I am a medical physicist specializing in radiation therapy physics. Our group supports the treatment of cancer patients in the department of radiation oncology who receive treatment either via external beam radiation therapy and/or brachytherapy. We develop and test new techniques for radiation therapy including computerized, 3-D conformal radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and advanced brachytherapy techniques. All of these techniques are designed to precisely direct radiation treatment to a tumor with minimal exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.
As Chief of the Clinical Physics Service, I supervise clinical activities in external-beam treatment planning, brachytherapy, dosimetry (measuring and calculating radiation dosage for patients), and the evaluation, installation, and testing of new equipment and computer systems. I also train and mentor postdoctoral fellows, residents in both physics and radiation oncology, and junior faculty in medical physics.