James Brindle, PhD, DABR

James Brindle, PhD, DABR

Associate Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital

James Brindle, PhD, DABR, is the associate medical physicist-in-chief at the Lifespan Cancer Institute and an associate professor of radiation oncology at The Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University. 

Besides his current duties at Lifespan, Dr. Brindle is the program director of Brown University’s medical physics residency program, an adjunct assistant professor of physics at the University of Rhode Island, and an adjunct assistant professor of radiation oncology at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

He is certified in therapeutic medical physics from the American Board of Radiology.

Prior to joining Lifespan, he worked as a medical physicist with Case Western Reserve University’s Comprehensive Cancer Institute and an associate program director at the institute’s medical physics residency program. In addition, he was an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Case Western Reserve University and served as a lieutenant and radiation health officer in the U.S. Navy.

He earned a doctorate in nuclear engineering sciences from the University of Florida and a master’s in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He has presented at numerous conferences and collaborated on medical research published in academic journals. He is a member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, and the Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs.


Phone: 401-444-6249

Fax: 401-444-5335

Email: jbrindle@lifespan.org

Mailing Address: 

Department of Radiation Oncology 

Rhode Island Hospital 

593 Eddy St. Providence, RI 02903


2013-Present: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physics Department, URI 

2013-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 

2013-Present: Associate Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 

2011-2013: Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

2010-2013: Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

2006-2010: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Radiation Oncology, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

2002-2006: National Cancer Center (NCI) Pre-doctoral Fellow, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Research Interests

  • Medical Physics
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy


2006: PhD, Nuclear Engineering Sciences (Medical Physics), University of Florida

1997: MS, Public Health (Radiation & Industrial Hygiene), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

1995: BS, Physics, LeMoyne College


  • B Wessels, J Brindle, C Cheng, C Rhodes, D Albani, J Sohn, S Lo, R Ellis, D Mansur. Retrospective Prostate Treatment Plan Comparison for Proton, Tomotherapy, and Cyberknife Therapy. International Journal of Particle Therapy,2(2):(2015).
  • J Yuan, Q Chen, J Brindle, Y Zheng, S Lo, J Sohn, B Wessels. Investigation of Nonuniform Dose Voxel Geometry in Monte Carlo Calculations. Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment, 14(4): 419-427 (2014).
  • C. Kunos, J. Brindle, S. Waggoner, K. Zanotti, K. Resnick, N. Fusco, R. Adams, R. Debernardo. Phase II clinical trial of robotic stereotactic body radiosurgery for metastatic gynecological malignancies. Frontiers in Radiation Oncology, 2:181 (2012).
  • C. Kunos, R. DeBernardo, T. Radivoyevitch, J. Fabien, D. Dobbins, Y. Zhang, J. BrindleHematological Toxicity After Robotic Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery for Treatment of Metastatic Gynecologic Malignancies. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 84(1): e35-e41 (2012).
  • C. Kunos, J. Fabien, Y. Zhang, J. Brindle, N. Mayr. Gynecologic Cancer. In: S. Lo, B. Teh, J. Lu, T. Schefter,editors. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy. New York: Springer; 2012. pp. 211-225.
  • C. Kunos, J. Brindle, R. Debernardo. “Stereotactic radiosurgery for gynecologic cancer. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (62), e3793, DOI: 10.3791/3793 (2012).
  • C. Kunos, R. DeBernardo, J. Fabien, D. Dobbins Y. Zhang, J. Brindle, P. Faulhaber. “18FDG-PET/CT Definition of Clinical Target Volume for Robotic Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery Treatment of Metastatic Gynecologic Malignancies.” Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy. S4:001 (2011).
  • C. Kunos, Y. Zhang, J. Brindle. Stereotactic body radiosurgery in gynecologic carcinomas. In: A. Ayhan, N. Reed, M. Gultekin, et al., editors. Textbook of Gynaecological Oncology. Ankara, Turkey: Günes Publishing; 2011. pp. 835-841.
  • K. Goyal, D. Einstein, R. Ibarra, M. Yao, C. Kunos, R. Ellis, J. Brindle, D. Singh, J. Hardacre, Y. Zhang, J. Fabien, G. Funkhouser, M. Machtay, J. Sanabria. “Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Nonresectable Tumors of the Pancreas.” Journal of Surgical Research, (2011).
  • C. Kunos, W. Chen, R. DeBernardo, S. Waggoner, J. Brindle, Y. Zhang, J. Williams, D. Einstein. “Stereotactic body radiosurgery for pelvic relapse of gynecologic malignancies.” Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 8(5): 393-400 (2009).
  • C. Kunos, V. vonGruenigen, S. Waggoner, J. Brindle, Y. Zhang, B. Myers, G. Funkhouser, B. Wessels, D. Einstein. “Cyberknife Radiosurgery for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Vulva After Prior Pelvic Radiation Therapy.” Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 7(5): 375-380 (2008).