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Minsun Kim, PhD, DABR

Associate Professor

Education and Training

College: Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Graduate School: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Selected Publications

K L Maass†, M Kim. A Markov decision process approach to optimizing cancer therapy using multiple treatment modalities. in press, Mathematical Medicine and Biology 2019

M Kim, M H Phillips. A feasibility study of spatiotemporally integrated radiation therapy using the LQ model. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 63(24) 245016 2018

S Nourollahi†, A Ghate, M Kim. Optimal modality selection in external beam radiotherapy. Mathematical Medicine and Biology, 2018

M Kim, J Kotas, J Rockhill, M H Phillips. A feasibility study of personalized prescription schemes for glioblastoma patients using a proliferation and invasion glioma model. Cancers, 9(5) 51, 2017

F Saberian†, A Ghate, M Kim. Spatiotemporally optimal fractionation in radiotherapy, INFORMS Journals on Computing, 29 (3) 422-437, 2017

F Saberian†, A Ghate, M Kim. A theoretical stochastic control framework for adapting radiotherapy to hypoxia, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 61(19) 7136-7161, 2016

M Kim, M H Phillips. A feasibility study of dynamic adaptive therapy for non-small cell lung cancer, Medical Physics, 43 2153, 2017

M Kim, D Craft, C Orton. Point/Counterpoint: Within the next five years most radiotherapy treatment schedules will be designed using spatiotemporal optimization, Medical Physics , 43 2009, 2016

M Kim, R Stewart, M H Phillips. A feasibility study: Selection of a personalized radiotherapy fractionation schedule using spatiotemporal optimization, Medical Physics, 42 6671, 2015

M Kim, A Ghate, M H Phillips. A stochastic control formalism for Dynamic Biologically Conformal Radiation Therapy; European Journal of Operations Research, 219(3) 541-556, 2012

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Research Interests

  • Spatiotemporally optimal radiotherapy
  • Reinforcement learning in cancer therapy
  • Stochastic control in adaptive radiotherapy
  • Data-driven optimization


Clinical interests

  • Automated treatment planning
  • Intravascular brachytherapy
  • Patient safety
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy


Education Involvement

  • Associate director of Medical Physics Residency Program
  • Mentor of advanced treatment planning rotation and introduction rotation
  • Residency steering committee


Professional Involvement

  • ABR Exam Committee
  • Senior Editor in Practical Radiation Oncology Journal
  • APS GMED Executive Committee
  • RSS-ACRO Physics Committee