Taoran Li, Ph.D.

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

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Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.S. (Physics)
Nanjing University, Kuang Yaming Honors School, 2008.
Ph.D. (Medical Physics)
Duke University Medical Center, 2013.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Varian Eclipse treatment planning system including RapidPlan and MCO; Varian Truebeam/STx/Edge and Halcyon treatment delivery system;
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS);
Knowledge-based treatment planning, automated treatment planning and quality assurance;
Transmission detectors for radiation therapy;

Description of Other Expertise

Patient and staff/trainee education with advanced visual technologies

Description of Research Expertise

Online and offline adaptive radiation therapy;
Advanced and predictive motion management;
Knowledge-based treatment planning, automated treatment planning and quality assurance;
Deformable image registration and dose propagation;
Novel quality assurance for LINAC-based treatment delivery;
Workforce modeling and estimation for medical physicists and medical dosimetrists

Selected Publications

Taoran Li, PhD, Karen Mooney, PhD., Haisong Liu, PhD., Irina Vergalasova, PhD., David W Andrews, MD., Wenyin Shi, MD, PhD : Chapter 8 Linear Accelerator (LINAC) Radiosurgery. Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS): Procedure, Results and Risks (2 Volume Set), ISBN: 978-1-53617-679-7. Antonio Meola, MD, PhD, Steven D. Chang, MD (eds.). Nova Science Publishers 1: 119-147, 07 2020.

Andrew R. Barsky, Hui Lin, Amberly Mendes, Alexandra Dreyfuss, Christopher Wright, Emily J. Anstadt, Abigail T. Berman, William P. Levin, Keith A. Cengel, Nathan Anderson, Lei Dong, James M. Metz, Taoran Li, Steven Feigenberg: Initial Clinical Experience Treating Patients With Lung Cancer on a 6MV-Flattening-Filter-Free O-Ring Linear Accelerator. Cureus 12(9): e10325. doi:10.7759/cureus.10325 9 2020.

Suk Whan Yoon, Hui Lin, Michelle Alonso-Basanta, Nate Anderson, Ontida Apinorasethkul, Karima Cooper, Lei Dong, Brian Kempsey, Jaclyn Marcel, James Metz, Ryan Scheuermann, Taoran Li: Initial Evaluation of a Novel Cone-Beam CT-Based Semi-Automated Online Adaptive Radiotherapy System for Head and Neck Cancer Treatment – A Timing and Automation Quality Study. Cureus 12(8): e9660. doi:10.7759/cureus.9660 8 2020.

Jiayuan Peng, Hua Li, Eric Laugeman, Thomas R Mazur, Dao Lam, Taoran Li, Baozhou Sun, Weigang Hu, Lei Dong, Geoffrey D Hugo, Sasa Mutic, Bin Cai: Long-term Inter-protocol kV CBCT image quality assessment for a ring-gantry linac via automated QA approach. Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express 1 2020.

Suk Whan Yoon, Ph.D.; Neil K Taunk, M.D.; Gary M Freedman, M.D.; Emily Hubley, M.Sc.; Shannon O'Reilly, Ph.D.; Boon-Keng K Teo, Ph.D.; Shibu Anamalayil, Ph.D.; Lei Dong, Ph.D., FAAPM; Christopher Kennedy, Ph.D.; Wei Zou, Ph.D.; James M Metz, M.D.; Taoran Li, Ph.D.: Per-Fraction Positional and Dosimetric Performance of Prone Breast Tangential Radiotherapy on Halcyon™ Linear Accelerator Assessed with Daily Rapid Kilo-voltage Cone Beam Computed Tomography: A Single-Institution Pilot Study. Radiation Oncology 2020 Notes: Accepted for publication.

Barsky AR, Kim MM, Maxwell R, Mendes A, Wright CM, Anstadt EJ, McNulty S, Dong L, Metz JM, Feigenberg SJ, Li T, Cengel KA.: Initial clinical experience treating patients with palliative radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma on the Halcyon linear accelerator. Ann Palliat Med. (eds.). 9(5): 2903-2912, 9 2020 Notes: doi: 10.21037/apm-20-385 07 2020.

Shannon O’Reilly, Varsha Jain, Qijie Huang, Chingyun Cheng, Boon-Keng Kevin Teo, Lingshu Yin, Miao Zhang, Eric Diffenderfer, Taoran Li, William Levin, Ying Xiao, Lei Dong, Steven Feigenberg, Abigail T Berman, Wei Zou: Dose to Highly Functional Ventilation Zones Improves Prediction of Radiation Pneumonitis for Proton and Photon Lung Cancer Radiotherapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* Physics 5 2020.

Andrew R Barsky, Michele M Kim, Alexandra Dreyfuss, Lei Dong, James M Metz, Shibu Anamalayil, Taoran Li, Neil K Taunk: Initial clinical experience treating patients with gynecologic cancers on a 6MV flattening filter free O-ring linear accelerator. Advances in Radiation Oncology 2 2020.

Douglas Bollinger, Eric Laugeman, Taoran Li, Jessica Hiliard, Ana Heermann, Hyun Kim, Geoff Hugo, Sasa Mutic, Lei Dong, Bin Cai: Dosimetric Characterization of the Dynamic Beam Flattening MLC Sequence on a Ring Shaped, Jawless Linear Accelerator with Double Stacked MLC. Medical Physics 3 2020.

Wei Zou, Goldie Kurtz, Mayisha Nakib, Brendan Burgdorf, Murat Alp, Taoran Li, Robert Lustig, Ying Xiao, Lei Dong, Alireza Kassaee, Michelle Alonso-Basanta.: A Probability-Based Setup Robustness Investigation of Skull-Base Meningioma PBS Proton Radiotherapy. International Journal of Particle Therapy 2020 Notes: Accepted for publication.

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