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Welcome to the History and Heritage Web Site of the AAPM. The Awards and Honors Committee is responsible for recognizing the contributions to the profession by it's many Distinguished Members. The History Committee is responsible for maintaining the historical archives of the AAPM.

Please note: The lists of "Distinguished Members" and "Other Awards of Note" below include AAPM Members only. To view the entire Awards and Honors Ceremony program from a specific year, please see "Past Awards and Honors Ceremony Programs". If you are inquiring about an individual that is not included on a specific award listing or in one of the programs, please send an email to Nancy Vazquez.

Distinguished Members

Past Chairs of the ACMP Board of Chancellors and Past ACMP Annual Meeting Locations

Distinguished members please submit your biographic information.

Other Awards of Note

Past Awards and Honors Ceremony Programs


Awards & Honors Nominations

Multimedia History Center

(pictures from past meetings)

Wayback MachineAAPM Website through the Years

(link to the internet archive known as the WaybackMachine and wander through the years)


Historical Interviews

The AAPM History Committee is pleased to present a selection of interviews with prominent medical physicists.

Medical physics and the AAPM have a long and rich history. Much of the history has been captured on video through interviews with prominent physicists and other individuals who have charted the course of medical physics in North America over the past 50+ years. The interviews are fascinating to view.

Interviews from 2005 onwards are available online as part of the AAPM Virtual Library and were conducted by the History Committee.

Most interviews prior to 2005 were made by Bob Gorson, although some were conducted by others. The highlighted interviews listed below are viewable in flash video.

All of the following may also be obtained individually on a 30-day loan from the Niels Bohr Library and Archives of the American Institute of Physics. The process is to access the online catalog ICOS (please be patient while the page loads) which provides a description of the collection, including a list of the interviewees and to then fill out an access application to the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. The process is described more fully online.

· Gail D. Adams 1990
· Peter R. Almond 1993
· Howard Andrews
· Frank H. Attix 1992
· Norman A. Bailey 1992
· Stephen Balter
    1997 | 1998
· Gary T. Barnes 1996
· Henry H. Barschall 1995
· Bengt E. Bjarngard 1994 
· Peter H. Bloch
    2002 | cam2
· Victor Bond 1994
· Caridad Borras 2000
· Luther Brady
    1995 | 2002
· Carl Braestrup
· Robert Brent 1995
· Gordon L. Brownell 1995
· Austin Brues
· Stewart C. Bushong
    1994
· George W. Callendine, Jr.
    1992
· John R. Cameron
    1992 | 1995
· Paul L. Carson 1996
· Charles W. Coffey, II
    2002
· Bernard L. Cohen 2004
· Jack Cunningham 1993
· Jerome G. Dare
    2001 | cam2
· Paul M. DeLuca, Jr. 2000
· Robert Dixon 1997
· Frank Ellis 1993
· Robley D. Evans
· Stephen Feig
    2002 | cam2
· Arnold Feldman 1992
· Theodore Fields 1992
· Jack R. Fowler 1993
· Gary D. Fullerton 1994
· Benjamin M. Galkin 1994
· James M. Galvin 2002
· Jean M. St. Germain
    1998
· Michael T. Gillin
    2003 |cam2
· Paul N. Goodwin 1995
· Robert O. Gorson
    1992 | cam2
· Robert G. Gould 2003
· Joel E. Gray 1996
· Moses A. Greenfield
    1992
· John Hale 1990
· Arthur G. Haus 2000
· William R. Hendee
    1992 | 2004
· George Henny
· Paul Henshaw
· Donald E. Herbert 1998
· Basil Hilaris 1998
· Norman Hillberry
· Paul Hodges 1993
· Kenneth R. Hogstrom
    2001 | cam2
· Geoffrey S. Ibbott
    2001 | cam2
· Lillian E. Jacobson
· Harold E. Johns
· C.J. Karzmark 1992
· Kenneth R. Kase 1997
· Ronald L. Kathern
    1995 | cam2
· Charles A. Kelsey 1994
· James G. Kereiakes 1990
· Donald W. Kerst 1993
· Faiz M. Khan 1997
· Morton Kliegerman 2002
· William Koch 1995
· Simon Kramer 1994
· Jack S. Krohmer
    1992 | 1998
· Hélène Langevin-Joliet
(Granddaughter of Marie Curie)
    2003 | cam2 (interviewer)
· Lawrence H. Lanzl
    1990 | cam2 | cam 3
· Ralph Lapp 1994
· John S. Laughlin
    1990 | cam2
· George Laurence
· John Lawrence
· John Lenihan 1993
· Charles Lescrenier 1995
· C. Clifton Ling 2004
· Otha Linton 1994
· Robert Loevinger 1993
· Arthur C. Lucas 1994
· Carl Mansfield 1994
· Edwin C. McCullough
    1997 | cam2
· Charles Meinhold 1997
· Mary L. Meurk 1998
· Charles A. Mistretta
    1993
· Richard L. Morin 1997
· Ravinder Nath 2001
· Will Ney
    1998 | cam2
· Edward L. Nickoloff
    2003 | cam2
· Azam Niroomand-Rad
    2004
· Amos Norman 1997
· Craig S. Nunan 1992
· Feargus O'Foghludha
    1993
· Colin G. Orton
    1993 | 2004
· Elaine P. Osterman 1993
· Jacques Ovadia 1990
· Bhudatt R. Paliwal 1997
· Herbert M. Parker
· Thomas Payne 1996
· Edward Pochin
· James A. Purdy 1995
· Edith E. Quimby
· Juan A. del Regato 1993
· John Rose
· Lawrence N. Rothenberg
    1994
· Roberts Rugh
· Eugene L. Saenger 1994
· Joseph A. Sayeg 1994
· Robert J. Schulz 1996
· Robert J. Shalek 1992
· Melvin P. Siedband 1995
· Guy H. Simmons, Jr.
    1999
· Warren K. Sinclair 1992
· Lester Skaggs 1993
· James B. Smathers 2002
· Alfred R. Smith 1998
· Perry Sprawls 2003
· J. Newell Stannard
· Leonard Stanton 1993
· Edward S. Sternick 1994
· Nagalingam
  Suntharalingam

    1993
· Raymond L. Tanner 1992
· Lauriston S. Taylor
    1994 | 1995 | cam2
· Michel Ter-Poggosian
    1993
· Stephen R. Thomas
    1999
· Donald D. Tolbert 2000
· Salvatore X. Trofi, Jr.
    2003 | cam2
· E. Dale Trout
· John Trump
· John Victoreen
· Shirley D. Vickers 1994
· John Villforth 1996
· Robert C. Waggener
    1993
· Shields Warren
· S. Reid Warren
· Edward W. Webster
    1992
· Martin S. Weinhous
    2004
· Marvin Williams
· Peter Wootton 1992
· Ralph Worsnop 1995
· Ann E. Wright 1992
· Kenneth A. Wright 1992
· Raymond K. Wu
    2002 | cam2
· Harold O. Wyckoff 1994
· Rosalyn S. Yalow
    1994 | 1998 | cam2

Publications on the History of the AAPM

Formation and early years of the AAPM
Med. Phys. 5(4):290-6., Jul-Aug 1978

History of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 1958-1998
Med. Phys. 25(7)., July 1998, Part 2

Activities of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 1999-2008
Med. Phys. 35(11)., November 2008

AAPM Quarter-Century Bulletin

Chapter History

The History Committee encourages all Chapters to preserve their history. Several chapters have prepared history panels for display at the AAPM Annual Meetings as shown below. Chapters are encouraged to submit new and updated versions in PDF format to the History Committee, for display in this section.

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