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Cem Altunbas, PhD, DABR

Assistant Professor


Cem Altunbas, PhD
Cem Altunbas, PhD, DABR
  • ​State University of New York, Physics  PhD  2004
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Radiation Physics Fellowship  2007
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical Physics Residency   2009
  • Dr. Altunbas joined the faculty of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in 2009. Dr. Altunbas received his PhD in Physics from SUNY Buffalo in 2004. Following his graduation, he continued his career as a postdoctoral fellow in Imaging Physics at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. During his fellowship, he worked on the development of a digital chest radiography system and cone beam computed tomography techniques for breast cancer imaging. Dr. Altunbas is a board certified medical physicist, and is responsible in part for linear accelerator quality assurance, brachytherapy treatments, and external beam treatment planning. Dr. Altunbas’s research interests include evaluation of radiation treatment response using quantitative imaging techniques, and utilization of x-ray imaging modalities in radiation therapy.