Stephen M. Avery

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Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiation Oncology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, 2-307 CMS
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-5631
B.S (Physics)
Millersville University, 1994.
M.S. (Experimental Nuclear Physics)
Hampton University, 1997.
Ph.D. (Experimental Nuclear Physics)
Hampton University, 2002.
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Description of Research Expertise

Global Health
Quality assurance and safety in proton therapy treatment delivery.
Medical Physics Education

Description of Other Expertise

Diversity and Inclusion of under-represented groups in Medical Physics

Description of Itmat Expertise

Proton Therapy
Global Health
Quality Assurance

Selected Publications

Wei Nie, Kevin C. Jones, Scott Petro, Alireza Kassaee, Chandra M. Sehgal, Stephen Avery: Proton range verification in homogeneous materials through acoustic measurements. Phys. Med. Biol. 63(2), January 2018.

E Draeger, D Mackin, S Peterson, S Avery, H Chen, S Beddar, and JC Polf: 3-Dimensional prompt gamma imaging for proton beam range verification. Phys. Med. Biol. 63(3), January 2018.

Kevin C. Jones, Wei Nie, James C. H. Chu, Julius V. Turian, Alireza Kassaee, Chandra M. Sehgal, Stephen Avery: Acoustic-Based Proton Range Verification in Heterogeneous Tissue: Simulation Studies. Phys. Med. Biol. 63(2), January 2018.

Elizabeth Tkaczynski, Abinaya Arulselvan, John Tkaczynski, Stephen Avery, Liqing Xiao, Beverly Torok-Storb, Kraig Abrams, Narayanam V Rao, Thomas P Kennedy, Gregory Johnson, Mortimer Poncz, and Michele P Lambert: 2-O, 3-O desulfated heparin mitigates murine chemo- and radiation-induced thrombocytopenia. Blood Advances In Press 2018.

Yunhe Xie, Hassan Bentefour, Guillaume Janssens, Julien Smeets, François Vander Stappen, Lucian Hotoiu, Lingshu Yin, Derek Dolney, Stephen Avery, Fionnbarr O’Grady, Damien Prieels, James McDonough, Timothy D. Solberg, Robert Lustig, Alexander Lin, Boon-Keng K. Teo : Prompt gamma imaging for in vivo range verification of pencil beam scanning proton therapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 99(1): 210-218, Sept 2017.

Krista C.J. Wink, Erik Roelofs, Charles B. Simone, David Dechambre, Alina Santiago, Judith van der Stoep, Wim Dries, Julia Smits, Stephen Avery, Nicolas Jansen, Urszula Jelen, Timothy Solberg, Dirk de Ruysscher, Esther G.C. Troost: Photons, protons or carbon ions for stage I NSCLC - results of the multicentric ROCOCO in silico study. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics Submitted 2017.

Jerimy C Polf, Stephen Avery, Dennis S Mackin and Sam Beddar: Imaging of prompt gamma rays emitted during delivery of clinical proton beams with a Compton camera: feasibility studies for range verification. Phys. Med. Biol. December 2016.

Kevin C. Jones , François Vander Stappen , Chandra M. Sehgal , Stephen Avery: Accuracy of Acoustic-Based Proton Range Verification in Water. Medical Physics 43(9), August 2016.

Wilfred Ngwa, PhD, Twalib Ngoma, MD, Anthony Zietman, MD PHD, Nina Mayr, MD, Ahmed Elzawawy, MD, Thomas A. Winningham, PhD, Onyinye Balogun, MD, Nelly Enwerem-Bromson, MA, Christian Ntizimira, PhD, Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, Doyin Oluwole, MD, Folakemi Odedina, PhD, Makeda Williams, PhD, John Flanigan, MD, Lydia Asana, MA, Kenneth Ngwa, PhD, Stephen Avery, PhD, Julianne M. Pollard, PhD, Teboh Roland, PhD, Neba Funwi-gabga, Victor Mbarika, PhD, Patricia Hardenbergh, MD, Karen Winkfield, MD PhD, Yakov Pipman, PhD, Christina Stefan, MD PhD, Mamsau Ngoma, MD, Sulma Mohammed, PhD, Matthew Katz, MD, Sajo Erno, PhD, Janaki Moni, MD, Thomas Fitzgerald, MD, Nathan Tonlaar, MD, Jason Efstathiou, MD PhD, David Gierga, PhD, Charles Ayo, PhD, Felicia Knaul, PhD, Mary Gospodarowicz, MD, G Mike Makrigiorgos, PhD, Paul L. Nguyen, MD: Closing the Cancer Divide through Ubuntu: Information and Communication Technology powered models for global radiation oncology. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 94(3): 440-449, March 2016.

Stephen Avery, Ph.D., Owen Kenton, M.S., Jumaa bin Dachi, B.Sc, Jim Metz, M.D., Wilfred Ngwa, Ph.D.: Developing solutions to critical Radiation Oncology challenges in Tanzania. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 93(5): 961-962, December 2015.

Jones, Kevin; Sehgal, Chandra; Avery, Stephen: How proton pulse characteristics influence protoacoustic determination of proton-beam range: Simulation studies. Phys. Med. Biol. 61(6): 2213-2242, February 2016.

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