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Michael J. Macfarlane, PhD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Radiation Oncology


850 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone (Primary):

+1 (410) 369-5314

Education and Training

Medical Physics Residency
University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore MD

PhD, Medical Biophysics
University of Western Ontario, London ON

MSc, Clinical Medical Biophysics (CAMPEP Accredited)
University of Western Ontario, London ON

BSc, Honours Mathematical Physics
University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON


Michael is a board certified medical physicist with the University of Maryland Medical System and the associate program director of the Medical Physics Certificate program at the University of Maryland, Graduate School. He teaches classes on radiation therapy and radiological physics. His research focuses on improving the efficiency and quality of radiation therapy treatment plans and on the precision of radiation treatment delivery. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Optimization & Treatment Planning, IGRT, Adaptive Radiation Therapy

Highlighted Publications

MacFarlane M, Jiang K, Mundis M, et al. "Comparison of the dosimetric accuracy of proton breast treatment plans delivered with SGRT and CBCT setups." J Appl Clin Med Phys 2021; 22(9): 153-8

MacFarlane M, Hoover D, Wong E, et al. "A fast inverse direct aperture optiization algorihtm for intensity-modulated radiation therapy." Med. Phys. 2019; 46(3): 1127-39.

MacFarlane M, Hoover D, Wong E, et al. "Evaluation of unified intensity-modulated arc therapy for the radiotherapy of head-and-neck cancer." Radiother. Oncol. 2016; 119 (2)1-336.