Department News

October 16, 2021

Blair Murphy, M.D., assistant professor, participated in the Ask a Sarcoma Doc panel at OHSU's annual Sarcoma Patient Education Conference. The conference brings together OHSU sarcoma experts from multiple specialties to answer the patient and caretaker questions and share information on the basics of sarcoma and research advances.

October 10, 2021

Susan Hedlund, M.S.W., LCSW, OSW-C, director of Patient and Family Services at the Knight Cancer Institute, was interviewed by The Columbian on the benefits of art therapy, and other creative therapies, for breast cancer patients. The article, Art therapy a healing outlet for breast cancer patients, highlights the importance of art when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. 

October 4, 2021

Kiri Cook, M.D., assistant professor, moderated the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and RT Answers “Ask a Radiation Oncologist” session about breast cancer featuring Roberto Diaz, M.D., Ph.D., Oluwadamilola Oladeru, M.D., and Jean Wright, M.D. The recorded session answers common patient questions on radiation therapy and breast cancer.

Ask a Radiation Oncologist: Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

October 1, 2021

Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor, has been invited to speak at the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) 2022 Radiation Oncology Summit in March 2022, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

September 19, 2021

Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor, has been invited to serve as Vice-Chair of the Gyn Track at the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) 2022 Annual Conference in June 2022, held in Denver, Colorado.

September 16, 2021

Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor, will serve as co-editor of the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) newsletter, BrachyBlast. 

Michael Marietta

September 13, 2021

The Department of Radiation Medicine welcomed Michael Marietta, M.D., Radiation Oncologist, to the Department of Radiation Medicine in September 2021. Dr. Marietta joined the Community Cancer Center in Roseburg, Oregon. 

International Innovative Oncology Forum

September 9, 2021

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and  medical director of the Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center, attended the International Innovative Oncology Forum at the N.N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center in Moscow, Russia. During the forum, Dr. Mitin presented Proton therapy: fashion statement or clinical necessity.

Charles Thomas, Chair 2005-2021

September 3, 2021

Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D.  said his final farewells to the Department of Radiation Medicine and Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Thomas served as Chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine from November 2005 thru June 2021. Dr. Thomas  is moving on to Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, where he will serve as Chief of Radiation Oncology

August 23, 2021

Monica Kishore, M.S., assistant professor of medical physics, has been named member-at-large to the Educators' Collaborative for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Educators' Collaborative brings OHSU educators together to share best practices, innovative ideas, and new skills. 

August 23, 2021

Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor, has been appointed as Membership and Recruitment Co-Secretary to the Educators' Collaborative for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Educators' Collaborative brings OHSU educators together to share best practices, innovative ideas, and new skills. 

RadMed awards 2021

August 20, 2021

Ana Dieguez, medical physics resident, attended the 2021 AAPM Accelerating Women and Minority Physicists virtual meeting on August 19 - August 20, 2021. The meeting hosted panels and discussions for attendees to develop their skillsets and provided a networking platform for women and minority in medical physics. 

August 12, 2021

The Department of Radiation Medicine held its 2020-2021 department awards, celebrating departmental excellence in service, education and research. The ceremony also commemorated the service of Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., who stepped down as department chair on July 1, 2021. 

Global Bridges

July 15, 2021

Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor, participated in Global Bridges' Core Lecture Series: Gynecologic Cancers. Her lecture was titled, Management of Cervical Cancer Radiation: Treatment Planning Part 1.

physics update_july 2021

July 6, 2021

The Department of Radiation Medicine welcomed Ana Dieguez, M.S., medical physics resident, and Andrew Santoso, Ph.D., assistant professor of medical physics, to the Department of Radiation Medicine’s physics division in July 2021.

Arthur Hung, M.D.

July 1, 2021

OHSU School of Medicine Dean Sharon Anderson, M.D. has announced that Arthur Hung, M.D., associate professor of radiation medicine, will serve as interim chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine beginning July 1, 2021. Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., professor and chair of radiation medicine, is stepped down as chair July 1, 2021.

Jaboin-Nabavizadeh_promotion

June 25, 2021

Jerry Jaboin, M.D., Ph.D. has been promoted to the rank of professor by The School of Medicine Promotion and Tenure Committee.

Nima Nabavizadeh, M.D. has been promoted to the rank of associate professor by The School of Medicine Promotion and Tenure Committee.

1st Annual Rad-Med Triathlon

June 12, 2021

Members of the Department of Radiation Medicine hosted the 1st Annual Rad-Med Triathlon at George Rogers Park Beach. The triathlon included a one mile swim, a 20 mile bike ride through wine country and a 3.2 mile run.

Mitin ESMO Virtual Summit

June 10, 2021

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and  medical director of  Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center, served as faculty at the ESMO Virtual Summit Russia 2021.  The ESMO Virtual Summit Russia is an international  educational event with oncology presentations focused on several key disease sites. During the virtual summit, Dr. Mitin served as chair at the Brest Carcinoma session and presented a Radiotherapist's perspectives. 

June 5, 2021

Stephanie Junell, Ph.D., assistant professor and medical physicist, has been appointed to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Working Group on Medical Physics Leadership Academy (MPLA) Manager and Executive Development (WGMPLAME)This working group  is charged with development of materials, methods and educational opportunities to assist medical physicists who currently work or desire to work in a leadership role in healthcare. 

June 3, 2021

Congratulations to the Department of Radiation Medicine faculty and graduates on passing their American Board of Radiology oral exams.

Medical Physics Part 3 (Oral) Exam:

  • Kyle Gallagher, Ph.D.
  • Michelle Okenzie, M.S.
  • Ross Brody, Ph.D.

Radiation Oncology Certifying (Oral) Exam:

  • Christie Binder, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Jenna Kahn, M.D.
  • Kiri Cook, M.D.
  • Pehr Hartvigson, M.D.
  • Simon Brown, M.D.

June 1, 2021

Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine and active member of the Knight Cancer Institute, OHSU School of Medicine, announced that he will step down as chair after nearly 16 years of outstanding service, effective July 1, 2021. Dean Sharon Anderson will soon announce an interim chair. Read Dr. Thomas' full statement here

May 5, 2021

Raghav Boopathy, Ph.D., medical physicist, was interviewed by the Out of the Gray (Gy) podcast on daily life as a clinical medical physicist,  COVID-19 and engaging the next generation of medical physicists. Listen to the episode here: Raghav Boopathy PhD Medical Physicist with OHSU in Portland, OR

May 4, 2021

Tim Mitin, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, has been invited to serve on the faculty for the 2021 ESMO Virtual Summit Russia by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in June 2021. Dr. Mitin will present on Radiotherapist's perspectives during the breast carcinoma session. 

Research Week_W Paex

May 4, 2021

Wencesley Paez, M.D., clinical research assistant, presented at OHSU 2021 Research Week. Dr. Paez's presented on Impacts of Advanced Clinical and Translational Research Educational Programs on Oncology Specialties and Career Development.