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...


Stanford Symposium on Emerging Technologies and AI for Modern Radiation Oncology

November 11, 2023

A successful and informative symposium discussing the future of Radiation Oncology and AI in medicine has been concluded. We thank all presenters and attendees for coming to this wonderful 2-day event.


Dr. Nataliya Kovalchuk awarded Certificate of Merit for the Service to the People of Ukraine

November 7, 2023

We are honored for Dr. Nataliya Kovalchuk to have received the Parliament of Ukraine Certificate of Merit for the Service to the People of Ukraine (Грамота від Верховної Ради України). This award goes to the whole Help Ukraine Group (HUG) team for the advocacy for #Ukraine abroad and for supporting Ukrainian cancer centers during the #war.



Halloween with Medical Physics

October 31, 2023

Halloween spirit done the physics way! The team came together as a LINAC while staff dressed as minions for this spooky season.



Stanford Symposium on Emerging Technologies and AI for Modern Radiation Oncology

October 26, 2023

The Stanford University, Department of Radiation Oncology is hosting a symposium bringing together thought leaders from Stanford and other institutions in the fields of radiation oncology to discuss novel treatment regimens and the artificial intelligence (AI) advancement in imaging, therapy, data science, and clinical practice. The symposium aims to foster insightful discussions and collaborative exchanges in cutting-edge radiation therapy techniques. An optional tour of Stanford Radiation Oncology Clinic is offered to the attendees.

Additional information and registration can be found here.


Lei Xing receives ASTRO Fellowship (FASTRO)

October 4, 2023

Lei Xing, PhD, receives ASTRO Fellowship! The ASTRO Fellow designation (FASTRO) is awarded based on ASTRO membership, service to ASTRO and contributions to the field of radiation oncology. Dr. Xing will be honored at the ASTRO Awards Ceremony, held at ASTRO’s 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Congratulations, Dr. Xing!


Tauhidul awarded prestigious NIH K99 Award

September 15, 2023

Tauhidul Islam, PhD, has been rewarded the NIH K99 award for his efforts in designing a novel contrastive feature analysis (CFA) framework for reliable visualization of the high dimensional feature space and effective design of high-performance DNNs for medical image analysis.


Physics Division Retreat

August 12, 2023

Physics Division Retreat was held at Chaminade Santa Cruz: An exhilarating & inspiring event that left everyone recharged! Discussions & collaborations flowed, igniting new ideas in advancing medical physics & radiation oncology. We would like to say special thanks to the organizing committee!


American Association of Physicists in Medicine’s (AAPM) Young Investigators Symposium

July 27, 2023

Medical Physics Residents Ramish Ashraf and Ignacio Romero received 2nd and 3rd place respectively for AAPM’s Young Investigators Symposium hosted by the Northern California chapter of AAPM.


Syamantak awarded prestigious NIH K99/K100 grant

July 14, 2023

Syamantak Khan, PhD, postdoc in Pratx lab, has been awarded a grant from the NIH(NIDCR) for his research with organoid modeling of tumor heterogeneity with aims to develop precision therapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients.


Welcome the Class of 2025 Medical Physics Residents

July 5, 2023

Please welcome Drs Lewei Zhao, PhD, and Zi Yang, PhD to Medical Physics residency program.


Resident Alumni Medical Physics Residency Accomplishment

July 1, 2023

Alumni Mengying Shi, PhD, and Sunan Cui, PhD, passed part 3 of the ABR exam and are now American Board of Radiology certified.


Amy Yu, PhD, awarded the 2023 Karen Doppke Award for Women in Medical Physics

May 31, 2023

Amy Yu, PhD, DABR, received the 2023 Karen Doppke Award for Women in Medical Physics! This award is intended to recognize a mid-career female medical physicist making contributions to any area of medical physics in clinical practice, clinical innovation, education, mentorship, leadership, and professional community service such as with local and national organizations.