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Mingyao Zhu, PhD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Radiation Oncology

Administrative Title:

Interim Director of Proton Physics


Maryland Proton Treatment Center

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Education and Training

Residency, Medical Physics -- Harvard Medical Physics Residency Program, Boston, MA

Ph.D., Physics --  The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

M.S., Physics --  The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

B.S., Applied Physics -- Nankai University, Tianjin, China


Dr. Mingyao Zhu received her PhD, in Physics, from the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dr. Zhu joined us, in 2015, after completing her CAMPEP accredited medical physics residency at Harvard Medical Physics Residency Program, in Boston Massachusetts, a joint program among the three Harvard Medical School’s major teaching hospitals: Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).

Research/Clinical Keywords

Proton Radiotherapy; IMPT Treatment Planning;

Highlighted Publications

M Zhu, T Botticello, H M Lu, B A Winey, "Long-term stability and mechanical characteristics of kV digital imaging system for proton radiotherapy", Med. Phys. 41, 041706 (2014)

M Zhu, K Bzdusek, C Brink, J G Eriksen, O Hansen, H A Jensen, H A Gay, W Thorstad, J Widder, C L Brouwer, R J Steenbakkers, H AM Vanhauten, J Q Cao, G McBrayne, S H Patel, D M Cannon, N Hardcastle, W A Tome, M Guckenberg, P J Parikh, "Multi-institutional Quantitative Evaluation and Clinical Validation of Smart Probabilistic Image Contouring Engine (SPICE) Autosegmentation of Target Structures and Normal Tissues on Computer Tomography Images in the Head and Neck, Thorax, Liver, and Male Pelvis Areas", Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 87(4), 809-816 (2013)

M Zhu, S Bharat, J M Michalski, H Gay, T Hou, P J Parikh, "Adaptive radiation therapy for postprostatectomy patients using real-time electromagnetic tracking of target motion", Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 85(4), 1038-1044 (2013)

D Rangaraj, M Zhu, D Yang, G Palaniswaamy, S Yaddanapudi, O H Wooten, S R Brame, S Mutic, "Catching errors with patient-specific pre-treatment machine log file analysis", Practical Radiation Oncology, 3(2), 80-90 (2013)

M Zhu, R A Outlaw, M Bagge-Hansen, H Chen, and D M Manos, “Enhanced field emission of vertically oriented carbon nanosheets synthesized by C2H2/H2 plasma enhanced CVD”, Carbon, 49(7), page 2526-2531, (2011)