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Xin A. Wang, Ph.D., DABR

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Physics - Patient Care, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Associate Faculty Member, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Houston, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler St.
Unit Number: 1420
Houston, TX 77030-3722
Room Number: FCT8.6088
Phone: (713) 563-3603
Fax: (713) 563-2479
Email: xawang@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1997 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, MS, Computer Science (Double Degree)
1997 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, PHD, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics
1994 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, MS, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics
1990 Nankai University, Tianjing, China, BS, Physics

Postgraduate Training

7/2008-8/2010 Clinical Residency, Medical Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Dr. Ronald X. Zhu
7/2007-6/2008 Research Fellowship, Medical Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Dr. Michael T. Gillin

Board Certifications

2011 The American Board of Radiology - Therapeutic Radiological Physics

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Resident, Department of Radiation Physics - Patient Care, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 7/2008-8/2010
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 7/2007-6/2008
Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 7/1996-5/1997
Research Assistant, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 3/1991-5/1996

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Senior Consultant, 7th Generation Information System, Madison, WI, 12/1998-3/2000
Software Engineer, Motorola, Arlington Heights, IL, 7/1997-11/1998

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, MDACC CFA Service Excellence Working Group, 2016
Member, Faculty Effort Guidelines and Grants Support Task force, Division of Radiation Oncology, 12/2015-present
Member, Medical Physics Resident Steering Committee, Department of Radiation Physics, 9/2015-present
Member, Faculty Recruiting Committee for GI service, Department of Radiation Physics, 3/2014-4/2014

Honors and Awards

2007 Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Wang X, Ghia AJ, Zhao Z, Yang J, Luo D, Briere TM, Pino R, Li J, McAleer MF, Weksberg DC, Chang EL, Brown PD, Yang JN. Prospective Evaluation of Target Motion and Dosimetric Changes with Respiration in Spinal SBRT Utilizing 4-D CT. J Radiosurg SBRT. In Press.
2. Wang X, Poenisch F, Sahoo N, Zhu RX, Lii M, Gillin MT, Li J, Grosshans D. Spot Scanning Proton Therapy Minimizes Neutron Dose in the Setting of Radiation Therapy Administered During Pregnancy: A Real Case Study. J Appl Clin Med Phys. In Press.
3. Tao R, Bishop AJ, Brownlee Z, Allen PK, Settle SH, Chang EL, Wang X, Amini B, Tannir NM, Tatsui C, Rhines LD, Brown PD, Ghia AJ. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Spinal Metastases in the Postoperative Setting: A Secondary Analysis of Mature Phase 1-2 Trials. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 95(5):1405-13, 8/2016. e-Pub 3/2016. PMID: 27209509.
4. Ho JC, Tang C, Deegan BJ, Allen PK, Jonasch E, Amini B, Wang XA, Li J, Tatsui CE, Rhines LD, Brown PD, Ghia AJ. The Use of Spine Stereotactic Radiosurgery For Oligometastatic Disease. J Neurosurg Spine 25(2):1-9, 8/2016. e-Pub 4/2016. PMID: 27035507.
5. Bernstein MB, Chang EL, Amini B, Pan H, Cabanillas M, Wang XA, Allen PK, Rhines LD, Tatsui C, Li J, Brown PD, Ghia AJ. Spine Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Patients with Metastatic Thyroid Cancer - Secondary analysis of Phase I/II trials. Thyroid. e-Pub 7/2016. PMID: 27334245.
6. Wang H, Wang C, Tung S, Dimmitt AW, Wong PF, Edson MA, Garden AS, Rosenthal DI, Fuller CD, Gunn GB, Takiar V, Wang XA, Luo D, Yang JN, Wong J, Phan J. Improved setup and positioning accuracy using a three-point customized cushion/mask/bite-block immobilization system for stereotactic reirradiation of head and neck cancer. J Appl Clin Med Phys 17(3):6038, 2016. e-Pub 5/2016. PMID: 27167275.
7. Weksberg DC, Yang JN, Tam AL, Li J, Wang XA, Zhao Z, McRae SE, Settle SH, Rhines LD, Chang EL, Brown PD, Amol J. Ghia AJ. Prospective validation of treatment accuracy using implanted fiducial markers for spinal stereotactic body radiation therapy. J Radiosurg SBRT 4(1):7-14, 2016.
8. Grossberg A, Zhao Z, Walker G, Tsai J, Wang X, Lang F, Phan J, Ghia A, McGovern S, Mahajan A, Brown P, McAleer MF, Li J. Dose painting with Gamma Knife: Two techniques for delivering different doses to areas of recurrent or residual tumor after resection of brain metastases. Pract Radiat Oncol 5(6):390-7, Nov-Dec, 11/2015. e-Pub 8/2015. PMID: 26412338.
9. Bishop AJ, Tao R, Rebueno NC, Christensen EN, Allen PK, Wang XA, Amini B, Tannir NM, Tatsui CE, Rhines LD, Li J, Chang EL, Brown PD, Ghia AJ. Outcomes for Spine Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and an Analysis of Predictors of Local Recurrence. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 92(5):1016-26, 8/2015. e-Pub 4/2015. PMID: 26025777.
10. Pan HY, Allen PK, Wang XS, Chang EL, Rhines LD, Tatsui CE, Amini B, Wang XA, Tannir NM, Brown PD, Ghia AJ. Incidence and Predictive Factors of Pain Flare After Spine Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: Secondary Analysis of Phase 1/2 Trials. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 90(4):870-6, 11/15/2014. e-Pub 9/13/2014. PMID: 25227497.
11. Wang X, Yang JN, Li X, Tailor R, Vassilliev O, Brown P, Rhines L, Chang E. Effect of spine hardware on small spinal stereotactic radiosurgery dosimetry. Phys Med Biol 58(19):6733-47, 10/2013. e-Pub 9/2013. PMID: 24018829.
12. Huang JY, Followill DS, Wang XA, Kry SF. Accuracy and sources of error of out-of field dose calculations by a commercial treatment planning system for intensity-modulated radiation therapy treatments. J Appl Clin Med Phys 14(2):4139, 2013. e-Pub 3/4/2013. PMID: 23470942.
13. Wang X, Sahoo N, Zhu RX, Zullo JR, Gillin MT. Measurement of neutron dose equivalent and its dependence on beam configuration for a passive scattering proton delivery system. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76(5):1563-1570, 4/2010. e-Pub 1/25/2010. PMID: 20097484.
14. Regan SP, May MJ, Finkenthal M, Moos HW, Diebold DA, Hershkowitz N, Wang EY, Wang X, Doczy M, Edgell D, Intrator T, Kant G, Oliva S, Sorensen J, Vukovic M, Winz GR, Wukitch S, Breun R, Brouchous DA, Cekic M, Cui B, Kishinevsky M, Meyer JA, Probert PH. Impurity transport measurements of biased H-modes in Hydrogen and Deuterium plasmas on the Phaedrus-T Tokamak. Nucl Fus 37:657-71, 1997.
15. Wang EY, Wang X, Diebold DA, Doczy M, Edgell D, Hershkowitz N, Intrator T, Rant G, Oliva S, Regan S, Sorensen J, Vukovic M, Winz GR, Wurkitch S, Breun R, Brouchous DA, Cekic M, Cui B, Kishinevsky M, Meyer JA, Probert PH. Biased H mode experiments in Phaedrus-T. Nucl Fus 35:467-474, 1995.
16. Diebold DA, Hershkowitz N, Pew J, Sorensen T, Walsh TR, Wang EY, Wang X, Winz G. Direct measurement of plasma flow velocity using a Langmuir probe. Rev Sci Instrum 66:434-436, 1995.
17. Wang X, Wang EY, Diebold DA, Herschkowitz N, Intrator T, Kant G, Oliva S, Regan S, Sorensen J, Vukovic M, Winz GR, Wukitch S, Breun R, Brouchous DA, Cekic M, Cui B, Doczy M, Edgell D, Kishinevsky M, Meyer JA, Probert PH. Interaction of Alfven waves with biased H mode plasmas in Phaedrus-T. Nucl Fus 35:475-482, 1995.
18. Lee SG, Diebold DA, Hershkowitz N, Wang X, Kim GH. Direct measurement of plasma flow velocity using a Langmuir probe. Rev Sci Instrum 66:481-486, 1993.

Last updated: 8/18/2016