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Christopher L Nelson, Ph.D.

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
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Unit Number: 525
Houston, TX 77030

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2007 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, TX, PHD, Medical Physics
2003 East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, MS, Medical Physics
2001 East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, BA, Physics and Chemistry

Board Certifications

6/2010 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Instructor, Department of Radiation Physics - Patient Care, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 5/2007-6/2010

Honors and Awards

2006 UT-H Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Travel Award
2005 LAP Award of Excellence for the JACMP Best Radiation Oncology Article
2005 UT-H Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Travel Award
2004 UT-H Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Travel Award
2003 UT-H Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Travel Award

Professional Memberships

American Assocation of Physicists in Medicine
Member, 2007-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Nelson C, Balter P, Morice R, Bucci K, Dong L, Tucker S, Vedam S, Chang J, Starkschall G. Evaluation of tumor position using image-guidance and respiratory gating. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76(5):1578-85, 4/2010.
2. Briere TM, Beddar S, Balter P, Murthy R, Gupta S, Nelson C, Starkschall G, Gillin MT, Krishnan S. Respiratory gating with EPID-based verification: the MDACC experience. Phys Med Biol 54(11):3379-91, 6/2009.
3. Nelson C, Balter P, Morice R, Choi B, Kudchadker R, Bucci K, Chang J, Dong L, Tucker S, Verdam S, Briere T, Starkschall G. A technique for reducing patient setup uncertanties by aligning and verifying daily position of a moving tumor using implanted fudicials. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 9, 2008.
4. Britton K, Starkschall G, Tucker S, Pan T, Nelson C, Chang J, Cox J, Mohan R, Komaki R. Assessment of gross tutmor volume regression and motion changes during radiation therapy for non-small-cell lung cancer as measure by four-dimensional computed tomography. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys(68(4)):1036-46, 2007.
5. Nelson C, Starkschall G, Balter P, Morice RC, Stevens CW, Chang JY. Assessment of lung tumor motion and setup uncertanties using implanted fiducials. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys(67):915-923, 2007.
6. Nelson C, Starkschall G, Chang JY. The potential for dose escalation in lung cancer as a result of systematically reducing margins used to generate planning target volume. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys(65):573-86, 2006.
7. Fitzpatrick MJ, Starkschall G, Balter P, Antola JA, Guerrero T, Nelson C, Keall P, Mohan R. A novel platform simulating irregular motion to enhance assessment of respiration-correlated raditation therapy procedures. J Appl Clin Med Phys(6):13-21, 2005.
8. Cody D, Nelson C, Bradley W, Wislez m, Juroske D, Price R, Zhou X, Bekele B, Kurie J. Murine lung tumor measurement using respiratory-gated micro-computer tomography. Invest Radiol(40):263-9, 2005.
9. Nelson C, Starkschall G, Balter P, Fitzpatrick MJ, Antolak JA, Tolani N, Prado K. Respiration-correlated treatement delivery using feedback-guided breath hold: a technical study. Med Phys(32):175-81, 2005.

Last updated: 8/15/2013