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Damien joined MRO in 2023

Clinical interests

SRS, small field dosimetry, brachytherapy, in vivo dosimetry using novel dosimeters

Undergraduate school

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND – BS, Physics, Summa cum laude

Graduate school

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH – MSBS, Medical Physics

University of Wisconsin, Madison WI – MS Physics


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN – Medical Physics Resident, Radiation Oncology


University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign IL – PhD, Biophysics/Computational Biology


Diplomate, American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Medical Physics

Leadership and recognition

Good Clinical Practice and Human Research Protection for Biomedical Study Teams (GCP FDA Approved), CITI Program

Clinical Mentor Biomedical Engineering Senior Design group

Special interests

Hiking especially in Minnesota’s state parks, reading sci fi novels and comic books

Peer-reviewed publications

Journal Articles

  1. Watanabe, y., Mathew, D., Gopishankar, N., A practical strategy for incorporating the convolution algorithm in the Leksell GammaPlan software for daily treatment planning. Journal of Radiosurgery & SBRT Vol 8
  2. Tang, X., Ehler, E., Brost, E., & Mathew, D. C. Evaluation of SrAl2O4: Eu, Dy Phosphor for Potential Applications in Thermoluminescent Dosimetry. (2021) Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics doi: 10.1002/acm2.13251
  3. Claps, L., Mathew, D., Dusenbery, K., Reynolds, M., Watanabe, Y., Utilization of CBCT to improve the delivery accuracy of Gamma Knife radiosurgery with G-frame. (2021) Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physicist doi.org/10.1002/acm2.13332
  4. Ebadi, M., Olson, J., Bateman, J., Mathew, D., Yuan, J., & Rashidi, A. (2021). Hodgkin’s lymphoma-associated vanishing bile duct syndrome successfully treated with radiation as a bridge to chemotherapy. Precision Radiation Oncology. doi: 10.1002/pro6.1114
  5. Oare, C., Wilke, C., Ehler, E., Sterling, D., Mathew, D., & Ferreira, C. (2019). Dose Calibration of Gafchromic EBT3 Film for Ir-192 Brachytherapy Source Using #D-Printed PLA and ABS Plastics. 3D Printing In Medicine. PMID: 30725341
  6. Yuan, J., Lee, R., Dusenbery, K. E., Lee, C. K., Mathew, D. C., Sperduto, P. W., & Watanabe, Y. (2018). Cumulative Doses to Brain and Other Critical Structures After Multisession Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Treatment of Multiple Metastatic Tumors. Frontiers in Oncology, 8, 65. PMID: 29594045 PMCID: PMC5859351 doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00065
  7. Mathew, D. C., & Luthey-Schulten, Z. (2010). Influence of montmorillonite on nucleotide oligomerization reactions: a molecular dynamics study. Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere: the journal of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life, 40(3), 303-17. PMID: 20213159 doi: 10.1007/s11084-010-9207-0
  8. Butler, T., Goldenfeld, N., Mathew, D., & Luthey-Schulten, Z. (2009). Extreme genetic code optimality from a molecular dynamics calculation of amino acid polar requirement. Physical Review E., 79(6), 4. doi: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.79.060901
  9. Mathew, D. C., & Luthey-Schulten, Z. (2008). On the physical basis of the amino acid polar requirement. Journal of molecular evolution, 66(5), 519-28. PMID: 18443736 doi: 10.1007/s00239-008-9073-9

Book Chapter

Wagner, J. L., Clemens, T. M., Mathew, D. C., Chmaissem, O., Dabrowski, B., & Hinks,
D. G. (2002). Universal Phase Diagrams and “Ideal” High Temperature
Superconductors: HgBa2CuO4+. Phase Transitions and Self Organization in Electronic
Molecular Networks. (pp. 331-339). Boston, MA: Springer. doi:

Posters and Presentations at Professional Meetings

  1. Sterling, D., Ehler, E., Tang, X., Mathew, D., Utilization of Phosphorescent Materials During Quality Assurance of HDR Afterloaders. Med Phys 49(6), E814
  2. Gupta, A., Yuan, J., Wilke, C. T., Mathew, D. C. “PP2A Tumor Suppressor Turned Rogue”, Life Science Exhibits National Research Conference – Oncology/Immuno-oncology, Webinar. (August 6, 2020).
  3. Tang, X., Ehler, E., Mathew, D. C. “Phosphorescent Strontium Aluminate: A Bright Idea for in vivo Dosimetry”, North Central Chapter AAPM. (2019).
  4. Oare, C., Ehler, E., Sterling, D., Mathew, D. C., Wilke, C., Ferreira, C. “Dose Calibration of Gafchromic EBT3 Film for Ir-192 Brachytherapy Source Using 3D-Printed ABS Plastic”, AAPM Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee. (2018).
  5. Mathew, D. C., Edlund, S., Watanabe, Y. “Comparison of Two VMAT Planning Techniques Using Planned and Delivered Dose Distributions”, AAPM Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado. (2017).
  6. Mathew, D. C., Gerbi, B. J. “Reclined Total Skin Electron Treatment Technique”, AAPM Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (2016).
  7. Mathew, D. C., Alaei, P. “Applying Failure Modes and Effect Analysis to Treatment Planning System QA”, Washington DC. (2016).
  8. Tanny, S. Mathew, D. C., N., Parsai, E. “Correction Factor Measurements for Multiple Detectors Used in Small Field Dosimetry On the Varian Edge Radiosurgery System”, AAPM Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (2015)