Eric S. Elder, PhD

Titles and Roles

Interim Director of Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Eric S. Elder, PhD, is the Clinical Director of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Dr. Elder provides clinical oversight at four Emory hospitals, reviewing clinical physics procedures and working to improve the quality of procedures. His research in the area of stereotactic rotational therapy for areas outside of the brain, combined with his clinical skills and hardware background, complements the clinical image guided radiation therapy program at Winship. Dr. Elder is the interim Director of the Division of Medical Physics.


Dr. Elder received his PhD and MS from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his BS from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He received his certification from the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics in 1997.


Dr. Elder's research interests are in computational microdosimetry, new treatment planning algorithms and novel delivery methods. He is involved in computational dosimetry projects with Georgia Tech's Nuclear Engineering Department. He spends 50% of spring semester teaching on the Georgia Tech campus in the Medical Physics program.


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