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Matthew A Earl Ph.D.

Academic Title: Adjunct Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Radiation Oncology
matthewearl@verizon.net
Location: UMMC, S1A20
Phone: (410) 553-8102
Fax: (410) 553-8133

Personal History:

Education

1994: B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (Physics)

1999: M.A., Boston University, Boston, MA (Physics)

2000: Ph.D., Boston University, Boston, MA (Physics)

Post Graduate Education and Training

2000 – 2001: Postdoctoral Fellow, Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Certifications

2006: American Board of Radiology
Specialty - Therapeutic Radiologic Physics

Employment

2001 – 2002: Research Associate, Radiation Oncology, UMSOM
2002 – Present: Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, UMSOM

Professional Memberships

1995 – Present:   Member, American Physical Society (APS)
2000 – Present:   Member, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
2002 – Present:   Member, Mid-Atlantic Chapter of AAPM (MACAAPM)
2009 – Present:   Member, American College of Medical Physicis (ACMP)

Honors and Awards

2009: Teacher of the Year 2008-2009, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO)

Publications:

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Y. Fukuda, et al, “Evidence for the oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos,” Physical Review Letters, 81, p. 1592 (1998).
Role:  Worked in the ATMPD data analysis group that processed the data for the paper.

M. Shiozawa, et al, “Search for proton decay via p->e+pizero in a large water Cherenkov detector,”  Physical Review Letters, 81, p. 3319 (1998).
Role:  Worked in the ATMPD data analysis group that processed the data for the paper.

J. Murthy, et al, “An analysis of 17 years of Voyager observations of the Diffuse Ultraviolet Radiation field,” Astrophysical Journal, 522, p. 904 (1999).
Role:  Processed much of the data that was used in the data analysis presented.

Y. Hayato, M. Earl, et al, “Search for proton decay through p->nuK+ in a large water Cherenkov detector,”  Physical Review Letters, 83, p. 1529 (1999).
Role:  Performed the data analysis for one of the analyses in the paper.

Y. Fukuda, et al, “16N as a calibration source for Super—Kamiokande,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods, A458 (2000).
Role:  Worked in the 16N calibration group.

L. Ma, C.X. Yu, M.A. Earl, T. Holmes, M. Sarfaraz, X.A. Li, D. Shepard, P. Amin, S. DiBiase, M. Suntharalingam, C. Mansfield, “Optimized intensity modulated arc therapy for prostate cancer treatment,”  Radiation Oncology Investigations, 96(4), pp. 379-384 (2001).
Role:  Wrote the algorithm used  for optimizing arc weights

M.A. Earl, L. Ma, “Depth dose enhancement of electron beams subject to uniform longitudinal magnetic fields: A Monte Carlo study,” Medical Physics, 29(4), pp. 484-491 (2002).

D.M. Shepard, M.A. Earl, X.A. Li, S. Naqvi, and C. Yu, “Direct Aperture Optimization: A Turnkey Solution for Step-and-shoot IMRT,” Medical Physics, 29(6), pp. 1007-1018 (2002).
Role:  Co-wrote the paper and wrote the computer code to perform DAO optimization.

M.A. Earl, D.M. Shepard, S. Naqvi, X.A. Li, C.X. Yu, “ Inverse planning for intensity-modulated arc therapy (IMAT) using Direct Aperture Optimization,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, 48(8), pp. 1075-1089 (2003).

S.A. Naqvi, M.A. Earl, D.M. Shepard, “Convolution/Superposition using the Monte Carlo method,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, 48(14), pp. 2101-2122 (2003).
Role:  Adapted the procedures to be used in IMRT beamlet production.

D.M. Shepard, Z. Jiang, M.A. Earl, M.C. Ferris, J. Lim, S. Naqvi, “A toolbox for intensity modulated radiation therapy optimization,” Medical Physics, 30(9), pp. 2320-2322 (2003).
Role:  Generated the data that was made available for anyone to use.

W.D. Renner, M. Sarfaraz, M.A. Earl, C.X. Yu, “A dose delivery verification method for conventional and intensity-modulated radiation therapy using measured field fluence distributions,” Medical Physics, 30(11), pp. 2996-3005 (2003).
Role:  Performed measurements that were used in the paper.

M. Guerrero, X.A. Li, M.A. Earl, M. Sarfaraz, E. Kiggundu, “Simultaneous integrated boost for breast cancer using IMRT: a radiobiological and treatment planning study,”  International Journal Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 59(5), pp. 1513-1522 (2004).
Role:  Generated treatment plans used for dosimetric and radiobiological analysis.

K. Kobayashi, M.A. Earl, et al. “Search for nucleon decay modes favored by supersymmetric grand unification models in Super—Kamiokande I,” Physical review D, 052007 (2005).
Role:  Developed key data analysis procedure utilized in the search for specific decay modes.

S.A. Naqvi, W.D. D’Souza, M.A. Earl, S.J. Ye, R. Shih, X.A. Li, “Using a photon phase-space source for convolution/superposition dose calculations in radiation therapy,”  Physics in Medicine and Biology, 50(17), pp. 4111-4124 (2005).
Role:  Assisted with generating phase-space data.

Z. Jiang, M.A. Earl, G.W. Zhang, C.X. Yu, D.M. Shepard, “An examination of the number of required apertures for step-and-shoot IMRT,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, 50(23), pp. 5653-5663 (2005).
Role:  Wrote the DAO code that was utilized in the analysis.

G. Zhang, Z. Jiang, D. Shepard, M.A. Earl, C. Yu, “Effect of beamlet step-size on IMRT plan quality,” Medical Physics, 32(11), pp. 3448-3454 (2005).
Role:  Wrote the DAO code that was utilized in the analysis.

D. Cao, M.A. Earl, S. Luan, D.M. Shepard, “Continuous intensity map optimization (CIMO): a novel approach to leaf sequencing in step-and-shoot IMRT,” Medical Physics, 33(4), pp. 859-867 (2006).
Role:  Mentored D. Cao in modifying DAO code to adapt to CIMO.

C. Yu, D. Shepard, M.A. Earl, D. Cao, S. Luan, C. Wang, D.Z. Chen, “New developments in intensity modulated radiation therapy,” Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 5(5), pp. 451-464 (2006).

M.A. Earl, M. Afghan, C. Yu, Z. Jiang, D.M. Shepard, “Jaws—only IMRT using Direct Aperture Optimization,” Medical Physics, 34(1), pp. 307-314 (2007).

D.M. Shepard, D. Cao, M.K. Afghan, M.A. Earl, “An arc-sequencing algorithm for Intensity Modulated Arc Therapy,” Medical Physics, 34(2), pp. 464-470 (2007).
Role:  Mentored D. Cao in modifying DAO code to adapt to CIMO.

G.J. Lim, M.C. Ferris, S.J. Wright, D.M. Shepard, M.A. Earl, “An optimization framework for conformal radiation treatment planning,” Informs Journal on Computing, 19(3), pp. 366-380 (2007).
Role:  Assisted in angle selection aspect of 3D planning.

G. Tang, M.A. Earl, S. Luan, C. Wang, D. Cao, C.X. Yu, S.A. Naqvi, “Stochastic versus deterministic kernel-based superposition approached for dose calculation of intensity modulated arcs,”  Physics in Medicine and Biology, 53(17), pp. 4733-4746 (2008).
Role:  Mentored G. Tang in altering dose calculation code to adapt to arc therapy.

C. Wang, S. Luan, G. Tang, D.Z. Chen, M.A. Earl, C.X. Yu, “Arc-modulated radiation therapy (AMRT): a single-arc form of intensity-modulated arc therapy,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, 53(22), pp. 6291-6303 (2008).
Role:  Assisted in the treatment plan evaluation.

G. Tang, M.A. Earl, C.X. Yu, “Variable dose rate single-arc IMAT delivered with a constant dose rate and variable angular spacing,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, 54(21), pp. 6439-56 (2009).
Role:  Mentored G. Tang in the algorithm development.

G. Tang, M.A. Earl, S. Luan, C. Wang, M.M. Mohiuddin, C.X. Yu, “Comparing Radiation Treatments Using Intensity-Modulated Beams, Multiple-Arcs, and Single Arcs,” International Journal Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 76(5), pp. 1554-1562 (2010).
Role:  Mentored G. Tang in the plan evaluation and plan development.