Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency

About the Program:

The Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency program at the Department of Radiation Medicine in LLUMC offers clinical training in a broad range of categories. The medical physics residency is a 2 year program designed for individuals with an MS and/or a PhD from a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Graduate program.  The objective of the medical physics residency training program is to educate and train medical physicists to a level of competency sufficient for independent, professional practice in their specified subfield of medical physics.The program started in 2015 and is currently seeking CAMPEP accreditation.

Department Staff

6 PhD Physicists
4 MS Physicists
6 Dosimetrists
8 Radiation Oncologists

 

Facilities

 We have 4 linear accelerators, a dedicated CT scanner, a PET-CT scanner, a patient immobilization facility, a device manufacturing facility, and a physics/dosimetry lab. MRI center and nuclear medicine facilities are in the immediate vicinity of our department. Loma Linda is also home to world’s first hospital based Proton therapy center, with three isocentric gantries, two fixed beam-lines, and a research room with three additional fixed beam-lines. We also offer Radiation therapy at satellite facilities in Beaumont,CA (about 25 miles from LLUMC) and Murrieta,CA ( about 40 miles from LLUMC). Both these facilities have one Varian LINAC each.

We treat many types of cancers with both x-rays and protons. We perform 3D-CRT, IMRT, SRS, SBRT, TBI, and ocular treatments. We also offer LDR Brachytherapy and Sr-90 ophthalmic treatment for Pterygium. In addition, we have signed an affiliation agreement with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach,CA, under which the Physics residents will spend  two- 6 week clinical rotations there to receive clinical training in Tomotherapy and HDR Brachytherapyprocedures.

In addition to residency program in medical physics, we also have a residency program in radiation oncology, a radiation therapy technology program and a medical dosimetry program.

Application and Review Process:

Interested Applicants must apply through the Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP) and register with the Medical Physics Residency Matching Program (MedPhys Match).  All applications are received by an admission committee. The applicants are evaluated initially based on the submitted application material. The suitable candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. Following the on-site interview, a rank list will be prepared and submitted to the MedPhys Match for matching.The matched candidate will be accepted into the program.

Core Faculty:

Baldev Patyal, PhD ,FAAPM,DABR, Chief Physicist and MP Residency Program Director

Anil Sharma, PhD ,FAAPM,DABR, Associate program director,Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Anant K. Mandapaka, MS, DABR
Anh Ly, MS, DABR
Prashanth Nookala, MS, DABR
Robert Simpson, MS
Abiel Ghebremedhin, PhD, DABR
Ning Wang, PhD, DABR
David Choi, PhD, DABR
Inhwan Yeo, PhD, DABR 

Cal Glisson, MPH ,CHP, DABR ,Director, Office of Radiation Safety

Barbara Holshouser, PhD, (Professor of Radiology)

Additional Faculty:

Andrew Wroe, PhD DABR

Donald V.Farley, MS DABMP

Samuel R S Barnes, PhD (Assistant Professor of Radiology)

Current Residents:

Vincent Ugarte, PhD
Weili Zheng, PhD

Sherif Gadoue, PhD

For any questions regarding our program please contact:

Pamela Figueroa, Administrative Assistant
909-558-7458
pfigueroa@llu.edu