Jiyeon Park, PhD

Jiyeon Park, PhD


Dr. Park is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida’s Department of Radiation Oncology. As a medical physicist at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, she works with a team of medical physicists to ensure that high-quality radiation therapy is delivered to each patient through continuous focus on the latest proton research and techniques.

Dr. Park received her B.S. degree from Seoul National University in South Korea, with a major in Nuclear Engineering and minor in Physics & Astronomy. She then joined the Ph.D. program in Medical Physics & Engineering at Catholic University of Korea’s College of Medicine to become a Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist. After earning her Ph.D., she took a postdoctoral position at Stanford University’s Molecular Imaging Program, driven by an interest in integrating molecular imaging of cancer cells into clinical radiation therapy techniques. Dr. Park completed her medical physics residency training at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Currently, she leads the quality assurance of photon and proton therapy at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute. Dr. Park has published multiple papers and served as a reviewer for scientific peer-reviewed journals, including Medical Physics and Radiation Oncology. She currently teaches medical physics assistants and residents the fundamentals of photon and proton radiation therapy and prepares them for hands-on practice. Dr. Park is an active member with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the World Molecular Imaging Society and the American Society for Radiation Oncology.


Board Certification

Therapeutic Medical Physics – American Board of Radiology


Postdoctoral Fellowship – Radiation Oncology

University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Molecular Imaging Program

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Doctorate – Medical Physics & Engineering

Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Master of Science – Medical Physics & Engineering

Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Bachelor of Science – Nuclear Engineering

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Dr. Park’s research interests include in-vitro and in-vivo cancer cell responses and mechanisms for finding more effective treatment techniques, especially in high-dose-rate pencil beam scanning in proton therapy. 

Another interest of hers includes robust radiation treatment using patient motion management and stereotactic beam delivery in photon and proton. Dr. Park’s research also includes Ion Beam Applications research grants working to improve the quality of cone-beam CT image quality and the radiobiological effects of proton therapy on the DNA of cancer cells. In addition, Dr. Park holds three patents, including two for phantom devices used for quality assurance.

Medical Physics Clinical Award 

University of Florida, Radiation Oncology (2022)

Cover Article, October Issue

Journal of Korean Medical Science (2015)

Academic Research Award

Catholic University of Korea (2013)

Student of the Year

Catholic University of Korea (2012)

Excellent Poster Presentation

Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics (2012)

Academic Excellence Award

Korean Society of Medical Physics (2012)

Young Medical Physicist

Korean Society of Medical Physics (2012)

Best Poster Presentation Award

Korean Association for Radiation Protection (2011)

Best Oral Presentation Award

Korean Association for Radiation Protection (2010)

Best Paper Award

Korean Society of Medical Physics (2010)

Best Oral Presentation Award

Korean Society of Medical Physics (2010)

Nuclear Technology Undergraduate Student Society Scholarship

National Research Foundation of Korea (2006-2007) 

What does your work at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute mean to you?

“Radiation therapy offers a variety of disciplines that I am passionate about, such as medicine, science, engineering, and patient care. All of these things fit together to form the backbone of cancer treatment marked by precision and caring. Whenever I encounter patients, I always desire to gain more clinical experience and knowledge as a radiation oncology physicist to provide a higher level of care. My ambition is to integrate the multidisciplinary technologies of molecular biology, engineering, and physics to ensure a better quality of outcome for our patients. UFHPTI has given me the opportunity to get one step closer to attaining these goals that I have envisioned as a physicist. My hope is to provide dedication and support for the radiation oncology team at UFHPTI with more effective radiation treatment strategies and individualized patient care.”

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