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Brian Winey, PhD

Program Director, Harvard Medical Physics Residency Program
Associate Professor
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617 643 2113


Education and Degrees

B.S.: Houghton College, 2002, Magna Cum Laude, Physics and Philosophy
M.A.: University of Rochester, 2004, Physics
Ph.D.: University of Rochester, 2007, Physics and Radiation Oncology
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-2009, HMS and BWH/DF Cancer Center
DABR, American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Medical Physics, 2012

Research Interests

Stereotactic Treatment, Setup and Localization
Imaging for Proton Therapy
Adaptive Proton Therapy

Selected Publications (PubMed Link)


Park YK, Sharp GC, Phillips J, Winey BA. Proton dose calculation on scatter-corrected CBCT image: Feasibility study for adaptive proton therapy. Med Phys. 2015 Aug;42(8):4449-59. doi: 10.1118/1.4923179. PubMed PMID: 26233175; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4517932. Selected as Editor's Pick and Cover of Med Phys

Guckenberger M, Mantel F, Gerszten PC, Flickinger JC, Sahgal A, Létourneau D, Grills IS, Jawad M, Fahim DK, Shin JH, Winey B, Sheehan J, Kersh R. Safety and efficacy of stereotactic body radiotherapy as primary treatment for vertebral metastases: a multi-institutional analysis. Radiat Oncol. 2014 Oct 16;9:226. doi: 10.1186/s13014-014-0226-2. PubMed PMID: 25319530; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4205292. 

Lalonde A, Bobić M, Winey B, Verburg J, Sharp GC, Paganetti H. Anatomic changes in head and neck intensity-modulated proton therapy: Comparison between robust optimization and online adaptation. Radiother Oncol. 2021 Mar 17;159:39-47. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2021.03.008. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33741469.

Lalonde A, Winey BA, Verburg JM, Paganetti H, Sharp GC. Evaluation of CBCT scatter correction using deep convolutional neural networks for head and neck adaptive proton therapy. Phys Med Biol. 2020 Jun 24. doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/ab9fcb. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32580174.

Botas P, Kim J, Winey B, Paganetti H. Online adaption approaches for intensity modulated proton therapy for head and neck patients based on cone beam CTs and Monte Carlo simulations. Phys Med Biol. 2018 Dec 19;64(1):015004. doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aaf30b. PubMed PMID: 30524097.

Kim J, Park YK, Edmunds D, Oh K, Sharp GC, Winey B. Kilovoltage projection streaming-based tracking application (KiPSTA): First clinical implementation during spine stereotactic radiation surgery. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2018 Jun 7;3(4):682-692. doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2018.06.002. eCollection 2018 Oct-Dec. PubMed PMID: 30370370; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6200888.


Roesch J, Cho JBC, Fahim DK, Gerszten PC, Flickinger JC, Grills IS, Jawad M, Kersh R, Letourneau D, Mantel F, Sahgal A, Shin JH, Winey B, Guckenberger M. Risk for surgical complications after previous stereotactic body radiotherapy of the spine. Radiat Oncol. 2017 Sep 11;12(1):153. doi: 10.1186/s13014-017-0887-8. PubMed PMID: 28893299; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5594477.

Hall DC, Trofimov AV, Winey BA, Liebsch NJ, Paganetti H. Predicting Patient-specific Dosimetric Benefits of Proton Therapy for Skull-base Tumors Using a Geometric Knowledge-based Method. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Apr 1;97(5):1087-1094. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.01.236. Epub 2017 Feb 14. PubMed PMID: 28332994; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5377911.

Kim J, Park YK, Sharp G, Busse P, Winey B. Water equivalent path length calculations using scatter-corrected head and neck CBCT images to evaluate patients for adaptive proton therapy. Phys Med Biol. 2017 Jan 7;62(1):59-72. Epub 2016 Dec 14. PubMed PMID: 27973351; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5397286.

Kurz C, Kamp F, Park YK, Zöllner C, Rit S, Hansen D, Podesta M, Sharp GC, Li M, Reiner M, Hofmaier J, Neppl S, Thieke C, Nijhuis R, Ganswindt U, Belka C, Winey BA, Parodi K, Landry G. Investigating deformable image registration and scatter correction for CBCT-based dose calculation in adaptive IMPT. Med Phys. 2016 Oct;43(10):5635. PubMed PMID: 27782706.

Liebl J, Paganetti H, Zhu M, Winey BA. The influence of patient positioning uncertainties in proton radiotherapy on proton range and dose distributions. Med Phys. 2014 Sep;41(9):091711. doi: 10.1118/1.4892601. PubMed PMID: 25186386; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5148037.

Winey B, Bussiere M. Geometric and dosimetric uncertainties in intracranial stereotatctic treatments for multiple nonisocentric lesions. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2014 May 8;15(3):122–132. doi: 10.1120/jacmp.v15i3.4668. PubMed PMID: 24892339; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5711043.

Winey B, Shih HA, Sahoo N, Lee A, Vapiwala N, Both S. Core physics competencies for proton therapy training of radiation oncology and medical physics residents and fellows. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Mar 15;88(4):971-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.11.234. PubMed PMID: 24606858.


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