Faculty

Michael Price, Ph.D. DABR

  • Medical Phycisist-in-Chief at Rhode Island Hospital
  • Phone: 401.444.4093
  • Email:mprice@lifespan.org
  • Mailing Address: Department of Radiation Oncology
    Rhode Island Hospital
    593 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903
present: Medical Physicist-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital
present: Assistant Director, RIH Medical Physics Residency Program
present: Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics, University of Rhode Island
2013-2014: Director of Clinical Medical Physics & Dosimetry | UNC Health Care
2012-2014: Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
2008-2013: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department Physics & Astronomy, Medical Physics Program, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
2010-2013: Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
Research Interests
  • Medical Physics (concentration in Brachytherapy)
  • Monte Carlo simulations of radioactive sources and delivery systems
  • Clinical efficiency in Radiation Oncology
2011 Diplomat, American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Medical Physics
2008 Ph.D., Medical Physics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
2004 M.S., Medical Physics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
2000 B.S., Physics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Carver RL, Hogstrom KR, Price MJ, LeBlanc JD, Pitcher, GM, "Real time simulator for designing electron dual scattering foil systems," Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 15(6) (2014).
  • Mikel JK, Klopp AH, Price MJ, Mourtada, F, "Commissioning of a grid-based Boltzmann solver for cervical cancer brachytherapy treatment planning with sheilded colpostats," Brachytherapy, 12(6):645-53, (2013).
  • Mikel JK, Klopp AH, Gonzalez GM, Kisling KD, Price MJ, Berner PA, Mourtada F, "Impact of heterogeneity-based dose calculations using a deterministic grid-based Boltzman equation solver for intracavitary brachytherapy." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 83(3), (2012).
  • Fontenot JD, King ML, Johnson SA, Wood CG, Price MJ, Lo KK, "Single-arc volumetric modulated arc therapy can provide dose distributions equivalent to fixed-beam intensity modulated radiation therapy for prstatic irradiation with seminal vesicle and/or lymph node involvement." The British Journal of Radiology, 85(1011),(2012).
  • Eley JG, Hogstrom KR, Mathews K, Parker BC, Price MJ, "Potential of discrete Gaussian edge feathering method for improving abutment dosimetry in eMLC-delivered segmented-field electron conformal therapy," Medical Physics, 38(12), (2011).
  • Price MJ, Kry SF, Eifel PJ, Salehpour M, Mourtada F, "Dosimetric perturbation due to the polysulfone cap surrounding a Fletcher-Williamson colpostat," Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 11(1), (2010).
  • Price MJ, Jackson EF, Gifford KA, Eifel PJ, Mourtada F, "Development of prototype shielded cerviacal intracavitatry brachytherapy applicators compatible with CT and MR imaging", Medical Physics, 36(12), (2009).
  • Price MJ, Gifford KA, Horton JL, Eifel PJ, Gillin MT, Lawyer AA, Mourtada F, "Monte Carlo model for prototype CT-compatible, anatomically adaptive, shielded intracavitary brachytherapy applicator for the treatment of cervical cancer," Medical PHysics, 36(9), (2009).

Robert Rodgers, M.S., DABR, DABSNM

  • Associate Chief Medical Physicist, Rhode Island Hospital
  • Phone: 401.444.2150
  • Fax: 401.444.5335
  • Email:robert.rodgers@lifespan.org
  • Mailing Address: Department of Radiation Oncology
    Rhode Island Hospital
    593 Eddy St. Providence, RI 02903

2016-present: Associate Chief Medical Physicist, Rhode Island Hospital
2013-2014: Deputy Director, Radiation Oncology Center, David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA
2010-2013: Director, Therapy Medical Physics Residency Program, David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA
2010-2013: Air Force Surgeon General's Chief Consultant for Medical Physics
2010-2016: Chief and Senior Medical Physicist, David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA
Research Interests
  • Radiation Safety and Dosimetry
  • Efficiency in Clinical Radiation Oncology Processes and Workflow
  • Imaging Applications in Radiation Oncology
  • Implementation of New Technologies in Clinical Radiation Oncology
2005 M.S., Medical Physics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
2005 National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists
2004 Diplomat, American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Medical Physics
2001 Diplomat, American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Safety and Protection
2001 Diplomat, American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Medical Physics
2000 Diplomat, American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine, Nucelar Medicine Physics and Instrumentation
2000 Diplomat, American Board of Radiology, Nuclear Medcine Physics
1998 Diagnostic Medical Physics Fellow, Air Force Institute of Technology
1993 M.S., Health Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
1992 M.S., Physics, University of Alabama Huntsville
1990 B.S., Optical Science, University of Alabama Huntsville
  • Rodgers R. Electron Conformal Radiotherapy for Post-Mastectomy Irradiation: A Bolus-Free, Multi-Energy, Multi-Segmented Field Algorithm, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2005 (Thesis Advisor: John Antolak, Ph.D.)
  • Cullom J, Rodgers R, Foks R, Garcia E. Compensation for Crosstalk in simultaneously Acquired Tl-201 and In-111- Antimyosin Cardiac SPECT Images (Abstract), Society of Nuclear Medicine, 41st Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL, 1994.
  • Rodgers R. Absolute Efficiency and Polarization Properties of a Diffraction Grating, University of Alabama Huntsville, 1992 (Thesis Advisor: Russell Chipman, Ph.D.)

James Brindle, Ph.D. DABR

  • Associate Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital
  • Phone: 401.444.6249
  • Fax: 401.444.5335
  • Email: jbrindle@lifespan.org
  • Mailing Address: Department of Radiation Oncology
    Rhode Island Hospital
    593 Eddy St. Providence, RI 02903
2013-present: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physics Department, URI
2013-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncolgy, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
2013-present: Associate Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
2011-2013: Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncolgy, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
2010-2013: Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
2006-2010: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Radiation Oncology, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
2002-2006: National Cancer Center (NCI) Pre-doctoral Fellow, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Florida, Gainsesville, FL
Research Interests
  • Medical Physics
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
2006 Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering Sciences (Medical Physics), University of Florida
1997 M.S. Public Health (Radiation & Industrial Hygiene), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
1995 B.S. Physics, LeMoyne College
  • B Wessels, J Brindle, C Cheng, C Rhodes, D Albani, J Sohn, S Lo, R Ellis, D Mansur. Retrospective Prostate Treatment Plan Comparison for Proton, Tomotherapy, and Cyberknife Therapy. International Journal of Particle Therapy,2(2):(2015)
  • J Yuan, Q Chen, J Brindle, Y Zheng, S Lo, J Sohn, B Wessels. Investigation of Nonuniform Dose Voxel Geometry in Monte Carlo Calculations. Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment, 14(4): 419-427 (2014)
  • C. Kunos, J. Brindle, S. Waggoner, K. Zanotti, K. Resnick, N. Fusco, R. Adams, R. Debernardo. Phase II clinical trial of robotic stereotactic body radiosurgery for metastatic gynecological malignancies. Frontiers in Radiation Oncology, 2:181 (2012).
  • C. Kunos, R. DeBernardo, T. Radivoyevitch, J. Fabien, D. Dobbins, Y. Zhang, J. Brindle. Hematological Toxicity After Robotic Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery for Treatment of Metastatic Gynecologic Malignancies. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 84(1): e35-e41 (2012)
  • C. Kunos, J. Fabien, Y. Zhang, J. Brindle, N. Mayr. Gynecologic Cancer. In: S. Lo, B. Teh, J. Lu, T. Schefter,editors. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy. New York: Springer; 2012. pp. 211-225.
  • C. Kunos, J. Brindle, R. Debernardo. “Stereotactic radiosurgery for gynecologic cancer. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (62), e3793, DOI: 10.3791/3793 (2012).
  • C. Kunos, R. DeBernardo, J. Fabien, D. Dobbins Y. Zhang, J. Brindle, P. Faulhaber. “18FDG-PET/CT Definition of Clinical Target Volume for Robotic Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery Treatment of Metastatic Gynecologic Malignancies.” Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy. S4:001 (2011)
  • C. Kunos, Y. Zhang, J. Brindle. Stereotactic body radiosurgery in gynecologic carcinomas. In: A. Ayhan, N. Reed, M. Gultekin, et al., editors. Textbook of Gynaecological Oncology. Ankara, Turkey: Günes Publishing; 2011. pp. 835-841.
  • K. Goyal, D. Einstein, R. Ibarra, M. Yao, C. Kunos, R. Ellis, J. Brindle, D. Singh, J. Hardacre, Y. Zhang, J. Fabien, G. Funkhouser, M. Machtay, J. Sanabria. “Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Nonresectable Tumors of the Pancreas.” Journal of Surgical Research, (2011).
  • C. Kunos, W. Chen, R. DeBernardo, S. Waggoner, J. Brindle, Y. Zhang, J. Williams, D. Einstein. “Stereotactic body radiosurgery for pelvic relapse of gynecologic malignancies.” Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 8(5): 393-400 (2009).
  • C. Kunos, V. vonGruenigen, S. Waggoner, J. Brindle, Y. Zhang, B. Myers, G. Funkhouser, B. Wessels, D. Einstein. “Cyberknife Radiosurgery for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Vulva After Prior Pelvic Radiation Therapy.” Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 7(5): 375-380 (2008).

Fenghong Liu, Ph.D. DABR

  • Associate Medical Physicist, Rhode Island Hospital
  • Email:fliu@lifespan.org
  • Mailing Address: Department of Radiation Oncology
    Rhode Island Hospital
    593 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903
2012-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
2012-Present Associate Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Research Interests
  • Image Guidence in Radiation Therapy
  • Respiration and Motion Management
2012: Medical Physics Resident, Memorial Sloan Kettring Cancer Center, NY, NY
2009: Ph.D. Dartmouth College
2002: MS. University of Nebraska
1992: B.S. Xian Jiaotong University
  • Garcia-Cobian J, Liu Fenghong Characterization of Breast Deformation during AccuboostTM Treatment. Poster American Association of Physicists in Medicine Anaheim, CA 2015.
  • J Garcia-Cobian, F Liu, “Evaluation of breast deformation during AccuboostTM treatment”, AAPM abstract, 2015
  • F Liu, Q Zhang, Y Hu, K Goodman, and G Mageras, “Evaluation of Deformable Registration and Model predictions in CT Images”, Phys. Med. Biol. 57 (2012) 2539-2554

Matthew Belley, Ph.D.

  • Associate Medical Physicist, Rhode Island Hospital
  • Phone: 401.444.2142
  • Email:matthew.belley@lifespan.org
  • Mailing Address: Department of Radiation Oncology
    Rhode Island Hospital
    593 Eddy St. Providence, RI 02903

present: Associate Medical Physicist, Rhode Island Hospital
2011-2015: Research Assistant, Duke University Medical Physics
Research Interests
  • Radiation Dosimetry
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Radiobiology Studies
  • Medical Device Development
2015 Ph.D. Medical Physics, Duke Univeristy, Durham, NC
2011 B.S. Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • Belley MD, Ashcraft KA, Lee CT, Cornwall-Brady MR, Chen JJ, Gunasingha R, Burkhart M, Dewhirst M, Yoshizumi TT, Down JD. Microdosimetric and Biological Effects of Photon Irradiation at Different Energies in Bone Marrow. Radiation Research. 2015 Sep 24;184(4):378-91.
  • Belley MD, Stanton IN, Hadsell M, Ger R, Langloss BW, Lu J, Zhou O, Chang SX, Therien MJ, Yoshizumi TT. Fiber-optic detector for real time dosimetry of a micro-planar x-ray beam. Medical physics. 2015 Apr 1;42(4):1966-72.
  • Belley MD, Segars WP, Kapadia AJ. Assessment of individual organ doses in a realistic human phantom from neutron and gamma stimulated spectroscopy of the breast and liver. Medical physics. 2014 Jun 1;41(6):063902.
  • Belley MD, Wang C, Nguyen G, Gunasingha R, Chao NJ, Chen BJ, Dewhirst MW, Yoshizumi TT. Toward an organ based dose prescription method for the improved accuracy of murine dose in orthovoltage x-ray irradiators. Medical physics. 2014 Mar 1;41(3):034101.
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Ngoc Nguyen, Ph.D.

  • Associate Medical Physicist, Rhode Island Hospital
  • Phone: 401.444.3491
  • Email:nnguyen@lifespan.org
  • Mailing Address: Department of Radiation Oncology
    Rhode Island Hospital
    593 Eddy St. Providence, RI 02903

Present: Associate Medical Physicist, Rhode Island Hospital
2013-2016: Resident, Brown University Alpert School of Medicine
Research Interests
  • Quality Assurance
  • Radiation Dosimetry
2016 Residency. Brown University Alpert School of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
2013 Ph.D. Nuclear Physics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
2006 B.S. Physics, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Nguyen NB, Nunes FM, Thompson IJ, Investigation of the triple-alpha reaction in a full three-body approach, Phys. Rev. C. 87, 054615 (2013).
  • Nguyen NB, Nunes FM, Thompson IJ, Brown EF, Low-temperature triple alpha rate in a full three-body nuclear model, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 141101 (2012).
  • Nguyen NB, Waldecker SJ, Nunes FM, Charity RJ, Dickhoff WH, Transfer Reactions and the dispersive optical model, Phys. Rev. C 84, 044611 (2011).
  • Nguyen NB, Nunes FM, Johnson RC, Finite Range effects in (d,p) reactions, Phys. Rev. C 82, 014611 (2010).

Toni Roth, M.S.

  • Associate Medical Physicist, Rhode Island Hospital
  • Phone: 401.444.6257
  • Email: toni.roth@lifespan.org
  • Mailing Address: Department of Radiation Oncology
    593 Eddy St.
    Providence, RI

present: Clinical Radiotherapy Physicist
present: Part-Time Faculty, Physics Department at University of North Georgia
2012-2014: Teaching Assistant, Physics Department at Vanderbilt University
Research Interests
  • Brachytherapy
  • Radiation Dosimetry
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Development of New Improved Workflow Processes
2016: Medical PHysics Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2014: M.S. Medical Physics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
2012: B.S. Physics, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA