BiographyJ. Daniel Bourland, PhD, received his PhD in medical and health physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was on the radiation oncology faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill and Mayo Clinic, and is now Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Wake Forest University. He teaches medical physics graduate students in the WFU Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Physics and is Co-Director for Physics for his department’s NIH-funded T-32 fellowship program. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and past/current board member for the AAPM, the American Institute of Physics, and the Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs. He has served as Associate Editor for the journal Medical Physics. Dr. Bourland is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Therapeutic Radiological Physics and serves on the ABR written and oral examination boards. He is known for his educational activities and has published in the areas of convolution-based radiation dose calculations, where his dose computation algorithm was used in the first commercial IMRT planning system, and automated shape-based treatment planning for stereotactic radiosurgery. He is fortunate to have “grown-up” during the eras of development for 3D-CRT, IMRT, and IGRT. His current research interests include imaging in radiation treatment, bioeffects from radiological terrorism and small animal irradiations.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Medical physics, gamma radiosurgery, small field dose calculations, imaging in radiation oncology, biological effects of radiological terrorism.