Radiation Oncology

Medical Physics

Welcome Message from our Division Director

Welcome to the Division of Medical Physics, a branch of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University. We are concerned with three areas of activity: clinical service and consultation, research and development, and teaching. Our vision is to be the world’s premier program committed to excellence and innovation in clinical practice, scientific research, technological development, and education. Our mission is...



Hieu Nguyen Awarded Dean's Fellowship

December 10, 2021

Hieu Nguyen, postdoc in the Pratx Lab, was awarded the Stanford Medicine Dean's Fellowship for her research.


Nataliya Kovalchuk Featured in SCI Spotlight

November, 2021

SCI spoke to radiation oncology physicist Nataliya Kovalchuk, PhD, to learn how Chornobyl set her on a career trajectory to use radiation for the common good and so much more.


Wu Liu Awarded R01 Grant by the NIH

September 21, 2021

Liu's proposal was entitled "Focused kV X-ray Modulated Conformal Radiotherapy for Small Targets."


Eric Simiele wins 2nd place in Children Oncology Group (COG) Young Investigator Research Competition

September 16, 2021

Eric Simiele won for his work on “Automation of the treatment planning process for VMAT TBI using the Eclipse API framework”. The scripts are shared to the public here. Stanford already treated 35 VMAT TBI patients since Oct 2019.


Ruijiang Li Featured in Stanford Hai Article “Using AI To Personalize Cancer Care”

August, 2021

“When most people think of radiology, they think of CT and MRI scanners finding the disease, but oncologists are often more interested in treatments for their patients,” said Ruijiang Li, associate professor in Radiation Oncology and a member of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), when asked about using AI to help oncologists improve treatment for their patients.



Physics Retreat

September 24, 2021

The Division of Medical Physics hosted a retreat to continue to promote scientific, translational, and clinical research activities among its members.

Many thanks to Guillem Pratx and April Prasad's team for organizing the event.


Annual Social Event following AAPM 2021

July, 2021

After AAPM 2021, where the theme was “Creative science. Advancing medicine,” members of Medical Physics met up for its Annual Social.