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Douglas P. Rosenzweig, Ph.D.

Douglas P. Rosenzweig, Ph.D.

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Professional Background

Dr. Rosenzweig is a Senior Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and served as Director of Clinical Medical Physics for many years. He entered the field in 1993 as a post-doctoral fellow in the same department, having completed his gr...
Dr. Rosenzweig is a Senior Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and served as Director of Clinical Medical Physics for many years. He entered the field in 1993 as a post-doctoral fellow in the same department, having completed his graduate research in the area of experimental nuclear physics at the University of Washington in Seattle.

A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Rosenzweig served as a senior staff physicist for 8 years at St. Luke's Medical Center in his hometown of Milwaukee. He then took the opportunity to rejoin colleagues here at the URMC in a leadership position as the department undertook the major initiative of relocating to the new Wilmot Cancer Center in 2008. He is currently working in a part-time capacity, but continues to help guide the Physicist and Dosimetrist activities at the Wilmot Cancer Center and its affiliates. Guidance involves issues related to clinical operations associated with technologies surrounding linear accelerators, CT's, treatment planning equipment, and information systems.

His main area of interest is external beam radiation therapy.

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology (Part-Time) - Department of Radiation Oncology (SMD)

Credentials

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER - POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW: Department of Radiation Oncology --

Obtained Radiation Oncology medical physics clinical training in parallel with main research assignment. Clinical experiences included participating in stereotactic radiosurgery procedures and QA, conventional radiation therapy treatment planning and procedures, periodic Linac checks and calibrations, and acceptance testing of 2-D and beta testing of 3-D treatment planning systems.
The research project involved development of a miniature computer-controlled conformal collimator apparatus for treatment of intracranial lesions. Responsibility for all aspects of the device development including; hardware design, generation of control software, physical implementation, and dosimetry.

-- Additional activities included:

Consultations with experimental radiobiologists;

Examination of the realistic effective volume of killed cells in radiosurgery procedures;

Investigation of the utility of an in-house film scanner for purposes of radiosurgery beam QA and general dosimetry tasks;

Studies of the correlation of CT and MR images as encountered in stereotactic radiosurgery. 1993 - 1995

Education

Doctor of Philosophy | University of Washington. 1993

Master of Science | University of Washington. 1986

Bachelor of Science | University of Wisconsin. 1984

Publications

Journal Articles

Spinal drop metastasis in myxopapillary ependymoma: a case report and a review of treatment options.

Bates JE, Peterson CR, Yeaney GA, Walter KA, Lundquist T, Rosenzweig D, Milano MT

Rare tumors.. 2014 May 136 (2):5404. Epub 06/16/2014.

Toward a statistically relevant calibration end point for prostate seed implants.

Rosenzweig DP, Schell MC, Yu Y

Medical physics.. 2000 January 27 (1):144-50. Epub 1900 01 01.

Characterization of the dose perturbation by stents as a function of X-ray beam energy.

Schell MC, Rosenzweig DP, Weaver KA, Fenton BM, Rubin P

Cardiovascular radiation medicine. 1999 1 (2):154-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Quality assurance in linac-based stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy.

Rosenzweig DP, Schell MC, Numaguchi Y

Medical dosimetry : official journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists.. 1998 23 (3):147-51. Epub 1900 01 01.

Inclusive positive pion photoproduction.

Fissum KG, Caplan HS, Hallin EL, Skopik DM, Vogt JM, Frodyma M, Rosenzweig DP, Storm DW, O'Rielly GV, Garrow KR

Physical review. C, Nuclear physics.. 1996 March 53 (3):1278-1289. Epub 1900 01 01.

Multinucleon effects in muon capture on 3He at high energy transfer.

Kuhn SE, Cummings WJ, Dodge GE, Hanna SS, King BH, Shin YM, Congleton JG, Helmer R, Schubank RB, Stevenson NR, Wienands U, Lee YK, Mason GR, King BE, Chung KS, Lee JM, Rosenzweig DP

Physical review. C, Nuclear physics.. 1994 October 50 (4):1771-1786. Epub 1900 01 01.

Comparison of inclusive inelastic scattering of pi + and pi - from nuclei at 100 MeV.

Rosenzweig DP, Amann JF, Boudrie RL, Doss KG, Drake DM, Halpern I, Khandaker MA, Nelson J, Storm DW, Tieger DR, Wood SA

Physical review. C, Nuclear physics.. 1992 November 46 (5):1968-1973. Epub 1900 01 01.

Energetic protons and deuterons emitted following micro- capture by 3He nuclei.

Cummings WJ, Dodge GE, Hanna SS, King BH, Kuhn SE, Shin YM, Helmer R, Schubank RB, Stevenson NR, Wienands U, Lee YK, Mason GR, King BE, Chung KS, Lee JM, Rosenzweig DP

Physical review letters.. 1992 January 2068 (3):293-296. Epub 1900 01 01.

High-energy gamma emission in heavy-ion collisions at 9-14 MeV/nucleon.

Gossett CA, Behr JA, Luke SJ, McLain BT, Rosenzweig DP, Snover KA, Hering WT

Physical review. C, Nuclear physics.. 1990 November 42 (5):1800-1804. Epub 1900 01 01.

Use of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors is Associated with Reduced Risk of Late Bladder Toxicity Following Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer

Sarah Kerns; Ashley Amidon Morlang; Sharon M. Lee; Derick R. Peterson; Brian Marples; Hong Zhang; Kevin Bylund; Doug Rosenzweig; William Hall; Kim De Ruyck; Barry S. Rosenstein; Richard G. Stock; Antonio Gómez-Caamaño; Ana Vega; Paloma Sosa-Fajardo; Begoña Taboada-Valladares; Miguel E. Aguado-Barrera; Chris Parker; Liv Veldeman; Valérie Fonteyne; Renée Bultijnck; Christopher J. Talbot; R. Paul Symonds; Kerstie Johnson; Tim Rattay; Adam Webb; Maarten Lambr.

Radiotherapy and Oncology. .