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Douglas P. Rosenzweig, Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-5261

Office: (585) 275-9969

Fax: (585) 275-1531

Faculty Appointments


Professional Background

Dr. Rosenzweig is the Acting Director of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 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 Acting Director overseeing the Physicist and Dosimetrist activities at the Wilmot Cancer Center and its affiliates. Oversight consists of clinical operations related to quality assurance of linear accelerators, CT's, treatment planning equipment, chart QA and all aspects of brachytherapy.

His main area of interest is external beam radiation therapy.



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. Responsiblilty 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.


Journal Articles

Bates JE, Peterson CR, Yeaney GA, Walter KA, Lundquist T, Rosenzweig D, Milano MT. "Spinal drop metastasis in myxopapillary ependymoma: a case report and a review of treatment options." Rare tumors. 2014 May 13; 6(2):5404. Epub 2014 Jun 16.

Rosenzweig, DP. "Every patient receiving 3D or IMRT must have image-based target localization prior to turning on the beam. Against the proposition." Medical Physics. 2003; 30(3): 288-9.

Rosenzweig DP, Schell MC, Yu Y. "Toward a statistically relevant calibration end point for prostate seed implants." Medical physics.. 2000 Jan 0; 27(1):144-50.