August 23, 2019

New Faculty

Faraz Kalantari, Ph.D.


Faraz Kalantari, Ph.D., has joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Kalantari received a bachelor’s degree in atomic and molecular physics at Kharazmi University in Iran in 2004 and a master’s degree in medical physics in 2007 at Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, where he later earned his doctorate in medical physics in 2012. He worked for three years as a medical physicist and instructor in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kalantari moved to the United States in 2012 to join the University of Houston, Biomedical Engineering Department, as a postdoctoral researcher. He continued his training with a second postdoctoral fellowship in 2014 at UT Southwestern, in the Medical Physics Section of the Radiation Oncology Department. He completed a residency in medical physics at UT Southwestern in June 2019. Dr. Kalantari’s research interests include 3D and 4D medical image reconstruction and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT). He is passionate about educational outreach as well as providing high-quality care for cancer patients.

Gary Lewis, M.D.


Gary Lewis, M.D., has joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Lewis completed his undergraduate training in biomedical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Lewis completed residency training in radiation oncology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, with rotations at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Lewis will focus on clinical research and clinical trial development in addition to clinical care.