• Therapeutic Physics Residency, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018)
  • Ph.D., Duke University, Medical Physics (2015) 
  • B.S., Nanjing University, Physics (2010)


Graduate School
Duke University (2015), Philosophy

Research Interest

  • 3D/4D CT/CBCT reconstruction and analysis
  • 4D MRI reconstruction
  • Artificial intelligence and automation in radiation therapy
  • Biomechanical modeling and finite element analysis
  • Deformable registration and its application in image-guided radiation therapy
  • Radiotherapy dose calculation and plan optimization
  • Real-time volumetric imaging


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

H-SegNet: hybrid segmentation network for lung segmentation in chest radiographs using mask region-based convolutional neural network and adaptive closed polyline searching method.
Peng T, Wang C, Zhang Y, Wang J, Phys Med Biol 2022 03 67 7
A How-To Compendium for GammaPod Treatments, Clinical Workflow, and Clinical Program at an Early Adopting Institution.
Zhang-Velten E, Zhang Y, Radpour S, Gu X, Kim DN, Alluri P, Nwachukwu C, Chiu T, Lu W, Parsons D, Tan J, Gillespie J, Stevenson S, Choy H, Timmerman R, Rahimi A, Pract Radiat Oncol 2022 Feb
Automatic liver tumor localization using deep learning-based liver boundary motion estimation and biomechanical modeling (DL-Bio).
Shao HC, Huang X, Folkert MR, Wang J, Zhang Y, Med Phys 2021 Dec 48 12 7790-7805


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Combined kV/MV imaging and tomosynthesis. In Handbook of 2018 AAPM Summer School: Image Guidance in Radiation Therapy: Techniques, Accuracy, and Limitations

L. Ren, Y. Zhang (2018). Medical Physics Publishing

Kilovoltage and megavoltage x-ray imaging in radiotherapy. In Handbook of X-ray Imaging: Physics and Technology

Y. Zhang, J. Wang (2017). Taylor & Francis

Honors & Awards

  • ASTRO Travel Award
  • AAPM Summer School Scholarship
  • AAPM Science Council Associates Mentorship Program
  • AAPM John R. Cameron Young Investigator Competition Finalists
  • ASTRO Basic/Translational Science Abstract Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • AAPM (2011)
  • AAPM Southwest Chapter (2016)
  • ASTRO (2020)
  • IEEE (2020)
  • ISMRM (2020)
  • MICCAI (2020)