Michael Dohopolski, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in central nervous system malignancies such as brain tumors and cancers of the spinal cord.

Dr. Dohopolski earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed a residency in radiation oncology at UT Southwestern, where he served as Chief Resident and worked on advanced computer techniques to create an artificial intelligence model to identify cancer, which has been implemented successfully in two clinical trials.

He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2023.

Dr. Dohopolski is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the American Society for Radiation Oncology. Additionally, he serves on the trainee editorial board for Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.

He has delivered scores of presentations, contributed to the book Decision Making in Otolaryngology, and published numerous peer-reviewed academic articles, many related to machine learning and neural networks.

Among his many accolades, Dr. Dohopolski has received the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award from the RSNA and the Dean’s Scholar in Clinical Research Program Award from UT Southwestern.

Personal Note

When he is not at work, Dr. Dohopolski enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and computer coding.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2014-2018)
  • Residency - University of Texas Medical Center at Dallas (2019-2023), Radiation Oncology
  • Internship - Banner University Medical Center Phoenix (2018-2019), Medical Education
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • Radiological Society of North America
Honors & Awards
  • Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award 2023, Radiological Society of North America
  • Dean’s Scholar in Clinical Research Program Award 2023-2026, UT Southwestern
  • Editor’s Recognition Award for reviewing with Distinction 2022, Radiology: Artificial Intelligence
  • Chief Resident 2021-2022, UT Southwestern Residency in Radiation Oncology
  • Travel Award 2022, ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Spring Meeting
  • Brown Family Award for Residence Excellence Nominee 2022, Texas Radiological Society Foundation
  • Holman Research Pathway 2020-2022, American Board of Radiology
  • Radiation Oncology Research Award 2018, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Books & Publications
  • Adaptive radiation therapy
  • Artificial intelligence applications within medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Brain Tumors
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Brain & Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Ocular Lymphoma
  • Ocular oncology

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