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, Gaurav Shukla, Virginia Lockamy, Cheng Peng, Haisong Liu, Wenyin Shi, : Dosimetric Impact of a Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) Device for Glioblastoma Patients Undergoing Simultaneous Radiation Therapy. Front. Oncol. 8:51. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00051 2018.

Taoran Li, PhD, Jennifer O’Daniel, PhD, and Q. Jackie Wu, PhD: Chapter 13. Design, Characteristics, and Applications of Transmission Detectors for Advanced Quality Assurance. Recent Advancements and Applications in Dosimetry. Maria F. Chan, Ph.D. 2018.

Yang Sheng, Yaorong Ge, Lulin Yuan, Taoran Li, Fang-Fang Yin, Qingrong Jackie Wu: Outlier identification in radiation therapy knowledge-based planning: A study of pelvic cases. Med Phys Sep 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1002/mp.12556. [Epub ahead of print]

Taoran Li, Yang Sheng, Michael Mills, Yan Yu: An Empirical Model for Predicting Qualified Medical Physicist Staffing Level From Equipment and Procedures. The 59th AAPM Annual Meeting, Denver, CO Aug 2017 Notes: Poster presentation.

Graham Owen, David To , Amy Harrison , Pierre Charpentier , Yan Yu , Taoran Li: Effects of ITV/PTV Electron-Density Overrides for Lung SBRT VMAT When Using Monaco XVMC and AcurosXB. The 59th AAPM Annual Meeting, Denver, CO Aug 2017 Notes: Poster presentation.

Sheng Yang, Li Taoran, Lee W Robert, Yin Fang-Fang, Wu Q Jackie: Exploring the Margin Recipe for Online Adaptive Radiation Therapy for Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer: An Intrafractional Seminal Vesicles Motion Analysis. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 98(2): 473-480, Jun 2017.

Taoran Li, Wenyin Shi, Yan Yu, Haisong Liu: Benchmarking Techniques for Stereotactic Radiosurgery to Multiple Brain Metastases with One Isocenter: Multi-Aperture Dynamic Conformal Arcs Vs. VMAT. The 59th AAPM Annual Meeting, Denver, CO 2017.

Li, Taoran: What is so incredible about being a medical physicist. aapm.org/MedPhys30/videos/IncredibleMP.asp Nov 2016 Notes: Director, Editor and Director of Photography.

Li Taoran, Wu Q Jackie, Matzen Thomas, Yin Fang-Fang, O'Daniel Jennifer C: Diode-based transmission detector for IMRT delivery monitoring: a validation study. Journal of applied clinical medical physics 17(5): 1-10, Sep 2016.

Yang Sheng, Taoran Li, Sua Yoo, Fang-Fang Yin, Rachel Blitzblau, Janet Horton, Manisha Palta, Carol Hahn, Yaorong Ge, Qing-Rong Jackie Wu: Development of An Ultra-Fast High Quality Whole Breast Radiotherapy Treatment Planning System. The 58th AAPM Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2016 Notes: Poster presentation.

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Last updated: 05/23/2018
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