D. Michael Lovelock, PhD

I am a board-certified associate attending medical physicist focused on the development, safe clinical implementation, and outcomes of high-dose radiotherapy given in very few treatments. These treatments require a high degree of accuracy in positioning the tumor at the time the radiation is delivered. I have helped to develop specialized clinical procedures to perform these treatments, such as the careful immobilization of patients with spinal tumors, use of compression and anesthesia for the treatment of abdominal tumors, and quality assurance of the advanced imaging equipment used to position or track tumors.

I am collaborating with radiation oncologists Joshua Yamada and Mark Bilsky to study treatment failure patterns and dosimetric factors that lead to the successful management of spinal tumors. I am also working with Michael Zelefsky to improve the accuracy of dose delivery using a radiofrequency tumor tracking system.