Stephen Avery

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Director of Master of Medical Physics Program
2 Donner Building, 3400 Spruce Street and DRL 1N2b
(215) 898-5574
(215) 746-1727

Professional Activities

  • Recruitment of Young Physicists into Medical Physics Sub-committee (AAPM)
  • Women and Minorities Recruitment Sub-committee (AAPM)
  • Conference Planning Committee
  • Organizing Committee of GEANT4 North American Medical Users (G4NAMU) meeting at 2005 AAPM meeting.

Memberships

  • 1995-2000 American Physical Society
  • 1997 Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers
  • 2000 National Society of Black/Hispanic Physicists
  • 2002 American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Education: 
  • 1994  B.S. Physics, Millersville University
  • 1997  M.S. Experimental Nuclear Physics, Hampton University
  • 2002  Ph.D. Experimental Nuclear Physics, Hampton University
Research Interests: 

Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, 2010

Description of Research Expertise

Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP)
Quality assurance and safety in proton therapy treatment delivery.
Medical Physics Education

Description of Clinical Expertise

Clinical Physicist for external beam at PCAM
Linear Accelerator/Proton QA and calibration
Patient QA for Proton Therapy
Hospital physicist as needed at affiliated hospitals

Description of Other Expertise

Diversity and Inclusion of under-represented groups in Medical Physics

 

Selected Publications: 

K. P. Risolo, S. Avery, M. Bartels, R. Maughan Shielding Measurements For A Proton Therapy Facility 2012 Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society - Oral Presentation July 2012.

M.C. Harvey, S. Avery, P.L. Gueye Calculations Of The Therapeutic Absorbed Dose And Secondary Neutron Production In Proton Therapy Using The Geant4 Monte Carlo Toolkit 2012 Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society - Oral Presentation July 2012.

Shepard Smithline, Stephen Avery, Chandra SehgalModeling of Thermal Effects in Antivascular Ultrasound Therapy From Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Images. 2012 Annual AAPM Meeting - Oral Presentation July 2012.

Kevin Risolo, Stephen Avery, James McDonough, Mike Bartels, Richard Maughan:Shielding Measurements for a Proton Therapy Facility. 2012 Annual AAPM Meeting - Poster Presentation July 2012.

Elaine Sayler, Derek Dolney, Cameron Koch, Stephen AveryShielding considerations for the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP) Health Physics IN PROGRESS 2012.

A. Caringi, B. Goldsmith, M. Kirk, S. Both, R. Rengan, C. Simone, S. Avery, J. ChristodouleasCombined Photon SBRT and Proton Mediastinal Radiation for Stage III Lung Cancer: The Best of Both Worlds? American Society for Radiation Oncology - Poser Presentation 2012.

Stephen Avery, Kevin Risoslo, Mike Bartels, Richard MaughanShielding Study of Proton Therapy Center. Radiation Protection and Dosimetry IN PROGRESS 2012.

Jennifer Smilowitz, Stephen Avery, Paul Gueye, George SandisonReport on the American association of Medical Physics Undergraduate Fellowship Programs. Medical Physics IN PROGRESS 2012.

S Surti, W Zou, M E Daube-Witherspoon, J McDonough and J S KarpDesign study of an in situ PET scanner for use in proton beam therapy Physics in Medicine and Biology. IOP Publishing, 56(9): 2667-2685, April 2011.

S. Avery, C. Freeman, K. ShahnaziInitial study of 3D dose verification of multi-field proton therapy treatment along match line with polymer gel detectors. Journal of Physics:Conference Series 250, December 2010.

Other Affiliations: 

Memberships

  • 1995-2000 American Physical Society
  • 1997 Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers
  • 2000 National Society of Black/Hispanic Physicists
  • 2002 American Association of Physicists in Medicine