Russell J. Hamilton, PhD, DABMP

Professor, Radiation Oncology and Head of Physics Section
Additional Contact Info: 
Fax: (520) 626-9328
  • Stanford University, 1990 (Ph.D.)
  • University of Illinois, 1990-93 and University of Chicago 1993-95 (Postdoctoral Training)
Honors and Awards: 
  • University of Illinois Bronze Tablet: graduated summa cum laude (1984)
  • Ernest M. Lyman Award: Outstanding Undergraduate in Physics (1984)
  • American Astrophysical Society Solar Physics Division Studentship Award (1986)
  • National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award (1993-94)
  • Kurt Rossmann Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Chicago (1999)
  • USA Triathlon Age Group All American
  • Ironman World Championships Qualifier/Finisher (2004)
Major Areas of Research Interest: 
  • Radiotherapy Physics.
  • Target localization in IMRT, SRS and SRT.
  • Advanced imaging methods for evaluating therapeutic response to radiation therapy, including diffusion weighted MRI, and PET.
  • Development of anatomically realistic radiographic respiration phantom for spine and lung cancer radiotherapy investigation.
Student Opportunities Through Research: 
Working with the Physics Section in Radiation Oncology will provide students the unique opportunities to leam what some physical scientists do as part of a medical team. In particular, students will leam computer applications, radiotherapy treatment planning, image processing, image registration, quantitative use of MR, CT, and PET imaging data for patient care.
Selected Publications: 

Armbruster B. Hamilton RJ. Kuehl AK. Spectrum reconstruction from dose measurements as a linear inverse problem. Physics in Medicine & Biology. 49(22):5087-99, 2004.

Levin-Plotnik D. Hamilton RJ. Optimization of tumour control probability for heterogeneous tumours in fractionated radiotherapy treatment protocols. Physics in Medicine & Biology. 49(3):407-24, 2004.

Kao J. Turian J. Meyers A. Hamilton RJ. Smith B. Vijayakumar S. Jani AB. Sparing of the penile bulb and proximal penile structures with intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer. British Journal of Radiology. 77(914):129-36, 2004.

Jani AB. Pelizzari CA. Chen GT. Roeske J. Hamilton RJ. Macdonald RL. Bova F. Hoffmann KR. Sweeney PA. Volume rendering quantification algorithm for reconstruction of CT volume-rendered structures: Part I. Cerebral arteriovenous malformations. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 19(1):12-24, 2000

NIH High School Student Research Program: 
-Brian Ko, Desert Vista High School (Phoenix, AZ), 2006
Monday, March 5, 2018