Chengyu Shi, PhD

Associate Attending Physicist

Chengyu Shi, PhD


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

I am an associate attending medical physicist and the lead physicist overseeing clinical physics operations at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s outpatient locations in Basking Ridge and Monmouth, New Jersey. My responsibilities include providing and ensuring clinical coverage, supervising faculty physicists and planners, implementing new advanced treatment techniques, and promoting more productive research activities for faculty physicists.

My research interests are in Monte Carlo simulation, virtual human phantom development and applications, machine learning and deep learning applications, quality assurance for LINAC, imaging-guided radiation therapy technologies, special treatment techniques including stereotactic body radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and more. I have published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and numerous abstracts and have frequently served as guest associate editor and reviewer for many prestigious journals.

I received my PhD in nuclear engineering and science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, in 2004 and did my medical physics residency training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. I was certified by the American Board of Radiology in 2008 and became a faculty member of MSK in June 2016.