Resident Roster

The current residents in the program are:

Susu YanSusu Yan Ph.D. (2014-2017) graduated from the Medical physics program at Duke University in May 2014. Her thesis is on the topic of on-board robotic multi-pinhole SPECT system for region of interest imaging. Her research, on the feasibility of proton therapy with a fixed beam, was performed under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Bortfeld at MGH. She has passed Part I of the ABR exam.
weixing_portraitWeixing Cai Ph.D. (2014-2017) received his Ph.D. in 2009 from the Department of Imaging Sciences at the University of Rochester, NY, in cone beam x-ray technology. From 2009, he remained at the University of Rochester, further developing CBCT technology. His research was performed under the supervision of Dr. John Lewis at BWH on dose estimates using 4DCBCT-based motion models.
huynhElizabeth Huynh Ph.D. (2015-2018) received her Ph.D. in 2015 from the University of Toronto Department of Medical Biophysics. Her thesis work was on porphyrin microparticles for biological and biomedical applications. Her research project was on radiomics, with Dr. Hugo Aerts at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.
zhangRongxiao Zhang Ph.D. (2015-2018) received his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 2015. His thesis investigated biomedical applications of Cherenkov radiation imaging during external beam radiation therapy. He worked on a proton radiography research project with Dr. Hsiao-Ming Lu at MGH.
douTai Dou Ph.D. (2016-2019) received his Ph.D. in medical Physics from UCLA in 2016. His thesis topic was on the characterization of lung motion and density variation using fast helical CT imaging. He is currently working on a radiomics research project with Dr. Hugo Aerts at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.
VerburgJoost Verburg Ph.D.(2016-2019) received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands on range uncertainty in proton therapy. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at MGH from 2015 – 2016 exploring the use of prompt gamma-ray detection for in-vivo proton range verification, and is continuing this work during his research year under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Bortfeld.

Alumni

  1. Yi Wang Ph.D. (2009-2012) graduated in June 2012 from our CAMPEP accredited program, and is employed full time as a radiation oncology physicist at MGH, Boston, MA. He received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
  2. Zhaohui Han Ph.D. (2009-2012) graduated in June 2012 from our CAMPEP accredited program, and is employed full time as a radiation oncology physicist at BWH, Boston, MA. He received his Ph.D. degree in nuclear physics from the University of Connecticut.
  3. Jennifer Pursley Ph.D. (2010-2013) graduated in June 2013 from our CAMPEP accredited program and is employed full time as radiation oncology physicist at the MGH, Boston, MA. . She received her Ph.D. degree in particle physics from Johns Hopkins University.
  4. Yading Yuan Ph.D. (2010-2013) graduated in June 2013 from our CAMPEP accredited program, and is employed full time as a radiation oncology physicist at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY. He received his Ph.D. degree in medical imaging from the CAMPEP program at the University of Chicago.
  5. Sara St. James Ph.D. (2011-2014) graduated in July 2014 from our CAMPEP accredited program, and is employed full time as a radiation oncology physicist at the University of Washington, WA. She received her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California at Davis.
  6. Kent Riley Ph.D. (2011 -2014) did not complete the program for medical reasons. He received his Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering from MIT.
  7. Mingyao Zhu Ph.D. (2012-2015) graduated in June 2015 from our CAMPEP accredited program, and is employed full time as a faculty physicist at the University of Maryland. She received her Ph.D. in Physics from the College of William and Mary.
  8. Christopher Williams Ph.D. (2012-2015)  graduated in June 2015 from our CAMPEP accredited program and is employed full time as a faculty medical physicist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  9. Martina Hurwitz Ph.D. (2013-2016) graduated in August 2016 from our CAMPEP accredited program and is employed as a faculty medical physicist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She earned her Ph.D. in High Energy physics from the University of Chicago in 2010.
  10. Yuting Lin Ph.D. (2013-2016) graduated in August 2016 from our CAMPEP accredited program and is employed as a faculty medical physicist at Duke Medical Center in Durham, NC. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the University of California at Irvine in 2009.