Olivier Morin, PhD, MBA


Dr. Olivier Morin is a physicist who specializes in medical imaging for treatment verification and advanced forms of radiosurgery, including 3-D conformal radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic (SRS) radiosurgery. He also develops treatment plans for external beam radiation and Gamma Knife. Morin's research focuses on developing and implementing image guidance tools to improve the efficiency and reduce the side effects of radiation treatment. He is also responsible for the development and clinical implementation of the modulated arc total body irradiation technique.

Morin earned a Ph.D. in bioengineering in a joint program of the University of California, Berkeley and UCSF, and an M.B.A. in the management of new technology at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Subsequently, he completed a residency in radiation oncology at UCSF, where he is now an assistant professor in physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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University of California, Berkeley, Physics 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chen WC, Magill ST, Wu A, Vasudevan HN, Morin O, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos PV, Perry A, McDermott MW, Sneed PK, Braunstein SE, Raleigh DR. Histopathological features predictive of local control of atypical meningioma after surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy. J Neurosurg. 2018 Apr 06; 1-8.
  2. Interian Y, Rideout V, Kearney VP, Efstathios G, Morin O, Cheung J, Solberg T, Valdes G. Deep Nets vs Expert Designed Features in Medical Physics: An IMRT QA case study. Med Phys. 2018 Mar 30.
  3. Lloyd S, Morin O, Whitman I, Raleigh D, Fogh S, Menzel P. Multiple myeloma and a mischievous pacemaker: A teaching case involving irradiation of a cardiovascular implantable electronic device. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2018 Mar - Apr; 8(2):90-94.
  4. Morin O. Spontaneous Emergence of Legibility in Writing Systems: The Case of Orientation Anisotropy. Cogn Sci. 2018 Mar; 42(2):664-677.
  5. Anwar M, Molinaro AM, Morin O, Chang SM, Haas-Kogan DA, Nelson SJ, Lupo JM. Identifying Voxels at Risk for Progression in Glioblastoma Based on Dosimetry, Physiologic and Metabolic MRI. Radiat Res. 2017 09; 188(3):303-313.
  6. Cheung JP, Perez-Andujar A, Morin O. Characterization of the effect of a new commercial transmission detector on radiation therapy beams. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Nov - Dec; 7(6):e559-e567.
  7. Morin O, Acerbi A. Birth of the cool: a two-centuries decline in emotional expression in Anglophone fiction. Cogn Emot. 2017 Dec; 31(8):1663-1675.
  8. Le Jeannic H, Verma VB, Cavaillès A, Marsili F, Shaw MD, Huang K, Morin O, Nam SW, Laurat J. High-efficiency WSi superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors for quantum state engineering in the near infrared. Opt Lett. 2016 Nov 15; 41(22):5341-5344.
  9. Mascaro O, Morin O, Sperber D. Optimistic expectations about communication explain children's difficulties in hiding, lying, and mistrusting liars. J Child Lang. 2017 Sep; 44(5):1041-1064.
  10. Togno M, Wilkens JJ, Menichelli D, Oechsner M, Perez-Andujar A, Morin O. Development and clinical evaluation of an ionization chamber array with 3.5 mm pixel pitch for quality assurance in advanced radiotherapy techniques. Med Phys. 2016 May; 43(5):2283.
  11. Kirby N, Chen J, Kim H, Morin O, Nie K, Pouliot J. An automated deformable image registration evaluation of confidence tool. Phys Med Biol. 2016 Apr 21; 61(8):N203-14.
  12. Held M, Cremers F, Sneed PK, Braunstein S, Fogh SE, Nakamura J, Barani I, Perez-Andujar A, Pouliot J, Morin O. Assessment of image quality and dose calculation accuracy on kV CBCT, MV CBCT, and MV CT images for urgent palliative radiotherapy treatments. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2016 03 08; 17(2):279-290.
  13. Morin O. Reasons to be fussy about cultural evolution. Biol Philos. 2016; 31:447-458.
  14. Morin O. The disunity of cultural group selection. Behav Brain Sci. 2016 01; 39:e46.
  15. Held M, Sneed PK, Fogh SE, Pouliot J, Morin O. Feasibility of MV CBCT-based treatment planning for urgent radiation therapy: dosimetric accuracy of MV CBCT-based dose calculations. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2015 11 08; 16(6):458-471.
  16. Mascaro O, Morin O. Epistemology for Beginners: Two- to Five-Year-Old Children's Representation of Falsity. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0140658.
  17. Huang K, Le Jeannic H, Ruaudel J, Verma VB, Shaw MD, Marsili F, Nam SW, Wu E, Zeng H, Jeong YC, Filip R, Morin O, Laurat J. Optical Synthesis of Large-Amplitude Squeezed Coherent-State Superpositions with Minimal Resources. Phys Rev Lett. 2015 Jul 10; 115(2):023602.
  18. Valdes G, Morin O, Valenciaga Y, Kirby N, Pouliot J, Chuang C. Use of TrueBeam developer mode for imaging QA. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2015 07 08; 16(4):322–333.
  19. Gouraud B, Maxein D, Nicolas A, Morin O, Laurat J. Demonstration of a memory for tightly guided light in an optical nanofiber. Phys Rev Lett. 2015 May 08; 114(18):180503.
  20. Huang K, Le Jeannic H, Ruaudel J, Morin O, Laurat J. Microcontroller-based locking in optics experiments. Rev Sci Instrum. 2014 Dec; 85(12):123112.

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