About

About

Welcome to the home of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the AAPM. We are medical physicists located in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, DC. We hold an annual meeting and support our regional trainees with annual Mock Oral Exams and MedPhys Slam Competitions.

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The MAC AAPM Officers consist of an Acting President, President-Elect, Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chapter Representative to the Board. 

2022 Officers

President
Lindsay Jones, MS, DABR
Consulting Medical Physicist
MedPhysLindsay, LLC

Lindsay Jones is a solo consulting therapy physicist for MedPhysLindsay, LLC. Prior employment in the Baltimore area has been with Aspekt Solutions / Associates in Medical Physics and at Sinai Hospital. Lindsay previously served as MACAAPM Secretary in 2020 and her AAPM service includes: MPPG5b, TG-263 U1, and the Veterinary Radiation Oncology Working Group. She is a proud University of Wisconsin medical physics alum, Go Badgers!

President-Elect
Sarah Scarboro, PhD, DABR
Lark Physics

Sarah Scarboro completed her medical physics training at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and has been a clinical therapy physicist at Houston Methodist Hospital and the University of Virginia.  Most recently, she has started Lark Physics, a physics consulting company providing full therapy physics services as well as eye plaque program support and training.  Sarah is a member of the Radiation Dosimetry and Treatment Planning Subcommittee and the Working Group on Brachytherapy Clinical Applications. 

Past-President
Laura Padilla, PhD, DABR
University of California San Diego

Laura Padilla is an associate professor and director of the medical physics therapy residency program at the University of California San Diego. She became involved with the leadership of MACAAPM during her time at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Her professional interests include Surface-Guided Radiotherapy, medical education, and transformational medical physics initiatives such as the Direct Patient Care program at UC San Diego. 

Secretary
Lisa Genovese, DMP, DABR
Krueger-Gilbert Health Physics

Lisa has been a diagnostic medical physicist with Krueger-Gilbert Health Physics in Maryland since July 2014. She enjoys working as a consultant and volunteering with the AAPM and ABR. She loves teaching and is passionate about physics education, especially with the general public. Her career goals include obtaining a position on Krueger-Gilbert’s senior leadership team and mentoring young women in science. She is also active on social media through Instagram and Twitter (@lisag_dmp).

Treasurer
Sina Mossahebi, PhD, DABR
University of Maryland

Sina Mossahebi is an Associate Professor and Director of Proton Physics Fellowship Program at the University pf Maryland School of Medicine and works at Maryland Proton Treatment Center. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics/Biophysics from Washington University in St. Louis and did Medical Physics residency at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His research is focused on ionizing radiation dosimetry, proton range verification, dual energy computed tomography (DECT), and Flash therapy.

Board Representative
David Schlesinger, PhD, DABMP, DABR
University of Virginia (UVA)

David Schlesinger is currently an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Virginia (UVA) where his clinical duties include serving as the chief medical physicist and radiation safety officer for the UVA Gamma Knife Center. He attended Georgia Tech as an undergraduate, and earned an MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia. Dr. Schlesinger has previously served as Secretary/Treasurer with the MAC AAPM in 2011-2012, and has contributed to the AAPM as summer school faculty, annual meeting therapy education track chair, several task groups, and a frequent annual meeting speaker. He is honored to have been selected as an AAPM Fellow in 2020.

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Hall of Fame

Coolidge Award Winners
2017Jatinder Palta
1995Robert Loevinger
Award of Achievement in Medical Physics
2013Caridad Borrás
2009James A. Deye
2006Azam Niroomand-Rad

Chapter Fellows

2020David J. Schlesinger, PhD, FAAPM
2013Todd R. McNutt, PhD, FAAPM
2013Karl L. Prado, PhD, FAAPM, FACR
2007Mahadevappa Mahesh, PhD, MS, FAAPM, FACR, FSCCT, FACMP
2004Caridad Borras, DSc, FAAPM, FIUPESM, FACR, FIOMP, FHPS
2004John W. Wong, PhD, FAAPM
2002Cedric X. Yu, DSc, FAAPM
1996Jatinder R. Palta, PhD, FAAPM, FASTRO, FACR

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