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David J. Carlson

PhD, DABR, FAAPM
Vice Chair for Physics, Therapeutic Radiology; Director of Medical Physics, Therapeutic Radiology

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Purdue University (2006)
  • BA
    Middlebury College, Physics (2002)
  • Resident
    Stanford University
  • Intern
    Medical College of Wisconsin

Activities

  • Visting Faculty
    Munich, Germany 2017
    Invited to speak and collaborate with faculty in the Department of Experimental Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany.
  • Invited Speaker
    Vienna, Austria 2017
    Invited to speak in a scientific symposium at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO 36) in Vienna, Austria.
  • Visiting Faculty
    Seoul, South Korea 2016
    Invited to speak and collaborate with faculty in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
  • Invited Speaker
    Kyoto, Japan 2015
    Invited to speak in an international symposium at the International Congress of Radiation Research (ICRR 2015) in Kyoto, Japan.
  • Visiting Fellow
    Heidelberg, Germany 2011
    Participated in the Foreign Scientist Program in the Division of Medical Physics at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowAmerican Association of Physicists in Medicine2018
Outstanding Young Alumni AwardPurdue University School of Health Sciences2014
Honored as an “Outstanding Reviewer” of 2012International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics2012
Editor’s AwardRadiation Research Society2009
Certified in Therapeutic Radiologic PhysicsAmerican Board of Radiology (ABR)2009
Scholar-in-Training Travel AwardRadiation Research Society2007
Scholar-in-Training Travel AwardRadiation Research Society2006
Ross FellowshipPurdue University2003
Graduate Student Travel AwardPurdue University2003

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and PhysicsAssociate Senior Editor, Editorial Board2016 - Present
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)Board of Directors, Member2015 - 2017
Connecticut Area Medical Physics Society chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)Representative2015 - 2017
Theraputic Radiology Departmental Thesis CommitteeMember2014 - 2016
Clinical Competence Committee for the Therapeutic Radiology Residency ProgramMember2013 - 2016
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)Member, Science Education and Program Development Committee2013 - 2016
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)Peer Reviewer, 55th-59th Annual Meetings2013 - 2017
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)Member, Task Group No. 256 on Proton Relative Biological Effectiveness (RBE)2013 - 2016
Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research ProgramsReviewer2013
Medical Physics Residency Training ProgramCommittee Member2012 - 2015
American Association of Physicists in MedicineCommittee Member2012 - 2014
American Association of Physicists in MedicineCommittee Member2011 - 2014
Connecticut Area Medical Physics Society chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)President2011 - 2013
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)Reviewer2009 - 2014
American Association of Physicists in MedicineVice Chair2007 - 2015
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)President2007 - 2009
Medical PhysicsAssociate Editor
Medical PhysicsReviewer
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and PhysicsReviewer
Radiation ResearchReviewer
Physics in Medicine and BiologyReviewer
British Journal of RadiologyReviewer
International Journal of Radiation BiologyReviewer
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)Member
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)Member
Radiation Research Society (RRS)Member
Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center (YCCC)Member

Departments & Organizations