Bortfeld

Thomas BORTFELD, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Thomas Bortfeld is the director of Physics Research in Radiation Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He is also an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bortfeld's main research interest is the optimization of photon and proton radiation therapy. He is one of the key developers of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), which has become the standard of practice in radiation therapy for many tumors. Before moving to Boston, Dr. Bortfeld was a senior scientist at the German Cancer Research Center, and vice chairman of the department of Medical Physics. He received his MS, PhD, and Habilitation in Physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Bortfeld has authored or co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed papers in periodicals, and edited 3 books.

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