Christopher (Chris) L. Deufel, Ph.D.

  1. Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Christopher L. Deufel, Ph.D., is a physicist in Radiation Oncology, with specialty interest in brachytherapy. His clinical focus includes:

  • Developing optimal techniques to treat cancer and reduce radiation side effects
  • Leading the development of new radiation therapy technology
  • Promoting quality and safety for patients and staff
  • Expertise in quality assurance of therapeutic radiation devices, such as linear accelerators and computerized radiation treatment planning systems
  • Management of brachytherapy solutions for the treatment of advanced and challenging cancers

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Deufel is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and postdoctoral fellows. He authors expert content and publishes in high-impact scientific journals. Dr. Deufel is a national leader in professional societies and influencer in radiation therapy physics.

  • Total skin electron body irradiation
  • High dose rate brachytherapy
  • Artificial intelligence applications in radiotherapy
  • Radiation treatment planning systems and optimization algorithms
  • Low dose rate prostate brachytherapy
  • Low dose rate ocular melanoma brachytherapy
  1. 2010
    Resident - Therapeutic Radiation Oncology PhysicsDepartment of Radiation Oncology
  2. 2007
    Ph.D. - Experimental PhysicsCornell University
  3. 2004
    Master of Science - Experimental PhysicsCornell University
  4. 2000
    BA - Physics and MathematicsWabash College

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Mayo Educator of the YearMayo Clinic
  2. 2018
    AARO Educator of the Year AwardAssociation of Residents in Radiation Oncology

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Secretary and Executive Board MemeberAmerican Brachytherapy Society
  2. 2019 - present
    Executive Committee MemberDepartment of Radiation Oncology
  3. 2019 - present
    Annual Meeting Scientific Program CommitteeEuropean Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology
  4. 2019 - present
    Executive Committee MemberDepartment of Radiation Oncology
  5. 2018 - 2019
    Annual Meeting Program ChairAmerican Brachytherapy Society
  6. 2014 - present
    Committee MemberPhysics Clinical Practice Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  7. 2014 - present
    Committee MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  8. 2014 - present
    ChairBrachytherapy Working Group, Department of Radiation Oncology
  9. 2014 - present
    ChairBrachytherapy Physics Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  10. 2014 - present
    ChairBrachytherapy DSOP Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  11. 2014 - present
    MemberRadiotherapy and Oncology, European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology
  12. 2014 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Brachytherapy Society
  13. 2014 - present
    Committee MemberPhysics Clinical Practice Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  14. 2014 - present
    Committee MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  15. 2014 - present
    ChairBrachytherapy Working Group, Department of Radication Oncology
  16. 2014 - present
    ChairBrachytherapy Physics Committee, Department of Radication Oncology
  17. 2014 - present
    ChairBrachytherapy DSOP Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  18. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Brachytherapy Society
  19. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Physicists in Medicine

Publications