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Hee Teak  Chung
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Hee Teak Chung Ph.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Radiation Oncology
Location: Maryland Proton Treatment Center
Phone: 410-369-5323
Fax: 410-347-0870

Personal History:

Dr. Heeteak Chung grew up in Southern California. He went to University of California, Irvine for undergraduate studies majoring in physics. After completing his undergraduate studies, he was introduced to the field of medical physics by working at UCI Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology as an assistant physicist for few years. In 2003, Dr. Chung decided to pursue a graduate degree in medical physics at the University of Florida, Gainesville. In 2011, he finished his studies at UF with Ph.D. in therapeutic physics. Dr. Chung completed his clinical medical physics residency at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, TX. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Chung joined the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2011 as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Radiation Oncology. He is currently residing in Baltimore city near Inner Harbor where he enjoys the diverse restaurants and activities in that area.

Research Interests:

  • Small Field Dosimetry
  • FFF-mode phantom scatter and tissue maximum ratio
  • Transit dosimetry for treatment validation
  • Organ motion management
  • Lung SBRT
  • 4DCT
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis

Professional Certificate:

American Board of Radiology, Therapy (2012)


H. Chung, K. L. Prado, B. Y. Yi, An analytical formalism to calculate phantom scatter factors for flattening filter free (FFF) mode photon beams, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 59, 2014

H. Chung, S. Lim, L. Court, P. Balter, Evaluation of dose variation to normal/critical structures for lung hypofractionated stereotactic body radiation therapy, Practical Radiation Oncology, 2(2), 2012

H. Chung, J. Li, S. Samant, Feasibility of using two-dimensional array dosimeter for in vivo dose reconstruction via transit dosimetry, J Appl Clin Med Phys. 12(3), 90-111 2011

H. Chung, B. Lynch, S. Samant, High-precision GAFCHROMIC EBT film-based absolute clinical dosimetry using a standard flatbed scanner without the use of a scanner non-uniformity correction, J Appl Clin Med Phys. 11(2): 101-115, 2010

J. Wu, M. Kim, J. Peters, H. Chung, S. Samant, Evaluation of similarity measures for use in the intensity-based rigid 2D-3D registration for patient positioning in radiotherapy, Med Phys. 36(12): 5391-5403, 2009

M. Al-Ghazi, V. Sehgal, R. Sanford, H. Chung, Experimental investigation of the implementation of Fermi-Eyges-Hogstrom electron beam model of the Pinnacle3 system at extended SSDs, Med Dosim. 32(3): 200-2003, 2007

H. Chung, H. Jin, J. Palta, T.S. Suh, and S. Kim, Dose variations with varying calculation grid size in head and neck IMRT, Phys Med Biol, 51(19): 4841-4856, 2006

H. Chung, H. Jin, J. Dempsey, C. Liu, J. Palta, T. S. Suh, and S. Kim, Evaluation of Surface and Build-Up Region Dose for Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer, Medical Physics, 32(8): 2682-2689, 2005

H. Jin, H. Chung, C. Liu, J. Palta, T. Suh, and S. Kim, A Novel Dose Uncertainty Model And Its Application For Dose Verification, Medical Physics, 32 (6): 1747-1756, 2005