Pictured: Ellen Yorke, PhD

I am a medical physicist in the Clinical Physics service, which works to provide safe and effective radiation therapy to cancer patients.

One of my primary research interests is reducing treatment complications by finding — and eliminating — aspects of radiation dose distributions that have led to complications in the past. I am also interested in developing practical methods to improve the accuracy of radiation therapy by minimizing the effects of breathing motion on the position of a tumor.

As a former college physics teacher, I remain interested and involved in education at Memorial Sloan Kettering, where I work with young medical physics and medical residents.