Thomas H. Foster, Ph.D.

Thomas H. Foster, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642

Professional Bio

Professor Foster received his B.S. in Physics from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1983. Following two years at the General Electric Research and Development Center where he worked on magnetic resonance imaging, he came to the University of Rochester and received the Ph.D. in Physics in 1990. He immediately joined the faculty of the University as an Assistant Professor of Radiology. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994 and is currently Professor of Imaging Sciences (formerly Radiology), of Physics, of Optics, of Biomedical Engineering, and of Oncology. From 2001 - 2008, Professor Foster was an Associate Editor of the journal Photochemistry and Photobiology, and from 2004 - 2008 served as a member of the National Institutes of Health Radiation Therapeutics and Biology Study Section.

He was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2001 and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2010. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and as a member of the Research Program Committee of the Canadian Institute of Photonic Innovation.

Awards & Honors (National)

Fellow | American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery 2013
Senior Member | Optical Society of America 2012
Fellow | American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering 2010
Fellow | American Physical Society 2001

Awards & Honors (Local)

Shu-Ren Lin Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching 2013
Arvin E. Robinson Award for Excellence in Resident Education and Teaching 2013
University Dean's Award for Meritorious Service in PhD Defenses | University of Rochester 2009
Shu-Ren Lin Award for Excellence in Radiology Teaching | Department of Radiology, University of Rochester 2002
Shu-Ren Lin Award for Excellence in Radiology Teaching | Department of Radiology, University of Rochester 1991
Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant | Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester 1987

Patents

Photodynamic Therapy with Spatially-Resolved Dual Spectroscopic Monitoring and Related System

United States Serial NO.: 11/631,121
Filed Date: June 30, 2005
Title: Photodynamic Therapy with Spatially-Resolved Dual Spectroscopic Monitoring
Invented by: Thomas Foster, William Cottrell, Chad Bigelow, Allan Oseroff
Method for Monitoring Photodynamic Therapy and Related Instrumentation

United States Serial NO.: 12/738,196
Filed Date: October 20, 2008
Title: Method for controlling Photodynamic Therapy Irradiation and Related Instrumentation
Invented by: William Cottrell, Tammy Lee, Thomas Foster, Allan Oseroff
System and Method for Inspecting Radiographically Labeled Surgical Excisions

United States Serial NO.: 13/235,848
Filed Date: September 19, 2011
Title: System and Method for Identifying, Inspecting, and Examining a Radiographically Labeled Specimen
Invented by: Andrew Berger, Thomas Foster, Rebecca Wilson, James Zavislan
Catheter/Stent System for Activation of Photodynamic Therapy Within the Catheter/Stent System

United States Serial NO.:
Filed Date: January 1, 1899
Title: Catheter/Stent System for Activation of Photodynamic Therapy Within the Catheter/Stent Lumen
Invented by: Andrew Wescott, Yvonne Teng, Ting Zheng, Xuxin Zhang, Thomas Foster
Catheter/Stent System for Activation of Photodynamic Therapy Within the Catheter/Stent System

United States Serial NO.:
Filed Date: June 26, 2013
Title: Catheter/Stent System for Activation of Photodynamic Therapy Within the Catheter/Stent System
Invented by: Andrew Wescott, Yvonne Teng, Ting Zheng, Xuxin Zhang, Thomas Foster

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Mar
Sharma AK, Foster TH, Katz A, Lee DE, Waldman DL. "Supraumbilical rash caused by nontarget radioembolization to the falciform artery." Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR. 2014 Mar; 25(3):483-4.
2014 Feb
Baran TM, Foster TH. "Comparison of flat cleaved and cylindrical diffusing fibers as treatment sources for interstitial photodynamic therapy." Medical physics. 2014 Feb; 41(2):022701.
2014
Wojtovich AP, Foster TH. "Optogenetic control of ROS production." Redox biology. 2014 2:368-76. Epub 2014 Feb 03.
2013 Oct
Mitra S, Modi KD, Foster TH. "Enzyme-activatable imaging probe reveals enhanced neutrophil elastase activity in tumors following photodynamic therapy." Journal of biomedical optics. 2013 Oct; 18(10):101314.
2013 Oct
Haidaris CG, Foster TH, Waldman DL, Mathes EJ, McNamara J, Curran T. "Effective photodynamic therapy against microbial populations in human deep tissue abscess aspirates." Lasers in surgery and medicine. 2013 Oct; 45(8):509-16. Epub 2013 Aug 29.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD)
Professor - Department of Physics & Astronomy A&S (RC)
Professor - Department of The Institute of Optics (RC)

Education

PhD | Physics | University of Rochester1990
MA | Physics | University of Rochester1988
BS | Physics | Stevens Inst of Tech1983