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.

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.  He joined radiation medicine faculty in 2007.  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.

Monica Kishore, M.S.

Ms. Kishore is an assistant professor and 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.

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.

Christopher Aguilera, M.S.

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

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 degree in medical physics from Purdue University.

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.

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.

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 area of interest is 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. Rick is from the small town Saskatchewan and came to Oregon in 2010 via Detroit and Rapid City.

Stephanie Junell, Ph.D.

Dr. Junell is a clinical assistant professor of medical physics and a board certified medical physicist. She received her medical and doctorate degrees in Medical Physics from the University of Wisconsin.

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 degree in Theoretical Physics from India and M.S in Nuclear Engineering from University of Missouri-Columbia.

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.