The MPTC is integrated with the Department of Radiation Oncology’s clinical program which consists of 20 physicians and 2 physician scientist faculty. The main patient care facility is located at the University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore, within the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and close to the main attractions of the Inner Harbor waterfront and professional sports stadiums. The MPTC is located in the University of Maryland’s BioPark and is within easy walking distance to the University’s medical center. The department has 5 well-integrated community programs. All practice sites are connected via a telemedicine network facilitating frequent interactions between facilities. Our current clinical program includes 11 linear accelerators, 5 multi-slice large bore CT simulators with 4D capabilities, 2 HDR units, a Gamma Knife; and active programs in conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, IGRT, Hyperthermia Therapy, Brachytherapy and SRS/SBRT. In addition, there are several campus-wide shared resources including small-animal imaging CT, PET and MR scanners.
The Medical Physics Division, led by Dr. Warren D’Souza, is currently comprised of 25 faculty physicists, 17 dosimetrists, 2 residents, 9 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, 4 system administrators and 2 application programmers. All practice sites are connected via a state-of-the-art telemedicine network facilitating interactions between faculty and staff. Research programs include the development of new treatment planning and delivery techniques, tumor motion management, inter-fraction image guidance strategies and collaborative research. The division of medical physics has research space co-located with our Division of Translational Radiation Sciences (DTRS).
Basic research is organized through an extremely well-funded DTRS led by Dr. Zeljko Vujaskovic, which has 16 dedicated research faculty members with grant-funded programs in aspects of cellular responses to DNA damage and molecular biology, as well as preclinical in vivo models of radiation effects on normal tissue. Resources include overall office and lab space of 19,197 sq. ft. inclusive of 1,000 sq. ft. machine shop.
Interested applicants should mail/send electronically their curriculum vitae to:
Katja Langen, PhD
Professor & Associate Chief of Proton Physics
Department of Radiation Oncology
850 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.