Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency

The Medical Physics Residency is a 2+2 program in which a two-year, grant-funded research project is followed by a two-year clinical residency in therapeutic medical physics. Individuals who wish to enter this program must have a PhD in medical physics, physics, or a closely allied field, such as electrical engineering. The primary purpose of this postdoctoral training program is to provide a high level of specialized research, instruction, and clinical training in areas of medical physics related to radiation therapy. The major goal of the program is to prepare candidates for careers as qualified medical physicists (QMP) in a clinical practice. This includes preparation for certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and the subsequent licensure mandated by the State of New York. In order to be qualified for licensure in the State of New York, a medical physicist must pass Parts 1 and 2 of the ABR exam.

Clinical Rotations

  • Radiation Dosimetry
  • External Beam Treatment Planning
  • Brachytherapy
  • Radiation Safety
  • Imaging
  • Rotation at satellite facility
Program Director
Doracy Fontenla, PhD, PD, ABR-Therapy, FAAPM, FACMP
Associate Director
Lawrence Rothenberg, PhD, FAAPM, FACMP, FACR
There is no deadline.
Length of Program
Four years
Number of Positions
How to Apply

To apply, please contact Doracy Fontenla, Program coordinator via e-mail at or phone at 212-639-8759.

Additional Information

Program Staff

  • Chandra Burman, PhD
  • Gil’ad Cohen, PhD  
  • Lawrence Dauer, PhD
  • Yusuf Erdi, PhD
  • Jean St. Germain, MS
  • Laura Happersett, MS 
  • David Huang, PhD
  • Margie Hunt, MS 
  • Assen Kirov, PhD
  • Gary Lim, MS
  • Tom LoSasso, PhD
  • Michael Lovelock, PhD
  • Gikas Mageras, PhD
  • James Mechalakos, PhD
  • Ellen Yorke, PhD
  • Marco Zaider, PhD
  • Sandra Fontenla, MS
  • Ceferino Obcemea, PhD

Doracy Fontenla, Program Director


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Medical Physics
1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10065