Azam Niroomand-Rad, Ph.D.
BRIFE CURRICULUM VITAE
Name: Azam Niroomand-Rad, Ph.D.
Academic Rank: Professor, Clinical Physics Director, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA
Education: 1978 Ph.D.- Physics Michigan State University (MSU), E. Lansing, MI., USA
Board Certification: 1988 The American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Radiation Physics
1990 The American Board of Medical Physics, Radiation Oncology Physics
Memberships in Professional Societies:
1982-Present Member of AAPM, American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
1982-Present Member of IOMP, International Organization for Medical Physics.
1982-Present Member of RSNA, Radiological Society of North America.
1985-Present Member of ASTRO, American Society for herapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
1986-Present Member of NYAS, New York Academy of Sciences.
1988-Present Member of ACR, American College of Radiology.
1988-Present Member of ACMP, American College of Medical Physics.
1990-Present Member of ACSO, American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Selected Awards and Honors:
1966-1968 Recipient of full academic Scholarship, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY.
1968-1970 Recipient of academic Scholarship from State Univ. of N.Y. at Albany, Albany, NY.
1970 Graduated Summa Cum Laude, State University of N.Y. at Albany, Albany, NY.
1980 Recipient of Affirmative Action Fellowship Award from MSU, E. Lansing, MI.
1981-1983 Recipient of National Research Service Award in Medical Physics at the UW, Madison, WI.
1983 Recipient of "Distinguished Alumni Award", Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY.
1990 Recipient of AAPM Travel Award.
1991 Recipient of AAPM International Affairs Travel Award.
1997 Fellow of American Association of Physicists in Medicine, AAPM.
IOMP Professional Activities since 1990:
Co-Organizer for the following International Course/Workshops:
Member of IOMP Education and Training Committee (1991-Present).
Chair, IOMP Education and Training Committee (1997-Present).
Co-Chair, Int'l Advisory Committee for World Congress 2000 (1997-Present). .
Member, IOMP Ad-Hoc Awards and Honors Committee (1998-1999).
Member, IOMP Publication Committee (1999-Present).
Co-Chair,IOMP Awards and Honors Committee (2000-Present).
AAPM Professional Activities:
1985-1988 Member, AAPM Board of Directors for AAPM North Central Chapter
Fall 1986 Organizer of AAPM Scientific Meeting for the AAPM North Central and Midwest Chapters
1988-1991 Member of the AAPM Finance Committee.
1988-Present Member of the AAPM International Affairs Committee.
1988-1991 Member of the AAPM Ethics Committee.
1989-1996 Member of the AAPM Radiation Protection Committee.
1989-Present Member of AAPM Radiation Therapy Task Group #46 , Accelerator Beam Data.
1989-Present Chair, AAPM International Scientific Exchange Programs (ISEP).
1990-1989 Liaison of the AAPM International Affairs Committee for Iran and Turkey.
1990-Present Liaison of the AAPM International Affairs Committee for Afghanestan.
1992-1994 Member of AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee.
1993-1998 Chair, AAPM Radiation Therapy Task Group #55, Radiochromic Film Dosimetry.
1994-1998 Chair, AAPM Mid-Atlantic Chapter Education Committee.
1995-Present Member of AAPM Publication Committee.
1996-present Chair, AAPM Middle East Affairs subCommittee.
1996-1998 President-Elect, President, Past-President, AAPM Mid-Atlantic Chapter.
1996-Present Chair, AAPM Mid-Atlantic Chapter Awards and Honors Committee.
1996-Present Member of AAPM Awards and Honors Committee.
1996-Present Appointed AAPM Delegate to IOMP International Organization for Medical Physics.
1996-1989 Chair, Presidential AAPM Ad-Hoc Committee on Women
1996 Appointed Oral Examiner for The American Board of Radiology.
1996 Organizer, Scientific Meeting for AAPM MidAtlantic Chapter, College Park, MD
1996-Present Member, WC-2000 Planning Committee for AAPM/IOMP meeting in Chicago.
1997 Appointed Oral Examiner for The American College of Medical Physics.
1997 Member of AAPM Local Arrangements Planning Committee for AAPM Annual Summer School in Washington D.C.
1997 Organizer, Scientific Meeting for AAPM MidAtlantic Chapter, College Park, MD.
1997 Co-Director, Clinical Electron Beam Dosimetry Workshop, Mid-Atlantic Chapter.
1998 Organizer, AAPM Symposium on Women in AAPM.
1998 Member, International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Medical Physics, New Delhi, India.
1998-2000 Member, AAPM Board of Directors for AAPM Mid-Atlantic Chapter.
1999 Course Director, AAPM CME, 7:30 AM Series, Nashville, TN.
Editorial Board, Books, Chapters, Patents:
1978 Translated Mechanics by K.S. Symon (Second Edition) into Persian. Azam Niroomand-Rad and G.G. Hamedani, Sherif (Former: Arya Mehr) Univ. of Technology Publishing Company.
1994 Editor, IOMP Medical Physics World Bulletin, MPW (1994-Present)
1996 Coordinating Editor, IOMP Electronic Medical Physics World (1996 - Present).
1998 Co-Inventor: Sanford Katz, MD and Azam Niroomand-Rad, PhD of ?Katz Brachytherapy Recording Template? for 3D Conformal Ultrasound Guided Prostate treatments with Pd-103 Seeds. Patent application in progress
1998 Author, Chapter 1, Volume 2: Biomedical Uses of Radiation - Therapeutic Applications, Edited by W. R. Hendee, Published by VCH Publisher Inc.
1999 Co-Author, Chapter 9, The Modern Technology in Radiation Oncology, Edited by Jacob Van Dyk, Published by Medical Physics Publishing Company.
1999 Chapter 1, Ultrasound Guided Prostate Implant: An Evaluation of Dose Volume Relations, Advances in Medical Physics, Edited by M.M. Rehani, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing LTD, New Delhi, India.
1999 Chapter 7, Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Implant with Pd-103 seeds: A clinical Evaluation of Dose Volume Relations, Medical Physics, Edited by C. Kappas et.al., Monduzzi Editore Publication, International Proceedings Division,Bologna, Italy.
2000 Co-Inventor: Frazer Henderson, MD, James Rodgers, PhD, Azam Niroomand-Rad, PhD, Kevin Cleary, PhD, and Anatoly Dritschilo, MD of ?New Method for Spinal Sterotactic Radiosurgery? using intensity-modulated-radiatio-therapy (IMRT) with BrainLab-Varian micro-MultiLeaf Collimator (mMLC). Patent application in progress (2000).
Peer Reviewed Articles:
Stereo and Orthogonal Radiographs for Routine Radiotherapy Planning, Radiation Medicine, 8(4), 145-151, (1990).
Asymmetric Jaw Settings, Med. Phys., 19(6), 1445-1450 (1992).