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Physics Residency Program

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Training for the CAMPEP-accredited Physics Residency Program involves full participation of the physics resident in the clinical and research components of radiation oncology physics. Residents are trained under the supervision of experienced radiation oncology physicists. Areas of training include dosimetry, treatment planning, treatment aid design and fabrication, brachytherapy, radiation safety, radiation machine calibration, imaging, special procedures, and quality assurance. Throughout the training rotations, opportunities are available in various areas of research.

The knowledge obtained from participating in the Physics Residency Program will prepare the resident for certification in the specialty of Therapeutic Radiological Physics by the American Board of Radiology. The skills acquired from the hands-on training will prepare the resident for a career as a clinical radiation oncology physicist capable of independent practice.

Physics Section Overview

The Medical Physics Section of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin consists of 18 physicists, 10 dosimetrists, 6 postdoctoral fellows, 3 physics residents and other supporting staff. X. Allen Li, PhD, is the Chief Physicist. The physics faculty, staff and residents are employees of the Medical College of Wisconsin while the dosimetrists are employed by Froedtert Health.

Clinical activities performed by the Physics Section include machine QA and treatment planning as well as development, implementation, and support for specific procedures such as imaging, image-guided RT (IGRT), intensity modulated RT (IMRT), stereotactic body RT (SBRT), 4D/gated RT, brachytherapy, and TomoTherapy. Research activities include developing strategies and tools for adaptive RT, biological/functional image-guided RT, RT outcome modeling, biologically based treatment planning, and strategies to manage respiratory motion.

Working at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Why Work at MCW?

The Medical College of Wisconsin brings together the most inquisitive minds in science, medicine, education, and community engagement to solve the toughest challenges in health and society today. At the core of everything we do at the Medical College of Wisconsin is the pursuit of new knowledge and the power of academic medicine, where scientists, physicians and students work together with the community to ask the questions no one else is and fuel the continuous cycle of knowledge that’s shaping the future of medicine.

About MCW


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Why Work in Milwaukee?

Milwaukee is one of the Midwest’s best-kept secrets and a prime location for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s main campus. We are more than just cheese and brats; we are home to a thriving music, sports and arts scene, Milwaukee’s rich history comes alive at any number of local museums or theatres, including our Historic Third Ward, the architectural landmark of the Pabst Mansion and the award-winning Milwaukee Riverwalk are just a few of the many attractions our city has to offer.

Living and Working in Milwaukee 

Meet our Physics Residents

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Asma Amjad, PhD

Medical Physics Resident

aamjad@mcw.edu

PhD, Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (2013)

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Hassan Jassar, PhD

Medical Physics Resident

hjassar@mcw.edu

PhD, Bio-Engineering, Biomechanics, and Biomaterials, University of Technology of Compiegne, France (2009)

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Abdul Parchur, PhD

Medical Physics Resident

aparchur@mcw.edu

PhD, Physics, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, (A Central University), India

Contact Us

Jessica Kotowicz

Sr. Business Operations Coordinator – Physics Section

Department of Radiation Oncology
Medical College of Wisconsin

(414) 805-4505
(414) 805-4354 (fax)
jkotowicz@mcw.edu