William Tyler Watkins, PhD

Tyler Watkins

William Tyler Watkins, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Office Phone:  434-982-0161
Physics’ Secretary: 434-924-5421
Fax: 434-982-3520
Email: ww5x@virginia.edu

Specialty
Radiological Physics, Radiation Oncology

Clinical Interests
Dr. Watkins joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as a member of the Clinical Physics faculty in 2013. He earned his B.Sc. and M.S. degrees from San Diego State University, in Physics, with an emphasis on computational and medical physics. He went on to work as a research associate at the University of California San Diego before joining the CAMPEP accredited medical physics education program at Virginia Commonwealth University, receiving his Ph.D. in 2013. He supports the University of Virginia Health System, Department of Radiation Oncology, in all aspects of external beam and brachytherapy medical physics. His clinical expertise includes treatment plan optimization, deformable image registration, adaptive radiation therapy, scientific programming, and data systems management. His research is focused on the future of radiation therapy from the perspective of decision analysis, where automated treatment plan optimization and expected utility analysis will transform current, population-derived strategies into personalized radiation treatment.

Ph.D. Degree
2013  Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical Physics

Certification
2016  American Board of Radiology: Therapeutic Medical Physics

PubMed Publications