Gallagher Lab

Kyle J. Gallagher, Ph.D.

Kyle J. Gallagher, Ph.D. is an assistant professor with the Department of Radiation Medicine and Division of Radiation Physics. He was raised in Colorado, and received his bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of Colorado.  His medical physics graduate training was completed at the Oregon Health & Science University and Oregon State University, recognized as one of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) scholars.  Dr. Gallagher also spent seven months of his training in Lebanon at the American University of Beirut where his research focused on reducing the risk of late effects for pediatric brain tumor patients in low-to-middle income countries through proton therapy. 

His ongoing research is supported in part by the OHSU Pediatric Brain Tumor Program.

  • Advanced radiation therapy techniques to reduce the risk of long-term side effects for children with cancer
  • Radiation therapy in low- and middle-income countries
  • Dosimetry of therapeutic and stray radiation in photon and proton therapies
  • Image guided radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery

K. J. Gallagher, B. Youssef, R. Georges,  A. Mahajan, J. A. Feghali, R. Nabha, Z. Ayoub, W. Jalbout, P. J. Taddei 2020 Proton therapy could reduce fatal second cancers for children receiving intracranial radiotherapy in low- and middle-income countries (manuscript in preparation).

K. J. Gallagher and P. J. Taddei 2019 Analytical model to estimate equivalent dose from internal neutrons in proton therapy of children with intracranial tumors. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 4 460–468.

K. J. Gallagher and P. J. Taddei 2018 Independent application of an analytical model for secondary neutron equivalent dose produced in a passive-scattering proton therapy treatment unit. Phys. Med. Biol. 63 15NT04

K. J. Gallagher,  J. Tannous, R. Nabha, J. A. Feghali, Z. Ayoub, W. Jalbout, B. Youssef, and P. J. Taddei 2018 Supplemental computational phantoms to estimate out-of-field absorbed dose in photon radiotherapy Phys. Med. Biol. 63 025021  

K. J. Gallagher, J. Wong, and J. Zhang 2017 Photon caliper to achieve submillimeter positioning accuracy Phys. Med. Biol. 62 N404