Kai Ding, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.

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  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences


After earning his M.S. and Ph.D degrees, Dr. Ding completed his radiation oncology physics residency in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Virginia. Following this, he worked as a medical physicist in the Department of Radiation Oncology for the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, and as an assistant professor in the Division of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently works as an associate professor and senior medical physicist in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also holds secondary appointment in Oncology and is a member of the Cancer Molecular & Functional Imaging Program at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. He is a faculty member in the Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation.

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  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • B.S.; Hangzhou University (China) (2006)
  • M.B.A.; Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business (Maryland) (2022)
  • M.S.; University of Iowa (Iowa) (2010)
  • Ph.D.; University of Iowa (Iowa) (2010)

Additional Training

American Board of Radiology / Therapeutic Medical Physics (2013)

Research & Publications


Lab Website: Ding Research Lab

Selected Publications

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Rao AD, Shin EJ, Beck SE, Garrett C, Kim SH, Lee NJ, Liapi E, Wong J, Herman J, Narang A and Ding K. Demonstration of Safety and Feasibility of Hydrogel Marking of the Pancreas-Duodenum Interface for Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) in a Porcine Model: Implications in IGRT for Pancreatic Cancer Patients. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics 2018;101:640-645.

Rao AD, Feng Z, Shin EJ, He J, Waters KM, Coquia S, DeJong R, Rosati LM, Su L, Li D, Jackson J, Clark S, Schultz J, Hutchings D, Kim SH, Hruban RH, DeWeese TL, Wong J, Narang A, Herman JM and Ding K. A Novel Absorbable Radiopaque Hydrogel Spacer to Separate the Head of the Pancreas and Duodenum in Radiation Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics 2017;99:1111-1120.

Su L, Iordachita I, Zhang Y, Lee J, Ng SK, Jackson J, Hooker T, Wong J, Herman JM, Sen HT, Kazanzides P, Lediju Bell MA, Yang C and Ding K. Feasibility Study Of Ultrasound Imaging For Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy With Active Breathing Coordinator In Pancreatic Cancer. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 2017;18:84-96.

Yang C, Lee D-H, Mangraviti A, Su L, Zhang K, Zhang Y, Zhang B, Li W, Tyler B, Wong J, Wang KK-H, Velarde E, Zhou J and Ding K. Quantitative Correlational Study Of Microbubble-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging And Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of Glioma And Early Response To Radiotherapy In A Rat Model. Medical physics 2015;42:4762-4772. PMC4514724

Sen HT, Bell MAL, Zhang Y, Ding K, Boctor E, Wong J, Iordachita I and Kazanzides P. System Integration and In Vivo Testing of a Robot for Ultrasound Guidance and Monitoring During Radiotherapy. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 2017;64:1608-16

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