Joey Cheung

Joey Cheung, PhD

Clinical Instructor, Division of Physics
Department of Radiation Oncology

University of California, San Francisco
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
1825 4th Street, M2260
San Francisco, CA 94158
Voice: (415) 476-0443
Email: Joey.Cheung@ucsf.edu

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Professional Focus

Dr. Cheung is a Clinical Instructor in the UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology. He received his PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences where he focused on adaptive proton therapy and proton dose verification. His clinical duties involve external beam radiation therapy including stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), ocular proton therapy, and HDR brachytherapy. His research interests are in proton radiation therapy, specifically in adaptive processes to monitor and correct for patient anatomical changes over the course of treatment through the use of image-guidance techniques.

Education

2008 University of California, Berkeley BA Astrophysics and Physics
2014 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
PhD Medical Physics
2015-2016 University of California, San Francisco Medical Physics Residency Radiation Oncology
 

Professional Experience

2016-present University of California, San Francisco Clinical Instructor Department of Radiation Oncology


Awards & Honors

2007   AAPM Summer Undergraduate Fellowship
2007-2008   Pomerantz Physics Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Physics
2012-2013   Toshi Nikaidoh Service Award, UTHealth Student InterCouncil (SIC) Scholarship
2010-2013   Student Travel Award, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, GSBS
2009-2014   Faculty and Alumni Scholarship, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, GSBS


Recent Significant Publications :

Cheung JP, Park PC, Court LE, Zhu XR, Kudchadker R, Frank SJ, Dong L. A novel
dose-based positioning method for CT image-guided proton therapy. Med Phys
2013;40(5);051714.

Park PC, Cheung JP, Zhu XR, Lee AK, Sahoo N, Tucker SL, Liu W, Mohan R, Court
LE, Dong L. Statistical assessment of proton treatment plans under set-up and range
uncertainties. Int J Rad Biol Phys 2013;86(5):1007-1013.

Park PC, Cheung J, Zhu XR, Sahoo N, Court L, Dong L. Fast range-corrected proton
dose approximation method using prior dose distribution. Phys Med Biol
2012;57(11):3555-3569.

Cheung J, Kudchadker RJ, Zhu XR, Lee AK, Newhauser WD. Dose perturbations and
image artifacts caused by carbon-coated ceramic and stainless steel fiducials used in
proton therapy for prostate cancer. Phys Med Biol 2010;55:7135.

Aubry JF, Cheung J, Morin O, Beaulieu L, Hsu IC, Pouliot J. Investigation of
geometric distortions on magnetic resonance and cone beam computed tomography
images used for planning and verification of high-dose rate brachytherapy cervical
cancer treatment. Brachytherapy 2010;9:266-273.

Cheung J, Aubry JF, Yom SS, Gottschalk AR, Celi JC, Pouliot J. Dose recalculation
and the dose-guided radiation therapy (DGRT) process using megavoltage cone-beam
CT. Int J Rad Biol Phys 2009;74(2):583-92.

Aubry JF, Cheung J, Morin O, Gottschalk A, Beaulieu L, Pouliot J. Correction of
mega-voltage cone-beam CT images of the pelvic region based on phantom
measurements for dose calculation purposes. J Appl Clin Med Phys 2009;10(1):33-
42.