Alon Witztum

Alon Witztum

Alon Witztum, DPhil

Assistant Professor
Division of Physics
Department of Radiation Oncology

University of California, San Francisco

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Professional Focus

Dr. Witztum is an Assistant Professor at the UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology. He received his DPhil in Oncology from the University of Oxford, UK and completed his residency at UCSF. His clinical interests are in data driven innovation, toxicity/outcome modelling, and clinical automation. He explores these themes using traditional data analysis, scripting, and machine learning techniques.



University of Warwick

Masters (MPhys), Bachelors (BSc) Physics

University of Pennsylvania

Masters (MMP) Medical Physics

University of Oxford

Doctorate (DPhil) Oncology
2019 University of California, San Francisco Residency Radiation Oncology

Professional Experience

2019-Present University of California, San Francisco Assistant Professor Radiation Oncology

Awards and Honors

2014 MRC/Gray Institute DPhil Scholarship
2015 MRC Supplementary Funding Award
2015 Santander Academic Travel Award
2016 2nd Place Talk Award, Oxford Annual Oncology Student Symposium
2017 1st Place Young Investigator Award, AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting


Recent Significant Publications :

Witztum A, George B, Warren S, Partridge M, Hawkins MA. Unwrapping 3D complex hollow organs for spatial dose surface analysis. Med Phys. 2016 Nov; 43(11):6009. PMID: 27806596

Jones KC, Witztum A, Sehgal CM, Avery S. Proton beam characterization by proton-induced acoustic emission: simulation studies. Phys Med Biol. 2014 Nov 07; 59(21):6549-63. PMID: 25322212.

Dorsey JF, Sun L, Joh DY, Witztum A, Kao GD, Alonso-Basanta M, Avery S, Hahn SM, Al Zaki A, Tsourkas A. Gold nanoparticles in radiation research: potential applications for imaging and radiosensitization. Transl Cancer Res. 2013 Aug 01; 2(4):280-291. PMID: 25429358.