Krishni Wijesooriya, PhD


Krishni Wijesooriya, PhD

Professor of Radiation Oncology and Professor of Physics
Office Phone: 434-924-5741 or 434-982-0781
Physics’ Secretary:

Radiological Physics, Radiation Oncology

Research/Clinical Interests
Dr. Wijesooriya joined UVA faculty in 2008. She received her PhD in Nuclear Physics from William & Mary in 1999.  She initiated many clinical programs at UVA: Total Body Irradiation, Motion Management, deep inspiratory breath hold program for left sided breast treatments.  She has extensive LINAC commissioning experience (TrueBeam, and Trilogy).  She is also the primary physicist involved in national clinical trial protocols at UVA. Her research interested include motion management, DIBH for left breast, log file based QA to improve patient safety, out-of-field d ose measurements and simulations, new imaging modalities, and novel treatment delivery devices.  She has research experience in GEANT4 simulations, and Varian Amazon cloud based Virtual linac simulations. She has 34 publications in peer reviewed journals and 3 book chapters.

Ph.D. Degree
1999    College of William and Mary – Nuclear Physics

2008    American Board of Radiology – Therapeutic Radiologic Physics

Pubmed Publications