Rutgers University, B.S., 06/2001, Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara, M.S., 06/2003, Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D., 06/2006, Physics
Brookhaven National Lab, Postdoctoral Fellow, 06/2007, Physics Dept.
University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Scholar, 06/2009, Radiation Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • 2009
    Beyond the Abstract featured article,
  • 2009
    Resident Travel Award, American Brachytherapy Society Annual Meeting
  • 2011
    Best Physics Abstract, American Brachytherapy Society Annual Meeting
  • 2012
    IEEE CASE Best Application Paper Award, 2012 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, August 20-24, 2012, Seoul, Korea

Selected Publications

  1. Cunha JAM, Flynn R, Bélanger C, Callaghan C, Kim Y, Jia X, Chen Z, Beaulieu L. Brachytherapy Future Directions. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2020 01; 30(1):94-106.  View on PubMed
  2. Cunha A, Siauw T, Hsu IC, Pouliot J. A method for restricting intracatheter dwell time variance in high-dose-rate brachytherapy plan optimization. Brachytherapy. 2016 Mar-Apr; 15(2):246-51.  View on PubMed
  3. Pinnaduwage DS, Cunha JA, Weinberg V, Krishnamurthy D, Nash M, Hsu IC, Pouliot J. A dosimetric evaluation of using a single treatment plan for multiple treatment fractions within a given applicator insertion in gynecologic brachytherapy. Brachytherapy. 2013 Sep-Oct; 12(5):487-94.  View on PubMed
  4. Siauw T, Cunha A, Berenson D, Atamturk A, Hsu IC, Goldberg K, Pouliot J. NPIP: A skew line needle configuration optimization system for HDR brachytherapy. Med Phys. 2012 Jul; 39(7):4339-46.  View on PubMed
  5. Siauw T, Cunha A, Atamtürk A, Hsu IC, Pouliot J, Goldberg K. IPIP: A new approach to inverse planning for HDR brachytherapy by directly optimizing dosimetric indices. Med Phys. 2011 Jul; 38(7):4045-51.  View on PubMed
  6. Reed G, Cunha JA, Noworolski S, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron D, Hsu IC, Pouliot J. Interactive, multi-modality image registrations for combined MRI/MRSI-planned HDR prostate brachytherapy. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2011 Mar 31; 3(1):26-31.  View on PubMed
  7. Krishnamurthy D, Weinberg V, Cunha JA, Hsu IC, Pouliot J. Comparison of high-dose rate prostate brachytherapy dose distributions with iridium-192, ytterbium-169, and thulium-170 sources. Brachytherapy. 2011 Nov-Dec; 10(6):461-5.  View on PubMed
  8. Cunha JA, Hsu IC, Pouliot J, Roach Iii M, Shinohara K, Kurhanewicz J, Reed G, Stoianovici D. Toward adaptive stereotactic robotic brachytherapy for prostate cancer: demonstration of an adaptive workflow incorporating inverse planning and an MR stealth robot. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2010 Aug; 19(4):189-202.  View on PubMed
  9. Foster W, Cunha JA, Hsu IC, Weinberg V, Krishnamurthy D, Pouliot J. Dosimetric impact of interfraction catheter movement in high-dose rate prostate brachytherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 May 01; 80(1):85-90.  View on PubMed
  10. Cunha JA, Pickett B, Pouliot J. Inverse planning optimization for hybrid prostate permanent-seed implant brachytherapy plans using two source strengths. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2010 Jun 03; 11(3):3096.  View on PubMed

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