Medical Physics Faculty

Eric E. Klein, PhD, FASTRO, FAAPM

Chief of Medical Physics, Rhode Island Hospital
Phone: 401-606-4283
Email: eric.klein@lifespan.org

Mailing address:
Department of Radiation Oncology
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI 02903

Biography

2017-Present: Chief of Medical Physics, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University 
2015-2017: Vice President and Director at Medical Physics, Northwell Health, Professor of Medical Physics, Hosftra University 
1989-2015: Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, Missouri

Research Interests

  • Modulated electron radiotherapy
  • Streamlined QA

Education

2006 Chicago Medical School/Rosalyn Franklin University, PhD, Medical Radiation Physics
1987 MS, Applied Physics, University of Massachusetts at Boston
1981 BS, Physics, Northeastern University, Boston

Selected Publications

  • Zhang Q, Klein EE Evaluation of the Accuracy of a Six-Degree of Freedom Robotic Couch Using Optical Surface and ConeBeam CT Images of an SRS QA Phantom.  Submitted to Practical Radiation Oncology, March 2017.
  • Klein EE, Bradley JD, Single Room Proton Radiation Therapy Systems: No Small Change. International Journal of Radiation, Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2016 May 1;95(1):147-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.09.042.
  • Klein EE et al, AAPM TG-142: Linear Accelerator Quality Assurance, Medical Physics, 36, 4197-4212. August, 2009.
  • Klein EE, Mamalui-Hunter M, Low DA Delivery of Modulated Electron Beams with Conventional Photon Multileaf Collimators.  Physics in Medicine and Biology 54. 327-339, 2009.

Robert Rodgers, MS, DABR, DABSNM

Associate Chief Medical Physicist, Rhode Island Hospital
Phone: 401-444-2150
Fax: 401-444-5335
Email: robert.rodgers@lifespan.org

Biography

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

Education

2005 MS, 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 MS, Health Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
1992 MS, Physics, University of Alabama Huntsville
1990 BS, Optical Science, University of Alabama Huntsville

Selected Publications

  • 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, PhD)
  • 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, PhD)

James Brindle, PhD, 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

Biography

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

Education

2006: PhD, Nuclear Engineering Sciences (Medical Physics), University of Florida
1997: MS, Public Health (Radiation & Industrial Hygiene), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
1995: BS, Physics, LeMoyne College

Selected Publications

  • 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, PhD, 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

Biography

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

Education

2012: Medical Physics Resident, Memorial Sloan Kettring Cancer Center, NY, NY
2009: PhD, Dartmouth College 
2002: MS, University of Nebraska
1992: BS, Xian Jiaotong University

Selected Publications

  • Garcia-Cobian J, F. Liu, Characterization of Breast Deformation during AccuboostTM Treatment. Poster, American Association of Physicists in Medicine Anaheim, CA 2015.
  • F. Liu, J. Garcia-Cobian “Evaluation of breast deformation during AccuboostTM treatment”, AAPM abstract, 2015
  • F. Liu, Q. Zhang, Y. Hu, K. Goodman, & G. Mageras. “Evaluation of Deformable Registration and Model predictions in CT Images,” Phys. Med. Biol. 57 (2012) 2539-2554.

Toni Roth, MS

Associate Medical Physicist, Rhode Island Hospital
Phone: 401-444-6257
Email: toni.roth@lifespan.org
Mailing Address: 
Department of Radiation Oncology
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02904

Biography

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 and Improved Workflow Processes

Education

2016: Medical Physics Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2014: MS, Medical Physics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
2012: BS, Physics, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA