Mona Arbab, M.D., M.Ed., Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, earned her medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran and her master’s degree in adult education from Indiana University. She completed two research fellowships at Harvard Medical School in radiation biology and immunology after receiving the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA T32) grant and completed an internship in surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. 

Dr. Arbab completed clinical training in radiation oncology at Indiana University’s Radiation Oncology Program, and was Chief Resident in 2021. Her research interests include translational research, novel techniques that can reduce treatment-related toxicities, patient-reported outcomes, and medical education.

Dr. Arbab treats breast cancer patients with several techniques, including adaptive radiotherapy on the Ethos adaptive platform and the GammaPod, as well as partial breast irradiation and whole-breast radiation on the FAST-Forward regimen. She is also co-director of the Department of Radiation Oncology’s Adaptive Training Course.

Her work has been published in many journals including the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Advances in Radiation Oncology, Applied Radiation Oncology, and Dysphagia. She serves as the reviewer for Advances in Radiation Oncology and International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics (Red Journal). She was also selected among the top reviewers for Red Journal in 2020.


Medical School
Tehran University of Medical Sciences (2014)
Indiana University School of Medicine (2022)

Research Interest

  • Medical education
  • Patient education
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Personalized medicine
  • Translational research
  • Treatment toxicities


On the Construction of Confidence Regions for Uncertain Planar Displacements
Yu Z, Ge QJ, Langer MP, Arbab M Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics 2024 Aug 16
Master Breast Radiation Planning: Simple Guide for Radiation Oncology Residents
Arbab M, Frame R, Alluri P, Parsons DD, Lin M, Cleaton J, Rahimi AS Advances in Radiation Oncology 2024 Jun 9
Multimodal radiotherapy dose prediction using a multi-task deep learning model
Maniscalco A, Mathew E, Parsons DD, Visak J, Arbab M, Alluri P, Li X, Wandrey N, Lin M, Rahimi AS, Jiang SB, Nguyen D Medical physics 2024
Meatal stenosis following three types of circumcision with frenular artery preservation (FAP), the Plastibell device (PD), and frenular artery ligation (FAL): a long-term follow-up
Shokri Varniab Z, Pourabhari Langroudi A, Neishabouri A, Torabinavid P, Arbab M, Heidari F, Milani SM, Eftekharzadeh S, Sabetkish S, Kajbafzadeh AM Irish Journal of Medical Science 2023 Apr 192 707-711
On the Construction of Kinematic Confidence Ellipsoids for Uncertain Spatial Displacements
Yu Z, Ge QJ, Langer MP, Arbab M 2023 777-785
Yu Z, Ge QJ, Langer MP, Arbab M 2023
The Dosimetric Outcome of a Rotational Planning Target Volume in Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancers
Arbab M, Bartlett G, Dawson B, Ge J, Langer M Dysphagia 2022 Aug 37 848-855
Neuroblastoma: Essential genetic pathways and current therapeutic options
Salemi F, Alam W, Hassani MS, Hashemi SZ, Jafari AA, Mirmoeeni SM, Arbab M, Mortazavizadeh SM, Khan H European Journal of Pharmacology 2022 Jul 926
Association between radiation dose to organs at risk and acute patient reported outcome during radiation treatment for head and neck cancers
Arbab M, Chen YH, Tishler RB, Gunasti L, Glass J, Fugazzotto JA, Killoran JH, Sethi R, Rettig E, Annino D, Goguen L, Uppaluri R, Hsu C, Burke E, Hanna GJ, Lorch J, Haddad RI, Margalit DN, Schoenfeld JD Head and Neck 2022 Jun 44 1442-1452
Literature review of management of brain metastases from germ cell tumors
Le A, Arbab M, Adra N, Miller JC, Watson GA, Shiue K Chinese Clinical Oncology 2022 Apr 11

Honors & Awards

  • AT Yang Memorial Award in Theoretical Kinematics, IDETC MR Conference
  • American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) Travel Award
  • The International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics Top Reviewers
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Trainee Research Prize
  • The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
  • Dean's Award for Top Ranked Medical Student, Tehran University Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Iran Presidential Award for Academic Achievement in National University Entrance Exam, Iran

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) (2018-2022)
  • The American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) (2021-2022)
  • The American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) (2020-2021)
  • The American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) (2022)