Harald Paganetti, PhD

Director of Physics Research
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Address: Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617 726 5847

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Director of Physics Research

Current Committee Memberships

Oversight Committee of the Harvard Medical Physics Residency Program

National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)

International Commission on Radiological Units and Measurements (ICRU)

ASTRO Research Grants Evaluation Sub- Committee

ASTRO Science Council

NRG – Oncology: Chair, RBE White Paper committee

PTCOG-NA: Board of Directors

PTCOG: Research Proposals Sub-Committee

Executive Editorial Board: Physics in Medicine and Biology

Scientific Advisory Board The Cancer Terminator Foundation

Report of Scholarship


4 Books edited

22 Book chapters

287 Peer-reviewed articles (21 sole author, 29 first author, 107 senior author)

H-index: 81


“Proton Therapy Physics”: Ed. Harald Paganetti; Taylor & Francis / CRC Press 2012; ISBN-10: 1439836442

“Principles and Practice of Proton Beam Therapy”: (Eds. Indra J Das and Harald Paganetti); Medical Physics Monograph No. 37; Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, W; ISBN:  978-1-936366-43-9 2015

“Proton Beam Therapy”: Harald Paganetti; IOP Publishing 2017; ISBN: 978-0-7503-1370-4 (ebook)

“Proton Therapy Physics” 2nd edition: Ed. Harald Paganetti; Taylor & Francis / CRC Press 2018; ISBN 9781138626508

Publications in peer-reviewed journals in 2022

  1. Manganaro L; Attili A; Bortfeld T and Paganetti H: Spatiotemporal optimisation of prostate intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) treatments. Physics in Medicine and Biology 2022 67; 045005
  2. Xing S; Shin J; Pursley J; Correa Alfonso CM; Depauw N; Domal S; Withrow J; Bolch WE; Grassberger C and Paganetti H: A dynamic blood flow model to compute absorbed dose to circulating blood and lymphocytes in liver external beam radiotherapy. Physics in Medicine and Biology 2022 67; 045010
  3. Chamseddine I; Kim Y; De B; El Naqa I; Duda DG; Wolfgang J; Pursley J; Paganetti H; Wo J; Hong T; Koay EJ and Grassberger C: Predictive Modeling of Survival and Toxicity in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Radiotherapy. JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics 2022
  4. Mairani A; Mein S; Blakely E; Debus J; Durante M; Ferrari A; Fuchs H; Georg D; Grosshans DR; Guan F; Haberer T; Harrabi S; Horst F; Inaniwa T; Karger CP; Mohan R; Paganetti H; Parodi K; Sala P; Schuy C; Tessonnier T; Titt U and Weber U: Roadmap: helium ion therapy. Physics in Medicine and Biology 2022
  5. Apostolakis J; Bandieramonte M; Banerjee S; Bartosik N; Corti G; Cosmo G; Elvira VD; Evans T; Gheata A; Griso SP; Ivantchenko V; Jones C; Klute M; Leggett C; Morgan B; Novak T; Pedro K and Paganetti H: Detector simulation challenges for future accelerator experiments. Frontiers in Physics 2022 10; 913510
  6. Correa-Alfonso CM; Withrow JD; Domal SJ; Xing S; Shin J; Grassberger C; Paganetti H and Bolch WE: A mesh-based model of liver vasculature: Implications for improved radiation dosimetry to liver parenchyma for radiopharmaceuticals. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Physics (EJNMMI-Physics) 2022 9; 28
  7. Pompos A; Foote RL; Koong AC; Le QT; Mohan R; Paganetti H and Choy H: National Effort to Re-Establish Heavy Ion Therapy Cancer Treatment in the United States. Frontiers in Oncology 2022 12; 880712
  8. Bertolet A; Ramos-Méndez J; McNamara A; Yoo D; Ingram S; Henthorn N; Warmenhoven J-W; Faddegon B; Merchant M; McMahon S; Paganetti H and Schuemann J: Impact of DNA geometry and scoring on Monte Carlo track-structure simulations of initial radiation-induced damage. Radiation Research 2022; in press
  9. Lee H; Shin J; Verburg JM; Bobić M; Winey B; Schuemann J and Paganetti H: MOQUI: An open-source GPU-based Monte Carlo code for proton dose calculation with efficient data structure. Physics in Medicine and Biology 2022
  10. Nenoff L; Buti G; Bobić M; Lalonde A; Nesteruk KP; Winey B; Sharp G; Sudhyadhom A and Paganetti H: Integrating structure propagation uncertainties in the optimi-zation of online adaptive proton therapy plans. Cancers 2022 14; 3926
  11. Nesteruk KP; Bobić M; Sharp GC; Lalonde A; Winey BA; Nenoff L; Lomax AJ and Paganetti H: Low-dose CT scanning protocols for online adaptive proton therapy of head-and-neck cancers. Cancers 2022 14; 5155
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