Matthew Witten, PhD, chief physicist in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of CyberKnife® Radiosurgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital, has been appointed to the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board. Dr. Witten, who received his undergraduate degree in physics from Johns Hopkins University, was invited to serve on this prestigious board for demonstrating a strong commitment to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ mission of creating knowledge through research and scholarship, and educating students through immersion in a collaborative process.
“Established in 1998, the board provides critical counsel to the leadership team on key issues facing the school as well as strengthening its philanthropic support,” said Beverly Wendland, PhD, James P. Knapp Dean at Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. “Dr. Witten is an extraordinary friend of the Krieger School and Johns Hopkins, and I am confident he will offer vital leadership on this advisory board.”
In addition to his roles at NYU Winthrop Hospital, where he has served as a vital member of the CyberKnife® Radiosurgery leadership team since 2005, Dr. Witten was recently an adjunct associate professor of physics at Hofstra University. His current research focuses on the use of computational intelligence and evolutionary methods to solve problems in radiation therapy. He has presented his original research on CyberKnife® treatment planning optimization at many international meetings. He regularly serves on the technical review committee for conferences on computational intelligence led by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.
Dr. Witten is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology, and is board certified in the subspecialty of therapeutic radiologic physics. He earned a PhD from Columbia University in applied physics, with a concentration in medical physics. He also received two master’s degrees from Columbia University in applied physics and completed his clinical training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Witten is a member of the Radiosurgery Society, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Brachytherapy Society, and IEEE.
Dr. Witten resides in Great Neck, NY.