Dr. Hoffman is a faculty medical physicist, who clinically focuses on breast radiation therapy. He has experience implementing conventional external beam breast treatment strategies, and novel approaches, including deep inspiration breath hold for VMAT and electron beams. Dr. Hoffman also has experience implementing optical surface tracking technology, to improved accuracy and reproducibility during breast and other treatments. Additionally, he currently runs the intra-operative radiation therapy program for partial breast treatment during surgery.
As a published author on new radiation oncology quality assurance technology, Dr. Hoffman is an expert on transmission detectors for online quality assurance of external beam therapy. He also has research interest in improving the effectiveness of quality assurance procedures, while reducing the subjectivity and labor burden of clinical physicists. He has also published work on the application of deformable image registration and multi-modal imaging.
Dr. Hoffman has an expanding role in resident education, as a UCSD lecturer, and providing clinical opportunities to physics and physician residents, to explore the conventional roll of radiation oncology, and novel problem solving approaches.