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Yildirim D. Mutaf
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Yildirim D. Mutaf Ph.D.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Radiation Oncology
Additional Title(s): Director, Medical Dosimetry Training Program
Location: UMMC/Gudelsky, GGJ-04
Phone: (410) 328-7463
Fax: (410) 328-2618

Personal History:

Dr. Yildirim D. Mutaf received his PhD from SUNY at Stony Brook, NY and completed his CAMPEP Medical Physics Residency in 2008, at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, NY. Dr. Mutaf came to the University of Maryland from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was an Assistant Professor.

Research Interests:

  • Stereotactic Radiotherapy
  • Respiratory motion management

Clinical Speciality:

  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Quality Assurance and Practice Improvement
  • Medical informatics


American Board of Radiology, Certificate in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics


Books and Chapters

Y. D. Mutaf, “Electronic Portal Imaging Devices. IGRT: A Clinical Perspective” edited by Roeske JC and Mundt AJ. In-press, B C Decker Inc 2011 (Ontario, CA).

Y. D. Mutaf, C. Yu, S. Feigenberg and W. Regine, “GammaPod”, Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery. 2nd Ed., edited by Lawrence Chin and William Regine (in-press).

E. Nichols, Y. D. Mutaf, S. Feigenberg and C. Yu, “Stereo-tactic Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer: GammaPod”, Advances in Medical Physics, edited by Devon Geoffrey (in-press).

Selected Recent Journal Articles

Y. D. Mutaf, J. Zhang, C. X. Yu, B. Yi, K. Prado, W. D. D’Souza, W. F. Regine and S. Feigenberg, “Dosimetric and Geometric Evaluation of a Novel Stereotactic Radiotherapy Device for Breast Cancer: The GammaPod”, Med Phys 40, 041722 (2013).

J. Oden, I. Toma-Dasu, C. X. Yu, S. J. Feigenberg, W. F. Regine and Y. D. Mutaf, “Dosimetric Comparison Between Intra-Cavitary Breast Brachytherapy Techniques for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation and Novel Stereotactic Radiotherapy Device for Breast Cancer: The GammaPod”, Phys. Med Bio 58 (2013) 4409–21.

Y. D. Mutaf, C. J. Scicutella, D. Michalski et al. “A Simulation Study of Irregular Respiratory Motion and Its Dosimetric Impact on Lung Tumors”, Phys Med Bio 56 (3), 845-59 (2011).

Y. D. Mutaf and D.H. Brinkmann, “An Investigation of Temporal Parameters of 4DCT Acquisition”, J Appl Clin Med Phys 9 (4), 172-80 (2008).

Y. D. Mutaf and D.H. Brinkmann, “Optimization of Internal Margin to Account for Dosimetric Effects of Respiratory Motion”, Int. J. Rad. Onc. Bio. and Physics, 70(5), 1561-70 (2008).

Y. D. Mutaf, J.A. Antolak and D.H. Brinkmann, “Impact of Temporal Inaccuracies in 4DCT Image Quality”, Med Phys 34, 1615-22 (2007).