Biography

Paul Medin received his Ph.D. degree 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 the UT Southwestern Medical Center. 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

Publications

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Spinal nerve tolerance to single-session stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SAbR).
Hrycushko B, van der Kogel AJ, Phillips L, Folkert M, Sayre JW, Vernino S, Hassan-Rezaeian N, Foster RD, Yamada Y, Timmerman R, Medin PM, Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2019 Apr
A Phase II Clinical Trial of SAbR Followed by Immediate Vertebroplasty for Spine Metastases.
Wardak Z, Bland R, Ahn C, Xie XJ, Chason D, Morrill K, Stehel E, Nedzi L, Ding C, Medin P, Boike T, Abdulrahman R, Folkert M, Iyengar P, Kim N, Choy H, Bagley C, Timmerman R Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2019 Jan
Emphasis on Repair, Not Just Avoidance of Injury, Facilitates Prudent Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy.
Kim DWN, Medin PM, Timmerman RD Semin Radiat Oncol 2017 Oct 27 4 378-392
Reduced toxicity with equivalent outcomes using three-dimensional volumetric (3DV) image-based versus nonvolumetric point-based (NV) brachytherapy in a cervical cancer population.
Thomas KM, Maquilan G, Stojadinovic S, Medin P, Folkert MR, Albuquerque K Brachytherapy 2017 Jun
Technical Note: System for Evaluating Local Hypothermia as a Radioprotector of the Rectum in a Small Animal Model.
Hrycushko BA, Bing C, Futch C, Wodzak M, Stojadinovic S, Medin PM, Chopra R Med Phys 2017 May
Automated high-dose rate brachytherapy treatment planning for a single-channel vaginal cylinder applicator.
Zhou Y, Klages P, Tan J, Chi Y, Stojadinovic S, Yang M, Hrycushko B, Medin P, Pompos A, Jiang S, Albuquerque K, Jia X Phys Med Biol 2017 Feb
Local Hypothermia as a Radioprotector of the Rectal Wall During Prostate Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.
Hrycushko BA, Chopra R, Sayre JW, Richardson JA, Folkert MR, Timmerman RD, Medin PM Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2017 Jan
Commissioning and initial stereotactic ablative radiotherapy experience with Vero.
Solberg TD, Medin PM, Ramirez E, Ding C, Foster RD, Yordy J J Appl Clin Med Phys 2014 15 2 4685
Paralysis following stereotactic spinal irradiation in pigs suggests a tolerance constraint for single-session irradiation of the spinal nerve.
Medin PM, Foster RD, van der Kogel AJ, Meyer J, Sayre JW, Huang H, Oz OK Radiother Oncol 2013 Sep
Multi-staged robotic stereotactic radiosurgery for large cerebral arteriovenous malformations.
Ding C, Solberg TD, Hrycushko B, Medin P, Whitworth L, Timmerman RD Radiother Oncol 2013 Sep

Books

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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 (FAAPM)
    (2017)
  • ARRO/Best of ASTRO session
    “Lateral dose volume effects and reirradiation 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