Jiyeon Park, PhD

Physicist

Jiyeon Park, PhD

Dr. Park is an assistant professor at the University of Florida’s Department of Radiation Oncology. She received her B.S. degree from Seoul National University in South Korea with a major in Nuclear Engineering and minor in Physics & Astronomy. Dr. Park joined the Ph.D. program in Medical Physics & Engineering 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’s Health Proton Therapy Institute. Her research interests include in-vitro and in-vivo cancer cell responses and mechanisms for finding more effective treatment techniques, especially with using high-dose-rate pencil beam scanning in proton therapy. Another interest of hers includes automatic treatment planning using scripts and motion management for stereotactic body radiation therapy. 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.