Kamil M. Yenice

Associate Professor
Research Summary
Dr. Kamil M. Yenice is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Radiation & Cellular Oncology. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from the University of Toledo in 1993. After a two-year appointment as a lecturer at Penn-State University-Erie he studied Medical Physics at Wayne State University. He started his Medical Physics career in New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, in New York City, followed by a faculty position at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center before joining as faculty in Radiation Oncology at the University of Chicago in 2005. He is currently Chief of Clinical Physics and Director of the Medical Physics Residency Program. His research focuses on the use of image guided stereotactic treatment delivery methods and improving quality assurance aspects of patient treatments. He has published on the implementation of stereotactic delivery methods in SRS and SBRT and also as the co-chair for the AAPM TG-101 Report on SBRT. Currently, he serves as Physics co-chair of the ASTRO APEx committee and chair of AAPM WGIMRT. He is actively engaged in professional activities of both ASTRO and AAPM and advocates for patient safety and practice accreditation for improved quality of care. He is board certified by the ABMP.
  1. Slagowski JM, Redler G, Malin MJ, Cammin J, Lobb EC, Lee BH, Sethi A, Roeske JC, Flores-Martinez E, Stevens T, Yenice KM, Green O, Mutic S, Aydogan B. Dosimetric feasibility of brain stereotactic radiosurgery with a 0.35 T MRI-guided linac and comparison vs a C-arm-mounted linac. Med Phys. 2020 Nov; 47(11):5455-5466. View in: PubMed

  2. Turchan WT, Arya R, Hight R, Al-Hallaq H, Dominello M, Joyce D, McCabe BP, McCall AR, Perevalova E, Stepaniak C, Yenice K, Burmeister J, Golden DW. Physician review of image registration and normal structure delineation. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2020 Nov; 21(11):80-87. View in: PubMed

  3. Haciislamoglu E, Gungor G, Aydin G, Canyilmaz E, Guler OC, Zengin AY, Yenice KM. Estimation of secondary cancer risk after radiotherapy in high-risk prostate cancer patients with pelvic irradiation. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2020 Sep; 21(9):82-89. View in: PubMed

  4. Chao ST, Dad LK, Dawson LA, Desai NB, Pacella M, Rengan R, Xiao Y, Yenice KM, Rosenthal SA, Hartford A. ACR-ASTRO Practice Parameter for the Performance of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy. Am J Clin Oncol. 2020 08; 43(8):545-552. View in: PubMed

  5. Ahn KH, Yenice KM, Koshy M, Slavin KV, Aydogan B. Frame-based radiosurgery of multiple metastases using single-isocenter volumetric modulated arc therapy technique. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2019 Aug; 20(8):21-28. View in: PubMed

  6. Stevens MTR, Lobb EC, Yenice KM. Validation of MLC-based linac radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2018 Jul; 19(4):214-221. View in: PubMed

  7. Belcher AH, Liu X, Chmura S, Yenice K, Wiersma RD. Towards frameless maskless SRS through real-time 6DoF robotic motion compensation. Phys Med Biol. 2017 Nov 13; 62(23):9054-9066. View in: PubMed

  8. Benedict SH, Bova FJ, Clark B, Goetsch SJ, Hinson WH, Leavitt DD, Schlesinger DJ, Yenice KM. The role of medical physicists in developing stereotactic radiosurgery. Med Phys. 2008 Sep; 35(9):4262-4277. View in: PubMed

  9. Kumar KA, Wu T, Tonlaar N, Stepaniak C, Yenice KM, Liauw SL. Image-guided radiation therapy for prostate cancer: A computed tomography-based assessment of fiducial marker migration between placement and 7 days. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2015 Jul-Aug; 5(4):241-7. View in: PubMed

  10. Solanki AA, Weichselbaum RR, Appelbaum D, Farrey K, Yenice KM, Chmura SJ, Salama JK. The utility of FDG-PET for assessing outcomes in oligometastatic cancer patients treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy: a cohort study. Radiat Oncol. 2012 Dec 18; 7:216. View in: PubMed

  11. Carlson DJ, Yenice KM, Orton CG. Tumor hypoxia is an important mechanism of radioresistance in hypofractionated radiotherapy and must be considered in the treatment planning process. Med Phys. 2011 Dec; 38(12):6347-50. View in: PubMed

  12. Salama JK, Hasselle MD, Chmura SJ, Malik R, Mehta N, Yenice KM, Villaflor VM, Stadler WM, Hoffman PC, Cohen EE, Connell PP, Haraf DJ, Vokes EE, Hellman S, Weichselbaum RR. Stereotactic body radiotherapy for multisite extracranial oligometastases: final report of a dose escalation trial in patients with 1 to 5 sites of metastatic disease. Cancer. 2012 Jun 01; 118(11):2962-70. View in: PubMed

  13. Song S, Yenice KM, Kopec M, Liauw SL. Image-guided radiotherapy using surgical clips as fiducial markers after prostatectomy: a report of total setup error, required PTV expansion, and dosimetric implications. Radiother Oncol. 2012 May; 103(2):270-4. View in: PubMed

  14. Benedict SH, Yenice KM, Followill D, Galvin JM, Hinson W, Kavanagh B, Keall P, Lovelock M, Meeks S, Papiez L, Purdie T, Sadagopan R, Schell MC, Salter B, Schlesinger DJ, Shiu AS, Solberg T, Song DY, Stieber V, Timmerman R, Tomé WA, Verellen D, Wang L, Yin FF. Stereotactic body radiation therapy: the report of AAPM Task Group 101. Med Phys. 2010 Aug; 37(8):4078-101. View in: PubMed

  15. Wiersma RD, Wen Z, Sadinski M, Farrey K, Yenice KM. Development of a frameless stereotactic radiosurgery system based on real-time 6D position monitoring and adaptive head motion compensation. Phys Med Biol. 2010 Jan 21; 55(2):389-401. View in: PubMed

  16. Chang J, Yenice KM, Jiang K, Hunt M, Narayana A. Effect of MLC leaf width and PTV margin on the treatment planning of intensity-modulated stereotactic radiosurgery (IMSRS) or radiotherapy (IMSRT). Med Dosim. 2009; 34(2):110-6. View in: PubMed

  17. Benedict SH, Bova FJ, Clark B, Goetsch SJ, Hinson WH, Leavitt DD, Schlesinger DJ, Yenice KM. Anniversary Paper: the role of medical physicists in developing stereotactic radiosurgery. Med Phys. 2008 Sep; 35(9):4262-77. View in: PubMed

  18. Salama JK, Chmura SJ, Mehta N, Yenice KM, Stadler WM, Vokes EE, Haraf DJ, Hellman S, Weichselbaum RR. An initial report of a radiation dose-escalation trial in patients with one to five sites of metastatic disease. Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Aug 15; 14(16):5255-9. View in: PubMed

  19. Chang J, Yenice KM, Narayana A, Gutin PH. Accuracy and feasibility of cone-beam computed tomography for stereotactic radiosurgery setup. Med Phys. 2007 Jun; 34(6):2077-84. View in: PubMed

  20. Narayana A, Chang J, Yenice K, Chan K, Lymberis S, Brennan C, Gutin PH. Hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy using intensity-modulated radiotherapy in patients with one or two brain metastases. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2007; 85(2-3):82-7. View in: PubMed

  21. Bilsky MH, Yenice K, Lovelock M, Yamada J. Stereotactic intensity-modulation radiation therapy for vertebral body and paraspinal tumors. Neurosurg Focus. 2001 Dec 15; 11(6):e7. View in: PubMed

  22. Lovelock DM, Hua C, Wang P, Hunt M, Fournier-Bidoz N, Yenice K, Toner S, Lutz W, Amols H, Bilsky M, Fuks Z, Yamada Y. Accurate setup of paraspinal patients using a noninvasive patient immobilization cradle and portal imaging. Med Phys. 2005 Aug; 32(8):2606-14. View in: PubMed

  23. Yamada Y, Lovelock DM, Yenice KM, Bilsky MH, Hunt MA, Zatcky J, Leibel SA. Multifractionated image-guided and stereotactic intensity-modulated radiotherapy of paraspinal tumors: a preliminary report. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2005 May 01; 62(1):53-61. View in: PubMed

  24. Hua C, Chang J, Yenice K, Chan M, Amols H. A practical approach to prevent gantry-couch collision for linac-based radiosurgery. Med Phys. 2004 Jul; 31(7):2128-34. View in: PubMed

  25. Bilsky MH, Yamada Y, Yenice KM, Lovelock M, Hunt M, Gutin PH, Leibel SA. Intensity-modulated stereotactic radiotherapy of paraspinal tumors: a preliminary report. Neurosurgery. 2004 Apr; 54(4):823-30; discussion 830-1. View in: PubMed

  26. Yenice KM, Lovelock DM, Hunt MA, Lutz WR, Fournier-Bidoz N, Hua CH, Yamada J, Bilsky M, Lee H, Pfaff K, Spirou SV, Amols HI. CT image-guided intensity-modulated therapy for paraspinal tumors using stereotactic immobilization. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2003 Mar 01; 55(3):583-93. View in: PubMed