Faculty

Our faculty are divided into three major disciplines: clinical radiation oncology, physics, and biology. We also currently have one professor emeritus

Chair of the Department

Ralph Weichselbaum, M.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Radiation and chemoinducible gene therapy for pancreatic and rectal cancer, and radiation treatment of brain, head and neck, and prostate cancer. Specializing in treatment of metastases. Dr. Weichselbaum treats patients at The University of Chicago in Hyde Park.


Clinical Radiation Oncology

Azhar Awan, M.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Soft tissue tumors, breast cancer, prostate cancer, general radiation oncology

Steven J. Chmura, M.D., Ph.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Breast cancer, breast cancer racial disparities, MRI and high-frequency focused ultrasound, brain cancer, intensity modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic radiation therapy, radiotherapy, radiation protection. Dr. Chmura is the Residency Program Director. Dr. Chmura treats patients at The University of Chicago in Hyde Park.

Philip Connell, M.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Pediatric radiation oncology, thoracic malignancies, pediatrics sarcomas, sarcomas, radiotherapy, mediastinal tumors. Dr. Connell treats patients at The University of Chicago in Hyde Park.

Daniel W. Golden, M.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Primary brain tumors, brain metastases, head and neck cancer, thoracic malignancies, breast cancer, GI cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma, medical education. Dr. Golden treats patients at our Silver Cross clinic.

Howard Halpern, M.D., Ph.D.

Curriculum vitae
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Oxygen Imaging
Clinical Interests: Imaging oxygen, physiology of tumors. Dr. Halpern treats patients at our UIC clinic.

Daniel Haraf, M.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Diseases of the esophagus, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, mediastinal tumors, general radiation oncology. Dr. Haraf treats patients at The University of Chicago in Hyde Park.

Yasmin Hasan, M.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Breast cancer, gynecologic cancers, adult lymphoma, general radiation oncology. Dr. Hasan treats patients at The University of Chicago in Hyde Park.

Andrew Howard, M.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: breast cancer, gynecologic cancer, general radiation oncology. Dr. Howard treats patients at our UIC clinic.

Matthew Koshy, M.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Intensity modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic ablative radiation therapy, general radiation oncology. Dr. Koshy treats patients at our UIC clinic.

Stanley Liauw, M.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Genitourinary cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, prostate brachytherapy, clinical trials. Dr. Liauw treats patients at The University of Chicago in Hyde Park.

Renuka Malik, M.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Lung cancer, mesothelioma, mediastinal tumors, gastrointestinal cancer, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, general radiation oncology. Dr. Malik treats patients at The University of Chicago in Hyde Park.

Anne McCall, M.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Breast cancer, gynecologic cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer, prostate cancer, solid tumors, general radiation oncology. Dr. McCall treats patients at our Silver Cross clinic.

Sean Pitroda, M.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Brain and spine tumors, bladder cancer, radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, image-guided radiation therapy, translational oncology, and molecular mechanisms of cancer. Dr. Pitroda treats patients at The University of Chicago in Hyde Park.

Christina Son, M.S., M.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Lung, gynecologic, and breast cancers. Dr. Son treats patients at our UIC clinic and at The University of Chicago in Hyde Park.

Michael Spiotto, M.D., Ph.D.

Curriculum vitae
Clinical Interests: Head and neck cancer, HPV-positive cacners, general radiation oncology. Dr. Spiotto treats patients at our UIC clinic.


Physics

Hania Al-Hallaq, Ph.D.

Curriculum vitae
Research Interests: Breast cancer, translational research, functional imaging, image-guided radiotherapy, MRI.

Bulent Aydogan, Ph.D.

Curriculum vitae
Research Interests: Translational radiation oncology, image-guided therapy, development of nanotechnology platforms for cancer detection and therapy

Naim Ozturk, Ph.D.

Curriculum vitae
Research Interests: Ethics in medical physics, quality assurance in radiation therapy, image-guided radiotherapy, image guided brachytherapy

Charles Pelizzari, Ph.D.

Curriculum vitae
Research Interests: Imaging, IMRT, EPR imaging

Chester Reft, Ph.D.

Curriculum vitae
Research Interests: Radiation dosimery, luminescent dosimetry with thermoluminescent and optically stimulated luminescent detectors

Rodney Wiersma, Ph.D.

Curriculum vitae
Research Interests: Real-time organ motion tracking using on board LINAC MV and kV radiation imaging systems, molecular imaging and organ motion tracking techniques using iron oxided nano-particles, electronic portal imaging devices for tracking.

Kamil Yenice, Ph.D.

Curriculum vitae
Research Interests: Clinical trials, stereotactic surgery, metastases.


Biology

Douglas Bishop, Ph.D.

Research Interests: The mechanism of homologous recombination, combination proteins.

David Grdina, Ph.D.

Curriculum vitae
Research Interests: Adaptive responses induced by very low doses of ionizing radiation or thiol containing cytoprotective drugs, combining carcinogenic therapies and anti-carcinogenic drugs.


Emeritus

Samuel Hellman, M.D.


In Memoriam: Pioneers of Medical Physics - Professors Lester Skaggs and Franca Kuchnir

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