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Shifeng  Chen
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Shifeng Chen Ph.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Radiation Oncology
Additional Title(s): Director, Medical Dosimetry School
Location: UMMC/Gudelsky, GGJ-39
Phone: 410-328-3544
Fax: 410-328-2618

Personal History:

Dr. Shifeng Chen received his PhD from Florida State University. Dr. Chen trained as a post-doctoral fellow at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Chen came to the University of Maryland from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he was an Assistant Professor.

Research Interests:

  • Mathematical modeling of radiotherapy-induced normal tissue injury
  • Organ motion management in Radiotherapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Image Guided Radiotherapy

Clinical Speciality:

  • Radiotherapy physics: 3D CRT, IMRT, IGRT, SRS/SRT/SBRT, HDR and LDR brachytherapy, treatment planning system, and quality assurance of therapy equipment.
  • Thermal therapy


American Board of Radiology, Certificate in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics


Books & Chapters

Steven J. Feigenberg, Randi Cohen, Navesh Sharma, Zain Husain, Shifeng Chen and Laura A. Dawson Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, 2nd Edition, Editors: Lawrence Chin and William Regine. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, 2012.

Lin C, Chen S, Baine J: Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Set-up Error Correction Using Internal Markers and its Association with the Patient’s Body Mass Index, Modern Practices in Radiation Therapy, Edited by Natanasabapathi G, InTech, 2012.

Selected Recent Journal Articles

J J Souchek, M J Baine, C Lin, S Rachagani, S Gupta, S Kaur, K Lester, D Zheng, S. Chen, L Smith, A Lazenby, S L Johansson, M Jain and S K Batra, “Unbiased analysis of pancreatic cancer radiation resistance reveals cholesterol biosynthesis as a novel target for radiosensitisation”, British Journal of Cancer (2014), 1-11.

S. Das, S. Chen, J. Deasy, S. Zhou, F. Yin, and L. Marks. “Combining multiple models to generate consensus: Application to radiation-induced pneumonitis prediction”,  Med. Phys. 2008 Nov; 35(11): 5098-5109

S. Chen, S. Zhou, F. Yin, L. Marks and S. Das, “Using patient data similarities to predict radiation pneumonitis via a self-organizing map”, Phys. Med. Biol. 2008; 53: 203

S. Chen, S. Zhou, F. Yin, L. Marks, S. Das, “Investigation of the Support Vector Machine Algorithm to Predict Lung Radiation-Induced Pneumonitis”, Med. Phys. 2007 Oct;34(10):3808-14

S. Chen, S. Zhou, J. Zhang, F. Yin, L. Marks, S. Das, “A Neural Network Model to Predict Lung Radiation-Induced Pneumonitis”, Med. Phys. 2007 Sep; 34(9):3420-7

S. Chen, H. Avakian,V. Burkert, P. Eugenio, et al (CLAS Collaboration), “Measurement of Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering with a Polarized Proton Target”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2006; 97, 072002