Anees H. Dhabaan, PhD, DABR

Associate Professor

Department of Radiation Oncology

Director

Medical Physics Residency Program


Phone:

(404) 778-3473

Location:

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Directions

Biography

Dr. Dhabaan is an associate professor of Medical Physics and director of the Medical Physics Residency Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology of Emory University School of Medicine. He directs the radiation oncology physics course for medical residents and has an adjunct appointment in the Medical Physics and Nuclear Engineering Programs at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Dhabaan also serves as the lead medical physicist at the Emory-Clifton campus.

Education

Dr. Dhabaan earned his PhD in Physics from the University of Birmingham, England, UK in 1994 and received his Medical Physics training at Emory University in 1999. He received his certification from American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics in 2003 and re-certification in 2013. Prior to joining Emory faculty in 2007, he served as the director of Medical Physics at DeKalb Medical Center in Atlanta, GA. His postgraduate research has included designing a blanket for nuclear fusion reactor which entailed work in the area of neutron and photon transport and the use of Monte Carlo method in tracking these particles.

Research

As a medical physicist, he worked in various areas in the past such as developing a numerical algorithm that simulates charged particle transport in a dense media. Dr. Dhabaan has been implementing new technology in Radiation Oncology and has been leading the stereotactic radiosurgery program at Emory. His clinical work and research has been focused on developing and implementing new technology in the clinic including image-guided radiation therapy, radiosurgery, treatment planning system commissioning, linear accelerator commissioning, quality assurance programs and simulating charged particle transport in dense media utilizing Monte Carlo Codes.

Publications