, optical tomography-guided radiation therapy, ultra-high-dose rate irradiation
Tom Banks
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Tom Banks, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-9538
Dan Nguyen
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Dan Nguyen, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-4868
Chunjoo (Justin) Park
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Chunjoo (Justin) Park, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-5396
David Parsons
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David Parsons, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-9941
Jun Tan
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Jun Tan, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-5058
  • Research: Clinical workflow efficiency, plan QA, patient safety, medical imaging, data mining
Tingliang Zhuang
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Tingliang Zhuang

  • Assistant Professor
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
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
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 cell, heavy particle exposure impact on neural stem cells
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
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
Britta Langen
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Britta Langen, Ph.D.

  • Visiting Instructor
Laurentiu (Larry) Pop
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Laurentiu (Larry) Pop, M.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-9915
Zhiwei (George) Zhou
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Zhiwei (George) Zhou, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-645-0329
Liya Gu
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Liya Gu, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-9991
  • Research: Mismatch repair, genome instability, cancer metabolism
Asaithamby Aroumougame
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Asaithamby Aroumougame, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-1249
  • Research: DNA damage response signaling in development and tumor suppression
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
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
Zengfu Shang
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Zengfu Shang, Ph.D.

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

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-9869
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 of Marketing Content
  • Phone: 214-645-8110
Sandy Durr
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Sandy Durr

  • Administrative Manager
  • Phone: 214-645-7621
Kajal Desai
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Kajal Desai

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

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