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Yi Rong, Ph.D.

  1. Medical Physicist
  2. Radiation Oncologist


  1. Phoenix, Arizona



Dr. Yi Rong, is Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Mayo Clinic Arizona. She has been an experienced faculty physicist and researcher in various areas of medical physics and radiotherapy. She has worked on a wide range of cancer radiotherapy related clinical and research projects and applications, with extensive experience in teaching and mentoring graduate students in the field of medical physics and biomedical engineering. She has authored more than 70 papers and 3 book chapters. Her clinical expertise includes external beam photon and electron, brachytherapy, SBRT/SRS, motion management, IGRT, Tomotherapy, etc. Her clinical research focus includes machine learning for auto-segmentation and image quality improvement, data informatics, radiomics for treatment and outcome improvement, etc. Dr. Rong has been serving as Associate Editors for multiple prestigious journals in the field. She devoted her time in establishing teaching and research collaborations for medical physicists globally. In 2020, she was awarded the Fellow of American Association of Physicists in Medicine, which serves as a national recognition of her achievement in research, teaching, and leadership in the profession.

  • Image guided radiotherapy, motion management
  • Deformable image registration, Adaptive re-planning
  • Image guided radiation therapy, Image quality improvement
  • Head and neck cancer, Lung cancer, breast cancer
  1. 2008
    Ph.D. - Medical PhysicsUniversity of Wisconsin
  2. 2004
    BScSchool of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University


  1. 2011
    Therapeutic Medical PhysicsAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    FellowAmerican Association of Physicists in Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Item WriterMP OLA TMP Committee, American Board of Radiology
  2. 2020 - present
    MemberExecutive Operation Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  3. 2020 - present
    MemberSafety and Incident Learning System (SAILS) Review Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  4. 2020 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  5. 2020 - present
    MemberClinical Procedure Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  6. 2020 - present
    MemberMedical Physics Residency Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology