Xiaofeng Yang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Radiation Oncology

Director

Medical Physics Residency Program


Phone:

(404) 778-8622

Location:

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Directions

Biography

Dr. Yang is an assistant professor of Medical Physics and director of the Medical Physics Residency Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Yang's specialty is in image-guided intervention, multimodality medical imaging, machine learning, as well as image registration and segmentation. He is an active member of the International Society for Optics and Photonics, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the Radiological Society of North America as well as the American Brachytherapy Society.

Education

Dr. Yang received his BS, MS and PhD (finish his PhD training and thesis at Emory University) in biomedical engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University in China. He completed his postdoctoral and medical physics residency training in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine.

Research

The goal of Dr. Yang's work is to develop novel analytical and computational tools to enhance the role of quantitative imaging in cancer radiotherapy to improve the accuracy and precision of radiation therapy. His research has put emphasis on applying multimodality imaging for cancer radiotherapy with a focus on prostate cancer. His current research projects include image-guided radiotherapy (brachytherapy), MRI-based treatment planning, quantitative imaging biomarker development, advanced image analysis algorithm development and clinical applications. In his laboratory, Dr. Yang enjoys mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents in imaging research. Dr. Yang has served as a principal investigator of NIH R01, DoD, and institutional pilot grants.

Awards (Selected)

Clinic Research Poster Award, Emory Winship Cancer Institute (2012)
Editor's Pick in Medical Physics (2012)
Science Council Research Award, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2012 and 2013)
Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award, Emory University (2013)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Department of Defense (2013)
Young Scientist Award, SPIE Medical Imaging (2014 and 2015)
Cum Laude Poster Award, SPIE Medical Imaging (2011 and 2015)
Best-in-Physics Award, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2015 and 2016)
Resident Poster Viewing Recognition Award, American Society for Radiation Oncology (2016)

Publications

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