Bill J. Salter, PhD
Chief, Division of Medical Physics
Director of Radiation Oncology
Bill J. Salter, PhD is associate professor (clinical scholar, tenure track) and chief of the Division of Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Utah School of Medicine. He is also director of radiation oncology at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). He designs and directs radiation oncology resident training in medical physics of imaging, treatment planning, and treatment delivery.
Salter received a PhD in medical physics from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Before joining HCI, he held a dual appointment as assistant professor in radiology and radiation oncology, and was director of medical physics at the University of Texas Health Science Center's Cancer Therapy and Research Center, San Antonio.
Salter is a member of several national task groups that define standards of practice for safe delivery of radiation treatment, including CT virtual simulation, intensity modulated radiation therapy, ultrasound image guidance and stereotactic body radiation therapy. He is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Emerging Technologies Committee and an associate editor for the Journal of Medical Physics and the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. He holds multiple patents on technology used for delivery of serial tomotherapy intensity modulated radiation treatment. Salter is also a member of the University of Utah's Radiation Safety Committee.
At the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Salter implemented one of the world's first intensity modulated radiation therapy systems in 1996 and supervised the delivery of some of the first ever intensity modulated radiosurgery treatments in 1998.
With more than $1,000,000 in past and present research grant funds, Salter's research interests include stereotactic body radiation therapy, ultrasound image guidance, and 4D imaging and motion management techniques in radiation therapy.