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. 

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 an associate 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.

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.

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.

Program Director

Monica Kishore, M.S.

Monica Kishore, M.S. serves as Physics Residency Program Director and as past president of the Northwest Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (NWAAPM). 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.