Alexander Egan, PhD.
Medical Physics Resident
Therapeutic Medical Physics
Ph.D. Medical Physics, Oregon Health & Science Univ. jointly with Oregon State Univ., 2014
M.S. Medical Physics, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2009.
B.A. Physics cum laude, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2008.
Appointments and Awards :
- First Place at Young Investigators Symposium, Northwest Chapter AAPM Spring Meeting, 2015
- Oregon State University College of Engineering ARCS Scholar, Oregon State Univ., 2010-12.
- Lee and Connie Kearney Medical Physics Fellow, Oregon State Univ., 2010-11.
- Graduated cum laude in Physics, 3.7 GPA in math/physics, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2008
- SULI Research Intern, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, 2007.
Dr. Egan's current research focuses on the development of a Monte Carlo based dose calculation framework for application in the development of dose calculation error prediction methods for highly modulated external beam radiotherapy treatments. In particular, the culmination of his doctoral work was the development of a novel method in which a three-dimensional prediction map of MLC model-induced errors can calculated quickly from only the treatment plan aperture sequence. His other research interests include the development of improved patient quality assurance techniques, deterministic dose calculation methods, treatment plan optimization methods, computational image analysis, and more recently radiobiological modeling of DNA damage.
Clinical Service :Scheduled to complete his residency in August 2016, Dr. Egan has been fully integrated into the day-to-day medical physics operations at OHSU's Department of Radiation Medicine. As part of the physics group's immersive approach to clinical training, Alex has served independently as the daily clinical physicist, one day per week, for the past year, and is regularly invited by his colleagues and mentors to participate in real-time, care-critical problem solving.