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Yelin Suh, 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
Instructor, 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 Blvd.
Unit Number: 94
Houston, TX 77042
Room Number: Y2.5351
Phone: 713-563-2594
Fax: 713-563-2545
Email: ysuh1@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2009 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, PHD, Medical Physics
2005 Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, MS, Physics

Postgraduate Training

2009-2011 Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Honors and Awards

2010 The John S. Laughlin Science Research Symposium Award, The 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
2004 Young Investigator's Award, The 14th International Conference on the use of computers in radiation therapy (ICCR)
2004 Young Medical Physicist's Award, The 29th Korean Society of Medical Physics

Professional Memberships

American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Member, 4/2006-present
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Member, 10/2011-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Yoon J, Sawant A, Suh Y, Cho B, Suh T, Keall PJ. Experimental investigation of a moving averaging algorithm for motion perpendicular to the leaf travel drection in dynamic MLC target tracking. Med Phys 38(7):3924-31, 2011.
2. Minn AY, Schellenberg D, Maxim P, Suh Y, McKenna S, Cox B, Dieterich S, Xing L, Graves E, Goodman KA, Chang D, Koong AC. Pancreatic tumor motion on a single planning 4D-CT does not correlate with intrafraction tumor motion during treatment. Am J Clin Oncol 32(4):364-8, 8/2009. PMID: 19398901.
3. Suh Y, Sawant A, Venkat R, Keall PJ. Four-dimensional IMRT treatment planning using a DMLC motion-tracking algorithm. Phys Med Biol 54(12):3821-35, 6/21/2009. e-Pub 5/28/2009. PMID: 19478383.
4. Wiersma RD, Riaz N, Dieterich S, Suh Y, Xing L. Use of MV and kV imager correlation for maintaining continuous real-time 3D internal marker tracking during beam interruptions. Phys Med Biol 54(1):89-103, 1/7/2009. e-Pub 12/5/2008. PMID: 19060356.
5. Suh Y, Weiss E, Zhong H, Fatyga M, Siebers JV, Keall PJ. A deliverable four-dimensional intensity-modulated radiation therapy-planning method for dynamic multileaf collimator tumor tracking delivery. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71(5):1526-36, 8/1/2008. PMCID: PMC2600678.
6. Suh Y, Dieterich S, Cho B, Keall PJ. An analysis of thoracic and abdominal tumour motion for stereotactic body radiotherapy patients. Phys Med Biol 53(13):3623-40, 7/7/2008. e-Pub 6/17/2008. PMID: 18560046.
7. Cho B, Suh Y, Dieterich S, Keall PJ. A monoscopic method for real-time tumour tracking using combined occasional x-ray imaging and continuous respiratory monitoring. Phys Med Biol 53(11):2837-55, 6/7/2008. e-Pub 5/6/2008. PMID: 18460750.
8. Venkat RB, Sawant A, Suh Y, George R, Keall PJ. Development and preliminary evaluation of a prototype audiovisual biofeedback device incorporating a patient-specific guiding waveform. Phys Med Biol 53(11):N197-208, 6/7/2008. e-Pub 5/12/2008. PMID: 18475007.
9. George R, Suh Y, Murphy M, Williamson J, Weiss E, Keall P. On the accuracy of a moving average algorithm for target tracking during radiation therapy treatment delivery. Med Phys 35(6):2356-65, 6/2008. PMCID: PMC2809720.
10. Lim S, Park SH, Ahn SD, Suh Y, Shin S, Lee SW, Kim JH, Choi EK, Yi BY, Kwon SI, Kim S, Jeung TS. Guiding curve based on the normal breathing as monitored by thermocouple for regular breathing. Med Phys 34(11):4514-8, 11/2007. PMID: 18072517.
11. Suh Y, Dieterich S, Keall PJ. Geometric uncertainty of 2D projection imaging in monitoring 3D tumor motion. Phys Med Biol 52(12):3439-54, 6/21/2007. e-Pub 5/18/2007. PMID: 17664553.
12. Ko, Y, Suh Y, Ahn S, Lee S Shin S, Kim J, Choi E, Yi B. Immobilization effect of air-injected blanket (AIB) for abdomen fixation. Med Phys 32(11):3363-6, 2005.
13. Ahn S, Yi B, Suh Y, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, Choi E. A feasibility study on the prediction of tumor location in the lung from skin motion. Brit J Radiol 77(919):588-96, 2004.
14. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, Choi E. Aperture maneuver with compelled breath (AMC) for moving tumors: a feasibility study with a moving phantom. Med Phys 31(4):760-6, 2004.
15. Ko Y, Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Lee S, Kim J, Shin S, Choi E. Optimum segment size for intensity modulated radiation therapy of lung region. Journal of Lung Cancer 3(1):38-42, 2004.
16. Suh Y, Yi B, Shin S, Kim J, Ahn S, Lee S, Choi E, Suh T. A feasibility study on the abdomen immobilization with air injected balloon blanket. Korean J Med Phys 13(3):176-80, 2002.
17. Suh Y, Yi S, Shin S, Kim J, Ahn S, Lee S, Choi E, Suh T. A feasibility study on the prediction of the target in the lung from the skin motion-animal study. Korean J Med Phys 13(3):163-8, 2002.

Book Chapters

1. Dieterich S, Suh Y. In: Tumor motion ranges due to respiration and respiratory motion characteristics, in Robotic radiosurgery: Treating tumors that move with respiration, ed Harold C. Urschel, John Kresl, James D. Luketich et al. Heidelberg: Springer, 3-13, 2007.

Last updated: 9/13/2013