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Wade Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Area(s) of Research Focus:

Development of a quantitative decision-making framework which can be used to guide treatment plan selection in stereotactic radiotherapy.



Education and Training

College: Lawrence University, Appleton WI 1997

Graduate School: SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 2003


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Research Division, Geraghty Lab, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2003-2007
  • Senior Fellow, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2007-2009

Published Works

Phillips, M.H., Meyer, J., Smith, W.P., & Rockhill, J.K. (2014). Organism-level models: When mechanisms and statistics fail us. Journal of Physics:Conference Series (Vol. 489, No. 1, p. 012096). IOP Publishing.

Phillips, M., Holdsworth, C., Kalet, I., Smith, W.P., Kim, M., & Meyer,J. (2013). Response to “Comment on ’When is better best? A multiobjective perspective’ ”[Med. Phys. 38, 1635-1640 (2011)]. Medical Physics,40(7), 077102.

Phillips, M.H., Smith, W.P., Parvathaneni, U., & Laramore, G.E. (2011). Role of positron emission tomography in the treatment of occult disease in head-and-neck cancer: a modeling approach. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 79(4), 1089-1095.

Hendrickson, K., Phillips, M., Smith, W.P., Peterson, L., Krohn, K.,& Rajendran, J. (2011). Hypoxia imaging with [F-18] FMISO-PET in head and neck cancer: potential for guiding intensity modulated radiation therapy in overcoming hypoxia-induced treatment resistance. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 101(3), 369-375.

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Medical Physics certified 2013