June 1st,

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 are actively gearing up to advertise the new program and look to receive the first student applications this winter, with the first class of three students matriculating in September 2022. If you wish to be involved, please contact Program Director Ted Graves, PhD, or other members of the Biomedical Physics committee: Daniel Spielman, PhD, Sharon Pitteri, PhD, or Daniel Ennis, PhD. We are also actively looking to fill a 50% FTE administrative position to support this exciting new program, which will be administratively housed in the Department of Radiology.

Program Contacts

Ted Graves, Program Director


  • (650) 723-5591 (office)

Sharon Pitteri, Committee


Daniel Spielman, Committee


Daniel Ennis, Committee