Jean Pouliot, PhD

Jean Pouliot, PhD

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, UCSF

Phone: (415) 353-7190 (voice)

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Cancer Center Membership

Associate Member » Prostate Cancer


Université laval, Québec, Canada B.Sc., 1981, Physics
Université laval M.Sc., 1983, Experimental Physics
Université laval Ph.D., 1986, Nuclear Physics
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Ca., Postdoc.,1989, Heavy-Ion Physics

Professional Experience

  • 1986-1989
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), Berkeley, California Postdoctoral
  • 1990-1991
    Invited Scientist, Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) at GANIL, France.
  • 1991-1993
    Research Associate, Physics Dept. Université Laval, Québec
  • 1993-1999
    Medical Physicist, Dep of Radiation-oncology. Hotel-Dieu de Québec.
  • 1993-1999
    Associate Professor, Laval University, Québec
  • 1993-1999
    Head of Medical Physics Research Group, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec.
  • 1999-2004
    Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2001-present
    Faculty Member, Joint UCSF/UC-Berkeley Bioengineering Department
  • 2004-present
    Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1981-1983
    Master Scholarship, FCAR; Doctoral scholarships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and FCAR
  • 1986-1989
    Postdoctoral fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Selected Publications

  • Vigneault, E., Pouliot, J., Laverdière, J., Roy, J., and Dorion, M. Electronic Portal Imaging Device Detection of Radio-Opaque Markers for the Evaluation of Prostate Position During Megavoltage Irradiation: A Clinical Study. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 37, 205-212. 1996.
  • Pouliot, J., Tremblay, D., Roy, J., and Filice, S. Optimization of Permanent 125I Prostate Implants using Fast Simulated Annealing. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 36(3), 711-720. 1996.
  • Girouard, L. M., Pouliot, J., Maldague, X., and Zaccarin, A. Automatic setup deviation measurements with electronic portal images for pelvic fields. Med. Phys. 25(7), 1180-1185. 1998.
  • Létourneau, D., Ror, R., and Pouliot, J. A Miniature scintillation Detector for Small Field radiation Therapy. Med. Phys. 26(12). 1999.
  • Pouliot, J., Taschereau, R., Coté, C., Roy, J., and Tremblay, D. Dosimetric Aspects of Permanents Radioactive Implants for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer. Physics in Canada 55(2), 61-68. 1999.
  • Taschereau, R., Roy, J., and Pouliot, J. Monte Carlo Simulation of Prostate Implants to Improve Dosimetry and Compare Planning Methods. Med. Phys. 26(9), 1952-1959. 1999
  • Taschereau, R., Roy, J., and Pouliot, J. Seed misplacement and stabilizing needles in transperineal permanent prostate implants. Radiother. Oncol. 55, 59-63 2000.
  • Lavertu, S., Pouliot, J., and Girouard, L. M. Observation Study of Electronic Portal Images for off-Line Verification. Radiother. Oncol. 54, 47-55, 2000.
  • Chrétien, M., Coté, C., Blais, R., Brouard, L., Roy-Lacroix, L., Larochelle, M., Roy, R., and Pouliot, J. A Variable Speed Translating Couch Technique for Total Body Irradiation. Med. Phys. 27 (5) 1127-1130, 2000.
  • Tubic, D., Zaccarin, A., Beaulieu, L. and Pouliot, J. Automatic seed detection and 3D reconstruction II: Reconstruction of permanent Prostate Implants using Simulated Annealing. Med. Phys. 28(1) 2265-2271, 2001.
  • Lessard E. and Pouliot J., Inverse Planning Anatomy-based dose optimization for HDR-Brachytherapy of the prostate using fast simulated annealing algorithm and dedicated objective function, Med. Phys. 28 (5), 773-779, 2001.
  • Taschereau, R., Roy, R. and Pouliot, J., RBE Enhancement of a 125I brachytherapy seed with characteristic X-Rays from its constitutive materials. Med. Phys. 29 (7).,pp.1397-1402, 2002.
  • Beaulieu, L., Aubin, S., Vigneault, E., Taschereau, R. and Pouliot, J. Dosimetric Impact of the variation of the prostate volume and shape between pre-treatment planning and treatment procedure. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys 53/1 pp. 215-221, 2002.
  • Lessard, E., Hsu I-C. and Pouliot J., Inverse Planning For Interstitial Gynecological Template Brachytherapy: Truly Anatomy Based Planning, Int. J. Rad. Onco. Biol. Phys. 54 (4) pp1243-1251, 2002.
  • Pouliot J., Aubin M., Langen K., Liu Y.M. Pickett B. and Roach III, M., (Non)-migration of radio-opaque markers used for on-line localization of the prostate with EPID. Int.J.Rad.Onco.Biol.Phys. 56(3); 862-866, 2003.
  • Charra-Brunaud C., Hsu I.C. Weinberg V. and Pouliot J. The Interaction Between Number of Implant Catheters and Dose Volume Histograms in Prostate High Dose Rate Brachytherapy Using a Computer Model. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 56 (2) 586-591, 2003.
  • Langen K., Pouliot J., Anezinos C., Aubin M., Gottschalk G., Shinohara K., Verhey L., Weinberg V., Roach III M., Evaluation of the BAT system for prostate daily localization, Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 57 (3), 635; 2003.
  • Shinohara, K., Pickett, B. and Pouliot J., A Phantom Study using the BARD (STM125I) Brachytherapy Iodine Seed for the Treatment of Prostate cancer in Japan. Japanese J. Surg. Urol 16(1) : 33-41, 2003.
  • Aubin S., Beaulieu L., Pouliot S., Pouliot J., Roy R., Girouard L.M., Martel-Brisson N., Vigneault E. and Laverdiere J. Robustness and precision of an automatic marker detection algorithm for on-line prostate daily targeting using a standard V-EPID, Med. Phys. 30 (7), 1825-1832, 2003.
  • Taschereau R., Roy R. and Pouliot J., A Comparison of Methods to Calculate Biological Effectiveness (RBE) from Monte Carlo Simulations, Med. Dosi. 28 (1): 21-26, 2003.
  • Huang, K., Sneed, P.K., Kunwar, S., Berger, M., D.A. Larson, D., Pouliot, J. and Mcdermott, M.W., Surgical Resection And Permanent Iodine-125 Brachytherapy For Brain Metastasis, Submitted to Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. July, 2004, in press.
  • Beaulieu L., Archambault L., Aubin S., Oral, E. Taschereau R. and Pouliot J., The robustness of dose distributions to displacement and migration of 125I permanent seed implants over a wide range of seed number, activity, and designs, Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 58 (4), 1298-1308; 2004.
  • Pouliot, J., Kim, Y., Lessard E., Hsu, I-C. Vigneron D. and Kurhanewicz, J. Inverse Planning For HDR Prostate Brachytherapy Use to Boost Dominant Intra-Prostatic Lesion Defined by Magnetic-Resonance Spectroscopy Imaging. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys.59 (4); 1196-1207, 2004,
  • Millender L.A., Aubin M., Pouliot J., Shinohara K. and Roach M., Daily Electronic Portal Imaging for Morbidity Obese Men Undergoing Radiotherapy for Localized Prostate Cancer, Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 59 (1), 6-10; 2004.
  • Kim Y.B., Hsu I-C., Lessard E., Vujic J., and Pouliot J., Prostate Volume Change and Dosimetric Impact of Edema Between HDR Brachytherapy Fractions, Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 59 (4), 1208-1216; 2004.
  • Taschereau R. Stauffer P., Hsu I-C, Schlorff J.L., Milligan A.J. and Pouliot J., Radiation Dosimetry of a Conformal Heat-Brachytherapy Applicator, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, ISSN 1533-0346, Volume 3, (4); 347-358, 2004.
  • Ménard C., Susil R., Choyke P., Gustafson G., Kammerer W., Ning H., Miller R., Ullman K., Sears-Course N., Smith S., Lessard E., Pouliot J., Wright V., McVeigh E., Coleman N. and Camphausen K., MRI-Guided HDR Prostate Brachytherapy in a Standard 1.5T Scanner, Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 59(5) 1414-1423; 2004.