Bachelor of Science | University of Wisconsin
Master of Science | University of Washington
Doctor of Philosophy | University of Washington
Post-doctoral Training & Residency
10/1993 - 10/1995
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.