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Stewart J. Becker, PhD, DABR

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Radiation Oncology


UMMC/Gudelsky, GGJ04

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Education and Training

2000                B.A., Physics, Rice University          

2002                M.S., Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison   

2006                Ph.D., Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, T. Rock Mackie

2014                Fellow, NYU Institute for Innovations in Medical Education


Dr. Becker received his PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Medical Physics. Dr. Becker joined us, in 2014, from the NYU Langone Medical Center where he was a physicist in the Department of Radiation Oncology and scholar at the NYU Institute for Innovations in Medical Education.

Research/Clinical Keywords

GammaPod, radiosurgery

Highlighted Publications

Todar, D., Becker, S.J., Orton, C. "Brachytherapy is better than external beam therapy for partial breast irradiation," Point/Counterpoint, Med. Phys. 40,(2013)

Becker S.J., Culberson, W., Flynn, R.T. "Collision indicator charts for gantry-couch position combinations for Siemens Oncor and Elekta Infinity linacs", J App Clin Med Phys, 14(5), 278-83, 2013

Becker, S.J., Elliston, C., DeWyngaert, J.K., Jozsef, G., Brenner, D., and Formenti, S., "Breast radiotherapy in the prone position primarily reduces the maximum out-of-field measured dose to the ipsilateral lung," Med. Phys. 39, 2417-23, 2012; *Editor’s Pick Award*

Hardee M.E., Raza S., Becker S.J., Jozsef G., Lymberis S.C., Hochman T., Goldberg J.D., DeWyngaert K.J., Formenti S.C. "Prone Hypofractionated Whole-Breast Radiotherapy Without a Boost to the Tumor Bed: Comparable Toxicity of IMRT Versus a 3D Conformal Technique," Int J of Radiat Onc Bio Phys, Mar 1;82(3):415-23, 2012

Jozsef, G., DeWyngaert, J.K., Becker, S.J., Lymberis, S, and Formenti, S.C. "Prospective Study of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Image-Guided Radiotherapy for Prone Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation", Int J of Radiat Onc Bio Phys, Oct 1;81(2):568-74, 2011

Becker S.J. "Collision indicator charts for gantry-couch position combinations for Varian linacs", J App Clin Med Phys, Mar 2;12(3): 16-22, 2011

Becker, S.J., Jozsef, G., DeWyngaert, J.K. "Characterization of the Transmission of the Elekta Stereotactic Body Frame (ESBF) and Accounting for it During Treatment Planning", Med Dosim 34(2): 154-157, 2009

Becker, S. J., Patel, R. R. & Mackie, T. R. Increased skin dose with the use of a custom mattress for prone breast radiotherapy. Med Dosim 32, 196-199, 2007

Patel, R.R., Becker, S.J., Das, R.A., Mackie, T.R. "A Comparison of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Techniques: Multi-catheter Interstitial Brachytherapy, 3D-CRT, and Supine versus Prone Helical Tomotherapy", Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 68(3):935