Sanjiv S. Samant, PhD

Sanjiv S. Samant, PhD

Professor and Affiliate Faculty in Biomedical Engineering







Research Interests

  • Image-guided radiation therapy
  • Image registration for patient positioning (2D/3D and 3D/3D) and treatment planning (4D computed tomography)
  • Deformable, similarity measures, and optimization algorithms for image registration
  • Imaging theory: measurement and computation of MTF, DQE
  • Detector development: development of prototype high DQE imaging detectors for medical imaging and industrial/homeland security
  • Linear accelerator quality assurance using electronic portal imaging devices and digital image processing



1988 PhD (Theoretical and Mathematical Physics) University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
1985 MS (Mathematics) University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
1983 BS (Physics) Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Professional Appointments

2005-present Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida
1999-2005 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida
1999-2005 Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Memphis
1998-2005 Medical Physicist, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
1998-2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Tennessee
1996-2005 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Tennessee
1996-1998 Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
1993-1998 Medical Physicist, UT Medical Group, Inc.
1991-1993 Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
1991-1993 Medical Physicist, Cancer Treatment & Research Foundation


Professional Memberships

2005-present Florida Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine
1993-present Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine
1992-present American Association of Physicists in Medicine
1992-present Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists


Awards and Honors

2009 Selected as one of the top 10 finalists in Young Investigator Symposium at the 51st Annual Meeting of American Association of Physicists in Medicine
2004 Summer Mentorship Award, Undergraduate Student Project, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
2002 Best Paper Award for “Verification of multileaf collimator leaf positions using an electronic portal imaging device,” Southeast Association of American Physicists in Medicine,



  • Samant S, Gopal A, Inventors; University of Florida; “Method and Apparatus for X-Ray Radiographic Imaging.”; U.S. patent application serial no. 12/996,718, filed on December 7, 2010. Published application no. US-2011-0110490-A1; May 12 2011.
  • Samant S, Laughter J, Jain J, Inventors; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; “Multilayered Board Comprising Folded Flexible Circuits and Method of Manufacture”; published US Patent 6,483,713 B2; 2002.



Dr. Samant’s publications can be found at the following public database: My NCBI Bibliography (Sanjiv S. Samant, PhD).


U.S. News and World Report

Nationally ranked in 6 adult specialties and 6 pediatric specialties and rated high performing in 4 adult specialties and 5 procedures and conditions.