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The Exchange Scientist Program of the International Affairs Committee

  • Overview
  • Details and Application
  • Forms, Lists and Contacts

Overview

The Exchange Scientist Program provides an opportunity for members of the AAPM to visit other countries to promote the exchange of scientific information and to facilitate the advancement of the field of medical physics at the international level.

The Program is primarily serving as an information exchange forum by maintaining a list of approved Exchange Scientists (ES) as well as a list, if any, of Host Institutions interested in requesting an ES for any project.  Any subsequent arrangement or contract is entirely between the ES and the Host Institution, and the ES program in general has no funding or further involvement with the visit, other than publishing the report from the ES on completion of the visit.

A further intent of the Program is to provide the ES with the status and motivation to pay short visits to other institutions when travelling for business or personal purposes.

Please select the Details tab for details on participating in this Program and the Lists tab to review the current list of Host Institutions and Exchange Scientists currently participating in the Program.

Details of the ES Program

  1. The ES Program will establish a pool of qualified Exchange Scientists (ES) with a desire to visit other countries. Medical physicists interested in participating in the ES Program must be full members of the AAPM, board certified by the ABR, ABMP or CCPM in the field of their expertise, and have a minimum of 5 years of research, clinical or teaching experience in Medical Physics. The application for ES status is described in the next section. Successful applicants will be given a letter from the chair of the ES program validating their ES status and receive a certificate from the President of the AAPM.
  2. Host Institutions from other countries can submit a request for an ES to the ES Program. Requests could be for a specific ES or a general request could be posted on the ES Program website.
  3. Alternatively, the ES can approach a host institution in another country directly and indicate interest in participating in projects or short visits.
  4. Both the ES and representative of the Host Institution will sign waiver forms and submit these to the AAPM.
  5. Any subsequent arrangement will be between the individual ES and the Host Institution. After the visit, the ES will submit a brief written report within 6 months to the chair of the ES Program describing the scientific activities. The report should include other information useful to any future ES and/or the ES Program, such as names of key physicists from the host country, recommended follow-up, travel concerns etc.

Application Process:

  1. To apply to be an ES, please complete the ES application form and submit to the chair of the ES Program Subcommittee.
  2. To apply as a Host Institution, please complete the HI form and submit to the chair of the ES Program Subcommittee.
  3. To arrange to visit one of the listed Host Institutions, please review the HI list [LINK] and contact the HI directly, as well as emailing the chair of ES Program to keep the program informed of any development.

FORMS

Host Institution Application Form
To be used by institutions outside the USA and Canada interested in hosting visits by members of the AAPM under the Exchange Scientist Program.

Exchange Scientist Application Form
To be used by members of the AAPM who wish to visit Host Institutions under the Exchange Scientist Program.

Exchange Scientist Report Form
To be used by members of the AAPM to report on visits under the Exchange Scientist Program.

Waiver
To be executed by the Exchange Scientist and Host Institution before the visit.

Certificate
To be issued by the AAPM after receiving the completed Waiver forms.

LISTS

List of Exchange Scientists

Scientist Name & Institution Med Phys
Field
Language
Capability
Contact Information
Amal Alryati, M.S.
Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, NY
Radiation
Oncology
Arabic 518-243-4405
alriy3@aol.com
Sherry Andrew, MS
Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH
Radiation
Oncology
Spanish 919-345-9543
sher.leep@gmail.com
Komanduri M. Ayyangar, Ph.D.
Emeritus Prof., Univ. of Nebraska
Radiation
Oncology
Indian 402-302-9110
akomanduri@gmail.com
Bijan Arjomandy, PhD
McLaren Proton Therapy Center,MI
Radiation
Oncology
Persian
Farsi
810-342-3858
arjomandy_2000@yahoo.com
James Balter, Ph.D.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Radiation
Oncology
  734-936-4309
jbalter@umich.edu
Tewfik J Bichay, PhD
Saint Mary's Health Care, Grand Rapids, MI
Radiation
Oncology
French 616-685-6367
BichayT@MercyHealth.com
Minsong Cao, PhD
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Radiation
Oncology
Mandarin Chinese 317-709-2044
caominsong@yahoo.com
Doracy P Fontenla, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY
Medical
Physics
Portuguese
Spanish
212-639-8759
doracy@earthlink.net
Jung T. Ho, Ph.D.
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital,CA
Radiotherapy
& Diagnostic
Mandarin
Chinese
562-698-0811Ext:15758
jung.ho@pihhealth.org
David Y.C. Huang, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering, NY
Radiotherapy Mandarin
Chinese
516-256-3607
Huangd@mskcc.org
Justin Keener, M.S.
Winston-Salem, NC
Radiation
Therapy
Spanish 303-921-0860
justin.keener9@gmail.com
Don-Soo Kim, Ph.D.
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Diagnostic
Radiology
Korean 617-355-3261
Don-Soo.Kim@tch.harvard.edu
Qing Lei, M.S.
Castro Valley, CA
Radiation
Oncology
Mandarin
Chinese
510-581-0556Ext: 121
qing.lei@ebroc.com
Pei-Jan Paul Lin, Ph.D.
VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA
Diagnostic
Radiology
Japanese,
Chinese
804-828-3497
pjlin@vcu.edu
Xing-Qi Lu, Ph.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Radiation
Oncology
Chinese 617-667-9564
xlu@bidmc.harvard.edu
Mahadevappa Mahesh, PhD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Diagnostic
Radiology
Indian
Kanada
410-955-5115
mmahesh@jhmi.edu
Michael McNitt-Gray, Ph.D.
UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Medical
Imaging
  310-794-8979
mmcnittgray@mednet.ucla.edu
Ali S. Meigooni, Ph.D.
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Las Vegas, NV
Brachytherapy
Radiotherapy
Farsi 702-952-3366 ext: 3848
alimeig@gmail.com
Anas Orfali, M.Sc.
Harbor Springs, MI
Radiation
Oncology
Arabic, French
German
734-604-2089
orfa99@gmail.com
E. Ishmael Parsai, PhD
Medical College of Ohio, OH
Radiation
Oncology
Persian Farsi
Arabic
419-383-5113
e.parsai@utoledo.edu
Jean L. Peng, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina, SC
Radiation
Oncology
Chinese
Cantonese
843-792-3711
pengl@musc.edu
Yakov Pipman, PhD
FOREST HILLS , NY
Radiation
Oncology
Spanish
Hebrew
718-520-2969
ypipman@yahoo.com
Bouchaib Rabbani, Ph.D.,
Newport Beach, California.
Radiation
Oncology
Arabic 949-433-2787
brabbani@aol.com,
b.rabbani@cox.net
Ravindra P. Rao, M.S.
Monroe Township, NJ
Radiotherapy
& Diagnostic
Kannada, Himdi
Marathi, Tamil
908-705-7737
ravirao13@mac.com
Cheng B. Saw, PhD
Harrisburg, PA
Radiation
Oncology
Malaysian,
Hokkian
412-580-1861
cbsaw2014@yahoo.com
Saiyid Masroor Shah, PhD
Evansville Cancer Ctr., Indiana
Radiation
Oncology
Urdu 812-205-6610
s.shah@att.net
smshah@evcancntr.net
Igor V Shishkov, MS
Arizona Oncology Services
Radiation
Oncology
Russian 602-240-3503
igorshishkov@gmail.com
Almon S. Shiu, PhD
Univ Southern California, Los Angeles , CA
Radiation
Oncology
Chinese, Mandarin
& Cantonese
323-865-0515
almon.shiu@med.usc.edu
Jason W. Sohn, PhD
Cleveland, OH
Radiation
Oncology
Korean 216-844-2736
jason.sohn@case.edu
Jacob Van Dyk, M.Sc.
London, Ontario
Radiation
Oncology
Dutch (Low level) 519-472-2951
vandyk@uwo.ca
Theordore Villafana, Ph.D.
Boca Ratan, FL
Radiation
Safety
Spanish 561-361-8447
villafana1@yahoo.com
Yoichi Watanabe, Ph.D.
Minneapolis, MN
Radiation
Oncology
Japanese 612-626-6708
watan016@umn.edu
D. Allan Wilkinson, PhD
Cleveland, OH
Hyperthermia
Radiotherapy
French 216-445-8289
wilkina@ccf.org
E. Anthony Brinton Wolbarst, PhD
Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
Radiology French 859-879-3175
awolbarst2@outlook.com
Milton K. Woo, PhD
Ontario, Canada
Radiotherapy Chinese
Cantonese
416-480-5853
milton.woo@sunnybrook.ca
Raymond K. Wu, PhD
Univ of Arizona Cancer Center, Phoenix AZ
Radiation
Oncology
Chinese, Mandarin
& Cantonese
602-406-4748
RayKWu@gmail.com
Cheng Yu, Ph.D.
Univ. Southern California, L.A., CA
Radiation
Oncology
Mandarin
Chinese
323-442-8735
chengyu@usc.edu
Jay J. Zheng, PhD
Radiation Oncology Centers EL SEGUNDO , CA
Radiotherapy Mandarin
Chinese
310-414-9990
jianzhong.zheng@21co.com
Habid Zaidi Ph.D.
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Geneva University Hospital
Geneva, Switzerland
Medical Imaging Franch
Arabic
41-22-37.27.258
habib.zaidi@hcuge.ch
Andy Zhu, PhD
David C Pratt Cancer Center, St. Louis, MO
Radiation Oncology
Radiation Protection
Mandarin
Chinese
314-251-6844 Ext: 27534
azhu77@yahoo.com

CONTACTS

Raymond Wu, Chair of the AAPM Exchange Scientist Program Subcommittee