School of Medicine

Radiation Oncology Medical Physics

Directors

The program directors are responsible for ensuring the residency program satisfies CAMPEP standards, for coordinating faculty, recruiting residents into the program, advising residents, and evaluating and promoting the program.

The program directors are also responsible for determining and documenting that each student offered entry into the residency program satisfies the CAMPEP admission standards for residency education in medical physics or completes rigorous remedial education to meet the standards.

The program directors ensure that all resident statistics, annual reports, and other information that is required by CAMPEP are reported accurately and in a timely fashion.

Director

Hui Zhao, PhD, DABR

Hui Zhao, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Utah and a medical physicist at Huntsman Cancer Hospital (HCH).   Dr. Zhao specializes in the physics of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), surface-guided radiation therapy (SGRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), stereotactic... Read More

Residency: Washington University in St. Louis

Email: hui.zhao@hci.utah.edu

Co-Director

Adam B. Paxton, PhD

Adam Paxton, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Utah and a Medical Physicist at Huntsman Cancer Hospital (HCH). Dr. Paxton received his BS from the College of Idaho and his MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He completed his residency training in Medical Phys... Read More

Residency: University of California, San Diego

Email: adam.paxton@hci.utah.edu

Co-Director

Geoff Nelson, PhD, DABR

Geoff Nelson, MS, PhD, is an Assitant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Utah. He specializes in imaging in radiation oncology and in brachytherapy. He received his BS in Biomedical Physics from California State University Fresno and his Masters and Doctorate in Bioengineering from Stanford University. He complet... Read More

Residency: University of Wisconsin–Madison

Email: Geoff.Nelson@hci.utah.edu