University of Nebraska Medical Center

Yu Lei, PhD

Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Yu Lei

Yu Lei, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology of the UNMC College of Medicine. He joined the faculty in 2022 after working as medical physicist at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Az. He received his PhD in particle physics and nuclear physics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing in 2003. In 2009, he received a master's degree in radiological physics at Wayne State University in Detroit, and completed medical physics residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2011. He had been a faculty member at UNMC from 2012 to 2021.

Dr. Lei works as an ABR-certified clinical medical physicist and also contributes to the medical physics residency/medical residency/radiation therapist education and clinical oriented research.

  • PhD: Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2003
  • Master's: Radiological Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 2009
  • Residency: Medical Physics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2011
Research interests
  • Motion evaluation and management in radiation therapy
  • Quality assurance of radiotherapy treatment unit and planning system