I am Vice Chair and Director of the Division of Radiotherapy Physics. My clinical, research, and service activities focus on quality and safety, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, breast cancer, and quality improvement through registries. My current projects focus on advancing safety and quality using incident learning and risk analyses to guide innovation with automation. In addition, we are exploring ways to combine standardized, curated radiotherapy data with patient outcomes to support patients of today and tomorrow.
I joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2021 after nearly 30 years at the University of Michigan, where I had most recently served as Co-Director of the Physics Division in the Department of Radiation Oncology. I led the physics aspects of the Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium from its inception until my departure. I have a long history of service to the AAPM and ASTRO in scientific and educational activities. I served as past chair of the AAPM Therapy Physics Committee and as a co-author of numerous guidance documents.
I currently chair the AAPM Work Group on Task Group Review Streamlining and the AAPM Work Group on Science Council Equity Diversity and Inclusion. I am the AAPM Scientific Report Therapy Editor for Medical Physics and a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection Subcommittee 4-10 on Error Prevention in Radiation Therapy. I actively seek opportunities to support professional development at all levels from learners to leaders.