Minsong Cao, PhD, DABR, FAAPM

Professor and Associate Vice Chair for Education for Medical Physics
Minsong Cao, PhD, DABR, FAAPM

Dr. Minsong Cao is currently a Clinical Professor, Associate Vice Chair of Education of Medical Physics, and Director of the Medical Physics Residency Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UCLA. He received his Ph.D. in Medical Physics from Purdue University in 2007. Prior to joining UCLA, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at Indiana University. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Radiation Oncology Physics. Dr. Cao’s primary research interests include Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT), MR guided radiotherapy (MRgRT), functional imaging, and advanced treatment planning. He has authored over 85 journal articles and 4 book chapters and has been invited to present at various national and international meetings. Dr. Cao has served in many capacities within professional organizations. He is a member of multiple AAPM committees and currently the AAPM liaison to the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board. He had served as a mentor for the Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program and President of the Ohio River Valley Chapter of AAPM. He currently serves as Associate Editor for JACMP, Senior Associate Editor for the Red Journal, and residency program reviewer for CAMPEP. He also serves as faculty at the CAMPEP-accredited Physics and Biology in Medicine (PBM) Graduate Program at UCLA. Dr. Cao is actively involved in teaching and mentoring graduate students, medical physics, and radiation oncologist residents. He was a recipient of the 2017 Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) Educator of the Year award as recognition for his educational contributions. He was elected as a Fellow of the AAPM in 2019.