Sasa Mutic, PhD, FAAPM

Vice-Chair and Director, Medical Physics and Clinical Strategy, Endowed Professor of Medical Physics, Professor of Radiation Oncology

Additional Titles

  • Chair, Radiation Oncology Patient Safety Committee
  • Chair, Radiation Oncology Radiation Safety Commitee
  • Vice-Chair, Washington University Increased Controls Program Subcommittee of the Radiation Safety Committee


  • BS, Physics: Cameron University, Lawton, OK (1994)
  • MS, Medical Physics: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO (1996)
  • Medical Physics Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (1998)
  • PhD, Nuclear Engineering: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (2011)

Board Certifications

  • Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics (2000)


  • St. Louis Business Journal Innovation Award (Medical:Individual category) (2016)
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine Award for Innovation in Medical Physics Teaching: Open Access Web-Based Peer-to-Peer Training and Education in Radiotherapy (2014)
  • Abstract selected for presentation at Best of ASTRO Program: The Dawn of a New Era: First Ever MR-IGRT Treatments – Initial Experiences and Future Implications: American Society of Radiation Oncology (2013)
  • Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2010)
  • Chair: Radiation Oncology Process Improvement Committee, Washington University (2007-2010)


Sasa Mutic, PhD, FAAPM, has been a member of the department of Radiation Oncology since beginning his physics residency in 1996, and is now a professor of radiation oncology and the director of the Medical Physics division. Dr. Mutic’s clinical and research interests include systems theory based approaches to quality assurance and quality control, development of infrastructure for the support of adaptive radiotherapy, automation and informatics in radiotherapy, and the application of various medical imaging modalities in the radiotherapy treatment planning and delivery process. He is currently involved with numerous research projects involving collaborators at Washington University as well as other national and international institutions. Dr. Mutic has published more than 120 manuscripts in leading radiation therapy and medical physics related journals and has been named an inventor on several patents, some of which have gone on to be licensed and used to improve devices used by clinicians. Some of Dr. Mutic’s top priorities are education and mentoring. He is actively involved in developing the Department of Radiation Oncology’s educational offerings, mentoring of students and faculty, as well as working to foster educational partnerships within Washington University, as well as other organizations. Dr. Mutic cofounded a software company, Radialogica, LLC, in 2009 and the non-profit peer-to-peer education organization TreatSafely in 2010. Dr. Mutic is a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), an active member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and is certified in Therapeutic Radiological Physics by the American Board of Radiology.


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