Arash Darafsheh, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Education

  • BSc, Electrical-Electronics Engineering: University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (2004)
  • MSc, Radiation Medicine Engineering: Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran (2007)
  • MSc, Optical Science and Engineering: University of North Carolina–Charlotte, Charlotte, NC (2011)
  • PhD, Optical Science and Engineering: University of North Carolina–Charlotte, Charlotte, NC (2013)
  • Certificate in Medical Physics: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2015)
  • Medical Physics Residency: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2017)

Board Certifications

  • Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Medical Physics (2018)

Recognition

  • NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) internship (2012)

Biography

Arash Darafsheh, PhD, is an assistant professor of radiation oncology. He joined the medical physics faculty in 2017 after completing his medical physics residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a PhD in optical science and engineering in 2013 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. From 2013 to 2015 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania where he also completed the CAMPEP-accredited medical physics certificate program. Dr. Darafsheh’s clinical responsibilities include physics support for external beam, proton therapy, and satellite offices. Dr. Darafsheh’s research interests include optical methods in medical physics, fiber optic dosimetry, radioluminescence, Cherenkov radiation, ultra-high dose rate FLASH radiotherapy, photodynamic therapy, and super-resolution microscopy. He has been awarded an STTR grant from the NIH and a research seed grant from the AAPM. Dr. Darafsheh has published over 85 journal and conference papers, 6 book chapters, one book, and one patent. His publications have been cited over 1700 times and his h-index is 20. Dr. Darafsheh is a member of AAPM, SPIE, and a senior member of OSA. He is an editorial board member of Heliyon, has served as an associate editor for Medical Physics and as an ad-hoc reviewer for 50 different scientific journals.

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