Sang-June Park, Ph.D.
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Radiation Oncology
Member, Physics & Biology in Medicine GPB Home Area
Research Interests
Dr. Park’s research interests include Brachytherapy, Monte Carlo simulations, EPID-based implanted marker tracking, respiratory gated imaging (4D-PET/4D-CT), and small animal imaging.

Dr. Park is an Associate Clinical Professor and Chief of Brachytherapy Physics in UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology and Medical Physicist since 2009. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan in 2001 and 2005. After his PhD, Dr. Park joined Brookhaven National Laboratory for small animal imaging research (2005-2006). He received medical physics training and performed clinical research at Harvard Medical School Department of Radiation Oncology in Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2006-2009).

Dr. Park has made numerous international and national presentations, published over 30 peer-reviewed papers, over 100 abstracts, and book chapters. Dr. Park is a Diplomate of The American Board of Radiology (DABR) - board certified in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics. He is also California State licensed to conduct therapy machine calibrations and radiation protection surveys.


A selected list of publications:

Wang Chenyang, Raince Jagdeep, Swamy Uma, Park Sang-June, Zaide Lalaine, Mesko Shane, Demanes D Jeffrey, Kamrava Mitchell   Clinical outcomes using image-guided interstitial brachytherapy for definitive cervical cancer patients with high-risk clinical target volumes greater than 30 cc Brachytherapy, ; 17(2): 392-398.
Kamrava Mitchell, Beriwal Sushil, Erickson Beth, Gaffney David, Jhingran Anuja, Klopp Ann, Park Sang June, Viswanathan Akila, Yashar Catheryn, Lin Lilie   American Brachytherapy Society recurrent carcinoma of the endometrium task force patterns of care and review of the literature Brachytherapy, 2018; 16(6): 1129-1143.
Ragab Omar, Banerjee Robyn, Park Sang-June, Patel Shyamal, Zhang Mingle, Wang Jason, Velez Maria, Demanes David Jeffrey, Kamrava Mitchell   Comparison of patient-reported acute urinary and sexual toxicity scores in a 6- versus 2-fraction course of high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy monotherapy Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology, 2018; 62(1): 109-115.
Patel Shyamal, Demanes D Jeffrey, Ragab Omar, Zhang Mingle, Veruttipong Darlene, Nguyen Kristine, Park Sang-June, Marks Leonard, Pantuck Allan, Steinberg Michael, Kamrava Mitchell   High-dose-rate brachytherapy monotherapy without androgen deprivation therapy for intermediate-risk prostate cancer Brachytherapy, 2018; 16(2): 299-305.
Hegde John V, Demanes D Jeffrey, Veruttipong Darlene, Raince Jagdeep, Park Sang-June, Raman Steven S, Nickols Nicholas G, King Christopher R, Kishan Amar U, Steinberg Michael L, Kamrava Mitchell   Pretreatment 3T multiparametric MRI staging predicts for biochemical failure in high-risk prostate cancer treated with combination high-dose-rate brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy Brachytherapy, 2018; 16(6): 1106-1112.
Brown Derek W, Damato Antonio L, Sutlief Steven, Morcovescu Serban, Park Sang-June, Reiff Jay, Shih Allen, Scanderbeg Daniel J   A consensus-based, process commissioning template for high-dose-rate gynecologic treatments Brachytherapy, 2016; 15(5): 570-7.
Fallon Julia, Park Sang-Jung, Yang Lisa, Veruttipong Darlene, Zhang Mingle, Van Thanh, Wang Pin-Chieh, Fekete Alexandra M, Cambeiro Mauricio, Kamrava Mitchell, Steinberg Michael L, Demanes D Jeffrey   Long term results from a prospective database on high dose rate (HDR) interstitial brachytherapy for primary cervical carcinoma Gynecologic oncology, 2016; 16(2): 299-305.
Ilg Annette M, Laviana Aaron A, Kamrava Mitchell, Veruttipong Darlene, Steinberg Michael, Park Sang-June, Burke Michael A, Niedzwiecki Douglas, Kupelian Patrick A, Saigal Christopher   Time-driven activity-based costing of low-dose-rate and high-dose-rate brachytherapy for low-risk prostate cancer Brachytherapy, 2016; 15(6): 760-767.
Hauswald Henrik, Kamrava Mitchell R, Fallon Julia M, Wang Pin-Chieh, Park Sang-June, Van Thanh, Borja Lalaine, Steinberg Michael L, Demanes D Jeffrey   High-Dose-Rate Monotherapy for Localized Prostate Cancer: 10-Year Results International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 2016; 94(4): 667-74.
Mesko Shane, Park Sang-June, Kishan Amar U, Demanes D Jeffrey, Kamrava Mitchell   A sector-based dosimetric analysis of dose heterogeneity in high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy Brachytherapy, 2015; 14(2): 173-8.
Pennington J Daniel, Park Sang June, Abgaryan Narine, Banerjee Robyn, Lee Percy P, Loh Christopher, Lee Edward, Demanes D Jeffrey, Kamrava Mitchell   Dosimetric comparison of brachyablation and stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy in the treatment of liver metastasis Brachytherapy, 2015; 14(4): 537-42.
Mesko Shane, Swamy Uma, Park Sang-June, Borja Lalaine, Wang Jason, Demanes D Jeffrey, Kamrava Mitchell   Early clinical outcomes of ultrasound-guided CT-planned high-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy for primary locally advanced cervical cancer Brachytherapy, 2015; 14(5): 626-32.
Banerjee Robyn, Park Sang-June, Anderson Erik, Demanes D Jeffrey, Wang Jason, Kamrava Mitchell   From whole gland to hemigland to ultra-focal high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy: A dosimetric analysis Brachytherapy, 2015; 14(3): 366-72.
Kishan Amar U, Lee Edward W, McWilliams Justin, Lu David, Genshaft Scott, Motamedi Kambiz, Demanes D Jeffrey, Park Sang June, Hagio Mary Ann, Wang Pin-Chieh, Kamrava Mitchell   Image-guided high-dose-rate brachytherapy: preliminary outcomes and toxicity of a joint interventional radiology and radiation oncology technique for achieving local control in challenging cases Journal of contemporary brachytherapy, 2015; 7(5): 327-35.
Demanes D Jeffrey, Banerjee Robyn, Cahan Benjamin L, Lee Steve P, Park Sang-June, Fallon Julia M, Reyes Paula, Van Thanh Q, Steinberg Michael L, Kamrava Mitchell R   Ureteral stent insertion for gynecologic interstitial high-dose-rate brachytherapy Brachytherapy, 2015; 14(2): 245-51.
Park Sang-June, Chung Melody, Demanes D Jeffrey, Banerjee Robyn, Steinberg Michael, Kamrava Mitchell   Dosimetric comparison of 3-dimensional planning techniques using an intravaginal multichannel balloon applicator for high-dose-rate gynecologic brachytherapy International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 2013; 87(4): 840-6.
Kamrava Mitchell, Chung Melody P, Demarco John, Kayode Oluwatosin, Park Sang-June, Borja Lalaine, Chow Lucy, Lee Steve P, Steinberg Michael L, Demanes D Jeffrey   Electronic brachytherapy for postsurgical adjuvant vaginal cuff irradiation therapy in endometrial and cervical cancer: a retrospective study Brachytherapy, 2013; 12(2): 141-7.
Kamrava Mitchell, Chung Melody P, Kayode Oluwatosin, Wang Jason, Marks Leonard, Kupelian Patrick, Steinberg Michael, Park Sang-June, Demanes D Jeffrey   Focal high-dose-rate brachytherapy: a dosimetric comparison of hemigland vs. conventional whole-gland treatment Brachytherapy, 2013; 12(5): 434-41.
Demanes D Jeffrey, Friedman Jeffrey M, Park Sang-June, Steinberg Michael L, Hayes John K, Kamrava Mitchell R   Brachytherapy catheter spacing and stabilization technique Brachytherapy, 2013; 11(5): 392-7.
White Evan C, Kamrava Mitchell R, Demarco John, Park Sang-June, Wang Pin-Chieh, Kayode Oluwatosin, Steinberg Michael L, Demanes D Jeffrey   High-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy consistently results in high quality dosimetry International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 2013; 85(2): 543-8.
Killoran Joseph H, Gerbaudo Victor H, Mamede Marcelo, Ionascu Dan, Park Sang-June, Berbeco Ross   Motion artifacts occurring at the lung/diaphragm interface using 4D CT attenuation correction of 4D PET scans Journal of applied clinical medical physics, 2011; 12(4): 3502.
Aristophanous Michalis, Rottmann Joerg, Park Sang-June, Nishioka Seiko, Shirato Hiroki, Berbeco Ross I   Image-guided adaptive gating of lung cancer radiotherapy: a computer simulation study Physics in medicine and biology, 2010; 55(15): 4321-33.
Park Sang-June, Ionascu Dan, Hacker Fred, Mamon Harvey, Berbeco Ross   Automatic marker detection and 3D position reconstruction using cine EPID images for SBRT verification Medical physics, 2009; 36(10): 4536-46.
Berbeco Ross I, Hacker Fred, Zatwarnicki Chris, Park Sang-June, Ionascu Dan, O'Farrell Desmond, Mamon Harvey J   A novel method for estimating SBRT delivered dose with beam's-eye-view images Medical physics, 2008; 35(7): 3225-31.
Park Sang-June, Ionascu Dan, Killoran Joseph, Mamede Marcelo, Gerbaudo Victor H, Chin Lee, Berbeco Ross   Evaluation of the combined effects of target size, respiratory motion and background activity on 3D and 4D PET/CT images Physics in medicine and biology, 2008; 53(13): 3661-79.