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Sean Michael Tanny, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-9986

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Dr. Tanny is an Assistant Professor of Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Medical Physics.

Dr. Tanny originally came to the University of Rochester as an undergraduate, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Physics and Astronomy at the River Campus. He earned his Doctorate in Physics in 2015 at the University of Toledo focusing on radiation shielding and small field dosimetry for radiation oncology. Dr. Tanny has worked as a Therapeutic Medical Physicist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.


Dr. Tanny has been a part of many aspects of radiation oncology research. He has published papers on radiation shielding, small-field dosimetry, electron radiation, and patient outcomes relating to advanced treatment techniques, such as respiratory gating and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT).

Dr. Tanny is interested in radiation oncology workflow and harnessing big data techniques on electronic medical record technologies to improve clinical evidence for patient outcomes.



BS | University of Rochester
Physics and Astronomy

MS | University of Toledo

PhD | University of Toledo


Journal Articles

Tanny S, Shaikh MY. "Dosimetric comparison of the INTRABEAM and Axxent for intraoperative breast radiotherapy." Brachytherapy.. 2019 Dec 23; Epub 2019 Dec 23.

Mix M, Tanny S, Nsouli T, Alden R, Chaudhari R, Kincaid R, Rosenbaum PF, Bogart JA, Aridgides P. "Outcomes Following Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy with Intensity-Modulated Therapy versus Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy in Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer." . 2019 10:151-159. Epub 2019 Dec 20.

Aridgides P, Nsouli T, Chaudhari R, Kincaid R, Rosenbaum PF, Tanny S, Mix M, Bogart J. "Clinical outcomes following advanced respiratory motion management (respiratory gating or dynamic tumor tracking) with stereotactic body radiation therapy for stage I non-small-cell lung cancer." . 2018 9:103-110. Epub 2018 Nov 05.