Biography Prof. McNutt
Dr. Todd McNutt is an Associate Professor of Medical Physics, and the Director of Clinical Informatics in Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins with a joint appointment in Health Science Informatics. In the last 10 years Dr. McNutt has focused on integrating structure data collection into the clinical environment. This involves establishing workflows, user and software interfaces that enable the clinician to interact with the patients with minimal interaction with the computer. The primary focus of the work is to establish a database that allows efficient access to clinical data to look at toxicity and outcome trends and how they correlate with delivered radiation dosimetry. Dr. McNutt’s group has also built a shape relationship based model of patient similarity that allows one to look at prior radiation oncology patient treatment plans to determine the expected plan quality of a new patient. In addition, he has worked to accelerate the treatment planning process by automating planning techniques and developing a GPU based dose computation algorithm for external beam radiation therapy. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. McNutt was the Director of Research and Advance Development at Philips Radiation Oncology Systems where he oversaw research development of the Pinnacle3 Radiation Therapy Planning System for 8 years.