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Our medical physics team

Dr. Ronald McGarry reviews information with a medical physicist

In UK Radiation Oncology, our medical physicists and Certified Medical Dosimetrists (CMDs) work behind-the-scenes with our physicians to prepare an optimal treatment plan. These professionals rarely meet with patients directly but their work helps your physician make the best technical decisions for care and ensure the treatment is executed accurately.

  • Research and development

    Our physicists play a pivotal role in our research team. They are involved in various developmental efforts to further improve treatment technology, find new procedures and more.

  • Teaching

    While our physicists and dosimetrists collaborate with our physicians to design the technical aspects of your treatment, they often are training future physicists, physicians, dosimetrists and others. It is our goal to provide the best treatment now and for years to come through the young professionals who are mentored by our physicists and physicians.

  • Janelle A. Molloy, PhD, FAAPM

    Director of Medical Physics
    Professor and Clinical Medical Physicist

    Clinical Interests

    • Administrative oversight for all aspects of clinical medical physics in Department of Radiation Medicine
    • Gamma Knife (planning, QA)
    • Chart Review
    • External Beam Treatment Plan QA
    • Brachytherapy Plan QA

    Janelle.molloy@uky.edu

  • Wei Luo, PhD, DABR

    Associate Program Director for International Collaborations
    Associate Professor and Clinical Medical Physicist

    Clinical Interests

    • Routine plan/chart check
    • TrueBeam lead physicist
    • Brachytherapy
    • Overseeing patient-specific QA
    • Protocol physics coordinator

    Wei.luo@uky.edu

  • Damodar Pokhrel, PhD, DABR

    Associate Director of Medical Physics Residency
    Associate Professor and Clinical Medical Physicist

    Clinical Interests 

    • Sterotactic radiosurgery/sterotactic body radiotherapy
    • Commissioning and quality assurance of new devices
    • Treatment plan optimization and motion management
    • Radiobiological modeling, treatment outcomes and uncertainty analysis
    • Brachytherapy
    • Gamma Knife

    Damodar.pokhrel@uky.edu