Medical Physics Residency Program

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The Medical Physics Residency Program aims to provide clinical training in radiation oncology physics that will prepare residents for board certification and a professional career in radiation oncology. Residents will experience clinical training in all aspects of radiation oncology physics. 

The training provides structured education under the supervision of board-certified medical physicists. Medical Physics Residents spend two years of intense clinical training and experience in Radiation Oncology, at all times under the direct supervision of qualified/board certified, practicing medical physicists. We enforce the three major principles of training:

  • Understanding and Competency
  • Professionalism and Independent Practice
  • Leadership, Collaboration and Continuing Development

This program is Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) accredited. The program will not be recruiting for residency positions beginning in 2020.

Program leadership

Monica Kishore, M.S.

Ms. Kishore is an assistant professor and serves as program director of the medical physics residency program. She received a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Haverford College and a master’s degree in Medical Physics from Duke University.

Christopher Aguilera, M.S.

Mr. Aguilera is a medical physicist and serves as assistant program director of the medical physics residency program. He received a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and a master's degree in medical physics from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is based at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center, Dalles, Oregon.

Stephanie Junell, Ph.D.

Dr. Junell is a clinical assistant professor of medical physics and serves as assistant program director of the medical physics residency program. She received her medical and doctorate degrees in Medical Physics from the University of Wisconsin.

Program faculty

Brandon Merz, M.S.

Mr. Merz is a medical physicist. He received a bachelor's degree in physics from University of Hawaii and a master’s degree in medical physics from University of Toledo.

Genevieve Wu, Ph.D.

Dr. Wu is an associate professor of medical physics. She holds a doctorate in biomedical physics from UCLA and a master’s in medical physics from Purdue University. Her areas of interests are SRS and MRI applications in Radiation Oncology.

James Tanyi, Ph.D.

Dr. Tanyi is Vice Chair of Physics, Technology and Clinical Strategy, Director of Radiation Physics and Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Radiation Medicine.  Dr. Tanyi received a doctorate in Medical Physics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, a master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences from University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the United States Naval Academy.

Junan Zhang, Ph.D.

Dr. Zhang is an associate professor of medical physics. He holds a doctorate and master’s degree in electrical engineering from University of California. His areas of interests are the development of a novel 4D CBCT approach using deformation maps & respiration modeling and scatter artifact reduction & image quality enhancement through modulating X-ray beam energy in the CBCT system.

Kyle Gallagher, Ph.D.

Dr. Gallagher is an assistant professor of medical physics. He received his doctorate degree in Medical Physics from Oregon Health & Science University/Oregon State University. His areas of interests are advanced radiation therapy techniques that reduce the risk of radiogenic late effects for pediatric patients and QA of novel radiation surgery techniques.

Malcolm Heard, Ph.D.

Dr. Heard is an assistant professor of medical physics. He received a master’s and doctorate in medical physics from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston, Texas.

Raghavendiran Boopathy, Ph.D., DABR

Dr. Boopathy is a board certified medical physicist. He received his medical and doctorate degrees from Anna University, India. His areas of interests are image guidance and radiobiology.

Richard Crilly, Ph.D.

Dr. Crilly is an associate professor of medical physics and senior medical physicist.  He received his doctorate degree in Medical Physics from Wayne State University and master's in biophysics from the University of Alberta. His areas of interests are application of rotationally based IMRT and brachytherapy and practical uses of super saturated gas solutions.

Ross Brody, Ph.D.

Dr. Brody is a board certified medical physicist. He received his doctorate degree from University of Maine and completed his physics residency at Oregon Health & Science University. His area of interest are QA optimization, precision during SRS and SBRT treatments, and population effects of low-dose radiation exposure.

Susha Pillai, M.Sc., DABR

Ms. Pillai is an assistant professor of medical physics and a board certified medical physicist. She received her master’s in Theoretical Physics from India and a master's in Nuclear Engineering from University of Missouri-Columbia. Her interests are in developing innovative treatment delivery techniques and heterogeneity correction algorithms for treatment planning systems.

Program Director

Monica Kishore, M.S.

Monica Kishore, M.S. serves as Physics Residency Program Director. She received a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Haverford College and a master’s degree in Medical Physics from Duke University. After completing her physics residency in 2013, she joined the Radiation Medicine faculty. She is a  Member-at-Large of the Educators’ Collaborative.