About Us : Our Faculty

Huan Giap, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Areas: Gastro-Intestinal, Breast, Lung and Gynecological cancer

Certifications: American Board of Radiology (1999)

Roles: Associate Professor
Director of Proton Center

Research Interests: Particle beam therapy, proton therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, brachytherapy, Ytrium-90 radioembolization, bio-physical modeling, virtual/augmented reality medical applications with biometric sensors.

Publications: See PubMed


  • The Scripps Research Institute Skaggs Scholar.
  • Recipients of travel grant from American Society of Radiation Oncology Resident Research Award (1997).
  • ASTRO (2002).
  • American Brachytherapy Society (1998).
  • Winner of Young Investigator Symposium at American Association of Physicists in Medicine (1993).


  • Fellowship, Scripps Clinic, (1998-1999).
  • Radiation Oncology Residency, Loma Linda University (1995-1998).
  • M.D, University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston (1989-1995).
  • Ph.D in Medical Physics, M
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (1989-1995).
  • BS and MS in Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University (1982-1986).

Dr. Giap completed his MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1994 after working 3 years as a nuclear engineer. After his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1998, he did one year of clinical fellowship at Scripps Clinic in stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy. For the past 20 years prior to joining the University of Miami, he practiced in San Diego, mostly with Scripps Clinic. He has an appointment as Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at University of California at San Diego. He has done research, publications, and given talks in the field of particle beam therapy, brachytherapy, radio-labeled antibody treatment planning, biophysical modeling, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, partial breast irradiation, radio-embolization with Y-90 microspheres, and virtual reality. He is the co-editor in chief of Translational Cancer Research Journal and has leadership position in the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group. He has worked with Vietnam National Cancer Institute developing advanced cancer treatments. He and his wife are proud parents of 2 grown children, both are future radiation oncologist. His hobbies are tennis, sailing, video/audio geeks, and developing medical applications with virtual/augmented reality and biometric sensors.