Michael Dohopolski, M.D., Assistant Professor, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Following that, he did an internship in preliminary medicine at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix. Dr. Dohopolski did his residency in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern where he is now part of the central nervous system disease-oriented team.

Dr. Dohopolski is the recipient of several honors and awards including the RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, Dean’s Scholar in Clinical Research Program, and Holman Research Pathway.


Medical School
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2018)
Banner University Medical Center Phoenix (2019), Medical Education
University of Texas Medical Center at Dallas (2023), Radiation Oncology


Deep learning based automatic segmentation of the Internal Pudendal Artery in definitive radiotherapy treatment planning of localized prostate cancer
Balagopal A, Dohopolski M, Suk Kwon Y, Montalvo S, Morgan H, Bai T, Nguyen D, Liang X, Zhong X, Lin MH, Desai N, Jiang S Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology 2024 Apr 30
The accuracy of artificial intelligence deformed nodal structures in cervical online cone-beam-based adaptive radiotherapy
Wang E, Yen A, Hrycushko B, Wang S, Lin J, Zhong X, Dohopolski M, Nwachukwu C, Iqbal Z, Albuquerque K Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology 2024 Jan 29
Harnessing uncertainty in radiotherapy auto-segmentation quality assurance
Wahid KA, Sahlsten J, Jaskari J, Dohopolski MJ, Kaski K, He R, Glerean E, Kann BH, Mäkitie A, Fuller CD, Naser MA, Fuentes D Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology 2024 Jan 29
Efficacy and Quality-of-Life Following Involved Nodal Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: The INRT-AIR Phase II Clinical Trial
Sher DJ, Moon DH, Vo D, Wang J, Chen L, Dohopolski M, Hughes R, Sumer BD, Ahn C, Avkshtol V Clinical Cancer Research 2023 Sep 29 3284-3291
Long-term Patient-Reported Outcomes in a Population-Based Cohort Following Radiotherapy vs Surgery for Oropharyngeal Cancer
Dohopolski MJ, Diao K, Hutcheson KA, Akhave NS, Goepfert RP, He W, Lei XJ, Peterson SK, Shen Y, Sumer BD, Smith BD, Sher DJ JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2023 Aug 149 697-707
ARMO: automated and reliable multi-objective model for lymph node metastasis prediction in head and neck cancer
Zhou Z, Chen L, Dohopolski M, Sher D, Wang J Physics in medicine and biology 2023 May 68
Towards reliable head and neck cancers locoregional recurrence prediction using delta-radiomics and learning with rejection option
Wang K, Dohopolski M, Zhang Q, Sher D, Wang J Medical physics 2023 Apr 50 2212-2223
Deep learning based direct segmentation assisted by deformable image registration for cone-beam CT based auto-segmentation for adaptive radiotherapy
Liang X, Morgan H, Bai T, Dohopolski M, Nguyen D, Jiang S Physics in medicine and biology 2023 Feb 68
Artificial Intelligence–Empowered Radiation Oncology Residency Education
Kwon YS, Dohopolski M, Morgan H, Garant A, Sher D, Rahimi A, Sanford NN, Vo D, Albuquerque K, Kumar K, Timmerman R, Jiang SB Practical Radiation Oncology 2023 Jan 13 8-10
Case study: Lymph node malignancy classification for head and neck cancer radiation therapy
Wang J, Chen L, Dohopolski M, Sher D 2023 Jan 401-423

Honors & Awards

  • Dean’s Scholar in Clinical Research Program
  • RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award
  • ECOG-ACRIN Spring 2022 Group Meeting Travel Award
  • Radiology: Artificial Intelligence Editor’s Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction
  • Holman Research Pathway
  • UPSOM Radiation Oncology Research Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) (2018)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (2021)
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) (2020)
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society (2011)