David Joel Carlson PhD

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Departments & Organizations

Radiobiology & RadiotherapyTherapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology: Radiological Physics

Research Interests

Biological optimization of radiation therapy; Tumor hypoxia and reoxygenation effects; Proton and heavy ion radiotherapy; Functional imaging; DNA damage and repair; Motion management; 4D imaging and treatment strategies; Prostate cancer; Lung cancer more...


  • B.A., Middlebury College, 2002
  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 2006

Selected Publications

  • Shuryak I, Carlson DJ, Brown JM, Brenner DJ. High-dose and fractionation effects in stereotactic radiation therapy: analysis of tumor control data from 2,965 patients. Radiother. Oncol. In Press (2015).
  • Polster L, Schuemann J, Rinaldi I, Burigo L, McNamara AL, Stewart RD, Attili A, Carlson DJ, Sato T, Méndez JR, Faddegon B, Perl J, Paganetti H. Extension of TOPAS for the simulation of proton radiation effects considering molecular and cellular endpoints. Phys. Med. Biol. In Press (2015).
  • Zheng M, Collier L, Bois F, Kelada OJ, Hammond K, Ropchan J, Akula MR , Carlson DJ, Kabalka GW, Huang Y. Synthesis of [18F]-FMISO in a flow-through microfluidic reactor: Development and clinical application. Nucl. Med. Biol. 42: 578-584 (2015).



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