Pengpeng Zhang, PhD, DABR

Associate Attending Physicist

Pengpeng Zhang, PhD, DABR

Associate Attending Physicist

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Pengpeng Zhang

Education

PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

I am a board-certified medical physicist, embedded in the Physics Computer Service of the Medical Physics Department (MPCS). As the Deputy Chief of MPCS, my primary responsibility is to provide technical support for activities related to radiotherapy physics, with a focus on developing computer applications to facilitate treatment planning and delivery.

My research interests are in developing deep learning algorithms for the timely prediction of radiotherapy response, incorporating the predictive model into the optimization of the clinical workflows of adaptive radiotherapy, and integrating novel imaging and delivery sequences for image-guided radiation therapy. My focus is on providing key software services to keep Memorial Sloan Kettering at the cutting edge of radiotherapy.

Publications

Zhang P, Yorke E, Hu J, Mageras G, Rimner A, Deasy JO. Predictive treatment management: incorporating a predictive tumor response model into robust prospective treatment planning for non-small-cell lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 88(2):446-452, 2014. (Featured article in Medical Physics Web).

Zhang P, Hunt M, Telles A, Pham H, Lovelock M, Yorke E, Li G, Happersett L, Rimner A, and Mageras G. Design and validation of a MV/kV imaging based markerless tracking system for assessing real time lung tumor motion. Med Phys., 45(12):5555-5563, 2018.

Wang C, Alam S, Zhang S, Hu Y, Nadeem S, Tyagi N, Rimner A, Lu W, Thor M, and Zhang P. Predicting spatial esophageal changes in a multimodal longitudinal imaging study via a convolutional recurrent neural network. Phys Med Biol. 65, 235027, 2020.

Alam S, Zhang P, Zhang S, Rimner A, Tyagi N, Hu Y, Lu W, Yorke E, Deasy JO, and Thor M. Early prediction of acute esophagitis for adaptive radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. In press. 2021.

Disclosures

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