Medical Imaging Physics Residency

The Medical Imaging 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 medical imaging 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 medical imaging. 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

  • Health Physics
  • Diagnostic X-Ray Physics including radiography, fluoroscopy, angiography, mammography, computed tomography, and diagnostic ultrasound
  • Imaging Informatics
  • Nuclear Medicine Physics
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Oncologic Imaging
  • Small Animal Imaging


There is no deadline.

Number of Positions


How to apply

To apply, please contact Lawrence N. Rothenberg, PhD, Program Director, via email at or phone at 212-639-6035

Additional Information

Program Training Section Directors

  • Health Physics
    • Lawrence Dauer, PhD
    • Jean St. Germain, MS
  • Diagnostic X-Ray Physics
    • Yusuf Erdi, PhD
  • Imaging Informatics
    • Peter Kijewski, PhD
  • Nuclear Medicine Physics
    • John Humm, PhD
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Kristen Zakian, PhD
    • Silvia Cenzano, MS
  • Oncologic Imaging
    • Michael Lovelock, PhD
    • Small Animal Imaging
      • Pat Zanzonico, PhD


    Medical Imaging Physics Residency Program Statistics

    Year Number of Applicants Number Accepted Number Graduated Number Now Certified Number Clinically Employed Number Academically Employed
    2013 35 1        
    2014 52 1        
    2015 55 1        
    2016 26 1        
    2017 20 2 1   n/a 1
    2018 15 1 1 1 n/a 1

    Program Director

    Associate Director


    Lawrence N. Rothenberg, Program Director
    Department of Medical Physics
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    1275 York Avenue
    New York, NY 10065