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Deshan Yang

Professor of Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology
40 Duke Medicine Circle, 04212, PO Box 3640, Durham, NC 27710
40 Duke Medicine Circle, 04212, 3640 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710


Deshan Yang is the professor of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University. He received his bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from Tsinghua University in 1992, a master’s degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technologies in 2002, and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005.  He spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher before joining Washington University in St. Louis as a faculty member. He worked as an instructor to a professor at Washington University in St. Louis between 2006 and 2021 before joining Duke University in 2021. His main research areas are medical image processing and analysis for radiation oncology applications, adaptive radiotherapy, cardiac radiosurgery, health information technologies for radiation oncology and medical physics.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Radiation Oncology · 2023 - Present Radiation Oncology, Clinical Science Departments
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2022 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Wisconsin, Madison · 2006 Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin, Madison · 2005 M.S.