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Ziad H. Saleh, PhD, DABR

Associate Medical Physicist, Rhode Island Hospital

Phone: 401-444-2585


Mailing Address:

Department of Radiation Oncology

Rhode Island Hospital

593 Eddy Street

Providence, RI 02903


2018-present: Associate Medical Physicist, Radiation Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital

2014-2018: Assistant Member (Level-I), Memorial Hospital and Allied Diseases, New York

2014-2018: Assistant Attending, Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan Kettering West Harrison, NY

2012-2014: Resident in Medical Physics, Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

2010-2012: Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

2010-2010: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO      

2004-2005: Software Developer, Astronomy Department, University of Florida, Gainesville


2011: Certificate in Medical Physics, Colombia University, New York

2010: PhD, Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne

2003: MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville

2001: BSc, Computer Engineering, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon


Selected Publications:

  • Zeng, Chuan, Richard A. Amos, Brian Winey, Chris Beltran, Ziad Saleh, Zelig Tochner, Hanne Kooy, and Stefan Both. "Proton Treatment Planning." In Target Volume Delineation and Treatment Planning for Particle Therapy, pp. 45-105. Springer, Cham, 2018.
  • Vitali Moiseenko, PhD, Jonn Wu, M.D., Allan Hovan, M.D.D., Ziad Saleh, PhD, Aditya Apte, PhD, Joseph O. Deasy, PhD, Stephen Harrow, M.D., Carman Rabuka, M.D.D., Adam Muggli, D.D.S., and Anna Thompson, M.D. Treatment planning constraints to avoid xerostomia in head and neck radiotherapy: an independent test of QUANTEC criteria using a prospectively collected dataset. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Mar 1;82(3):1108-14.
  • Shackleford J.A., Shusharina N., Verberg J., Warmerdam G., Winey B., Neuner M., Steininger P., Arbisser A., Golland P., Lou Y., Paganelli C., Peroni M., Riboldi M., Baroni G., Zaffino P., Spadea M.F., Apte A., Saleh Z., Deasy J.O., Mori S., Kandasamy N., Sharp G.C. Plastimatch 1.6 - Current Capabilities and Future Directions. Int Conf Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2012 Oct;15(WS). Workshop on Image-Guidance and Multimodal Dose Planning in Radiation Therapy.
  • Saleh ZH, Apte AP, Sharp GC, Shusharina NP, Wang Y, Veeraraghavan H, Thor M, Muren LP, Rao SS, Lee NY, Deasy JO, The distance discordance metric-a novel approach to quantifying spatial uncertainties in intra- and inter-patient deformable image registration. Phys Med Biol. 2014 Feb 7;59(3):733-46
  • Rao SD, Saleh ZH* (equal co-authorship), Setton J, Tam M, McBride SM, Riaz N, Deasy JO, Lee NY, Dose-volume factors correlating with trismus following chemoradiation for head and neck cancer. Acta Oncol. 2015 Apr 29: 1-6.
  • Saleh, Z., Thor, M., Apte, A.P., Sharp, G., Tang, X., Veeraraghavan, H., Muren, L. and Deasy, J., 2016. A multiple-image-based method to evaluate the performance of deformable image registration in the pelvis. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 61(16), p.6172.
  • Belanger, M., Saleh, Z., Volpe, T., Margiasso, R., Li, X., Chan, M., Zhu, X. and Tang, X., 2016. Validation of the Calypso Surface Beacon Transponder.Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 17(4).
  • Thor, M., Tyagi, N., Hatzoglou, V., Apte, A., Saleh, Z., Riaz, N., ... & Deasy, J. O. (2017). A magnetic resonance imaging-based approach to quantify radiation-induced normal tissue injuries applied to trismus in head and neck cancer. Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology, 1, 34-40.
  • Saleh, Z. H., Jeong, J., Quinn, B., Mechalakos, J., St Germain, J., & Dauer, L. T. (2017). Results of a 10 year survey of workload for 10 treatment vaults at a high throughput comprehensive cancer center. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 18(3), 207-214
  • Liu, Y., Saleh, Z., Song, Y., Chan, M., Li, X., Shi, C., ... & Tang, X. (2017). Novel Wavelet-Based Segmentation of Prostate CBCT Images with Implanted Calypso transponders.  International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology, 6(03), 336.