Yongbok Kim, MD

Biography

Dr. Kim received his PhD in The University of California, Berkeley with collaborated work at Radiation Oncology in UCSF. After that he completed his post-doctoral research at UCSF. Dr. Kim is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) – Therapeutic Radiologic Physics. He is a professor and the director of medical physics residency program in Radiation Oncology in the University of Arizona. He is actively involved in clinical medical physics services, education and research. He is the chair of Task Group 236 “"AAPM Recommendations for 3D image based treatment planning, dosimetry and quality management of HDR intracavitary brachytherapy" in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). 

Cancer Focus

Dr. Kim’s research interest includes a wide spectrum of medical physics in Radiation Oncology such as prostate cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, brain cancer, GYN cancer and ocular cancer. He has been investigating many different techniques of radiation therapy such as stereotactic radiosurgery, HDR brachytherapy and LDR brachytherapy. He is also interested in the patient outcome data analysis by correlating them with dosimetry data using mathematical and biological modeling. He has been improving treatment planning by adding functional imaging and four dimensional imaging.