Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology
The research of Michalis Aristophanous is focused on facilitating personalized and evidence-based radiotherapy. In particular, he has been developing quantitative image guidance and automation using machine learning and advanced medical image analysis techniques. Image guidance and patient motion management are promising research areas that can ultimately improve radiation therapy through better targeting of tumors and sparing of normal tissue and radiation-sensitive organs.
He was the senior author of a study published in Radiotherapy Oncology, regarding the use of patterns of failure to guide tumor targeting in head and neck cancer. He also relishes his role in teaching both radiation oncology and medical physicist residents.
After earning a PhD in medical physics from the University of Chicago, Aristophanous spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow in radiation oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard Medical School, followed by six years of caring for cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.