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Jun Deng, PhD

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Associate Director for Physics Research and Education, Therapeutic Radiology



Dr. Jun Deng is a Professor at the Department of Therapeutic Radiology of Yale University School of Medicine and an ABR board certified medical physicist at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Deng obtained his PhD from University of Virginia in 1998 and finished his postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in 2001. Dr. Deng has been serving on the Editorial Board of numerous peer-reviewed journals, on the study section of NIH, NSF, DOD, ACS, RSNA and ASTRO since 2005, and as scientific reviewer for various Science Foundations and institutions in Europe and Asia since 2015. Currently with funding from NIH, NSF and DOE, Dr. Deng’s research has been focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and medical imaging for cancer early detection and prevention, real-time clinical decision support for precision radiotherapy, as well as digital twin modeling of cancer patients.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Stanford University (2001)
  • PhD
    University of Virginia (1998)
  • BS
    Sichuan University (1991)


  • Visiting Scholar and Invited Lectures at Five Medical Institutions in UK
    United Kingdom 2012
  • Visiting Scholar and Invited Lectures at Six Medical Institutions in China
    China 2009

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Research Grant AwardNCI-DOE2020
Research Grant AwardNSF2019
Visiting ProfessorshipDepartment of Radiation Oncology, Washington University in St Louis2019
M.A. PrivatimYale University2018
R01 Research Grant AwardNIH2016
Visiting ProfessorshipDepartment of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic2014
FellowAmerican Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)2013
Visiting ProfessorshipDepartment of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center2011
AAPM-IPEM Medical Physics Travel GrantAAPM2011
IGRT Symposium Travel GrantASTRO2009
Medical Physics Travel GrantAAPM2008
FellowInstitute of Physics2004
Basic Science Travel AwardASTRO2000
Graduate Student Travel AwardGordon Research Conference1998
Outstanding Graduate AwardSichuan University, China1991
GuangHua ScholarshipSichuan University, China1990

Professional Service

American Institute of Biological SciencesReviewer2021 - Present
Community Research Fellowship Program, Yale Cancer CenterMentor2021 - Present
CT Cancer Survivorship WorkgroupMember2021 - Present
NSFReviewer2020 - Present
Cancer Research UKReviewer2020 - Present
UK Medical Research Council (MRC)Reviewer2020 - Present
CT Lung Cancer WorkgroupMember2020 - Present
Frontiers in Artificial IntelligenceArtificial Intelligence for Precision Medicine Research Topic2020 - Present
American Cancer Society (ACS) - IRGReviewer2019 - Present
PRMRP/DODDOD PRMRP MSD panel2019 - Present
Netherlands Organization for Scientific ResearchNetherlands Organization for Scientific Research2019 - Present
Frontiers in Artificial IntelligenceBig Data Analytics for Precision Health and Prevention Special Research Topic2019
ASTRODigital Health Innovation and Informatics Track, ASTRO annual meeting education committee2018 - Present
Frontiers in Big DataAssociate Editor2018 - Present
Frontiers in Artificial IntelligenceAssociate Editor2018 - Present
CDMRP/DODLung Cancer Research Program Study Section2018 - Present
UK Breast Cancer NowUK Breast Cancer Now2018 - Present
Frontiers in OncologyMachine Learning with Radiation Oncology Big Data Special Research Topic2017 - 2018
Frontiers in OncologyAssociate Editor2017 - Present
NIHNIH/NCI Study Section2017 - Present
KWF Kankerbestrijding (Dutch Cancer Society)Reviewer2016 - Present
NEMADICOM Committee, Working Group-07 (Radiotherapy)2016 - Present
Children’s Oncology Group (COG)COG Radiation Oncology, Pediatric IGRT Working Group2016 - Present
Dutch Cancer SocietyKWF Kankerbestrijding, Netherlands2016 - Present
ASTROAnnual Meeting Education Committee2015 - Present
RSNAScientific Program Committee2014 - Present
RSNAOncologic Imaging and Therapies Task Force2014 - Present
European Science FoundationPortuguese Foundation for Science and Technology2014 - Present
American Journal of Cancer Therapy and PharmacologyBoard Member2013 - 2018
International Journal of Medical PhysicsBoard Member2013 - 2015
Open Journal of Clinical DiagnosticsBoard Member2012 - 2013
ASTROResearch Evaluation Committee2012 - 2015
ASTROAnnual Meeting Scientific Committee2012 - Present
IEEE International Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement SystemsChairperson2012
World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical EngineeringChairperson2012
RSNAResearch & Education Foundation Study Section2012 - Present
ASTROResearch Grants Evaluation Study Section2012 - Present
Connecticut Area Medical Physics Society (CAMPS), AAPMPresident2012 - Present
AAPMTask Group No. 180 Modeling and Accounting for the Imaging Guidance Radiation Doses to Radiotherapy Patients in Treatment Planning2011 - Present
World Cancer CongressChairperson2010
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)Member2010 - Present
Yale Cancer CenterMember2009 - Present
AAPMAsian Oceanic Affairs Subcommittee2008 - 2010
AAPMMedical Physics Residency Training and Promotion Subcommittee2008 - 2010
AAPMJoint Working Group for Research Seed Funding Initiative2007 - 2013
AAPMImaging Physics Curricula Subcommittee2007 - 2014
AAPMTask Group No. 157 Commissioning of beam models in Monte Carlo-based clinical treatment planning2007 - Present
AAPMTask Group 131 Medical Physics Training in Developing Countries in the region2006 - 2010
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)Member2006 - Present
CDMRP/DODProstate Cancer Research Program Study Section2005 - 2011
Physics in Medicine and BiologyBoard Member2003 - 2018
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)Member2002 - Present
Medical PhysicsAssociate Editor2002 - 2018

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