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Radiation Oncology

Meet Our Medical Physics Team

The Medical Physics Section of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin consists of 14 physicists, 10 dosimetrists, 1 research associate, 7 postdoctoral research fellows, and 4 physics residents.

Medical Physics Section mission:

  • To provide the best possible radiation therapy technical support for the patients treated at all sites serviced by the Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Through clinical research, develop the accuracy and efficiency of cancer treatment, integrating new technical innovations in radiation therapy
  • To educate future generations of physicians and physicists in the art and science of radiation oncology physics

Medical Physics Faculty

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Ergun Ahunbay, PhD

Associate Professor

Research interests include intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)

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Guang-Pei Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research interests include intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), programming in radiation oncology and patient safety

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Xiaojian Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research interests include the area of adaptive radiation therapy

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Xinfeng Chen, PhD

Instructor

Focused on MR-linac dosimetric effects of magnetic field and electron density assignment as well as MRI-based IMRT planning and evaluation of treatment planning systems

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Kristofer Kainz, PhD

Associate Professor; Director, Medical Physics Residency Program; Director, Medical Physics Certificate Program

Research interests include intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)

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Slade Klawikowski, PhD

Instructor

Research interests include the areas of image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), scintillation dosimetry and 3D dosimetry

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X. Allen Li, PhD, DABMP, FAAPM

Professor and Chief, Medical Physics

Research interests range from adaptive radiation therapy, outcome modeling, delta radiomics, to MRI guided radiation treatment planning and delivery.

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Natalya Morrow, PhD

Assistant Professor

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George Noid, PhD

Instructor

Research interests include image quality assessments of model-based iterative CT reconstruction and development of a transabdominal ultrasound probe for tracking intrafractional pancreatic motion

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Eric Paulson, PhD

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Radiology and Biophysics

Research is focused on the development and application of advanced MRI imaging technologies for MRI-guided radiation treatment planning and delivery

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Douglas Prah, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Phillip Prior, Jr., PhD

Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Physics Residency Program

Research interests include dose-response modeling of tumors and normal tissues, doses effects of magnetic field for IMRT & VMAT plans and development of treatment planning strategies for the MR-Linac

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Jason Rownd, MS

Instructor; Senior Medical Physicist

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An Tai, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research interests include motion management and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

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Hualiang Zhong, PhD

Associate Professor

Research interests include image-guided adaptive radiotherapy (IGART), quantitative imaging, and treatment response assessment

Medical Physics Staff

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Katherine Albano, MS

Senior Medical Physicist