Hyunsuk Shim, PhD

Professor and Crocker Family Chair in Cancer Innovation

Department of Radiation Oncology

Scientific Director of Medical Physics

Department of Radiation Oncology


(404) 778-4564


Winship Cancer Institute



Hyunsuk Shim, PhD, joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in 2017 and serves as Scientific Director of Medical Physics. Prior to this, Dr. Shim was on faculty with Emory's Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.

Dr. Shim has emerged as one of Georgia's most promising biomedical researchers and has been recognized as a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar and a member of the Council of Distinguished Investigators of the Academy of Radiology Research. She leads Emory University’s NCI Quantitative Imaging Network team, which is working on groundbreaking research on glioblastoma using high resolution/high speed volumetric MR spectroscopic imaging (MRSI). She also serves on the Molecular Pharmacology & Systems Graduate Program Executive Committee.

Dr. Shim obtained her PhD at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Illinois.


Dr. Shim has a diverse range of expertise in MR spectroscopy, PET chemistry, cancer biology, and pharmacology. Her research focuses on chemokine CXCR12 and its receptor CXCR4 in cancer invasion/metastasis, and she has led an interdisciplinary research team to discover a series of diverse, potent anti-CXCR4 molecules. In addition, her research team has developed an advanced MRSI technique combined with a multi-modality imaging platform to assess how glioblastomas are responding to therapies by quantitatively measuring metabolic processes.

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