Christopher Tien, PhD, DABR

Clinical Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Departments & Organizations

Therapeutic Radiology: Radiological Physics

Biography

Dr. Christopher Tien is a board-certified therapeutic medical physicist in the department of Therapeutic Radiology, arriving in the summer of 2016. He received his PhD at 25 years old and proceeded to complete his residency at Brown University. He subsequently moved to Chicago to work at a private-practice within a community hospital for 3 years. At Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Tien is the primary brachytherapy physicist and regularly assists with Gamma Knife radiosurgery. His research focuses on brachytherapy (gynecological, prostate, and ocular), radiobiological modeling, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Dr. Tien has been a member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine since 2007 and was elected as the president of the Connecticut Area Medical Physics Society for 2018-2019.

Education & Training

PhD University of Florida, Medical Physics (2011)
MS University of Michigan, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (2008)
BS University of Michigan, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (2007)
Resident Brown University

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