Abby Besemer, PhD, DABR

I am a board-certified Medical Physicist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. My primary focus is on educational initiatives, and I serve as the Director of the Medical Physics Residency program. I have a passion for teaching and sharing the fun world of medical physics with residents, students, and whoever else I am able to share my excitement with. I am also involved in helping improve medical physics education on the national level though committees within the AAPM, SDAMPP, CEMPEP, and ABR organizations.

Jennie Crosby, PhD

My clinical work focuses on adaptive and MR-guided radiotherapy through my work with the ViewRay MRIdian system. This system gives us the opportunity, via MR imaging, to adapt the patient’s radiation plan to their anatomy on the day of treatment and enables us to visualize the anatomy throughout treatment. In addition to my clinical work on the ViewRay system, I have a strong interest in increasing automation throughout the clinic to streamline workflows. My research has primarily focused on patient safety and quality management, including analysis of trends and investigation of workflow inefficiencies.

Jordan Slagowski, PhD, DABR

I am an assistant professor and board-certified medical physicist in the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. My clinical sub-specialty is brachytherapy. I also provide general physics support across the Department. 

Gemma Davies, PhD, DABR

I am a medical physicist board-certified in radiation oncology in both the U.K., where I did my initial training, and the U.S. My primary focus is ensuring that patient treatments are executed correctly and safely through comprehensive review of radiation treatment plans and quality assurance of the treatment machines used to deliver radiation. I am also focused on providing physics support for clinical trial execution and data management within the Department of Human Oncology.

Carri Glide-Hurst, PhD, DABR, FAAPM

Carri Glide-Hurst, PhD, DABR, FAAPM is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Human Oncology and member of the UW Carbone Cancer Center. She serves as the Director of Radiation Oncology Physics and Bhudatt Paliwal Endowed Professor at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Glide-Hurst obtained a PhD in Medical Physics from Wayne State University with an emphasis on evaluating breast density, a known risk factor for breast cancer, using ultrasound tomography.

Adam Bayliss, PhD

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Human Oncology, where I apply my skills as a physicist and research scientist to the study of physics in medicine and daily clinical practice. I assess the available literature, test and safely implement new modalities and provide quality assurance of existing techniques and equipment.

Dinesh Tewatia, PhD

In my current role as an associate professor in the Department of Human Oncology, I strive to apply knowledge and expertise from several interdisciplinary fields to better serve cancer patients. I feel privileged to be part of a large and talented team of physicists and physicians here at UW Madison and to have the opportunity to serve at the main campus and also at UW Cancer Center–Johnson Creek.

Zacariah Labby, PhD

I am an assistant professor and director of Clinical Physics in the Department of Human Oncology. As a medical physicist in radiation therapy, my role is to ensure the safe, effective and accurate delivery of radiation to our patients as well as the protection of the general public from our treatment activities. I am the lead physicist for our stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) program. Through these efforts, I spend most of my time clinically working with patients requiring treatment for primary or metastatic intracranial disease, ensuring the most accurate treatments possible. SRS treatments include the smallest and highest dose-per-fraction treatments delivered anywhere in radiation therapy, so my focus is on highly conformal delivery and planning techniques.

Sean Frigo, PhD

My primary focus is on clinical care, and within that area, the implementation and management of treatment planning systems. We are leveraging new software technologies to bring all relevant patient information and data into one environment in order to facilitate treatment plan design. This not only applies to calculating treatment dose, but also supporting the development of calculating other quantities, such as treatment response. To support research initiatives in these areas, we have established a separate dedicated treatment planning environment that provides a sandbox in order to develop and test new approaches to treatment planning.