Radiation and Cancer Physics

Special Session

MTE 21 - Meet The Expert Sunan Cui, BS and Issam El Naqa, PhD, MS - Physics - Sunday

Meet the Expert - Physics

Sunday, October 21
4:35 PM - 4:55 PM
Location: ASTRO Connect: Physics #3145

Issam El Naqa, PhD, MS

University of Michigan

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Issam El Naqa, MA,PhD, DABR. Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
He received his B.Sc. (1992) and M.Sc. (1995) in Electrical and Communication Engineering from the University of Jordan. He worked as a software engineer at the Computer Engineering Bureau, Jordan, 1995-1996. He was awarded a DAAD scholarship to Germany, where he was a visiting scholar at the RWTH Aachen, 1996-1998. He completed his Ph.D. (2002) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA, receiving highest academic distinction award. He completed an M.A. (2007) in Biology Science from Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA, where he was pursuing a post-doctoral fellowship in medical physics and was subsequently hired as a Instructor (2005-2007) and then an Assistant Professor (2007-2010) at the departments of radiation oncology and the division of biomedical and biological sciences. He became an Associate Professor at McGill University Health Centre/Medical Physics Unit (2010-2015) and associate member of at the departments of Physics, Biomedical Engineering, and Experimental medicine, where he was a designated FRSQ and CIHR scholar. He is currently an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and associate member in Applied Physics. He is a certified Medical Physicist by the American Board of Radiology. He is a recognized expert in the fields of medical image analysis, bioinformatics, computational radiobiology, and treatment outcomes modeling and has published extensively in these areas with more than 130 peer-reviewed journal publications and 3 edited textbooks. He has been an acting member of several academic and professional societies. His research has been funded by several federal and private grants and serves as a peer-reviewer and editorial board member for several leading international journals in his areas of expertise.


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