Director of Physics Research
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Harvard Medical School
|PhD University of Bonn, Germany 1992
adaptive therapy; biological modeling; combinations immunotherapy-radiation; combined modality therapy; monte carlo modeling; proton therapy; proton therapy physics; radiotherapy dosage; radiotherapy planning computer-assisted; relative biological effectiveness
Harad Paganetti is the Director of Physics Research at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School. He received his PhD in experimental nuclear physics in 1992 from the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn, Germany, and has been working in radiation therapy research on experimental as well as theoretical aspects since 1994. He is internationally recognized as an authority on proton therapy and specifically on Monte-Carlo simulations of dose and biological effects, the latter including modeling of clinical relative biological effectiveness as well as late effects. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and has edited three books on Proton Therapy Physics. For his research leadership he received the 2013 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Paganetti has been awarded numerous research grants from the National Cancer Institute.
He serves on the editorial board of “Physics in Medicine and Biology” and has been the Program Director for the annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) as well as the Physics Track Chair for the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO). He currently is a full member of the National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) and serves on various committees within AAPM, ASTRO and the Radiation Research Society.