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Todd Pawlicki is Professor and Vice-Chair for Medical Physics at UC San Diego. He is also the Director of the Division of Medical Physics overseeing all the clinical and research Medical Physicists in the Department.

An author of over 125 journal articles, reviews and book chapters, Dr. Pawlicki is the Editor of the textbook Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy, the first international textbook focused on quality/safety in the field of radiation oncology, and has edited multiple other textbooks. He is a previous member of journal Editorial Boards and the past Executive Physics Editor for the journal Practical Radiation Oncology. He is the Co-Director of the Systems Engineering & Design (SED) Program within the Center for Precision Radiation Medicine (CPRM) which is focused on re-designing Radiation Oncology, particularly QA approaches and the role of the Medical Physicist.

An internationally-recognized academic Medical Physicist, Dr. Pawlicki serves as the President-Elect of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). He previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and is a former Secretary of AAPM. He has served on numerous ASTRO and AAPM committees and working groups (many as Chair), including the ASTRO Clinical Affairs and Quality Committee, the ASTRO Multi-disciplinary Quality Assurance Sub-Committee, AAPM Task Group 218, Task Group 288, Task Group 302, Task Group 332 and is Chair of the Management of Medical Physics Programs and Departments Committee. In recognition of his long-time contributions, he has been named a Fellow by both organizations (FAAPM 2012 and FASTRO 2016).

  • Todd A. Pawlicki, PhD, FAAPM, FASTRO
  • Professor and Vice Chair
  • Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
  • UC San Diego
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