Alex Egan, PhD

Staff Rank:

Medical Physics ResidentAlex Egan, PhD


Radiation Medicine


Therapeutic Medical Physics


Ph.D. Medical Physics, Oregon Health & Science Univ. jointly with Oregon State Univ., 2014 

M.S. Medical Physics, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2009. 

B.A. Physics cum laude, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2008.

Research Interests

Monte Carlo dose calculation and beam modeling. 

Development of dose calculation error prediction methods for highly modulated patient treatments. 

Other research interests include deterministic dose calculation, treatment plan optimization methods, as well as the improvement of radiotherapy quality assurance techniques.


Effect of Ionizing Radiation on the Physical Biology of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cells

J. Egan and W. U. Laub, “TH-E-BRE-6 Development of Dose Calculation Error Predictors of a Widely Implemented Clinical Algorithm,” Med. Phys., vol. 41, no. 6, 2014.

Egan and W. Laub, “MO-D-108-05: Development of An Accurate Monte Carlo Model of the Standard Clinac 6MV Beam,” Med. Phys., vol. 40, no. 6, p. 396, 2013. 

Egan, J. McDonough, and R. Kiker, “SU‐GG‐T‐468: Development of a Proton Beam Double‐Scattering Apparatus for Radiobiology Research,” Med. Phys., vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 3294–3294, Jun. 2010.