Editor in Chief, Journal of Comprehensive Cancer Research
Mutian Zhang

Dr. Mutian Zhang

Chief Medical Physicist,
Department of Radiation Oncology,
Summa Health Cancer Institute,

Dr. Mutian Zhang is Chief Medical Physicist with the Department of Radiation Oncology, Summa Health Cancer Institute in Akron, Ohio. He leads a team that provides medical physics and radiation dosimetry support to radiation treatment. Dr. Zhang received a B.S. degree in Applied Physics from Tsinghua University, China, and a Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics from Columbia University in New York City. He has been working in the fields of radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, and health physics for more than twenty years. He gained invaluable research experience at the Institute if High Energy Physics, Columbia University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.Before joining Summa Health, Dr. Zhang was an Associate Professor with the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Nebraska Medical Center. He was also the director of Radiation Oncology Residency Program.Dr. Zhang is certified by the American Board of Radiology in therapeutic medical physics.

Dr. Zhang has a successfully history of scientific research, education, academic advisory, and editorial work. He has been an investigator in federal-funded research projects, including tumor hypoxia response to mild temperature hyperthermia, animal tumor motion in complicated imaging studies, multi-modality imaging-guided oxygen tension measurements, and targeted radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Dr. Zhang hasauthored and co-authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. He is actively participating in radiation oncology clinical practice, radiation therapy clinical trials, radiological physics and radiobiology research, and radiation oncology community services.

Research Interests

Radiobiology; Internal Dosimetry; Tumor Hypoxia; Drug Delivery; Medical Imaging; Image-Guided Radiotherapy; Clinical Dosimetry