Michael Altman, PhD

Michael Altman, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Director of Education in Medical Physics

Additional Titles

  • Director of Education in Medical Physics
  • Affiliated faculty, Department of Biomedical Engineering , Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)


  • BA, Physics: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2002)
  • PhD, Medical Physics: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2010)
  • Medical Physics Residency: Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI (2012)

Board Certifications

  • Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Medical Physics (2013)


  • Mentor of the Year Award: Medical Physics Residency Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University (2014)
  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, Graduate Student Senate, Washington University (2020)


Michael Altman, PhD, DABR, is an associate professor of radiation oncology. He earned a PhD in medical physics in 2010 from The University of Chicago. He joined the medical physics faculty in 2012 after completing his physics residency at Henry Ford Health System in 2012. Dr. Altman is the lead clinical physicist for the MR/HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) program. His other clinical responsibilities include physics support for brachytherapy, external beam, and satellite offices. Dr. Altman’s research interests include quality clinical implementation of hyperthermia for MR/HIFU systems, quality assurance of MR/HIFU systems, automated quality assurance of contours for radiation therapy treatment planning, and an array of projects in prostate and breast brachytherapy. He is certified in Therapeutic Radiological Physics by the American Board of Radiology.


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