Dr. Xun Jia


Dr. Xun Jia is Professor and Chief of the Medical Physics Division at the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California Los Angeles in 2009 and completed his postdoctoral training in medical physics at the Department of Radiation Oncology and Applied Sciences, University of California San Diego between 2009 and 2011. Before joining Johns Hopkins in 2022, Dr. Jia held the position of Professor and Associate Vice Chair of Medical Physics Research in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He also served as the founding Director of their CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics graduate program.

Dr. Jia has made significant contributions to the field of medical physics through his productive research. His work encompasses various areas, including cone beam CT reconstruction, GPU-based Monte Carlo radiation transport simulation, deep-learning based image processing and radiotherapy treatment planning, as well as the development of preclinical small animal radiation research technologies. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has received grants from diverse federal, state, industrial, and charitable funding agencies to support his research endeavors. Dr. Jia serves as an Executive Editorial board member of the Physics in Medicine and Biology journal and is a Senior Associate editor of the Medical Physics journal, among others. He was honored with the John Laughlin Young Scientist award in 2017 and Fellow of American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

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