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Jeremy N. Kunz, PhD, DABR

Languages spoken: English, Thai

Academic Information

Departments: Radiation Oncology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Radiology (Therapeutic Medical Physics)

Jeremy N. Kunz, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Utah and a Medical Physicist at Huntsman Cancer Hospital. Dr. Kunz received a BS in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Weber State University and completed his doctoral work at Baylor University where his thesis focused on quantum biophotonics. Dr. Kunz received a MS in Medical Physics from the University of Toledo and then completed his residency training at the University of Utah-Huntsman Cancer Institute in therapeutic medical physics. Dr. Kunz's clinical and research interests include brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, patient safety and quality assurance, VMAT for CSI and VMAT for TMI.

Education History

Residency University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Therapeutic Medical Physics
Graduate Training University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Medical Physics; Radiation Oncology
Doctoral Training Baylor University College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Training Baylor University College of Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate Weber State University
Physics and Applied Mathematics

Selected Publications

  1. Li X, Huang YJ, Rahimi R, Zhao H, Kunz JN, Suneja G, Su FC (2023). A novel approach for Venezia ovoid commissioning with a comprehensive analysis of source positions in high-dose-rate brachytherapyA novel approach for Venezia ovoid commissioning with a comprehensive analysis of source positions in high-dose-rate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy, 22(1), 93-100.
  2. Li X, Su FC, Sarkar V, Zhao H, Ibanez S, Kunz JN, Nelson G, Huang YJ (2022). Impact of detector selection on commissioning of Leipzig surface applicators with improving immobilization in high dose rate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy, 20(4), 511-519.
  3. Paxton AB, Sarkar V, Kunz JN, Szegedi M, Zhao H, Huang YJ, Nelson GS, Rassiah P, Su F, Salter BJ (2020). Evaluation of the effects of implementing a diode transmission device into the clinical workflow. Phys Med, 80, 335-341.
  4. Nelson G, Paxton A, Kunz J, Huang J, Szegedi M, Sarkar V, Salter B (2020). FMEA occurrence values for four failure modes occurring using look-up tables for dose calculations. J Appl Clin Med Phys, 21(11), 1-4.
  5. Sarkar V, Paxton A, Kunz J, Szegedi M, Nelson G, Rassiah-Szegedi P, Zhao H, Huang YJ, Su F, Salter BJ (2019). A systematic evaluation of the error detection abilities of a new diode transmission detector. J Appl Clin Med Phys, 20(9), 122-132.
  6. Kunz JN, Voronine DV, Lu W, Liege Z, Lee HWH, Zhang Z, Scully MO (2017). Aluminum plasmonic nanoshielding in ultraviolet inactivation of bacteria. Sci Rep, 7(1), 9026.
  7. Kunz JN, Voronine DV, Lee HW, Sokolov AV, Scully MO (2017). Rapid detection of drought stress in plants using femtosecond laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. Opt Express, 25(7), 7251-7262.
  8. Kunz JN, Voronine DV, Ko BA, Lee H, Rana A, Bagavathiannan MV, Sokolov AV, Scully MO (2017). Interaction of femtosecond laser pulses with plants: towards distinguishing weeds and crops using plasma temperature. J Mod Opt, 64(9), 942-7.
  9. Olafsen LJ, Kunz J, Ongstad AP, Kaspi R (2013). Tunable excitation of mid-infrared optically pumped semiconductor lasers. In Razeghi M (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE: Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices X, SPIE - International Society For Optics and Photonics, 8631.