Yesenia Gonzalez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University, followed by her Ph.D. at UT Southwestern Medical Center. After completing her medical physics residency in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern, she stayed on as faculty in the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering.

Dr. Gonzalez's clinical focus is on Unity, EROC TPOD, and brachytherapy; her research interests include adaptive radiotherapy and deep learning for medical applications.

Research Interest

  • Adaptive radiotherapy
  • Deep learning for medical applications


Predicting treatment plan approval probability for high-dose-rate brachytherapy of cervical cancer using adversarial deep learning
Gao Y, Gonzalez Y, Nwachukwu C, Albuquerque K, Jia X Physics in medicine and biology 2024 May 69
ART2Dose: A comprehensive dose verification platform for online adaptive radiotherapy
Lin J, Chen M, Lai Y, Trivedi Z, Wu J, Foo T, Gonzalez Y, Reynolds Jr. RR, Park C, Yan Y, Godley A, Jiang S, Jia X, Lin MH, Pompos A, Lu W Medical physics 2024 Jan 51 18-30
Beyond conventional bounds: Surpassing system limits for stereotactic ablative (SAbR) lung radiotherapy using CBCT-based adaptive planning system
Gonzalez Y, Visak J, Overman L, Liao CY, Yen A, Zhuang T, Cai B, Godley A, Zhang Y, Timmerman R, Iyengar P, Westover K, Parsons D, Lin MH Journal of applied clinical medical physics 2024
Considerations for intensity modulated total body or total marrow and lymphoid irradiation
Parsons D, Lim TY, Teruel JR, Galavis P, Agostinelli S, Liang J, Mancosu P, Cherpak A, Stanley DN, Ahn KH, Guo B, Gonzalez Y, Burmeister J, Wong JY, Gu X, Kim GG Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology 2023 Nov 43
Clinical experience on patient-specific quality assurance for CBCT-based online adaptive treatment plan
Shen C, Chen L, Zhong X, Gonzalez Y, Visak J, Meng B, Inam E, Parsons D, Godley A, Jiang S, Cai B, Lin MH Journal of applied clinical medical physics 2023 Apr 24
MR image reconstruction from undersampled data for image-guided radiation therapy using a patient-specific deep manifold image prior
Grandinetti J, Gao Y, Gonzalez Y, Deng J, Shen C, Jia X Frontiers in Oncology 2022 Nov 12
Modeling physician's preference in treatment plan approval of stereotactic body radiation therapy of prostate cancer
Gao Y, Shen C, Gonzalez Y, Jia X Physics in medicine and biology 2022 Jun 67
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
A deep learning-based framework for segmenting invisible clinical target volumes with estimated uncertainties for post-operative prostate cancer radiotherapy
Balagopal A, Nguyen D, Morgan H, Weng Y, Dohopolski M, Lin MH, Barkousaraie AS, Gonzalez Y, Garant A, Desai N, Hannan R, Jiang S Medical Image Analysis 2021 Aug 72
Improving efficiency of training a virtual treatment planner network via knowledge-guided deep reinforcement learning for intelligent automatic treatment planning of radiotherapy
Shen C, Chen L, Gonzalez Y, Jia X Medical physics 2021 Apr 48 1909-1920

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2017)
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (2020)