Brian Winey, PhD

Medical Physicist
Assistant Professor
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Phone: 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
Workflow Optimization


1. B. Winey, V. Misic , L. Liao , K. Parker , B. Fenton, Y. Yu, “In vivo cancer diagnosis with optical spectroscopy and acoustically induced blood stasis using a murine MCa35 model.” Med Phys, vol. 33: 6, pp. 1623-33, 2006.

3. L. Court, M. Wagar, R. Berbeco, A. Reisner, B. Winey, D. Schofield, D Ionascu, A. Allen, R. Popple, and T. Lingos, “Evaluation of the interplay effect when using rapidarc to treat moving targets,” Med Phys, vol. 37: 1, pp. 4-11 2010.

4. B. Winey, P. Zygmanski, R. Cormack, and Y. Lyatskaya, “Balancing dose and image registration accuracy for cone beam tomosynthesis (CBTS) for breast patient setup.” Med Phys, vol. 37:8, 4414-4423 2010.

5. L. Court, J. Seco, X. Lu, K. Ebe, C. Mayo, D. Ionascu, B. Winey, N. Giakoumakis, M. Aristophanous, R. Berbeco, J. Rottmann, M. Bogdanov, D. Schofield, T. Lingos, “Use of a realistic breathing lung phantom for evaluation of dose delivery errors.” Med Phys, 37:11, 5850-5857 2010.

6. B. Winey, G. Sharp, and M. Bussiere, "A fast double template convolution isocenter evaluation algorithm with subpixel accuracy." Med Phys, 38:1, 223-7 2011.

7. B. Winey, M. Wagar, K. Ebe, R. Popple, T. Lingos, D. Sher, L. Court, "Effect of respiratory trace shape on optimal treatment margin." Med Phys, 38:6,3125-29 2011.

8. J. Hattangadi, B. Esty, B. Winey, S. Duigenan, M. Huang, T. Yock, "Radiation recall myositis in pediatric Ewing sarcoma." Pediatr Blood Cancer. Oct 20 2011.

9. B. Winey, J. Daartz, F. Dankers, M. Bussiere, "Immobilization precision of a modified GTC frame." J Appl Clin Med Phys. 13:3, 12-19 2012.

10. P. Steininger, M. Neuner, H. Weichenberger, G.C. Sharp, B. Winey , G. Kametriser, F. Sedlmayer, H. Deutschmann, "Auto-masked 2D/3D image registration and its validation with clinical cone-beam computed tomography." Phys Med Bio. 57:13, 4277-92 2012. 

11. G. Warmerdam ,P. Steininger, M. Neuner, G.C. Sharp, B. Winey, "Influence of imaging source and panel position uncertainties on the accuracy of 2D/3D image registration of cranial images." Med Phys. 39:9, 5547-56 2012.

12. N. Yakoumakis, B. Winey, J. Killoran, C. Mayo, T. Niedermayr, G. Panayiotakis, T. Lingos, L. Court, "Using four-dimensional computed tomography images to optimize the internal target volume when using volume-modulated arc therapy to treat moving targets." J Appl Clin Med Phys. 13:6, 181-188 2012.

13. C.H. Min, X. Zhu, B. Winey, K. Grogg, G. El Fakhri, T.R. Bortfeld, H. Paganetti, and H.A. Shih. "Clinical application of in-room PET for in vivo treatment monitoring in proton radiotherapy." Inter J of Radiat Oncol, Biol, Phys. 2013 May 1;86(1):183-9.

14. P.C. Gerszten, A. Sahgal, J.P. Sheehan, R. Kersh, S. Chen, J.C. Flickinger, M. Quader, D. Fahim, I. Grills, J.H. Shin, B. Winey , K. Oh, R.A. Sweeney, and M. Guckenberger. "A multi-national report on methods for institutional credentialing for spine radiosurgery." Radiat Oncol. 2013 Jun 27;8:158.

15. H. Yarmand, B. Winey, and D. Craft. "Guaranteed epsilon-optimal treatment plans with the minimum number of beams for stereotactic body radiation therapy." Phys Med Biol. 2013 Aug 6;58(17):5931-5944. 

16. K. Grogg, X. Zhu, C.H. Min, B. Winey, T.R. Bortfeld, H. Paganetti, H.A. Shih, G. El Fakhri, “Feasibility of Using Distal Endpoints for In-Room PET Range Verification of Proton Therapy,” IEEE Trans on Nucl Science, 60:5, 3290-3297, 2013.

17. B. Winey, H.A. Shih, N. Sahoo, A. Lee, N. Vapiwala, S. Both, “Core physics competencies for proton therapy training of radiation oncology and medical physics residents and fellows,” Int. J. Rad. Onc. Bio. and Phys., 88:4, 971-972, 2014.

18. B. Winey, M. Bussiére, "Geometric and dosimetric uncertainties in intracranial stereotactic treatments for multiple non-isocentric lesions," J. Appl Clin Med Phys, 15:3, 122-132, 2014.

19. Zhu M, Botticello T, Lu HM, Winey B. Long-term stability and mechanical characteristics of kV digital imaging system for proton radiotherapy. Med Phys. 2014 Apr;41(4):041706.

20. 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.

21. Alcorn SR, Chen MJ, Claude L, Dieckmann K, Ermoian RP, Ford EC, Malet C, MacDonald SM, Nechesnyuk AV, Nilsson K, Villar RC, Winey BA, Tryggestad EJ, Terezakis SA. Practice patterns of photon and proton pediatric image guided radiation treatment: results from an International Pediatric Research consortium. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014 Sep-Oct;4(5):336-41.

22.Min CH, Zhu X, Grogg K, Fakhri GE, Winey B, Paganetti H. A Recommendation on How to Analyze In-Room PET for In Vivo Proton Range Verification Using a Distal PET Surface Method.Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Sep 21. 

23. 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(1):226. 

24. Min CH, Paganetti H, Winey BA, Adams J, MacDonald SM, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI, Evaluation of permanent alopecia in pediatric medulloblastoma patients treated with proton radiation, Radiat Oncol. 2014 Nov 18; 9:220.

25. Chen H, Winey BA, Daartz J, Oh KS, Shin JH, Gierga DP, Efficiency gains for spinal radiourgery using multicriteria optimization intensity modulated radiation therapy guided volumetric modulated arc therapy planning, Pract Radiat Oncol. 2015 Jan-Feb; 5(1):49-55.

26. Grogg K, Alpert NM, Zhu X, Min CH, Testa M, Winey B, Normandin MD, Shih HA, Paganetti H, Bortfeld T, Fakhri GE. Mapping (15)O production rate for proton therapy verification, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Jun 1; 92(2):453-9. 

27. Park YK, Phillips J, Sharp GC, Winey B, Proton dose calculation on scatter-corrected CBCT images: Feasibility study for adaptive proton therapy, Med Phys. 2015 Aug; 42(8): 4449-4459.

28. Hashmi A, Guckenberger M, Kersh R, Gerszten PC, Mantel F, Grills IS, Flickinger JC, Shin JH, Fahim DK, Winey B, Oh K, John Cho BC, Létourneau D, Sheehan J, Sahgal A. Re-irradiation stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastases: a multi-institutional outcome analysis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jun 24:1-8.

29. 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.