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Narottam Lamichhane, PhD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Radiation Oncology


UMMC/Radiation Oncology GGJ

Phone (Primary):




Education and Training


B.S, 2009, Applied Physics and Chemistry, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

Ph.D, 2014, Medical Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA



Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency, 2014-2016, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Dr. Lamichhane comes to us from Kathmandu, Nepal.  He attended Arcadia University in Glenside, PA where he received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Chemistry. He then went on to finish his Doctorate in Medical Physics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He finished his Therapeutic Medical Physics residency from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Molecular and Quantitative Imaging, Nanotechnology in Radiation Therapy, Quality Assurance, Treatment Planning

Highlighted Publications

  • Lamichhane N; Studenski MT, Rong Y; "Expanding the reach of medical physics; Immunotherapy should be included as part of the curriculum for medical physics education and training' J. Clin. Appl. Med Phys 2020


  • Lamichhane N, Studenski MT; "Improving TBI Lung Dose Calculations: Can The Treatment Planning System Help" Medical Dosimetry; 2019


  • Ramey S.J.; Padgett K.R.; Lamichhane N; Neebori H.J.; Kwon D; Mellon E.A.; Brown K; Duffy M; Victoria J; Dogan N; Portelance L “Dosimetric Analysis of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer using MR-Guided Tri-60Co Unit, MR-Guided LINAC, and Conventional LINAC Based Plans” Practical Radiation Oncology (2018)


  • Lamichhane, N.; Udayakumar, T.S.; D’Souza, W.D.; Simone II, C.B.; Raghavan, S.R.; Polf, J.; Mahmood, J. Liposomes: Clinical Applications and Potential for Image-Guided Drug Delivery. Molecules 2018, 23, 288.


  • Neboori HJ, Lamichhane N, Ishkanian A and Dogan N. Dosimetric Feasibility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guided, Tri-60Co Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Austin J Radiat Oncol & Cancer. 2017; 3(1): 1027.


  • Molitoris, J. K., Diwanji, T., Samanta, S., Lamichhane, N., Chhabra, A., Roque, D., ... & Mohindra, P. (2017). Improving Outcomes through Immune System Modulation in the Treatment of Gynecological Malignancies. Reproductive Immunology: Open Access, 2017, 2(3), 34.


  • Lamichhane, N., Dewkar, G. K., Gobalakrishnan, S., Wang, L., Jose, P., Otabashi, M., ... & Zweit, J. (2017). Fluorine-18 Labeled Carboplatin Derivative for PET Imaging of Platinum Drug Distribution. Journal of Nuclear Medicine2017, jnumed-117.191965.


  •  Chinea FM, Patel VN, Kwon D, Lamichhane N, Lopez C, Punnen S, Kobetz EN, Abramowitz M, Pollack A “Ethnic heterogeneity and prostate cancer mortality in Hispanic/Latino men: a population- based study” Oncotarget. 2017 10.18632; 19068.


  •  Lamichhane N, Dewkar GK, Sundaresan G, Mahon RN,  Zweit J “[18F]-Fluorinated Carboplatin and [111In]-Liposomes for Image-Guided Drug Delivery” Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(5), 1079.


  •  Johnson PB, Young LA, Lamichhane N, Patel V, Chinea FM, Yang F “ Quantitative Imaging: Correlating Image Features With The Segmentation Accuracy of PET Based Contours in The Lung” Radiother Oncol. 2017 Apr 19. pii: S0167-8140(17)30104-4.


  • Lamichhane N, Patel VN, Studenski MT, “Going the distance: Validation of Acuros and AAA at an extended distance of 400 cm, J. Clin. Appl. Med Phys. 2016; 17(2): 63-73. 


  • Hoffman D, Sun M, Yang L, MCDonagh PR, Corwin F, Sundaresan G, Wang L, Vijayaragavan V, Thadigiri C, Lamichhane N, Zweit J, “ Intrinsically radiolabeled [(59Fe)]-SPIONs for dual MRI/radionuclide detection” Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2014 Sep 6; 4 (6):548-60. 


  • Sun M, Sundaresan G, Jose P, Yang L, Hoffman D, Lamichhane N, Zweit J Highly stable intrinsically radiolabeled indium-111 quantum dots with multidentate zwitterionic surface coating: dual modality tool for biological imaging” J. Mater. Chem. B,2014, 2, 4456-4466. 


  • Dewkar GK , Sundaresan G, Lamichhane N, , Hirsch J, Thadigiri C, Collier T, Hartman M, Vaidyanthan G, Zweit J. “Microfluidic radiosynthesis and in vivo evaluation of [18F] 2-(5- fluoro-pentyl)-2-methyl malonic acid” J. Labelled. Compd and Radiopharm. 2013, 56,289. 


  • Yang L, Sundaresan G , Sun  M, Jose P , Hoffman D ,McDonagh PR , Lamichhane N, Cutler CS, Perez JM, Zweit J. “Intrinsically radiolabeled multifunctional cerium oxide nanoparticles for in vivo studies” J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013, 1, 1421-1431. 


  • Sun M, Hoffman D, Sundaresan G, Yang L, Lamichhane N, Zweit J: “Synthesis and characterization of intrinsically radio-labeled quantum dots for bimodal detection” Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2012; 2(2): 122-135.