Huan Giap, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Former Director of Proton Therapy, Dept of Radiation Oncology, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, University of California at San Diego
Co-Chair of the Publication Committee and member of Executive Committee of PTCOG (Particle Beam Therapy Co-Operative Group) (2013 – 2019)
Co-Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering, and Radiation Oncology.
Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Translational Cancer Research Journal.
Dr. Giap received his graduate degree in nuclear engineering (cum laude) from Texas A&M University in 1986. After working at a commercial nu-clear reactor in Texas for several years, he got accepted in the M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHSCH) where he completed both Medical Doctor and Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Physics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1994. For his dissertation, he developed a three-dimensional treatment planning software for systemic radionuclide therapy, and his research won him the award at the Young Investigator Symposium at American Association of Physicists in Medicine annual meeting 1993. He did his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center with focus on proton beam therapy. After that, he did a clinical fellowship at Scripps Clinic in stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy. He worked as clinical radiation oncologist at Scripps Clinic from 1998 to 2008. He was the Director of Clinical Research and Chief of GI, Lung, and Breast at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center. He has an affiliated volunteer appointment of Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at UCSD.
Publication Committee and member of Executive Committee of PTCOG (Particle Beam Therapy)
Co-Operative Group) from 2013 – 2019, where he created the subcommittees for GI, H&N, breast sites. He was the Congress President to organize and host the annual international PTCOG 54th annual meeting in San Diego for 2015. He is currently at University of Miami, developing their proton therapy program.
He has done researched, published, and given talks in the field of particle beam therapy, vascular brachytherapy to prevent coronary artery restenosis, biophysical modeling, radio-labeled antibody, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, partial breast irradiation, radio-embolization with Y-90 microspheres. He is the editor for book “Particle Beam Therapy: Contemporary Trends and Reviews” (AME Publishing 2014). He was one of the contributors to the American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) for several clinical guidelines (Radioembolization with Brachytherapy Device Yttrium-90 micro-spheres and Total Body Irradiation). He gave refresher courses at the annual ASTRO national meetings (2001, 2005, and 2006) on the topic of “Vascular brachytherapy” and “Radiation therapy for benign diseases”. He served as a member of the ASTRO Annual Meeting and Program committee, Information Technology Development and Resource Committee.