Dante Capaldi, PhD
Division of Physics
Department of Radiation Oncology
Meet Dr. Capaldi
I believe in the adage, “if you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.” I am at UCSF to go far with a team that is equal parts brilliant and collaborative, and who is tackling the most challenging problems our community faces in radiation oncology.
Dante Capaldi, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology. Dante completed both PhD and MClSc degrees in Medical Biophysics at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, in 2018. During his PhD work, Dante developed and evaluated imaging biomarkers of pulmonary structure and function using MRI and CT without the use of exogenous contrast agents or specialized equipment for characterization of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and non-small cell lung cancer. Subsequently, he completed his Medical Physics Residency as well as Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, in 2021, where his clinical research focused on SRS treatments of cranial lesions and advanced imaging methods in assessment of treatment response. His current area of interest is on the development and application of imaging biomarkers, motion management systems, and quality assurance phantoms in a concerted effort to guide, monitor, and predict treatment response to radiotherapy.
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