The Department of Radiation Oncology at LCI and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist has a large group of experienced clinical physicists (staff and faculty members) as well as other radiotherapy professionals such as radiation oncologists and dosimetrists to provide the clinical training to the medical physics residents. All departmental faculty/staff contribute to the Residency Program through formal teaching interactions and/or through interactions in the clinic.

 

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Ryan Foster, PhD, DABR, FAAPM
Chief Medical Physicist Atrium Health/Levine Cancer Center Cabarrus
Program Associate Director - Charlotte Region

Ryan Foster received his PhD in experimental nuclear physics from North Carolina State University and completed a medical physics residency at the Nebraska Medical Center, where he was an instructor from 2006-2008. Dr. Foster joined the faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2008, where he served as associate director of the medical physics residency program for 6 years. In 2013, he was appointed Director of Clinical Medical Physics in which he oversaw clinical medical physics in a progressive department with cutting-edge technology. In 2015, he joined the Levine Cancer Institute at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC and was named the Chief Physicist at Atrium Health Cabarrus in 2017, where he leads a team of two other physicists and two dosimetrists in a busy department performing SRS, SBRT and brachytherapy. He has served on committees for the ACMP and AAPM and his research interests include patient localization, normal tissue tolerance and intra-fraction motion management. Dr. Foster was named a Fellow of the AAPM in 2021.

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Stephanie A. Parker, MS, DABR, CSSGB, FAAPM
Medical Physicist Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Program Director - Winston-Salem Region

Stephanie Parker is a medical physicist at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist High Point Medical Center where she leads the Quality and Safety Committee.  She earned a Master of Science Degree in Radiological Medical Physics from the University of Kentucky in 1998, a graduate certificate in Public Health Leadership from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2016, and a graduate certificate in Quality Management from the University of Wisconsin – Stout in 2017.  During her career, Ms. Parker has worked as a medical physicist in both academic and community practices where she gained a broad spectrum of clinical experience.  She serves on several committees within the AAPM including the Education Council, serves as an ACR Practice Accreditation Surveyor, served as the 2020 President of the Southeast Chapter of the AAPM, is co-director of a multi-institutional global medical physics collaboration (Kenyan Physics Forum), and serves on an advisory committee for the State of North Carolina’s Radiation Protection Division.  Her professional interests include patient safety, quality improvement, and global health.  Ms. Parker was named a Fellow of the AAPM in 2021.

Steering Committee 

The Steering committee is responsible for oversight of the physics residency program. This includes review of the direction of the program as a whole, and of the performance and progression of individual residents.  The steering committee consists of medical physics leadership, medical physicists, a radiation oncologist, a medical dosimetrist, and the program director and associate director.

Default Image Carnell J. Hampton, PhD, DABR
Assistant Vice President/ Medical Physics
Atrium Health
Michael Thomas Munley, PhD Michael Munley, PhD, DABR, FAAPM
Section Head for Physics, Radiation Oncology
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Michael Farris, MD Michael Farris, MD
Radiation Oncologist
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Jim Ververs, PhD James D. Ververs, PhD, DABR
Medical Physicist
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Justin Ruiz Justin L. Ruiz, MS, DABR
Medical Physicist
Atrium Health
Wanda Ramer Wanda Ramer, R.T.(R)(T), CMD
Certified Medical Dosimetrist
Atrium Health