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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

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, 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

7/2008-7/2010 Clinical Residency, Radiation Oncology Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Ronald X. Zhu, Ph.D
7/2007-7/2008 Clinical Fellowship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Michael T. Gillin, Ph.D.

Board Certifications

5/2011 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Member, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Houston, Houston, TX, 10/2013-present
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 - Patient Care, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 7/2007-7/2008

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Member, Faculty effort guidelines and grant support task force, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 12/2015-present
Member, Faculty Senate, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2015-present
Member, Medical physics resident steering committee, Department of radiation physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2015-present
Member, Faculty recruiting committee for GI service, Department of radiation physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2014

Honors and Awards

2007 Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Tao,Randa; Bishop,Andrew J; yang t; Brownlee,Zachary; Allen,Pamela K; Stephenh Settle; Chang, Eric Chang; Wang,Xin A; Amini,Behrang; Tannir,Nizar; Tatsui,Claudio Esteves; Rhines,Laurence D; Brown,Paul; Ghia Amol. Prospective Evaluation of Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Spinal Metastases in the Postoperative Setting: A Secondary Analysis of Mature Phase I-II Trials. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. In Press.
2. Bernstein, Michael; Chang, Eric; Amini, Behrang; Pan, Hubert; Cabanillas, Maria; Wang, Xin; Allen, Pamela; Rhines, Laurence; Tatsui, Claudio; Li, Jing; Brown, Paul; Ghia, Amol. SPINE STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY FOR PATIENTS WITH METASTATIC THYROID CANCER – Secondary analysis of Phase I/II trials. Thyroid. In Press.
3. XIN WANG, PH.D., FAULK POENISCH, PH.D., NARAYAN SAHOO, PH.D., RONALD X. ZHU, PH.D., MINGFWU LII, M.S, MICHAEL T. GILLIN, PH.D. JING LI, M.D., AND DAVID GROSSHANS, M.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.
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. e-Pub 4/2016. PMID: 27035507.
5. Wang,Catherine; Wang,Congjun; Tung,Samuel; Dimmitt,Andrew W; Wong,Pei-Fong; Edson,Mark Alan; Garden,Adam S; Rosenthal,David; Fuller,Clifton; Gunn,Brandon; Vinita Takiar; Wang,Xin; Luo,Dershan; Yang,James N; Wong,Jennifer; Phan,Jack. Improved setup and positioning accuracy using a 3-point customized cushion-mask-bite block immobilization system for stereotactic reirradiation of head and neck cancer. J Appl Clin Med Phys 17(3):180-189, 2016, 1/2016.
6. David C. Weksberg, James N. Yang, Alda L. Tam, Jing Li,Xin A. Wang, Zhongxiang Zhao, McRae SE, Settle SH, Laurence D. Rhines, Eric L. Chang, Paul D. Brown, and Amol J. Ghia. Prospective validation of treatment accuracy using implanted fiducial markers for spinal stereotactic body radiation therapy. Journal of Radiosurgery and SBRT 4(1):7-14, 2016.
7. Aaron Grossberg,Zhongxiang Zhao,Gary Walker,Jillian Tsai,Xin Wang,Frederick Lang Jr,Jack Phan,Amol Ghia,Susan McGovern,Anita Mahajan, Paul Brown,Mary Frances McAleer, Jing Li. "Dose Painting” with Gamma Knife: Two Techniques for Delivering Different Doses to Areas of Recurrent or Residual Tumor after Resection of Brain Metastases. Practical Radiation Oncology 5(6):390-7, 2015 Nov-Dec, 11/2015.
8. Andrew J Bishop, MD; Randa Tao, MD; Neal C Rebueno, CMS; Eva N Christensen, MD, PhD; Pamela K Allen, PhD; Xin A Wang, PhD; Behrang Amini, MD, PhD; Nizar M Tannir, MD; Claudio E Tatsui, MD; Laurence D Rhines, MD; Jing Li, MD, PhD; Eric L Chang, MD; Paul D Brown, MD; Amol Ghia, MD. Outcomes for Spine Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and a Local Recurrence Patterns of Failure Analysis. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 92(5):1016-26, 2015 Aug, 8/2015.
9. 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.
10. 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, 10/7/2013. e-Pub 9/9/2013. PMID: 24018829.
11. Jessie Y. Huang, David S. Followill, Xin A. Wang, Stephen F. Kry. 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 Mar 4, 3/2013. PMID: 23470942.
12. 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.
13. 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. Nuclear Fusion 37:657-71, 1997.
14. 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. Nuclear Fusion 35:467-474, 1995.
15. 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.
16. 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. Nuclear Fusion 35:475-482, 1995.
17. 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.
18. Xin Wang, PhD, Amol Ghia, MDb, Zhongxiang Zhao, PhDa, Jinzhong Yang, PhDa, Dershan Luo, PhDa , Tina Briere, PhDa , Ramiro Pino, PhDc, Jing Li, MD PhDb, Mary Frances McAleer, MD PhD , David Weksberg, MD PhD, Eric L. Chang, MD, Paul D. Brown, MD, James N. Yang, PhD. Prospective Evaluation of Target Motion and Dosimetric Changes with Respiration in Spinal SBRT Utilizing 4-D CT. Journal of Radiosurgery and SBRT. Submitted.
19. Wen Jiang, Yi An, Betty Kim, Jack Qian, Chad Tang, Penny Fang, Neil D'Souza, Lauren E. Haydu, Xin Wang, Harriet Kluger, Isabella Glitza, Anita Mahajan, James Welsh, Steven Lin, Michael Davies, Patrick Hwu, Erik Sulman, Paul Brown, Veronica Chiang, and Jing Li. Temporally dependent intracranial control of melanoma brain metastasis by stereotactic radiotherapy in patients treated with immune-checkpoint blockade. Annals of Oncology. Submitted.

Last updated: 6/6/2016