Biography

Paul Medin, Ph.D., is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is part of the Department of Radiation Oncology’s Division of Medical Physics and Engineering. Dr. Medin received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1998. Upon completing the Clinical Medical Physics Residency Program at the University of Minnesota, he became the first person in history to receive both a Ph.D. and a residency certificate from CAMPEP-accredited programs. 

Dr. Medin has since held faculty positions in the radiation oncology departments at the University of Minnesota, UCLA, the University of Nebraska, and, currently, at UTSW. Dr. Medin has founded two CAMPEP-accredited residency programs and serves as a residency program reviewer for CAMPEP. The research aspect of Dr. Medin’s career has been focused on developing realistic models to study the dose response of the nervous system to stereotactic body radiotherapy. Dr. Medin is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiologic physics and has published over 35 papers in peer-reviewed journals. 

Education

Graduate School
University of California-Los A , Biomedical Physics
Graduate School
University of California-Los A , Biomedical Physics

Research Interest

  • Normal tissue tolerance to hypofractionated radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy

Publications

Definitive radiation for advanced cervix cancer is not associated with vaginal shortening—a prospective vaginal length and dose correlation
Owrangi A, Medrano A, Gao Y, Kazemifar S, Hrycushko B, Medin P, Nwachukwu C, Jia X, Albuquerque K Brachytherapy 2024 Mar 23 136-140
Bony structure enhanced synthetic CT generation using Dixon sequences for pelvis MR-only radiotherapy
Liang X, Yen A, Bai T, Godley A, Shen C, Wu J, Meng B, Lin MH, Medin P, Yan Y, Owrangi A, Desai N, Hannan R, Garant A, Jiang S, Deng J Medical physics 2023 Dec 50 7368-7382
In Reply to Goyal and Madan
Medin P, Hrycushko B, van der Kogel AJ International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 2022 May 113 232-233
Brachial Plexus Tolerance to Single-Session SABR in a Pig Model
Hrycushko B, van der Kogel AJ, Phillips L, Chhabra A, Folkert MR, Sayre JW, Vernino S, Hassan-Rezaeian N, Yamada Y, Timmerman R, Medin PM International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 2022 Feb 112 565-571
Change in image-guided planning strategies over time impacts oncologic and survival outcomes for intracavitary cervical cancer brachytherapy
D'Cunha P, Gonzalez Y, Nwachukwu C, Hrycushko B, Medin P, Owrangi A, Jia X, Albuquerque K Brachytherapy 2022
Spinal Cord Dose Tolerance to Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
Sahgal A, Chang JH, Ma L, Marks LB, Milano MT, Medin P, Niemierko A, Soltys SG, Tomé WA, Wong CS, Yorke E, Grimm J, Jackson A International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 2021 May 110 124-136
Effects From Nonuniform Dose Distribution in the Spinal Nerves of Pigs: Analysis of Normal Tissue Complication Probability Models
Hrycushko B, Medin PM International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 2021 Apr 109 1570-1579
Low-cost 3D print–based phantom fabrication to facilitate interstitial prostate brachytherapy training program
Chiu T, Xiong Z, Parsons D, Folkert MR, Medin PM, Hrycushko B Brachytherapy 2020 Nov 19 800-811
Existence of a Dose-Length Effect in Spinal Nerves Receiving Single-Session Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy
Hrycushko B, van der Kogel AJ, Phillips L, Folkert MR, Sayre JW, Vernino S, Hassan-Rezaeian N, Foster RD, Yamada Y, Timmerman R, Medin PM International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 2020 Apr 106 1010-1016
Spinal Nerve Tolerance to Single-Session Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy
Hrycushko B, van der Kogel AJ, Phillips L, Folkert MR, Sayre JW, Vernino S, Hassan-Rezaeian N, Foster RD, Yamada Y, Timmerman R, Medin PM International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 2019 Jul 104 845-851

Books

Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Radiosurgery of Benign Tumors. In Minimally Invasive Therapy of the Brain

Selch MT, Solberg TD, Medin PM, Vassilev V, Desalles AAF (1996). Thieme Medical Publishers

Functional Spine Radiosurgery. In Spine Radiosurgery

DeSalles AAF, Medin PM (2008). New York, Thieme

Quality Assurance in Spinal Radiosurgery. In Spine Radiosurgery

Solberg TD, Medin PM (2008). New York, Thieme

Preliminary Novalis experience in the treatment of skull base chordomas with stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy. In Radiosurgery vol. 5

Pedroso AG, DeSalles AAF, Frighetto L, Torres RC, Solberg TD, Medin P, Cabatan-Awang C, Selch M (2004). Basel

Long-term follow-up using linac radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy as a minimally invasive treatment for intracranial meningiomas. In Radiosurgery vol. 5

Torres RC, DeSalles AAF, Frighetto L, Gravori T, Pedroso AG, Goss B, Medin P, Solberg TD, Ford J, Selch M (2004). Basel

Extracranial Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery. In Extracranial Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery

Medin PM, Verellen D (2006). New York, Taylor and Francis

Image Guided Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy. In Image Guided and Adaptive Radiation Therapy

Solberg TD, Kavanagh BD, Medin PM (2010). Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins

Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy. In Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy

Solberg TD, Medin PM (2010). Boca Raton, Taylor and Francis

Preclinical Studies of Radiosurgical Tolerance of the Spinal Cord. In Controversies in Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Medin PM, Foster RD, Solberg TD, Sahgal A (2014). New York, Thieme

Preclinical Studies of Radiosurgical Tolerance of the Spinal Cord. In Controversies in Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Medin PM, Foster RD, Solberg TD, Sahgal A (2014). New York, Thieme

Spinal Cord Tolerance Greater than 10 Gy. In Controversies in Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Sahgal A, Chang EL, Lo SS, Medin PM, Larson DA, Ma L (2014). New York, Thieme

Stereotactic Radiation Therapy. In Comprehensive Biomedical Physics

Benedict SH, Perks JR, Goetsch S, Wijesooriya K, Miften M, Vinogradskiy Y, Medin P, Descovich M, Lovelock DM, Low DA, Kry SF (2014). Elsevier

Radiation Physics. In Clinical Radiation Oncology

Solberg TD, Medin PM, Hrycushko B (2016). Elsevier

Experimental Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerve Radiation Biology. In Spinal Radiosurgery

Medin PM, Hrycushko BH, Foster RD, Solberg TD (2015). New York,

Honors & Awards

  • Elected Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
    (2017)
  • Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, Individual Investigator
    Peripheral nerve tolerance to single-session stereotactic irradiation (2015)
  • ARRO - Best of ASTRO session
    Lateral dose volume effects and re-irradiation tolerance of the porcine spinal cord (2009)
  • NIH ARRA Competitive Supplement
    Spinal cord tolerance to radiosurgical dose delivery (2009)
  • NIH R01
    Spinal cord tolerance to radiosurgical dose delivery (2006)
  • Department of Health & Human Services, Public Health Service
    SBIR phase 1 grant for "A Localizer System for Spinal Stereotactic Radiosurgery," authored by P. Medin, PI Eric Cosman (1997)
  • Sylvia Sorkin Greenfiled Memorial Award (UCLA Biomedical Physics Graduate Program)
    Excellence in the area of therapeutic medical physics (1997)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • American Brachytherapy Society
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
  • Society of Directors of Accredited Medical Physics Program