New PhD Program in Biomedical Physics

June 1st, 2021

The Department of Radiology is happy to announce that a new PhD program in Biomedical Physics (BMP), jointly supported by the Departments of Radiology and Radiation Oncology, was officially approved by the University faculty senate on May 20, 2021.

The goal of this initiative is to create a unique interdisciplinary PhD program combining the fields of medical physics, diagnostic imaging, and molecular imaging and diagnostics. Synergistic with multiple departments and institutes from School of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities & Sciences, the BMP program is a unique opportunity to leverage Stanford’s outstanding faculty, research, and resources to create a world-class training program. It will target physics, bioscience, and engineering students who are seeking to become the next generation of leaders focused on addressing the technical challenges of clinical medicine.

We will begin accepting applications this winter, with the first class of three students matriculating in September 2022. We want to recognize the Biomedical Physics Committee for all their efforts in establishing this program. Members include program director Ted Graves, PhD, Daniel Spielman, PhD, Sharon Pitteri, PhD, and Daniel Ennis, PhD.