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  • Laura Attardi

    Laura Attardi

    Catharine and Howard Avery Professor of the School of Medicine and Professor of Genetics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research is aimed at defining the pathways of p53-mediated apoptosis and tumor suppression, using a combination of biochemical, cell biological, and mouse genetic approaches. Our strategy is to start by generating hypotheses about p53 mechanisms of action using primary mouse embryo fibroblasts (MEFs), and then to test them using gene targeting technology in the mouse.

  • Mohsen Bayati

    Mohsen Bayati

    Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Graduate School of Business and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering and of Radiation Oncology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests1) Healthcare management: I am interested in improving healthcare delivery using data-driven modeling and decision-making.

    2) Network models and message-passing algorithms: I work on graphical modeling ideas motivated from statistical physics and their applications in statistical inference.

    3) Personalized decision-making: I work on machine learning and statistical challenges of personalized decision-making. The problems that I have worked on are primarily motivated by healthcare applications.

  • Michael S Binkley, MD, MS

    Michael S Binkley, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)

    BioDr. Binkley is a radiation oncologist specializing in lymphoma treatment and an assistant professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology.

    His clinical expertise includes stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), total lymphoid and total body irradiation, and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).

    For each patient, Dr. Binkley develops a personalized, comprehensive, and compassionate care plan. His goals are to improve both health and quality of life.

    Dr. Binkley has conducted extensive research to advance cancer treatment. In his post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford, he studied the use of genomic signatures to predict response to radiotherapy. His current clinical and laboratory research seek to identify prognostic and predictive clinical, radiographic, and genomic factors to inform individualized treatment strategies.

    He has co-authored articles on his research discoveries published in Cancer Discovery, Blood, the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, and elsewhere. Topics have included innovations in the treatment of lymphoma and lung cancer.

    He also has made invited presentations to colleagues at national and international conferences. He has presented the latest findings on radiation therapy for lung cancer and lymphoma at meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma (ICML).

    Honors for Dr. Binkley include the Malcolm A. Bagshaw Award for leadership and outstanding scientific achievement. This award is named for a pioneer in radiation therapy and former chair of the Departments of Radiology and Radiation Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Binkley is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and American Association for Cancer Research. He is a founding member of the Global nLPHL One Working (GLOW) Working Group, an international collaboration studying nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL) in children and adults.

  • Mark Buyyounouski

    Mark Buyyounouski

    Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPatient-centered and artificial intelligence-augmented medical decision making

  • Dante Pietro Isidoro Capaldi

    Dante Pietro Isidoro Capaldi

    Clinical Instructor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Physics

    BioDante Capaldi, PhD, simultaneously completed both PhD and MClSc degrees in Medical Biophysics at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, in 2018. His PhD research, funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, focused on the development and application of novel image acquisition and analysis methods to measure pulmonary ventilation in patients with lung disease.

    Dante joined the Stanford University Medical Physics Residency in 2018.

  • Daniel Chang

    Daniel Chang

    Sue and Bob McCollum Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI specialize in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. I am interested in developing stereotactic body radiotherapy for tumors of the liver, both primary and metastatic. I am interested in developing functional imaging as a means of determining treatment response with radiation. I am also interested in developing image-guided radiotherapy to improve radiation delivery for GI cancers to reduce toxicity and improve disease outcome.

  • Rishabh Chaudhari, MD

    Rishabh Chaudhari, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioDr. Chaudhari is a radiation oncologist with the Stanford Medicine Cancer Center and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    He specializes in delivering image-guided interventions for all forms of cancer, including lung, breast, prostate, and head and neck. He treats conditions including mesothelioma, seminoma, renal cell carcinoma, and vulvar cancer.

    In every case, he develops a comprehensive, compassionate care plan personalized to the unique needs of each patient. His goal is always to deliver innovative, compassionate care of the highest quality to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome.

    Dr. Chaudhari conducts research into leading-edge treatments, allowing him to offer the most advanced care options. He has investigated stereotactic body radiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer and for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. He has also studied the effects of radiotherapy on breast cancer stem cells and extramedullary plasmacytomas. He also is currently studying the use of proton beam therapy on recurrent head and neck cancers.

    Dr. Chaudhari has presented his research findings at meetings of the Radiation Research Society, Society for Thermal Medicine, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and World Congress of Brachytherapy. He has published articles on radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer in the journal Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy. He also co-authored the chapter “Renal and Adrenal Vasculature: Anatomy and Imaging” in the textbook Image-Guided Interventions. He is a reviewer for Cancer Medicine.

    In previous positions, Dr. Chaudhari served on committees dedicated to care quality assurance and to the monitoring of cancer care protocols. Other areas of interest include radiation oncology department operations and advising radiation oncology residents.

    Dr. Chaudhari is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

  • Alexander Chin, MD, MBA

    Alexander Chin, MD, MBA

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioAlexander Chin, MD, MBA, is a radiation oncologist with Stanford Medicine Cancer Center and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology with the Stanford School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of Market Development for Stanford Health Care, acting as a liaison between faculty leadership and hospital administration, to advance Stanford Medicine’s mission of providing compassionate leading-edge care to the communities that we serve.

    Dr. Chin is committed to ensuring the delivery of care of the highest quality and value. He provides clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating the full range of cancers, including those of the lung, breast, and central nervous system. In addition, he serves on national leadership teams formed to advance the practice of cancer care. Dr. Chin is currently a member of the Payment Reform Task Force for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and has previously served on their Clinical Practice Committee and as a health policy fellow. He was one of just two oncologists in the US selected to participate in a year-long program on policy leadership.

    He currently serves on the Stanford Cancer Network Quality Committee. This team develops and implements our care delivery standards, strategies, and metrics to ensure consistently excellent cancer care from all Stanford Health Care providers in all locations.

    Dr. Chin has conducted extensive research and published his findings in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Topics range from novel oncology payment models to the use of new imaging parameters in lung cancer. His scholarship appears in Cancer, JCO Oncology Practice, Clinical Lung Cancer, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, and elsewhere.

    He has made presentations on stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and other treatment advances at meetings of the Radiological Society of North America and American Society for Radiation Oncology. He also has addressed these topics as an invited lecturer in training sessions for oncology residents.

    He has won numerous awards, including recognition for his research from the Radiological Society of North America. He also has earned honors from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and from his alma maters: the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as well as Wharton and Yale.

    Dr. Chin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University. He earned his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and his MBA at the Wharton School. He completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at Stanford Health Care.

    He is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and American Society for Clinical Oncology.

  • Maximilian Diehn, MD, PhD

    Maximilian Diehn, MD, PhD

    Jack, Lulu, and Sam Willson Professor and Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy laboratory focuses on two main areas: 1) cancer stem cell biology and 2) novel biomarkers for identifying the presence of malignant cells (diagnostic), predicting outcome (prognostic), and predicting response to therapy (predictive). Areas of study include cancers of the lung, breast, and gastrointestinal system. Clinically I specialize in the treatment of lung cancer and applications of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy and perform both prospective and retrospective clinical studies.

  • Sarah S. Donaldson, MD

    Sarah S. Donaldson, MD

    Catharine and Howard Avery Professor in the School of Medicine, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCombined Modality Treatment of Cancer
    Late Effects of Treatment
    Genetic Effects of Cancer
    Rhabdomyosarcoma
    Hodgkins Disease
    Pediatric Radiation Oncolgy
    Pediatric Oncolgy
    Breast Cancer
    Conformal Radiotherapy/IMRT
    Radiotherapy for Benign Diseases

  • Richard Frock

    Richard Frock

    Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation and Cancer Biology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe are a functional genomics laboratory interested in elucidating mechanisms of DNA repair pathway choice and genome instability. We employ a powerful discovery platform, High-Throughput Genome-wide Translocation Sequencing (HTGTS), which maps DNA junctions at single nucleotide resolution. Our expertise overlaps many different fields including: genome editing, ionizing radiation and cancer therapeutics, V(D)J and IgH class switch recombination, and meiosis.

  • Amato J. Giaccia

    Amato J. Giaccia

    Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDuring the last five years, we have identified several small molecules that kill VHL deficient renal cancer cells through a synthetic lethal screening approach. Another major interest of my laboratory is in identifying hypoxia-induced genes involved in invasion and metastases. We are also investigating how hypoxia regulates gene expression epigenetically.

  • Iris C. Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO

    Iris C. Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO

    Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Gibbs is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of CNS tumors. Her research focuses on developing new radiation techniques to manage brain and spinal tumors in adults and children. Dr. Gibbs has gained worldwide acclaim for her expertise in Cyberknife robotic radiosurgery.

  • Edward Graves

    Edward Graves

    Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics) and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsApplications of molecular imaging in radiation therapy, development of hypoxia and radiosensitivity imaging techniques, small animal image-guided conformal radiotherapy, image processing and analysis.

  • Bin Han

    Bin Han

    Clinical Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Physics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDevelopment of an advanced EPID-based dosimetric solution
    Ultrasound system for image guided prostate cancer treatment,
    Depth sensing and 3D-printing techniques for total body irradiation
    AI applications in predicting treatment effectiveness and cancer recurrence

  • Steven Hancock, MD

    Steven Hancock, MD

    Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
    On Leave from 01/01/2022 To 10/31/2022

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOutcomes of radiation treatment for prostate cancer. Clinical research interests in the late effects of radiation on normal tissues and chemical modification of radiation injury. Hodgkins's disease and late effects of radiation and combined modality therapy. Radiation sensitizers. Hypoxic cell cytotoxins. Esophageal cancers.
    General adult and pediatric radiation therapy.

  • Richard Hoppe

    Richard Hoppe

    Henry S. Kaplan-Harry Lebeson Professor of Cancer Biology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIrradiation immunosuppression; total body irradiation;, psychosocial effects of cancer treatment; treatment of lymphoma;, mycosis fungoides.

  • Dimitre Hristov

    Dimitre Hristov

    Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDevelopment and integration of X-ray, MRI and US imaging technologies for radiation therapy guidance; Design of synergistic approaches to radiation therapy delivery; Treatment planning optimization and modeling.

  • Daniel Kapp

    Daniel Kapp

    Professor of Radiation Oncology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGynecologic malignancies; Rectal/and cancer; Breast Cancer; Hodgkin's disease; Hyperthermia; intraoperative radiation therapy; High dose rate radiation therapy; Predictive assays; Patterns of tumor spread; Health care finance.

  • Susan Knox

    Susan Knox

    Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur interests include 1) study of the effect of radiation on regulatory cell subpopulations and co-stimulatory molecules, 2) use of radiation as an immune modulator for optimization of transplant regimens, 3) the role of radiation in tumor vaccine strategies, 4) study of new radiosensitizers and radioprotectors, and 5) discovery of new targeted therapies for the treatment of solid tumors.

  • Nataliya Kovalchuk

    Nataliya Kovalchuk

    Clinical Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Physics

    BioEducation:
    2002 - B.S., Physics, Drohobych State University, Ukraine
    2004 - M.S., Physics, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
    2008 - Ph.D., Applied Physics, University of South Florida (H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute), Tampa, FL
    2010 - Medical Physics Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

    Academic Appointments:
    2010 - 2015 - Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology, Boston, MA
    2015 - 2019 - Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford, CA
    2019 - present - Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford, CA
    2019 - present - Adjunct Associate Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas, Houston, TX

  • Quynh-Thu Le, MD

    Quynh-Thu Le, MD

    Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy laboratory research interest focuses on the identification of biomarkers for prognosis in patients with head & neck or lung cancers. I am also conducting a number of clinical trials specifically in patients with head & neck cancers.

  • Ruijiang Li

    Ruijiang Li

    Associate Professor (Research) of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy lab's research is focused on the development of imaging and molecular biomarkers to improve cancer detection, diagnosis, prognostication, and prediction of therapy response. Our ultimate goal is to translate these biomarkers into clinical practice to guide optimal management and therapeutic decisions for precision cancer medicine.

  • Michael Lim, M.D.

    Michael Lim, M.D.

    Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy), of Medicine (Oncology), of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and of Neurology

    BioDr. Lim is the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in brain tumors and trigeminal neuralgia.

    Dr. Lim’s clinical interests include the treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors, with special interest in gliomas, meningiomas, metastatic tumors, and skull base tumors. Dr. Lim also specializes in surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia. During his time at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Lim built one of the largest brain tumor and trigeminal neuralgia practices and utilized the most advanced surgical technologies and techniques for his patients. As a passionate voice for patient experience, he has been recognized by his peers and patients for his integrity and compassionate care, including a Service Excellence Award from HealthNetwork Foundation.

    As a mentor, he has garnered numerous teaching awards, including being honored as an outstanding teacher by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is actively involved in shaping education for neurosurgery and oncology across the United States and around the world.

    Dr. Lim’s research interests focus on harnessing the immune system to fight cancer. His laboratory focuses on understanding mechanisms of immune evasion by cancer cells. He has successfully translated his findings from the laboratory to the clinics and has conducted and led several large national immunotherapy clinical trials for brain tumors.

    Dr. Lim’s bibliography contains well over 200 articles on topics such as immunotherapy for glioblastoma, long-term survival of glioma patients treated with stereotactic radiation, and treatment of neuropathic pain. His work has appeared in Science Translational Medicine, Clinical Cancer Research, Lancet Oncology, Nature Immunology, and many more publications. He also has written 20 book chapters and monographs.

    Dr. Lim is a world leader in immunotherapy for brain tumors. In addition to being invited world-wide to give lectures and seminars, he has given platform presentations on the topics of immunotherapy for brain tumors, neurosurgical techniques and management of brain tumors at the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, Radiological Society of North America, Annual Symposium on Brain and Spine Metastases, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and other meetings. In addition, he has served as platform chairman of the CNS session at the American Society for Clinical Oncology conference.

    Dr. Lim is a member of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and Society for Neuro-Oncology. Dr. Lim served as the program co-chair of the Society for Neuro-Oncology and CNS section of the American Society for Clinical Oncology. He also served on many executive committees, including the Executive Committee for the Joint Tumor Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

  • Wu Liu

    Wu Liu

    Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsTheranostic nanoparticles for radiosensitization and medical imaging. Novel treatment technique for ocular disease radiotherapy. Radio-neuromodulation using focused kV x-rays. Use artificial intelligence in image guided radiotherapy and medical image analysis. Ultrasound parametric imaging.

  • Billy W Loo, Jr, MD PhD FASTRO FACR

    Billy W Loo, Jr, MD PhD FASTRO FACR

    Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy clinical specialty is radiation treatment of thoracic cancers.

    My research is on developing next-generation ultra-rapid radiation therapy technology (PHASER) and studying the radiobiological effects of FLASH treatment.

    My clinical research is on advanced 4-D image-guided radiation therapy and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), and functional and metabolic imaging and imaging biomarkers.

  • Gary Luxton

    Gary Luxton

    Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests1. Mathematical modeling of damage to tumors and normal tissues from irradiation.
    2. Image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy.
    3. Modeling the combined radiobiological effect of brachytherapy and external beam irradiation.
    4. Development of clinical hypofractionated extracranial radiosurgery.

  • Carol Marquez, MD

    Carol Marquez, MD

    Clinical Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioDr. Marquez is a radiation oncologist and the medical director of the Stanford Cancer Center in South Bay. She has board certification in therapeutic radiology and completed fellowship training in the use of radioimmunotherapy and radiosensitizers.

    Dr. Marquez educates future specialists in her position as a clinical professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    In her clinical practice, she specializes in breast cancer, but treats a broad spectrum of cancers including prostate, lung, colon, lymphoma, and brain tumors. For each patient, she develops a comprehensive, compassionate care plan customized to individual needs. Her goal is to deliver the most effective cancer treatment to help patients enjoy the best possible health and quality of life.

    Dr. Marquez has conducted research and published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Cancer Research, Annals of Surgical Oncology, the Journal of Women’s Health, and others. Topics include innovations in surgical decision-making, advanced treatment of prostate cancer, and the effectiveness of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in treating larger brain tumors.

    She also wrote the chapter on pediatric radiation therapy for the Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics.

    She has made presentations to her peers at the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology (ASTRO) and at the annual Radiation Oncology Conference. Topics include radiation therapy after a mastectomy and advanced management of cancer of the central nervous system

    She received a grant to examine the recruitment and retention of minority patients in cancer research. The National Cancer Institute sponsored the study.

    Dr. Marquez is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology, American College of Radiology (ACR), and Society for Neurologic Oncology (SNO). She is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR).

    She participates on multiple committees in the Stanford School of Medicine Clinical Educator Program. She also serves as a radiation oncology expert on the Global Online Breast Tumor Board. This board is sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital and meets monthly to provide real-time expert opinions for breast cancer cases from cancer centers across the world, including Brazil, Poland, and the Philippines.

  • Andrew Philip Martella

    Andrew Philip Martella

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioDr. Martella is a fellowship-trained radiation oncologist and a clinical assistant professor of radiation oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    His clinical interests include gynecologic, breast, thoracic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and central nervous system cancers. His experience encompasses the full range of radiotherapy techniques, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), CyberKnife radiosurgery, eye plaque brachytherapy, and prostate and gynecologic high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy.

    Dr. Martella is dedicated to improving the quality of care and the patient experience. He deeply values a close relationship with his patients and their loved ones. He feels that each patient experiences healthcare in a unique and individual way. By recognizing and responding to those individual needs Dr. Martella provides a truly patient-centered experience. He has helped conduct research into noninvasive deep brain stimulation and chromosomal topography,and published on the topic of treating rectal cancer without radiation. He also was the primary contributing author of chapters in the book First Aid for the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

    Dr. Martella has delivered presentations at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. Topics include chemotherapy and radiotherapy in endometrial cancer.

    Among the honors for scholarship that Dr. Martella has received, he graduated first in his class at Duke University School of Medicine. He was also elected during medical school into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

    Dr. Martella’s community service has included a position on the board of directors of Camp Good Days and Special Times, a nonprofit organization that provides services for children who have cancer, have a parent or sibling with cancer, or have lost a parent or sibling to the disease. He has served on several leadership roles and has a deep dedication to furthering diversity and inclusion throughout the healthcare system.

  • Lynn Million

    Lynn Million

    Clinical Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioLynn Million specializes in the treatment of cancer. She has practiced Radiation Oncology for more than 30 years. Dr. Million has a special interest in the treatment of sarcoma’s of soft tissue, bone and cartilage in children, young adolescents and adults.

  • Everett J. Moding, MD, PhD

    Everett J. Moding, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy laboratory performs translational research using analysis of human samples to identify critical mediators of treatment resistance that can be validated in preclinical models and targeted to enhance the efficacy of cancer therapy.

  • Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS

    Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS

    Professor of Ophthalmology and, by courtesy, of Radiation Oncology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr Mruthyunjaya has maintained a broad research interest with publications in both ocular oncology and retinal diseases.
    His focus is on multi-modal imaging of ocular tumors and understanding imaging clues that may predict vision loss after ocular radiation therapy. He coordinates multi-center research on the role of genetic testing and outcomes of treatments of ocular melanoma.
    In the field of retinal diseases, his interests are in intra-operative imaging to enhance surgical accuracy.

  • Jinghong Penny Peng

    Jinghong Penny Peng

    Clinical Instructor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Physics

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests1. IMRT Treatment planning
    2. IGRT Radiation Therapy
    3. Real time prostate implant
    4. 4D CT and Respiratory Gating Radiation Therapy
    5. HDR for breast cancer and GYN cancer
    6. Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy

  • Guillem Pratx

    Guillem Pratx

    Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Physical Oncology Lab is interested in making a lasting impact on translational cancer research by building novel physical tools and methods.

  • Yushen Qian, MD

    Yushen Qian, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioDr. Qian is a board-certified radiation oncologist and a clinical assistant professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology.

    In his clinical practice, he specializes in urologic, head and neck, and thoracic cancers, but treats a broad spectrum of cancers including lymphoma, gastrointestinal, and brain tumors. For each patient, he develops a comprehensive, compassionate care plan customized to individual needs. His goal is to deliver the most effective cancer treatment to help patients enjoy the best possible health and quality of life.

    In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Qian has conducted extensive research that is often focused on the impact of radiation therapy on patient outcomes and health care system costs.

    He has presented the findings at annual meetings of the American Radium Society, American Society for Radiation Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Survivorship Symposium, Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, and elsewhere.

    Dr. Qian has published articles in journals such as Clinical Cancer Research, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Practical Radiation Oncology, the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (IJROBP), and more.

    Dr. Qian co-authored the chapter on radiation therapy for liver tumors in the book Radiation Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Clinical Data. He also co-authored the chapter on liver care for the book Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.

    He has earned numerous honors, including the Malcolm A. Bagshaw Award for leadership and outstanding scientific achievement.

  • Lawrie Skinner

    Lawrie Skinner

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Physics

    BioDr Skinner is a Board certified therapeutic medical physicist with interests in novel 3D printed devices and a research background in synchrotron x-ray scattering, neutron scattering, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo computational modelling.

  • Kendric C. Smith

    Kendric C. Smith

    Professor of Radiation Oncology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe photochemistry and radiation chemistry of DNA, the genetic control and biochemical bases of the multiple pathways of DNA repair, and the roles of DNA repair processes in radiation and spontaneous mutagenesis. Over 190 papers have been published on these and related topics.

  • Scott G. Soltys, MD

    Scott G. Soltys, MD

    Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy clinical and research interests focus on the development of new radiation techniques involving stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy for the treatment of malignant and benign tumors of the brain and spine, as well as functional disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia.

  • Lucas Kas Vitzthum, MD

    Lucas Kas Vitzthum, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioDr. Vitzthum is a radiation oncologist and clinical assistant professor of radiation oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal and thoracic cancers. He also has a clinical and research interest in oligometastatic cancer, which is cancer that has metastasized to a limited number of sites beyond its origin.

    He began his career in biomedical engineering and is passionate about integrating new technologies to advance patient care.

    Dr. Vitzthum delivers treatment personalized to each patient’s condition, overall health, and goals. He believes clear communication between doctor and patient is vital to help patients make informed care decisions.

    His research interests include clinical trial development, survivorship, and predictive modeling to personalize patient treatment. He is especially interested in pursuing research that can address unmet clinical needs.

    Dr. Vitzthum has received research support through the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Conquer Cancer Foundation, and the UCSD Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute. His work has appeared in International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Annals of Oncology, JAMA Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, and other publications.

    He is a member of the American College of Radiation Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Radiologic Society of North America.

    Dr. Vitzthum is also interested in improving access to high-quality cancer care for under-served populations domestically and abroad.

  • Lei Wang

    Lei Wang

    Clinical Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Physics

    BioClinical research on Linac and Cyberknife based SRS and SBRT which includes: small field dosimety, machine and patient quality assurance, treatment planning, etc; new QA tool and methodology development; new treatment technology implementation to keeping high standard in patient care.

  • Lei Xing

    Lei Xing

    Jacob Haimson and Sarah S. Donaldson Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

    Current Research and Scholarly Interestsartificial intelligence in medicine, medical imaging, Image-guided intervention, molecular imaging, biology guided radiation therapy (BGRT), treatment plan optimization

  • Jiangbin Ye

    Jiangbin Ye

    Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOne hallmark of cancer is that malignant cells modulate metabolic pathways to promote cancer progression. My professional interest is to investigate the causes and consequences of the abnormal metabolic phenotypes of cancer cells in response to microenvironmental stresses such as hypoxia and nutrient deprivation, with the prospect that therapeutic approaches might be developed to target these metabolic pathways to improve cancer treatment.

  • Sandra Zaky

    Sandra Zaky

    Clinical Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioDr. Zaky is a board certified Radiation Oncologist. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical/Electrical Engineering at Marquette University. She worked in research and development as an Engineer, and eventually received a Masters of Science in Immunology from Albany Medical College. Her research thesis focused on a novel therapy to treat hormone-receptor positive breast cancer. She continued to study breast cancer with her research during her Radiation Oncology residency; she integrated her research in the laboratory with her clinical research in triple-negative breast cancer. Since completing residency, she has worked as a general radiation oncologist, and her special interests include breast cancer, skin cancer, CNS tumors and stereotactic radiotherapy.