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Mark Phillips, PhD


Education and Training

College: Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Graduate School: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Joint Appointment (Professor) in Neurosurgy

Adjunct Appointment (Professor) in BioMedical Information and Medial Education (BIME)

Selected Publications from a Total of 225:

Kim M, Kotas J, Rockhill J, Phillips MH. A feasibility study of personalized prescription schemes for glioblastoma patients using a proliferation and invasion glioma model. Cancers, 9: doi:10.3390/cancers9050051, 2017.

Kalet AM, Doctor JN, Gennary JH, Phillips MH. Developing Bayesian networks from a dependency layered ontology: a proof-of-concept in radiation oncology. Med Phys, in press, doi: 10.1002/mp.12340, 2017.

Smith WP, Young LA, Phillips MH, Cheung M, Halasz LM, Rockhill JK. Clinical positioning accuracy for multisession stereotactic radiotherapy with the Gamma Knife Perfexion, Technol Cancer Res & Treatment, doi: 10.1177/1533034617708884, 2017.

Richard P, Phillips M, Smith W, Davidson D, Kim E, Kane G. Cost-effectiveness analysis of intensity modulated radiation therapy versus 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy for preopoerative treatment of extremity soft tissue sarcomas, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 95: 999-1008, 2016.

Kim M, Phillips MH. A feasibility study of dynamic adaptive radiotherapy for nonsmall cell lung cancer. Med Phys, 43: 2153-2161, 2016.

Smith W, Kim M, Holdsworth C, Liao J, Phillips M. Personalized treatment planning with a model of radiation therapy outcomes for use in multiobjective optimization of IMRT plans for prostate cancer. Radiation Oncology, 11:38, 2016. DOI: 10.1186/s13014-016-0609-7

Kim M, Stewart RD, Phillips M. A feasibility study: Selection of a personalized radiotherapy fractionation schedule using spatiotemporal optimization. Med Phys, 42: 6671-6678, 2015.

Bojechko C, Phillips M, Kalet A, Ford E. A Quantification of the Effectiveness of EPID Dosimetry and Software-Based Plan Verification Systems in Detecting Incidents in Radiotherapy, Med Phys, 42: 5363-69, 2015.

Smith WP, Phillips M. Comment on ”ROC Analysis in patient specific quality assurance”, Med Phys, 42: 4411, 2015.

Kalet AM, Gennari JH, Ford EC, Phillips MH. Bayesian network models for error detection in radiotherapy plans. Phys Med Biol, 60: 2735-49: 2015.

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Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence applied to clinical decision making
  • Developing an ontology for radiation oncology
  • Improved data collection and standardization in oncology


Clinical interests

  • Brain tumor treatments
  • Application of Bayesian networks to error detection
  • Use of prior knowledge in routine QA


Education Involvement

  • Developing an informatics curriculum for physics and medical residents
  • Lecturing on informatics topics
  • Mentor of radiation protection rotation


Professional Involvement

  • Chair of AAPM working group on Ontologies
  • Member of steering committee of AAPM IHE-RO health information systems