Thomas Bortfeld, Ph.D.


Investigator
Radiation Oncology, Mass General Research Institute
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Harvard Medical School
Research Staff
Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD University of Heidelberg Medical School 1990
proton beam therapy; radiometry; radiotherapy conformal; radiotherapy intensity-modulated; radiotherapy planning computer-assisted

Areas of Interest

  • Optimization, Multi-Criteria Optimization
  • Therapy Imaging
  • Proton Radiotherapy
  • Dynamics of Cancer Treatment

Recent Honors

Alfred Breit Award, DEGRO (German Society for Radiation Oncology), 2015 (For work on IMRT)

Science Award: Research Networks, Fraunhofer Society, 2016 (For work on multi-criteria optimization in radiation therapy, with colleagues from Fraunhofer ITWM) 

Honorary Professor, University of Freiburg, Germany, 2017

Recent Keynote Lectures

DEGRO annual meeting, Hamburg, Germany, 2015

Giersch symposium, Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies (FIAS), Germany, 2017  

Review Talks

Harvard Applied Physics Colloquium: Physics against Cancer 

In the News

  1. A pioneering approach to cancer treatment
  2. Targeting tumours
  3. Proton therapy teams up with PET imaging
  4. Fighting cancer with mathematics
Research lab website
tbortfeld@mgh.harvard.edu
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100 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114